Monthly Archives: February 2009

Pouring the last bit of soap into the mold. 10
Today’s Recipe: 6 ounces weight Hydrogenated Soybean Oil 5 ounces weight Coconut Oil 4 ounces weight Olive Oil 1 ounce weight Grapeseed Oil 2 TBSP dried Peppermint Leaves 7 mL Peppermint Essential Oil 2.2 ounces weight Sodium Hydroxide 6 fl oz water This mixture is much like we have focused all week. The process is quick and the timing of each section is quite [...]

Cold Process Soap, Day Four

Neem soap in the center going through the gel phase. 21
As you know now, we are working on a basic formulation that has slight changed to determine WHAT effect an ingredient has. Today’s recipe is this: 6 oz wt Hydrogenated Soybean Oil 5 oz wt Coconut Oil 4 oz wt Olive Oil 1 oz wt Lanolin 6 fl oz Black Tea (yes, the type you would drink) 2.1 oz Sodium [...]

Cold Process Soap, Day Three

Pouring soap into molds. 7
As you may know, people can spend a lot of money on soap molds for cold process soap. We try to use what is easy to find for our test batches. Certainly we aren’t looking for equal sized bars, or perfectly shaped edges. We make soap in disposable cookie trays like the [...]

Cold Process Soap, Day Two

Sometimes, when a delivery man comes to our receiving door, we will hear comments of how nice it smells. Yesterday afternoon, we had a delivery man come in. He sniffed and said “Your place always smells better than the other places I deliver.” After we told him thank you, he deeply inhaled. With a pause, [...]

MMS Snapshot

Tilted immersion blender. 31
Today I won’t go into depth on the hows and whys of our soap recipe, but I will give you one. I want to cover the basics of how to get ready as our primary focus. HAIR If you have long hair please pull it up in a clip or bun or something. The worst [...]

Cold Process Soap, Day One

Finished lip scrub. 1
To round out our scrub week, I thought that ending with a scrub specifically for the lips would be nice. This scrub is great for helping remove the dry skin on your lips. Needed Items: Macadamia Nut Butter Macadamia Oil Vitamin E Natural Flavor of your choice, we are using Cucumber Melon Flavor Oil Scale Mixing container Sugar Containers for finished product Recipe: 0.50 ounce Macadamia [...]

Lip Scrub