Saturday, March 30, 2013

Orange Butter Soap




Orange essential oil, with its antiseptic properties and sweet aroma, is blended with (non GM) soy butter, which has high levels of lecithin and vitamin E. This wonderful formula will soften and hydrate your skin. It has a strong orange scent and golden yellow color.

Ingredients: Coconut Oil, Canola Oil, Olive Oil, Orange Butter, Palm Oil, Lye, Orange Essential Oil, Wild Tussah Silk, Mica

Bubblegum Fishy Soaps




A sweet, juicy bubble gum scented fishy soap.

Ingredients: Coconut Oil, Palm Oil, Safflower Oil, Glycerin (vegetable origin), Purified Water, Sodium Hydroxide (saponifying agent), Sorbitol (moisturizer), Sorbitan oleate (emulsifer), Soy bean protein (conditioner), Fragrance Oil, Mica

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Chamomile and Melon Soap


A lightly scented soap of chamomile, melon, musk and green pear. This semi clear glycerin soap is perfect for showing off the little chamomile flowers.

Chamomile is related to the ragweed family, those with allergies may want to avoid this one.

Ingredients: Coconut Oil, Palm Oil, Safflower Oil, Glycerin (vegetable origin), Purified Water, Lye, Sorbitol (moisturizer), Sorbitan oleate (emulsifer), Soy bean protein (conditioner), Fragrance Oil, Chamomile Flowers, Mica

Chocolate and Marshmallow Soap


Deep, dark and oh so chocolaty! Whipped cream, dairy fresh butter and dark cocoa blended with maple syrup, powdered sugar and real vanilla bean make this one hard to resist.

Ingredients: Coconut Oil, Palm Oil, Safflower Oil, Glycerin (vegetable origin), Purified Water, Lye, Sorbitol (moisturizer), Sorbitan oleate (emulsifer), Soy bean protein (conditioner), Whipped Soap, Cocoa Butter, Vanilla Bean, Fragrance Oil, Mica 

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Coffee Butter Soap

Coffee Butter Soap Log

Coffee Butter Soap

Rich, luxurious coffee butter soap combines the fresh aroma of a freshly brewed cup of coffee and the great smell of the Brazilian espresso bean. The ground espresso beans provide a gentle natural exfoliant.

Ingredients: Coconut Oil, Canola Oil, Olive Oil, Coffee Butter, Palm Oil, Lye, Ground Espresso Beans, Mica

Grapefruit, Lemongrass & Calendula


Fresh peeled grapefruit, with a hint of lemongrass. The ground calendula petals provide a natural exfoliant
and help soothe the skin.

Ingredients: Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Palm Oil, Canola Oil, Castor Oil, Lye,  Aloe Vera Juice, Beeswax, Pink Grapefruit Essential Oil, Lemongrass Essential Oil, Ground Calendula Petals, Mica

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Old-Fashioned Shampoo Bars


These shampoo bars are loaded with castor oil to provide a rick & creamy lather, and wild tussah silk for added protein. These shampoo bars make a great all natural alternative to liquid shampoos.

The blue shampoo bar is  made with rosemary essential oil, the multi colored one is made with Tea Tree essential oil. Both essential oils are used to promote hair growth and help treat dandruff.

ingredients: coconut oil, palm oil, castor oil, lye, essential oil, wild tussah silk, kaolin clay, mica

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Raw Shea Butter Soap


Shea butter comes from the nut of the Karite Shea tree that is indigenous to Africa. Raw, unrefined shea butter contains vitamins and minerals such as vitamins A and E, as well as essential fatty acids. It has a creamy color and a very distinct smell. It has been used for centuries for its moisturizing,
anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties.

ingredients: sunflower oil, coconut oil, palm oil, shea butter, olive oil, lye, castor oil, wild tussah silk

Coconut Milk & Oatmeal Soap



This soap is effective for both oily skin and dry skin. The ground oatmeal provides a gentle exfoliator, while the calendula petals helps soothe the skin.

ingredients: coconut oil, coconut milk, lye, ground oatmeal, calendula petals, wild tussah silk

Friday, March 15, 2013

Coconut and Maple Sugar



A delicious, sweet, creamy coconut soap base drizzled with warm buttery maple sugar.

