I have never made a palm-free soap before. I generally use the “responsible” palm oil that Brambleberry sells for all my soaps. I have wanted to try out making palm-free for a while, but never got a chance. Well, today I did, and I am sharing the recipe!
For my encore today, I decided to make a piped soap with a new fragrance from Nurture Soap called “Honey I Washed the Kids”.
This fragrance is supposed to be a well-behaved, light and mild smelling fragrance oil I did not experience either of those things.
I am posting the free recipe in case you want to try it too, but maybe with a different, better-behaved fragrance. In any case, it has been a long time since I posted a free soap recipe, and it is about time! Continue reading “Honey I Washed the Kids – Piped Soap – Free Recipe”
I am happy to announce an upcoming free Kindle book promotion deal on Amazon.com for my book Pure and Mild Soap: Natural & Nature Identical Cold Process Soaps.
The deal starts Friday, 28-April and ends Saturday, 29-April. After that it goes back to it’s normal low price of $2.99 USD.
Update: the promotion is expired now, but thanks to all who downloaded the book. There were 473 downloads in total! Not too bad for a 2 day promotion!
I have been spending the past month or two getting ready for Christmas gifting, so not much soaping has been going on in my kitchen. Now that the holidays are behind us and I still have a few days of vacation left, I am getting back into the swing and making some soap today.
An interesting thing happened with my first soap batch today, however, I choose to look at it as an opportunity rather than a total failure. I mean, it is going to make a great blog entry if nothing else! (All soap maker / bloggers know that when things start going really wrong — grab the camera!) Continue reading “Interesting Soap Adventure”
If you are a new soap maker, you might be looking to expand your horizons and experiment with your own soap recipes. In order to do so, you will need to use a soap calculator so that you can figure out how much lye is needed to turn your oils into soap.
There are many soap calculators that you can use, but today I am focusing on SoapCalc.com since that is the one I use most often. While there are others, which are good soap calculators and might be a bit simpler to use, I find soapcalc to be the least confusing while still offering the most information about the oils I choose to use. Let me demonstrate. Continue reading “Anatomy of a Soap Recipe”
The Amazon Kindle Store 99 cent deal is active for today and tomorrow (November 3 and 4th) for Pure and Mild Soap: Natural & Nature Identical Cold Process Soaps.
Get it HERE for just 99 cents!
After November 4th, the price goes up to $1.99 (USD), and then on November 7, it goes back to its normal price of $2.99. Continue reading “Kindle Ebook Promotion Deal is Live – Get “Pure and Mild Soap: Natural & Nature Identical Cold Process Soaps” for just 99 cents (USD) for a limited time.”
Most soap makers have a “go to” recipe that they use over and over again. They do this because they get repeatable good results using it and it contains the oils which produce the results they want out of the soap (conditioning, moisturizing, cleansing, etc).
I was playing with my “go to” recipe in soap calc and noticed a pattern that I thought I would share. With this recipe, you can adjust the “bonus oil” between many different oil options without having to recalculate the recipe (as long as you don’t change the amounts of the oils used in any of the line items).
I recommend that you do not try this with your recipe until you are familiar with the profiles of the oils you use and understand how they affect the overall lye calculation. I list only the specific oils below that I have tested out. You may have different oils. Once you have it worked out for your specific oils, it can be a time saver.
This recipe is very versatile not only in the number of oil options you have, but you can also change it in many different ways by using fragrances, colorants, additives or essential oils. Since it can be slow to trace, you can do complex designs or you can just keep it simple — it’s up to you! Gotta love versatility. This is why it is my “go to” recipe.