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Anchored in the Rock Farm Shampoo Bar
20 oz of water
6.9 oz lye
1 pinch of raw silk
2 oz lanolin
2 oz jojoba
2 oz castor oil
4 oz Almond oil
4 oz avocado oil
4 oz cocoa butter
4 oz coconut oil
8 oz palm kernel oil
8 oz olive oil
16 oz shortening
Mix together lye with the water and silk, let set until about 90
degrees, melt the hard oils and add the liquid oils and let set until
about 100 degrees. stir until trace, can be removed from molds after
24 hours, should harden for 4 weeks. Soap will be a light brown and
is WONDERFUL for hair
Anchored in the Rock Farm
Gansevoort, NY

Lavender Cream
32 oz. olive oil
16 oz. palm oil
16 oz.coconut oil
8 oz. castor oil
4 oz. jojoba wax
4 oz. shea butter
11 oz. Red Devil Lye
15 oz. purified water
10 oz. goat's milk
5 T powdered lavender herbs
5 T lavender essential oil
Make up water/lye solution and put up some place safe to cool. Melt oils and add water/lye solution once the oils reach between 115-125 degrees. Stir by hand till you reach light trace. Add your goat's milk. Alternate between stirring by hand and using your stick blender. When you've reached trace, add your herbs and essential oil. Pour into your mold and leave alone for 12-18 hours. Cut into bars. Enjoy!
Beth Staiano
The Staiano Soap Shop

Cool Cucumber Soap
oils:
1 oz castor
20 oz's coconut
4 oz meadowfoam
16 oz olive
8 oz palm
16 oz sunflower
22 oz of liquid (1/2 water 1/2 cucumber puree)
3 tablespoons green clay
91/2 oz lye
cucumber FO if desired
Follow regular soapmaking procedures, adding cucumber puree after
lye/water mix has been added to the oils. Add clay at a trace as well
as fo.
Cucumber puree should be made with an organically grown cucumber
because the peel and all should be used. If seeds are large, de-seed
the cuke before blending.
Variation: Use cantaloupe puree and melon fo or combination of cuke
and melon and add cucumber-melon fo. Can use paprika for coloring in
the melon soap.
Kathleen Vosburgh
Fairies Kiss


TLC Basic 3 oil recipes

These are recipes using just 3 oils. Some oils are easily found in your local area like in you local Health Food Stores and some time your local Farmer Market or Oriental Stores. If you are new at making soap these will be easier to make. Please also take time to read Use basic soapmaking instructions for making soap.Click to go to instructions. This will help you know the equipment needed to make your soap and how easy it really is to do this wonderful healthful craft.

Fits #2 Log Mold
5 oz. Coconut Oil
12 oz. Olive Oil
10 oz. Shortening
3.70 oz. Lye (5% superfatted)
8 1/2 oz. water or water/milk
(you can use all water or 1/2 water and 1/2 milk. Add lye to water only, stirring until dissolved and then add the lye water, room temp, to the warmed oils, stir it in and then add the milk.)

Fits #3 Log Mold
6 oz. Castor Oil
16 oz. Olive Oil
16 oz. Shortening
4.85 oz. Lye (5% superfatted)
12 water or water/milk
(you can use all water or 1/2 water and 1/2 milk. Add lye to water only, stirring until dissolved and then add the lye water, room temp, to the warmed oils, stir it in and then add the milk.)

Fits #4 Log Mold
10 oz. Coconut Oil
10 oz. Cocoa Butter
32 oz. Olive Oil
7.16 oz. Lye (5% superfatted)
17 water or water/milk
(you can use all water or 1/2 water and 1/2 milk. Add lye to water only, stirring until dissolved and then add the lye water, room temp, to the warmed oils, stir it in and then add the milk.)

Fits 5 lb. Slab Mold
12 oz. Coconut Oil
44 oz. Palm or Lard
32 oz. Olive Oil
12 oz. Lye (5% superfatted)
28 water or water/milk
(you can use all water or 1/2 water and 1/2 milk. Add lye to water only, stirring until dissolved and then add the lye water, room temp, to the warmed oils, stir it in and then add the milk.)

