Saturday, December 19, 2015
Sunday, December 20th, Sarah will be selling at the Abbotsford Flea Market.
I won't be selling anywhere for a while, I have an overwhelming urge to wander off into the woods for bit. Don't know when I'll be around.
Thanks again for making today such a wonderful day, and i'm sure the folks at the food bank appreciate it as well. See you guys some time next year.
Last Market For a While
the Eastside Flea Holiday Market
Saturday, December 19
Wise Hall 1882 Adanac St.,
10am - 4 pm
i`ll be accepting food bank donations again this year,
for any size donation i`ll happily trade soap
as well admission to the East Side Flea will be $3 admission,
$2 with non-perishable food donation
so clean your cupboards and bring down some non-perishable food items, get in cheap,and get some free soap.
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Monday, December 7, 2015
|Lye - NaOH||0.154||2.46||69.64|
|Soap weight before CP cure or HP cook||1.565||25.04||709.77|
|1||Olive Oil pomace||30.00||0.300||4.80||136.08|
|2||Coconut Oil, 76 deg||45.00||0.450||7.20||204.12|
These are the numbers i get from the soap calculator for 1 pound of soap with
30% olive oil
45% coconut oil
15% aloe butter
10% canola oil
as you can see in the green 'soap bar quality' box, the hardness is good even though this recipe is palm free, our cleansing number is high, but our conditioning number is a bit low.
The soap calculator uses science to estimate what the soap will feel like when we use it,
But in this recipe,we will be using aloe instead of water, this creates a bit of soapy voodoo magic that not only makes our soap hard (long lasting), but gentle & conditioning as well.
If you wanted to create a nice conditioning soap, but don't have any aloe, rework the recipe with lower coconut oil (hardness: 79, cleansing 67, conditioning 10)
and higher canola oil (hardness: 6, cleansing 0, conditioning 91)
yes the low cleansing number and super high conditioning numbers are correct for canola, this why i always use it for gentle conditioning soap,
Hemp oil (hardness: 8, cleansing 0, conditioning 90) is great for increasing conditioning numbers in soap as well, but it has a very short shelf life of only 6 months, before you end up with rancid hemp oil.
Anyways back to our Aloe Soap Recipe
- Melt 204 grams of Coconut oil & 68 grams of Aloe Butter, a double boiler works great for this, but if you don't have, a pot on low heat on your stovetop will work in a pinch,just watch the temps.
- cut some nice big aloe pieces in half, and start scrapping all that slimy stuff into your measuring cup, you'll need 150 or so grams for this recipe.
- after you are done collecting your aloe guts,take your stick blender and turn the guts into a nice aloe puree, any chunks of aloe will rot in your finished soap, but pureed aloe = all good.
- once coconut and aloe butter have melted, remove from heat, and add 136 grams olive oil & 48 grams of canola
- measure 75 grams of COLD aloe juice, if no juice, use 75 grams COLD water in heat safe container. I run the leftover aloe scraps from when i scraped out the guts through my juicer to get my liquid for this, but u can substitute with store bought juice or water.
- measure 69 grams of lye (sodium hydroxide), carefully and slowly sprinkle the lye into the 75 grams of cold liquid in the that heat safe container you just measured. Work slowly, and keep mixing until all the lye has dissolved in the liquid. You need to use aloe juice or water to dissolve the lye cause aloe guts are just to too thick.
- wait for your oils and lye solution to cool down to approximately 110F before proceeding
- slowly pour your lye solution into your melted oils, stick blend this for a minute or two, add your pureed aloe guts and stick blend until you reach trace. At trace, pour into soap molds (cleaned juice or milk cartoons).
- after a few days, your soap should be hard enough unmold, and cut,otherwise wait a day or two.
-after 3-4 weeks you have ready to use soap
i used french green clay and mica to colour part of the batch, the rest of the batch turned a tan colour, this is normal, if want colour add a clay or mica to your soap batter.
baby raccoon ate everything, but he still keep coming back looking for some more,
He looked so sad when i told him he ate everything there's nothing left, i had to go to the banana store to get some...
when i got back from the banana store, big momma & no taily where happily munching on some kitty kat food, guess it tastes better then grubs and garbage for dinner.
