I wanted to try two new techniques this week - the mini drop swirl and some soap sculpting - only one worked.
I have finally discovered why my last few batches of soap of moved quickly and I believe the culprit to be Pomace Olive Oil. I also don't think the fragrance helped much, but we got soap in the end.
Two channels that inspired this soap design
Moon Fern Studio: http://bit.ly/MoonFernStudio
Kapia Mera Mini Drop Swirl: http://bit.ly/KapiaMeraDropSwirl
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Soy and Shea is an Australian based small business specialising in handmade home and personal fragrances. We have been selling our products at local markets since 2012 and online since 2014. We have been offering international shipping on our products since 2018.
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*** My recipe ***
My recipe was inspired by Royalty Soaps but has been tweaked to include my favourite ingredient, Shea Butter.
If you wish to see more about my recipe, check out this video of me preparing the oils and lye solution for soaping. https://youtu.be/IGEJo3QHvSI
30% Coconut Oil
20% Palm Oil
3% Shea Butter
42% Olive Oil
5% Castor Oil
Superfat – 5%
Lye and Water – I work at 33% Water but you can choose the amount that works best for you. The Lye amount can be calculated using your favourite soap calculator. I prefer to use
Soapcalc : http://bit.ly/soapcalculator
*** Equipment ***
If you are interested in some of the equipment that features regularly, here are some links.
Please note most of these are Australian based.
Nicole Moulds (Aust Ebay): http://bit.ly/2NLq681
Mark's Soap Cutters (Multi-bar Cutter): http://bit.ly/2JjpsuU
Pure Delights Soap Cutters (Single bar): http://bit.ly/2LH90uv
*** Suppliers ***
Here are just a few of my favourite supplies that I use regularly. Please note these are mostly Australian Suppliers and they may not ship internationally
My Mica Obsession: http://bit.ly/2zz47hH (for most of my micas)
Eroma: http://bit.ly/eromafragrance (for most of my fragrances)
*** Reference Pages ***
I make these weekly videos to share the love and passion I have for creating the products available on our webstore and to show my customers the products are all handmade. These are not “How to” videos.
If you would like to learn more about how to make soap and other bath and body products, I found the below websites and YouTube channels to be helpful.
Soap Queen Website: http://bit.ly/2L4RD5X
Soap Queen YouTube: http://bit.ly/2zz575r
Lovin Soap Website: http://bit.ly/2uiOOV7
The music in our videos are sourced from the below websites
Intro and Outro: “Sunshine Ver 2" Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com)
Incompetech - Kevin MacLeod: http://incompetech.com
Soy and Shea does not make any money from the above links. They are provided as a curtesy only. I only provide links to those businesses that I have had positive experiences and hope you too can experience the great service I have received from these companies.