Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Yeah I got featured.

I got featured on www.craftster.org and for all of you who don't know what that is, it's the best crafting forum on the planet. You guys should check it out. You can find inspiration for everyday crafts, and even take up a new hobby. See other people creations, and start creating your own works of art.

From Silly Soaps Tutorial (Silly Bandz Soap)

Friday, April 15, 2011

New Soap Mold

I have this great soap student who made her husband make her a mold after taking my cp soapmaking class. I was seriously impressed with this soap mold, I know this was hard to make, and it was very well made. I told her I was going to post it online to show everyone how wonderful it. Great job Lani, your great student.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

How to make liquid soap (the easy way).

How To Turn A Bar of Soap Into Liquid Hand Soap

1 c soap flakes
10 c water
1 Tbs glycerin

Cheese grater
A large pot
Measuring cup and spoons
A spatula for stirring
A soap container with a hand pump
A container to hold excess soap

First, grate the soap. Get out your cheese grater and get grating. I found this to be surprisingly easy, but time consuming. When you’re done, the soap flakes look like grated Parmesan.
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One bar of soap yielded a little over 1.5 cups of flakes. The recipe only uses one cup of soap flakes, so I put the remaining soap in a jar for later use.
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In a large pot, combine 1 cup soap flakes, 10 cups water. Turn on medium-low heat and stir until the soap dissolves. This happens fast, about a minute or two.
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Let the soap cool completely, then and 1 Tbs glycerin. This will make your liquid soap extra moisturizing. When finished pour into the containers using the funnel. That’s all there is to it!
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This recipe makes a lot of soap, I put the excess in a large bottle and I'm storing it for later use.
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You can also use this soap as body wash. To make it smell nice, add a drop or two of color and essential oil to the mix.

The kind of soap you use could make a difference in the end result. A higher quality soap will probably yield better liquid hand soap.

I think for my next project I will make liquid soap out of cold process soap. Stay tuned for the tutorial.