Ingredients: Coconut Oil, Palm Oil, Safflower Oil, Glycerin (vegetable origin), Purified Water, Sodium Hydroxide (saponifying agent), Sorbitol (moisturizer), Sorbitan oleate (emulsifer), Soy bean protein (conditioner), Fragrance Oil, Mica

Lick Me All Over


What girly girl doesn't love baby dinos?

Base notes of raspberry, cantaloupe, and watermelon, middle notes of jasmine and violet, and fresh top notes of grapefruit and kumquat combine to create a great Lick Me All Over glycerin soap.

Ingredients: Coconut Oil, Palm Oil, Safflower Oil, Glycerin (vegetable origin), Purified Water, Sodium Hydroxide (saponifying agent), Sorbitol (moisturizer), Sorbitan oleate (emulsifer), Soy bean protein (conditioner), Fragrance Oil, Mica

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Hemp Soap

hemp soap

hemp soap

All natural hemp oil soap, high in protein, omega-3, omega-6, chlorophyll, vitamins, minerals making this a great skin loving soap.

ingredients: coconut oil, olive oil, hemp oil, lye, canola oil, castor oil, wild tussah silk, mica

Making Hemp Soap

using the soap calc: http://www.soapcalc.net/calc/SoapCalcWP.asp
this is the recipe i came up with for a nice a conditioning soap that is palm free.

Cold Process Hemp Soap Recipe

Oils
Coconut Oil Fractionated      276 grams
Coconut Oil, 76 degrees       453 grams
Pomace Olive Oil                  544 grams
Hemp Oil Unrefined              362 grams
Canola Oil                              91 grams
Castor Oil                              91 grams

Lye Solution
Sodium Hydroxide              278 grams
Water                                 689 grams
Wild Tussah Silk                 approximately the size of my thumb
allow the silk to fully dissolve in the lye water solution before mixing with oils.

I added the lye solution to the oils when they were both around 110 degrees Fahrenheit.
When the soap got to light trace, it was poured into the molds.

i just loved the way the dark green hemp oil kinda sat on top of the other oils

the fully melted and mixed oils, the hemp oil gave it a nice dark green color along with a great smell of fresh cut grass (the lawn type).

once the lye solution was mixed in, the oils turned a light green color, and that nice fresh grass smell started to disappear :(

Monday, March 11, 2013

Chocolate & Sweet Almond Soap




Cocoa butter combined with sweet almond oil for great moisturizing soap with a nice natural chocolaty scent.

Ingredients:  Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Canola Oil, Castor Oil, Lye, Coconut Milk, Kaolin Clay, and Cocoa Powder

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Hemp Blonde Ale & Honey Soap


Rich in vitamin b and trace minerals, beer makes an excellent addition to any soap. Honey is great at hydrating the skin, and is rich in antioxidants and nutrients which is why i love these to ingredients.

I had a couple of cans of Bowen Island Hemp Blonde Ale lying around, so i figured i would turn it into some soap since i was running low on beer soap anyways. In all honesty i was going to make soap out of the Honey Brown Lager since i love putting honey in soap, but that beer smelt and tasted too good... maybe next time.

This is the best batch i have ever made of beer soap, the soap turned out really silky & smooth, with great a natural honey smell to it.

Ingredients: Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Palm Oil, Hemp Blonde Ale, Castor Oil, Lye, Honey, Wild Tussah Silk, Kaolin Clay, Green Chrome Oxide

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

World's Cutest Fat Chihuahua

World's Cutest Fat Chihuahua

Our super chunky chihuahua Eva relaxing on the couch watching a little tv. All she needs is beer and chips and she`s all set.