The Basic Soap Slab Swirl in My Shiny New Silicone Slab Mold

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Ahhhhhh…  Who doesn’t like to break in a new soapmaking mold?  Join me, won’t you?  Let’s do this. (Want to make your own silicone slab mold?  Get the eBook here.) The Recipe Olive oil – 16 oz Coconut oil – 16.8 oz Avocado oil – 4 oz Castor oil – 3.2 oz Rice bran oil […]

The Patriotic Peacock Swirl

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What is the Peacock Swirl? The Peacock (also called Bouquet) swirl was created around the end of the 18th century as a paper marbling technique. The pattern resembles the plumage of a male peacock or a bouquet of flowers. I first saw it on marbled paper from Paper Mojo and immediately thought of soap. Although […]

Playing with Silicone and Tea Tree Oil Soap

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It seems like I haven’t blogged in forever! The last month was absolutely, crazy, insanely busy. I was out of town several weekends. First to Haiti to check on the progress of OFEDA. They are doing remarkably well and were making all kinds of soap. (More on that later.) We are still raising funds for […]

Soaping with Hemp Milk – Milk in Oil Method

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Hemp milk is a great alternative to animal milks such as goat or cow if you want your soap to be vegan. Hemp milk contains omega essential fatty acids, proteins, amino acids and many more goodies. It has a great label appeal on soap and is perfect for certain target markets. This tutorial follows the […]

The Classic Oatmeal, Goat’s Milk and Honey Cold Process Soap – Milk in Oil Method

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Oatmeal, Milk and Honey is a classic soap to make. It’s one of the first soaps that I made when I first started to make soap. This method of milk soapmaking is a bit different than the other method where we used frozen milk in the lye solution. This method uses equal amounts of lye […]

Converting a recipe from percentages to ounces

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Many times you run across recipes that are written in percentages. These are great because you can convert them into workable recipes for any size of mold or production. Sometimes the process of converting percentages to the recipe size that you need can be confusing. Let’s walk through it. http://www.brambleberry.com/10-Silicone-Loaf-Mold–P5199.aspx?afid=5 I’ve got this nifty silicone […]

Fuzzy Felted Soap Balls and Bramble Berry’s spectacular GIVEMBER Promotion!!

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Bramble Berry was sweet to ask if I would be interested in participating in their month of Givember which will include weekly tutorials and free gifts with purchases as a way of saying “thank you” to their customer during the month of November.  They sent a little package with some goodies including the silicone sphere […]

Charcoal Facial Bar with Mango, Avocado and Babassu

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I received an email recently about soaping without coconut oil. I have some recipes sans coconut oil but most are really high olive/bastille/castille type of recipes that don’t produce many bubbles. I wanted a bar that was nice and bubbly. I know that babassu is similar to coconut oil in its fatty acid makeup so […]

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