Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A Little Bit of This & That

I tried a new soaping method today, still cold process, but with a little spin.  It's setting up right now, but once I get some cut and take some pictures I'll tell you all about it.  For now here is a sneak peak.....
For some reason the picture is upside down, but you get the idea, soap in a wooden mold. 
I have also been trying/making some other new things.  One is a "Pet Deodorant Powder".  I haven't been able to give my poor doggy a proper bath lately due to my "condition" and taking her to the groomers as often as I should is not in the budget.  But in my internet wanderings I came across a recipe for the Deo powder.  Of course I wrote it down to try and then didn't make a note of WHERE I found it (Duh!).  Anyways I finally mixed it up today and sprinkled it on my 60 lbs. dog.  You are supposed to brush it through their fur, but I'm lazy so I just rubbed it around with my hands. 
The recipe is Baking Soda, Arrowroot Powder and ground Lavender.  It also called for 15-20 drops of EO/FO but I figured the ground Lavender should be smelly enough.  I haven't let the dog in the house yet to test the smelliness, but I wrote down that it can be used on carpets as well, so maybe I'll try that next. 
I put it in this cute little glass bottle, I got it at the Dollar Store and it has a 'holey' lid, perfect for shaking.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Lining Your Mold

I have three wooden molds that I use to make my soap and I usually line them with wax paper.  I try to use the wax paper more than once but it doesn't always hold up well.  So I've been looking for a better way to line them.  I came across this post on the Lovin Soap Blog that I have got to try.  Since I don't use dividers I shouldn't have a problem with the plastic being to thick.  I'm thinking of trying it with those thin plastic cutting boards you can get, but I'm wondering if they might warp a bit from the heat.  So if that doesn't work I'll have to look around for lexan plastic that is mentioned in the post.  Have you found something else to make lining your molds easier?