Soap



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It has been so long since I have made soap that my soap bucket has gotten dusty and my immersion blender has gotten lonely! So, I have decided to fix that. I mean seriously, this is part of my job! Good heavens, you’d think I’ve been slacking. Because I have been in China, I sort [...]

Red, White and Blue Swirl Soap


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The best kept secret just might be in your cupboard! Faye emailed me asking for assistance with a goat milk soap for mechanics. She asked for a little help particularly with additives. It can be tricky knowing how much to use of the scrubby additives. Scrubbing grains: Luffa is a soft, yet long and strong, abrasive. It [...]

Faye’s Mechanics Goat Milk Soap









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Swirled soaps from this week!I’m excited to announce that starting tomorrow, I will be sharing a week long of making swirled soaps! Not just any swirls, but swirls that have been inspired by just a few songs in my music collection. I am very fond of music and if you were to visit me, you would [...]

Music Inspired Swirled Soap Series



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Yesterday we made the chocolate soap that will provide the chunks for our cookie inspired soap. Now we will be making the “dough” part so we can have cookie soaps! I wanted to make a soap that looked like a realistic chocolate chunk cookie, so I decided to use Vanilla Hazelnut Fragrance Oil to give the [...]

Chocolate Chunk Cookie Soap, Day Two


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Good chocolate is a luxury here in Beijing and I’ve found myself missing being able to pick up chocolate chips for baking (and eating with peanut butter on a spoon). I decided to make a soap that would hopefully settle my addiction for chocolate and particularly chocolate chunk cookies. Since this is a two part [...]

Chocolate Chunk Cookie Soap, Day One


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Wow, this has been a very easy and fun process of making decoctions and adding in the fabulous extracts into our cold process soap. I have deciced to do a ginger decoction now, so I have gathered my supplies and I’m ready to start, first I will clean and cut up some ginger root and place into [...]

Ginger Decoction