Friday, March 27, 2020

Gentle Hemp and Shea Soap

This batch was inspired by a post recommended by Pinterest.  Here is the link with recipe from Humblebeeandme.  I made mine simple without the white line and tweaked the recipe a little since I don't have tallow on hand.

My recipe include the following, hemp seed oil which is the green colored oil and olive oil and for my solid oils, I used shea butter, coconut oil and palm oil.  I also added rosemary and peppermint essential oil for scent.

I love the natural avocado like color this soap end up being.

Here is the video of the making of gentle hemp and shea soap.  

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Enjoy and Stay Healthy everyone!

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Pure Goat's Milk Soap

My First Pure Goat's Milk Soap - No water used
Jackie's First Handmade Soap
My brave friend Jackie wanted to learn how to make handmade soap for a while now.  She finally decided to do it when her goat "Snoopy" started producing milk.  We already have this date scheduled before the coronavirus self quarantine was imposed.  So we continued with the session but did it online through facetime instead of being in our houses where kids abound and with both of us being medical laboratory scientists.  Just for precaution...

Congratulations Jackie for making your first handmade soap using only goat's milk for liquid. 

Thank you Jackie very much for Snoopy's milk.  I get to try doing all goat's milk soap without investing too much on it.

Meet "Snoopy", she likes snooping, Jackie said "it is because she is always checking my sleeves for mysteries.  May have treats, maybe not.  She doesn't know but she checks them".

This is our set-up, an ice water bath to prevent the sugars in the milk from scorching.  It is always better to use cold almost slushy or even frozen milk with this recipe so the milk don't get too hot when you add the lye.  Usually I only do half milk or cream and let the lye dissolved in water first and then allow it to cool down before adding the milk/cream.  This is my first full goat's milk no water added to this batch.
Jackie decided to incorporate oatmeal and poppy seed to her batch.
I kept mine plain.

We did not use any fragrance or essential oils for this batch.  This batch include only olive oil, coconut oil, goat's milk and lye.  As you can see in the above pictures, I kept my soap plain and Jackie decided to add oatmeal and poppy seed to hers to give that pretty texture.

While the moms were making cold process goat's milk soap.  Jackie's kids also made melt and pour soap.  Look at how cute they turned out.  They used orange/lemon zest and food coloring to add color and texture to the final product.

Here is the video of our goat's milk soap making using facetime session.  Hopefully we can do this side by side next time.


Friday, March 20, 2020

Shave Camo

The hubby is missing my camo designed soap so I made this batch for him.  Using the same usual recipe.

Shave and a hair cut fragrance oil is described as a mix of lemon, bergamot, cool mint, lavender, green accord, sandalwood, cedar wood, amber and musk.  It smells just like walking in to a barbershop. 


Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Mother's Love

Our school color yellow mica, black activated charcoal and white titanium dioxide using the same oils.

Mother's Love fragrance oil is a slightly sweet and innocent scent that includes a blend of peonies, hyacinth, day lilies, apple blossoms and soft bergamot.


Monday, March 9, 2020

Fresh Corona

A friend suggested a corona virus inspired soap.  This is what I came up with.  

Colors used were yellow, orange and pink mica for bright and vibrant corona virus.  White, titanium dioxide for hopefully, peace soon and black for all the chaos it is spreading around the world.

I used "Fresh Linen" fragrance oil which is a clean accord with soft subtle back notes of powder and musk.  Notes include jasmine, lilac, peony, Egyptian musk and French vanilla.


Friday, March 6, 2020

Kentish Rain

My vision for this batch was a rain drop in the middle but the soap batter got hard fast and did not behaved the way I needed it to give me the look I wanted.  It still has a unique look I like though.
Fragrance oil used is described as a fresh and earthy mix of basil, green leaf, ozone, lily, rose, 
jasmine, violet, sandalwood, and tonka bean.

Same usual recipe olive oil, coconut oil, palm oil, shea butter, castor oil, mango butter.
Activated charcoal for black,titanium dioxide for white and blue mica.

My camera ran out of memory in the middle of my designing.  You still get to see most of the pouring though.

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Thursday, March 5, 2020

Cool Water

Cool Water fragrance oil used in this batch is a combination of lavender, jasmine, oakmoss, musk and sandalwood; Musky citrus, with light florals.

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Enjoy the video below: