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    Just stopped in to say hello

    Its been awhile, Thought I would stop by to say hello, I've missed you guys!
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    Beauty in blue

    Image captured just before the afternoon snow today. What A Beauty. I Havent been here for awhile. been working hard all summer. Time to slow down and make some soap. Hello Paul.
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    Batch #41 soap, Patasium Hydroxide made from ash

    Batch #41 This is a project I’ve been wanting to do for some time. The lye in this soap I made today from ashes. This is my experiment and not for instruction. (Disclaimer) Coconut oil 5 oz. Lard 5 oz Cottonseed oil 9 oz. Castor oil 1 oz. Hardness 42 Cleansing 17 Condition 52 bubbly 22...
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    Batch #40 Name?

    I need a name for this one , any ideas? Batch #40 name? 3-7-2008 this is the continuation for the Orange soap I imagine. The ingredients and look are very simular to others I've made, I have been able to replicate the marble in the swirl. I am convinced this effect is cause by a combination...
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    what other ingredients have you used to increase lather

    Getting the most lather.: We use Coconut oil, palm kernel and Castor for various reasons and without them we have limited bubbles. Some other oils that are more exotic are Babassu, Monoi de Tahiti both having a high bubbly factor. My question is what other ingredients have you used to...
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    Batch #36 Deodorizing coffee-cocoa soap

    Batch #36 Coffee odor neutralizing ( regular CP) Odor neutralizing exfoliating Cleansing soap with Vit E and Aloe. Good for dirty greasy smelly hands with dry chapped skin. This soap will remove Gasoline odor. Ingredients: Cotton seed 14 oz., Coconut Oil 4 oz., Palm Kernel oil 3 oz...
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    Batch #35 Palma Christi

    Batch #35 Palma Christi (regular CP) this is a good cleaning hand soap with great lather. All Natural Except the LYE, the lye accounts for less than 3% so the soap is 90+% All Natural Ingredients: Cotton seed 4 oz., Coconut Oil 5 oz., Palm Kernel oil 3 oz., Palma Christi (Castor) 1 oz...
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    Batch #34 Three Butter soap Cocoa, Mango, Shea

    Batch #34 3 butter, Cocoa, Shea, Mango ( regular CP) Deep conditioning body lotion soap This is my first with high degree of conditioning. Ingredients: Olive Oil 5 oz., Coconut Oil 5 oz., Canola oil 5 oz., Palma Christi (Castor) 2 oz. Cocoa Butter 1 oz., Shea Butter 1 oz...
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    castor oil research, Palma Christi - the hand of Christ.

    this article and others refer to castor oil as Palma Christi - the hand of Christ. cold pressed castor oil is a most valuable remedy to have on hand. It is likely that the multitude of uses for castor oil as well as its powerful medicinal properties are the reasons it is referred to as the...
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    Batch #33 Cucumber Melon (Whipped)

    Batch #33 Cucumber Melon whipped soap Ingredients: Coconut oil 4 oz., Lard 4 oz., Canola oil 3 oz., Palm Kernel 2 oz., Castor 1 oz. Olive 2 oz Palm 4 oz. (orange) [total oils 20 oz.] Additives: .5 oz aloe, .5 oz. Vitamin E, .5 oz. Glycerin 1.25 oz. FO Cucumber Mellon Aquamarine to...
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    Batch #32 2nd Whipped soap

    Batch #32 7 bar mix whipped soap Ingredients: Coconut oil 3 oz., Lard 2 oz., Canola oil 2 oz., Palm Kernel 1 oz., Castor 1 oz. Palm oil 5 oz. (orange) Olive 2 oz. [total oils 16 oz.] Additives: .5 oz aloe, .5 oz. Vitamin E, .5 oz. Glycerin 1.25 oz. FO ( 1.0 oz. Passion Beach, .5 oz...
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    BAtch #31 Semi-Whipped Soap

    Batch #31 semi-whipped soap Ingredients: Coconut oil 4 oz., Lard 2 oz., Canola oil 3 oz., Palm Kernel 2 oz., Castor 1 oz. Olive 2 oz. [total oils 20 oz.] Additives: .5 oz aloe, .5 oz. Vitamin E, .5 oz. Glycerin 1 oz. FO Orange Rain discounted water by 1. oz. water 6.6, lye 2.86 (...
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    Selling on ETSY

    Selling on ETSY. Of those who sell on Etsy, not counting repeat customers, I was wondering about sales activity? I noticed the META tags are picked up by Google, Im sure this helps. I also notice many sellers there also sell on Ebay. Ebay' META tags are picked up by Google also. There is...
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    Java chat interface

    I've been toying with the idea of a java chat interface.. so we could live chat about soap etc. I did alittle html today and this is it so far.. please let me know if this works. you will just sign on, problaby no one will be there. this is just a test; edited
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    Batch #30 First whipped soap!

    Batch #30 whipped soap Ingredients: Coconut oil 4 oz., Lard 8 oz., Canola oil 5 oz., Palm Kernel 2 oz., Castor 1 oz. [total oils 20 oz.] Additives: .5 oz aloe, .5 oz. Vitamin E, .5 oz. Glycerin 1. oz. FO ( .5 Orange Rain, .5 Mojave springs) discounted water by 1. oz. water 6.6, lye...
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    Batch #29 Coconut Mango #3

    Batch #29 3rd Coconut Mango: Ingredients: Coconut oil 4 oz., Mango butter 2 oz., Cocoa Butter 2 oz., Olive oil 2 oz., Canola oil 2 oz., Shea butter 2 oz., Grapeseed oil 2 oz. Palm oil 2 oz.. [total oils 20 oz.] At trace.5 oz aloe, .5 oz. Vitamin E, .5 oz. Glycerin, ., and 1/4 tsp...
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    Batch #28 Orange Sunshine

    Batch #28 Orange Sunshine 2-8-2008 This is a continuation in my search for the Orange soap I imagine. Coconut oil 6 oz. Palm 6 oz. Castor 1 oz. grape seed 2 oz. Olive 6 oz. [total oils 21 oz.] Red orange glitter At trace: .5 oz. Vitamin E, .5 oz. Glycerin, .5 oz. Aloe vera gel 1 oz. FO...
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    Batch #27 Ultimate Poison Ivy Soap

    Batch #27 Ultimate Poison Ivy Soap 2-4-2008 This is the result of long research and study. The additives have been carefully chosen For there individual properties addressing the urushiol oil of the poison ivy plant (T. radicans ssp. Divaricatum), specifically to counteract the effects of...
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    Batch #26 Pink Sugar

    Batch #26 Pink Sugar Coconut oil 4 oz. Lard 4 oz. Palm kernel 4 oz. Canola 4 oz. Cotton seed oil 2 oz. Castor oil 4 oz. (1 oz. Olive oil w/paprika) [total oils 23 oz.] At trace: .5 oz. Vitamin E, .5 oz. Glycerin, .5 oz. Aloe vera gel .68 oz. FO Pink Sugar separated 1/3 for TD addition...
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    Batch #25 Sea Side

    Batch #25 Sea Side This is as close as I have come to a swirl!!!!! Coconut oil 6 oz. Lard 5 oz. Olive oil 5 oz. Canola 2 oz. Cotton seed oil 3 oz. Castor oil 2 oz. [total oils 23 oz.] small amount of ultra marine blue mica 1/3 separated for Titanium Dioxide addition to give swirl color...
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