Created By Rita Scheu
TLC Soaps & Sundries
A variation of this recipe is below this one. The variation is using what I call "The Trinity of Lathering Oils" that I introduced for use on our soapmaking list. Coconut, Castor and Palm Kernel. It uses 4 oz. more oil, so will make a bit more soap.


TLC Hard Bar

8.4 lb. oil batch or approx 11 lbs. of soap. A lot of soap. :-)
approx 60% hard oils
48 oz Olive Oil
32 oz Lard or Palm
32 oz Shortening (Crisco or store brand is fine)
12 oz Coconut Oil
6 oz Cocoa
5 oz Castor
18 oz lye (5% superfatted)
45 oz water or split by using 1/2 milk and 1/2 water adding the lye only to the water phase of the process.
Use basic soapmaking instructions for making soap.Click to go to instructions.
Mix lye in water only, till dissolved. Bring to room temp by placing the lye container in a ice water bath and stirring every once in a while or just let it set till the next day. Weigh out the oils and melt them in a Stainless Steel or Enamel Pot to about 110° to 120°, a bit cooler is fine. Mix lye water into the oils and stir in. If adding milk, warmed a bit or at room temp, add this after adding in the lye water. Bring to trace and pour. Enjoy your soap after drying for about 4 to 5 weeks.
Created By Rita Scheu
TLC Soaps & Sundries

TLC Hard Bar using "The Trinity of Lathering Oils"

48 oz Olive Oil
32 oz Lard
32 oz Shortening (Crisco or store brand is fine)
7 oz Coconut Oil
7 oz Castor
7 oz Palm Kernel
6 oz Cocoa Butter
18.40 oz lye (5% superfatted)
45 oz water or split by using 1/2 milk and 1/2 water adding the lye only to the water phase of the process.
Process as above or as you would like.
Created By Rita Scheu
TLC Soaps & Sundries

Remember that you can use powdered dried herbs, oatmeal, clays, etc. Make a tea with some herbs and use that as your water phase. You can add the lye to the tea. If you want to use powdered herbs to color the soap you can use from 1 to 2 tsp per lb of oils. If you wish to add a special oil at trace, you can add about 1 tsp per lb of oils to add more superfatting of oils like Jojoba, Avocado, Sweet Almond, Apricot Kernel, etc.
These are made to fit the molds that Eddie makes, but if you do not have one of them you can use any container that you like for molding your soap.
The first 5 recipes all have Cocoa Butter in them. I have a few more listed below them that also has the ingredients to make a Trinity of Lathering soap. Hope you enjoy using these recipes and find they help you make wonderful soap.



Recipes using Cocoa Butter


#2 Log Mold TLC Hearty Bubbles

2 oz. Castor Oil
2 oz. Coconut Oil
2 oz. Palm Kernel
2 oz. Cocoa Butter
6 oz. Olive Oil
6 oz. Lard OR Palm Oil
7 oz. Shortening
3.63 oz. Sodium Hydroxide (lye) approx. 5% superfatted
8 1/2 oz. liquid
(you can use all water or 1/2 water and 1/2 milk. Add lye to water only, stirring until dissolved and then add the lye water, room temp, to the warmed oils, stir it in and then add the milk.)


#3 Log Mold TLC Hearty Bubbles

3 oz. Castor Oil
3 oz. Coconut Oil
3 oz. Palm Kernel
3 oz. Cocoa Butter
10 oz. Olive Oil
8 oz. Lard OR Palm Oil
8 oz. Shortening
5.12 oz. Sodium Hydroxide (lye) approx. 5% superfatted
12 oz. liquid
(you can use all water or 1/2 water and 1/2 milk. Add lye to water only, stirring until dissolved and then add the lye water, room temp, to the warmed oils, stir it in and then add the milk.)


#4 Log Mold TLC Hearty Bubbles

4 oz. Castor Oil
4 oz. Coconut Oil
4 oz. Palm Kernel
4 oz. Cocoa Butter
12 oz. Olive Oil
12 oz. Lard OR Palm Oil
12 oz. Shortening
7 oz. Sodium Hydroxide (lye) approx. 5% superfatted
17 oz. water or water/milk
(you can use all water or 1/2 water and 1/2 milk. Add lye to water only, stirring until dissolved and then add the lye water, room temp, to the warmed oils, stir it in and then add the milk.)