It's hard to see no taily, but if you look closely, you will see his face buried in the food dish, behind big momma.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Sunday, November 22, 2015
i had to take care of a few problems, as a result i didn't get a chance to drop off new stuff in cultus lake, so everything below will be ready for next sunday in abbotsford.
next sunday i might sell in cloverdale depending on how much soap is cured & ready to go
Aloe & French Green Clay, when i get chance i'll post my aloe soap recipe for making this super awesome acne & blemish fighting soap later this week.
Pumpkin Spice (left) made with pumpkin, pumpkin spice,
clove essential oil, & cinnamon essential oil
Citrus Honey Beer (middle) made with beer, honey, and a great
citrusy blend of lemon, sweet orange, petitgrain, and may chang essential oils
Green & Spicy (right), that super awesome smelly one
made with lemongrass, lavender, & orange essential oils
Buttery & Nice Soaps
Lavender Butter, the purpley colored one
Orange & Olive Butter, the yellowy and orangey soaps
one of my little raccoon buddies did it while practising
one of his super awesome attack moves
Saturday, November 21, 2015
W10 Privacy, this app is one of the best options out there in terms of covering as many privacy settings as possible for windows 10, now has an english user face :)
For all the apple & linux lovers that are going to say switch, read this:
the number of severe vulnerabilities for apple & linux is ridiculous. Love or hate gates, you have to admit windows, at least from a security standpoint is a pretty good product.
That is of course until someone figures out how to use these advertising backdoors to gain remote access to your windows 10 machine.. you do encrypt and use secure tunneling for banking and credit card info,right?
Sorry,i must be trippin on shrooms again...
how is apple, the least secure, but richest & blackberry, the most secure,but brokest?
Anyways,gotta go, them tinfoil hats don't fold themselves.
Sunday, November 15, 2015
i don't think i'll be able to have a class or two in december,instead i'm trying to find a spot somewhere in vancouver to have the classes in january and february. More than likely i'll go through the vancouver trade school again
Sunday, November 8, 2015
Saturday, November 7, 2015
Friday, October 30, 2015
Thursday, October 29, 2015
This is what the finished hair chalk looks like from:
To answer a few questions:
These work best on light coloured hair.
May work on dark hair,experiment.
You don't need a mold, simply dump wet hair chalk onto wax paper to let dry.
Yes you can wet chalk, but if using alcohol in recipe, make sure your kid doesn't
light any cigarettes for a while.
Sunday, October 25, 2015
My rapidly growing army of mushroom tripping rabid raccoons and i will soon rule the world.
they are hard to see in the dark, and i didn't want to scare
them off (I mean have them practice stealth ninja evasion technique's)
before they are finished dinner by turning on the backlight.
Love the baby in the middle of the pic,i swear i heard him say
"Were is my banana? I thought we were friends"
He's standing on his little back legs begging for food wondering why i don't give him any banana?
Sorry little buddy, i ate them all up for dinner last night, when does the banana store open?
Want any green tomatoes? I gots me a million of them.
Don't worry little buddies when we rule the world,
it'll be nothing but bananas and catnip as far as the eye can see
Really Quick & Easy Hair Chalk Recipe,
only made with some natural ingredients of our choosing,
that will easily wash out with some soap & water after 1 or 2 washes
Quick & Easy Hair Chalk Recipe
Mix 2 tablespoons of color either mica's or oxides, found here:
Stay away from the annato powder, it is natural, but is used as a natural dye
The oxide's, mica's, and ultramarine's will work and are temporary, but test yur creation first
1/2 teaspoon Kaolin Clay
1/2 teaspoon Arrowroot Powder
Blend your dry ingredients together, then add
2 tablespoons of Vodka
You can substitute with water or witch hazel
but the vodka will easily thin out the clumps and quickly evaporate
making a nice hard chalk
mix everything together,then if happy pour into silicone mold to let dry
or pour straight into a makeup thingy and let harden.
if I'm blending colours, I'll let her dry as i work on other projects
when dry she'll look deferent, if i like it i will add more vodka to pour into molds.
when he is dry, wrap in plastic or store in containers.
To use them
wet hair and gently slide chalk through sections of hair
make sure to cover your clothes with an old towel or something until your hair dries.
the vodka is starting to work, time for bed... i'll fix grammerandspelling mistakeslater