Saturday, February 26, 2011

Going Green (Soap & Candle)

I got a piece of bamboo, and some sand from a friend and she asked if I could make a candle, and soap out of this stuff. So I said I'm sure I could, and I couldn't wait to try. All of these materials came from her beach resort, and she has plenty of it. She wanted to utilize all of natural sources on her property, and she did just that.

From Soap

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Solid Bubble Bath Bars Tutorial with Recipe

I've always wanted to make solid bubble bath bars, so finding this tutorial was like heaven on earth. Thanks Lovin' Soap.

From Soap

The recipe:

100 g arrowroot powder
100 g baking soda
50 g SLSa
100 g liquid surfactant*

* I prefer to use Super Mild Surfactant Blend™ from Ingredients to Die For
INCI: Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate (and) Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate

Depending on what liquid surfactant you use…you might have to modify the recipe a bit. You’ll just have to give it a go. Using the Super Mild Surf Blend, I get a mix that is like bath bombs. If I wanted more of a dough then I almost have to double the liquid surf. I’ve also used DLS Mild from The Herbarie and at the usage rate above the mixture was more dough like. You’ll just have to play with it.

Here’s a video!

Confession: I so didn’t let mine sit long enough before unmolding because I wanted to finish the video so they crumbled a bit. Let yours set up and you shouldn’t have crumbles! :)