#5 Log Mold TLC Hearty Bubbles

5 oz. Castor Oil
5 oz. Coconut Oil
5 oz. Palm Kernel
5 oz. Cocoa Butter
15 oz. Olive Oil
15 oz. Lard OR Palm Oil
15 oz. Shortening
8.76 oz. Sodium Hydroxide (lye) approx. 5% superfatted
21 oz. water or water/milk
(you can use all water or 1/2 water and 1/2 milk. Add lye to water only, stirring until dissolved and then add the lye water, room temp, to the warmed oils, stir it in and then add the milk.)


#6 Log Mold TLC Hearty Bubbles

6 oz. Castor Oil
6 oz. Coconut Oil
6 oz. Palm Kernel
6 oz. Cocoa Butter
18 oz. Olive Oil
18 oz. Lard OR Palm Oil
18 oz. Shortening
10.51 oz. Sodium Hydroxide (lye) approx. 5% superfatted
26 oz. water or water/milk
(you can use all water or 1/2 water and 1/2 milk. Add lye to water only, stirring until dissolved and then add the lye water, room temp, to the warmed oils, stir it in and then add the milk.)


Recipes using some basic ingredients along with others additives to make the soap harder. I will be adding to this section from time to time. So please check back often.


#3 Log Mold Lots a Bubbles

3 oz. Castor Oil
3 oz. Coconut Oil
3 oz. Palm Kernel
14 oz. Olive Oil
8 oz. Lard OR Palm Oil
8 oz. Shortening
5.22 oz. Sodium Hydroxide (lye) approx. 5% superfatted
12 oz. water or water/milk
(you can use all water or 1/2 water and 1/2 milk. Add lye to water only, stirring until dissolved and then add the lye water, room temp, to the warmed oils, stir it in and then add the milk.)


#3 Log Mold TLC Castile (Type)

3 oz. Castor Oil
3 oz. Coconut Oil
3 oz. Palm Kernel
21 oz. Olive Oil
8 oz. Shortening
5.07 oz. Sodium Hydroxide (lye) approx. 5% superfatted
12 oz. Distilled water or water/milk
(you can use all water or 1/2 water and 1/2 milk. Add lye to water only, stirring until dissolved and then add the lye water, room temp, to the warmed oils, stir it in and then add the milk.)


#3 Log Mold TLC Castile (Type) with Beeswax

1.5 oz. Beeswax (white or yellow)
3 oz. Castor Oil
3 oz. Coconut Oil
3 oz. Palm Kernel
21 oz. Olive Oil
8 oz. Shortening
5.15 oz. Sodium Hydroxide (lye) approx. 5% superfatted
12 oz. Distilled water or water/milk
(you can use all water or 1/2 water and 1/2 milk. Add lye to water only, stirring until dissolved and then add the lye water, room temp, to the warmed oils, stir it in and then add the milk.)


Created By Rita Scheu
TLC Soaps & Sundries

A variation of this recipe is below this one. The variation is using what I call "The Trinity of Lathering Oils" that I introduced for use on our soapmaking list. Coconut, Castor and Palm Kernel.


