12/26/2013

Melt and Pour Jasmine Soap


Ingredients:
  • Dried Petals
  • Olive Glycerine Melt and Pour Soap
  • Shea Butter Melt and Pour Soap
  • Jasmine Cosmetic Scent
  • Midnight Rose Cosmetic Scent
  • Molder
  • Cosmetic Glitters (Blue and Silver)



Procedure:  

Cut the soap base into cubes and put it in pyrex or any microwaveable safe container.  Microwave it at first in 1 minute and 30 seconds on succeeding minutes until melted.  Dont forget to stir the soap every 30 seconds until melted.

Remember I use clear and white base soap in this soap.  You have to separate the two when melting.

Mix your scented and colors if any. 

Pour the clear soap into the molds and set-aside for 20 minutes.  It should be still soft not hard when you pour the white base.  Slowly pour the white base and swirl it using spatula to create a marbled effect.  Spray alcohol to eliminate the bubbles on top. 

Lastly, top it with petals and glitters for decoration and this is only optional.

It should be finished after 3-4 hours and ready to be cut.  Unlike the cold process soap curing time will be 2-3 weeks ideally but with melt and pour you can use it right after it is hard.  Enjoy!


Crockpot Ham

Found this recipe at butterwithsideofbread and the family loves it.  Very soft and moist which I found more enticing and pleasant to eat than the baked ham.

Cooking a Ham in the Crock Pot

You will need:

  • a large crock pot {mine is a 7-quart}
  • a ham {bone-in or out, sliced- it doesn't matter, all hams will work!}
  • 1 can sliced pineapple
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 4-6 hours of time


12/06/2013

Melt and Pour Soap (Rain)




I have this favorite store located at Berkeley California the name is Juniper Tree.  If you are around the area and you are not in a hurry to wait for a online orders and you need a little bit of this and that this is a good resource. I found this like a fresh linen scent on their cosmetic oil scent section called Rain and it's smells wonderful and refreshing.
 
Materials and Ingredients:
  • Glycerin   (Olive)                                                      
  • Silver Glitters
  • Soap Molder
  • Rain Cosmetic Grade Fragrance Oil
  • Alcohol Spray
  • Blue Colorants for Soap
 
A block of olive glycerin soap from Michaels Store that I bought for $5 half price off, so don't you forget to print their online coupons or have a mobile application installed to your cell so you have their weekly coupons whenever you go.
 
 
The refreshing Rain scent from Juniper Tree Shop
 
The plastic mold from Michaels Store
 
 
The rubber like stamps for soaps, and don't get to spray alcohol on top before you pour



Since I'm doing the Rain soap I will add cosmetic glitters that will add sparkly looks on it.  I bought this at the Juniper Tree Store for $2.99.



A bottle of alcohol spray to eliminate the bubbles.


 

 

Step 1

Melt your glycerin in microwave with 30 seconds interval.
 
Step 2:  Put colorants, oil scents and add cosmetic glitters but this are optional.
 


Step 3: Use common household items for your molds. We filled round yogurt cups 1-inch deep; oval yogurt or cottage-cheese containers create other shapes.  Leave it at least 2 hours or you can put it inside the ref at least 15-30 minutes.
 
Step 4:
After each soap has set, press on sides of mold to loosen the soap and on bottom to release it.


 

 

 

12/03/2013

Free template maker

I stumble on this website I don't how but I thought to share this specially now Christmas day and lots of gift givings (awesome!).  The template can be change according to your size needs.  Below is the link.


http://www.ideogram.nl/boxmaker/