Sunday, August 24, 2014

The Mega Rose - Another soap cutter by Rose Ericson

You may have seen my other post about a soap cuter. This Cutter was called the Rose cutter as It was made by Rose. There were a few restrictions on this cutter so Rose has been working on a new cutter picture below. She very kindly sent it to me to try out and review for her. I had some soap that I had made the day before so could teat it the day it arrived. I have called the new cutter the Mega Rose. I cuts like a dream. You do not have to be too strong to use it and it is free standing so you do not have to screw it onto your counter top for it to work effectively. It only cuts 6 bars at a time but still saves you a amazing amount of time. You do not have to cut long logs up into smaller pieces to fit you just slide them in and cut, slide again and cut.

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You can see me using the Mega Rose on YouTube.

This is an amazing product which is easy to use. The quality of workmanship is amazing. You would not be sorry if you bought one of these from Rose. You can go onto my website and see both cutters. They will be loaded in the next few days - Riverlea Soap.

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Monday, August 11, 2014

Soap Swap

I am a member of a Facebook group called South African Soapers and we recently had a soap swap. I was paired with Zikhona Tefu who makes the most amazing Olive oil soaps.

How lucky was I to received this.

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I also got a very nice lotion bar. It smells yummy and makes my skin SO soft.

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

A bit of Eye Candy

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I have been furiously making soap as I have loads of markets and sales coming up. Here are just a few pictures of what I have been making

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Monday, July 14, 2014

Doughnuts - a Melt and Pour Tutorial

I recently saw this post from Anne Marie Faiola from Soap Queen and decided I loved the doughnuts so much I had to try and make them for myself. I wrote to Kelsey at Brambleberry and asked them if I could use their post as a reference and they said yes! I happened to have the mould already so I was set to go.

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What you need:

Clear Melt and Pour soap base

Yellow Oxide

Pink Dayglo

Fragrance Oil - I used Mango

Microwave jugs

Stirrers or spoons


Jojoba Beads

Titanium Di Oxide

Doughnut Mould

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How to:
Melt your clear soap base in the microwave. While it is melting prepare you Titanium Di Oxide and Yellow Oxide by mixing in a little IPA.
Once Melted add the Titanium Di Oxide and Yellow Oxide to reach your desired colour. Also add your fragrance oil. Then pour into the mould

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Let the doughnut halves get hard then remove from the mould

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Melt the remainder of your "yellow" soap base and pour into the doughnut mould again. This time don't fill the mould to the top. Leave a few mm's spare. When this layer has hardened so it is spongy to the touch then pour more yellow melted soap onto the top and place the first lot of halves on the ones in the mould. You are basically gluing the two halves together.
When these are hard you can remove them and you will have a whole doughnut.

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Melt your clear soap base in the microwave. While this is melting prepare your Pink Dayglo colourant and Titanium Di Oxide by mixing in a little IPA.
When the soap has melted add the pink and white until you have reached the desired colour.

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Let this cool down and get thick. Take a spoon and pour it over the doughnuts.
Immediately take the Jojoba beads and sprinkle them onto the wet icing/ soap.
Let your soaps cool down and then package them how you wish.
We put ours in cute clear boxes.

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Packaged and ready to go.

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