TLC Gentle Baby Soap
approx 48% hard oils

5 lb. oil batch or approx 6 3/4 lbs. of soap.
32 oz Olive Oil
20 oz Palm Oil or Lard
12 oz Coconut Oil
6 oz Avocado
6 oz Cocoa Butter
4 oz Castor Oil
Olive Oil infused with Chamomile Flowers *note 1
2 oz Beeswax (I use beeswax from a local beekeeper that I filter myself)
11 oz lye (about 4% superfatted)
27 oz strong chamomile tea made in distilled water *note 2
35 drops Lavender EO
25 drops Rose Geranium
15 drops Jasmine
or FO of your choice
8 Tbs Chamomile Flowers, whole
2 Tbs Chamomile Flowers, powdered
4 Tbs Powdered Goats Milk or Buttermilk (optional)
*NOTE: 1. Make the infused oils by placing the 8 Tbs Chamomile Flowers in the Olive Oil and heating slowly for about 1 hr or so, do not let the herbs fry. Take a look at the page for infusing herbs. Turn off heat and set aside for a several of hours or over night. Make sure to use only stainless steel, enamel or glass pot for this. Do this just before you won't to make the soap or place in a clean glass jar, lid on and have it ready for when you need it. Strain out the Chamomile Flowers just before you are going to heat the oils together, squeeze out as much of the oil as possible using several layers of cheese cloth or an unbleached muslin. Weight again and add a bit more oil to make the 32 oz Olive Oil.
*NOTE: 2. Make the Chamomile Tea by placing the whole Chamomile in the distilled water, heat to boiling, turn heat off, let it steep, lid on, for several hours or till the next day. Place it in the refrigerator if you want. Strain out the whole Chamomile and squeeze, then weight and add more distilled water to bring it back to the 26 oz. Take out 4 oz of the tea and add the 2 Tbs of powdered Chamomile to it. Or you can leave all the tea together and add the powdered Chamomile to the oils as they are warming.
Making the soap: Take 14 oz of the tea and dissolve the lye in it. While lye liquid is cooling, heat all the oils, including the infused Olive Oil, add Beeswax and melt. Cool oils to 110 and have lye liquid at room temp. Add lye liquid to oils slowly, stirring constantly. After adding lye liquid to oils and they are incorporated well, add the 12 oz of the tea that you have warmed to the same temp and stir. If you want to add the milk, just add it to the warmed tea and stir till it is all dissolved, then add to oil/lye mixture. At light trace add the powdered Chamomile you have in the 4 oz of tea, EO's or FO's or you can leave out the fragrances, I like it both with or without the scents.
*NOTE: 3. If making for an infant, it is always best to leave out the EO and FO. Just the soap is all that is needed.
Created By Rita Scheu
TLC Soaps & Sundries

TLC Gentle Baby Soap using "The Trinity of Lathering Oils"

32 oz Olive Oil
24 oz Palm Oil or Lard
5 oz Coconut Oil
5 oz Castor Oil
5 oz Palm Kernel
6 oz Cocoa
6 oz Avocado
11 oz lye (about 5% superfatted)
27 oz strong chamomile tea made in distilled water *note 2
Process as above or as you would like.
Created By Rita Scheu
TLC Soaps & Sundries
Lotion Bars A Lotion Bar is a solid lotion which you just roll onto the skin. These are extremely popular!
Easy Lotion Bar 2 oz beeswax 1 oz almond oil 1 oz cocoa butter Fragrance (by the drop, until it is the scent you want)
Melt the beeswax and cocoa butter in a glass container in the microwave, or a clean pot on the stove. When it is completely melted remove from heat and add the almond oil. Then add your fragrance and/or coloring. Pour into your deodorant tube and let set up completely.
Extra Rich Lotion Bar
3 oz beeswax
2 oz mango butter
1 oz almond oil
1 oz jojoba oil
1 oz hemp oil
Fragrance
Melt beeswax on low heat. When melted add the mango butter. Remove from heat when mango is almost melted.
Add the other oils, and mix together. Add your fragrance, and/or coloring.
Pour into your deodorant tubes and let set completely.
Variation!
You can pour into small muffin tins to get a "massage melt". You can
use any of the recipes for this. You can use the little muffin size for a hand held massage butter.



Powerfully Cool Lip Balm
1 Tablespoon Bee's Wax
1 Tablespoon Shea Butter
1-1/2 Tablespoons Avocado Oil
1/4 Teaspoon Glacier Mint Flavoring
This lip balm is delightfully cold on the lips, very refreshing!
Melt Bee's Wax on the stove. Take off the heat, mix in shea butter and avocado oil. Mix well, then mix in the Soap Crafters Glacier Mint flavoring. Pour into 7 Soap Crafters Lip Balm tubes.
For easier pouring, use a rubber band to hold all the tubes together. Then they stand upright easily. Use a Soap Crafters dropper cap to fill them. Keep filling until they are a little overfilled. This gives each lip balm a rounded top and not a sunken in one. After a couple of hours they will be cool, put on caps and clean up to label. They are ready to use!
(Our colorant powders are NOT approved by the FDA for coloring lips. Do not use dyes to color lip balms. Only Pigments are approved for this use by the FDA. There are many web sites on the Internet which sell these.)
Peachy Keen Massage Butter
6 Tablespoons Shea Butter
1 Tablespoon Grapeseed Oil
2 Tablespoons Coconut Oil
2 Tablespoons Apricot Kernel Oil
1/2 Teaspoon Soap Crafters Very Peach Flavoring
Melt all ingredients on stove in a small pot. Take off the heat when the oils have almost completely melted, but not quite. They will continue to melt off of the stove. Add the flavoring and mix well.
Pour into the 4 ounce Soap Crafters Salve Jar. In a few hours at room temperature, it will be ready for someone to give you a wonderful massage!
Icy Massage Oil
8 ounces of Grapeseed Oil
1 teaspoon of Soap Crafters Glacier Mint Flavoring
Just add the grapeseed oil to the Soap Crafters 8 ounce lotion bottle, add the flavoring and shake to mix. Grapeseed oil is the preferred massage oil base for professional massage therapists. The Glacier Mint Flavoring gives a coolness on the skin that is wonderful for a hot summer day massage.

Instructions for Use of Crafting Gel

for Room Fresheners Equipment Needed: A Presto Deep Fryer Chop stick or spoon Bowl Ladle Molds or container for room freshener Fragrance Soap Crafters Powder Colorant

Work in a room with very good ventilation. Open a window and/or turn on the fan above the stove.
1. Put about 5 pounds of Soap Crafters Crafting Gel into the Presto Deep Fryer. Cover. Set temperature control to 200 degrees F. Let melt. It is ready to use when it reaches 140 F degrees. This takes about 20 minutes or so. Melting this gel does generate vapors, so keep covered. After using your Presto Deep Fryer for this purpose, please do not use it for food. This Crafting Gel is NOT edible. Do not heat higher than 162 degrees F.
2. Quickly ladle your first portion into a small bowl.
3. Stir in just a crumb of powdered colorant. I like to just get a tiny amount of powder onto a chop stick and then stir. This will become very dark. If not dark enough, add a tinsy bit more. I cannot stress enough that you should use the smallest amount. You'll be sure that amount will do nothing, but it will add a very good color to the gel.
4. When melted, the gel will be like syrup, it'll be a little thick but it will pour.
5. Add your fragrance. This gel will absorb up to 1.4 ounces of fragrance per pound of gel. Stir in with the chop stick.
6. Pour into one of our pretty soap molds. Let cool and gently pull it out of the mold.
Set upon on a non-absorbable surface to display. It you put it on a paper product, wood or cloth, this will absorb the fragrance from the gel and stain.

EMBEDDING:
Follow steps 1 through 5. Pour into your container. Slowly position in your glass figurines, flowers, jewelry, etc, to make your scene. Allow to set up, this make take up to an hour depending on the amount of gel in the container.
REMELTABLE!
If you do not like your creation, go ahead and melt it again!
COLORING:
We are in the process of developing gel color tabs. However, we have not perfected them yet, so we advise using only our powdered colorants with this product. They will, unfortunately, bleed into other colors if you have more than one color in your creation. For instance, this Crafting Gel does layer very well. But if you, for example, layer a yellow layer on a blue layer, the two colors will migrate towards each other and you'll eventually get one green layer. When we get the gel color tabs perfected, this will solve this coloring problem.
BUBBLES:
If you do not want the bubbles look in your gel. Make sure you heat to a temperature of 158 degrees. If you WANT more bubbles, stir it when it is below 140 degrees.
SAFETY:
This Crafting Gel will dry out your hands, so it is best to use rubber or vinyl gloves.
This is not a project for children, please keep it out of their reach.
Do not melt upon the stove.
Keep this Crafting Gel away from pets and children. They may be attracted to the scent you put in them.
This gel is NOT to be used as a candle! http://www.soapcrafters.com