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Friday, December 23, 2011

Season’s Greetings…From SoapEquipment.com


We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support throughout 2011 and we look forward to serving you in the up-coming year.  During this season of Beauty, we extend to you our Best Wishes for Joy and Peace in 2012!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Connecting With Others....

Check out this great post about the Indie Business WorldWide MeetUp: January 14, 2012.

Click below to learn more about meeting with other Indies to network, discuss goals, and MasterMind for the New Year.

Indie Business worldwide meetup

Monday, December 19, 2011

Soap Making Equipment Holiday Special


This Holiday Season we would like to Introduce... Our NEW HANDcraft Tank Scale.

This new scale will make working with our smaller Oil and Lye tanks a dream.

 
The HANDcraft Tank Scale is perfect for our 13 gal. Oil/Wax Melter and 20 gal. NaOH (lye) tanks.

To introduce our new scale, we are offering it FREE with the purchase of any ofOur Holiday Packages Deals

Friday, December 9, 2011

NEW HANDcraft Tank Scale Holiday Sale


This Holiday Season we would like to Introduce... Our NEW HANDcraft Tank Scale
This new scale will make working with our smaller Oil and Lye tanks a dream.

The HANDcraft Tank Scale is perfect for our 13 gal. Oil/Wax Melter and 20 gal. NaOH (lye) tanks.

To introduce our new scale, we are offering it FREE with the purchase of any ofOur Holiday Packages Deals.

Holiday Sale Offers - Good - Now thru the Night Before Christmas (December 24th)

Monday, December 5, 2011

Soap Making Equipment.com Specials!

On Sale at SoapEquipment.com

Check out our SPECIAL PAGE for hot deals on the Ultimate Lip Balm Trays! These food grade trays are milled to precision and will last a lifetime!

These are limited time offers - So place your order today!

Friday, December 2, 2011

This Holiday Season we would like to Introduce... Our NEW HANDcraft Tank Scale
Best of All We are Giving it Away!

This new scale will make working with our smaller Oil and Lye tanks a dream.
The HANDcraft Tank Scale is perfect for our 13 gal. Oil/Wax Melter and 20 gal. NaOH (lye) tanks.

To introduce our new scale, we are offering it FREE with the purchase of any of the

Holiday Sale Offers - Good - November 11h thru the Night Before Christmas (December 24th)

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

SoapEquipment.com Gift Certificates

Not sure what to buy for someone?
Give them a SoapEquipment.com Gift Certificate and let them choose.
Order Yours Today!
  • Fast, easy and convenient. Plus, you decide how much you want to give.
  • Gift certificates may be used towards the purchase of any item in our store.
  • Choose from preset amounts of $15, $25, $50, $75, $100, $500 or Enter Any Amount You Want!
  • You will be able to add your own custom message to the certificate.
  • Just click on the "add to cart" button which will take you to a page where you will select your delivery method (email or mail).
  • You may select either a predetermined dollar amount from our menu or you may type in whatever amount you wish.

Monday, November 21, 2011

NEW HANDcraft Tank Scale Holiday Sale


This Holiday Season we would like to Introduce... Our NEW HANDcraft Tank Scale

This new scale will make working with our smaller Oil and Lye tanks a dream.
The HANDcraft Tank Scale is perfect for our 13 gal. Oil/Wax Melter and 20 gal. NaOH (lye) tanks.

To introduce our new scale, we are offering it FREE with the purchase of any of

Holiday Sale Offers - Good - November 11h thru the Night Before Christmas (December 24th)

Friday, November 18, 2011

The Soap Loaf Cutter™


Soap Loaf CutterLoaf Soap Cutter

The Loaf Cutter™ Cuts Your Soap Into Bars Quickly and Perfectly Every Time
3 Stock Sizes or We Can CUSTOM Build One for Your Bar Size
  • Cuts loaves up to 16" long
  • Very easy to use, no set up required
  • All metal parts are coated with a hard, baked on powder-coated enamel
  • Built to last a Lifetime
  • Heavy duty base and cutting table, HDPE Plastic
  • Extra replacement wire included
  • Dimensions, 17" long x 15" wide
Click HERE for more information and to see The Loaf Cutter in action!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

FDA to Host Public Meeting: Cosmetic Microbiological Safety Public Meeting

You can read the FDA announcement about this meeting on their website HERE.

We also encourage you to read a great article written for Small Business Trends by Donna Maria Coles Johnson of Indie Beauty regarding this meeting.

Friday, November 11, 2011

NEW HANDcraft Tank Scale Holiday Sale


This Holiday Season we would like to Introduce... Our NEW HANDcraft Tank Scale
and Best of All We are Giving it Away!

This new scale will make working with our smaller Oil and Lye tanks a dream.The HANDcraft Tank Scale is perfect for our 13 gal. Oil/Wax Melter and 20 gal. NaOH (lye) tanks.

To introduce our new scale, we are offering it FREE with the purchase of any of the

Holiday Sale Offers - Good - November 11h thru the Night Before Christmas (December 24th)

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The Air Soap Cutter

The Air Cutter - Ultimate in Soap Cutting
AIr Soap Cutter and Mold
Shown with Optional Stand and Air Soap Cutter Mold

The Air Soap Cutter™ is a pneumatically driven cutter that puts a full, 600 lbs of cutting power at your fingertips.

Our ball bearing gliding table with guide pins, glides smoothly out to automatically position, your soap block. De-molding is effortless. Then a slight push re-locates your block of soap under the loaf cutting frame for the perfect cut. There is no guess work or adjustment necessary.

Within a few minutes you are ready to cut your soap loaves into the final bars. Changing frames and cutting tables is quick and easy and we supply the tool. Load up your bar table with as many loaves as you can stack on it, then just pull the lever.

Your Air Soap Cutter™ and Air Cutter™ Pro Molds™ are made according to your bar specifications.

Air Cutter™ Pro Molds are custom sized for the most efficient use of your ingredients and the least amount of waste in cutting. They work in conjunction with your Air Soap Cutter™. The bottom of your mold is your loaf cutting table.

Safe to use! Safety valve requires two hand operation to release air to cylinders.

Two Cutting Frames and Cutting Tables are supplied with the Air Soap Cutter™; a loaf cutting grid and table and a bar cutting grid and table; both custom made and designed.

A compact piece of equipment that is tough, durable, easy to use, easy to clean.

Maintenance? About every 20,000 bars, lightly grease the guide rods.

The cutting frames glide smoothly on linear bearings & high-speed, drill-rod guides.

Air controlled and powered. The smooth operation is safe, very quiet and powerful.

Cutting frames & tables are easily and quickly interchanged.

High tensile strength wire for lasting durability. Wire replacement is easy with our adjustable tension bolts. Note: With proper use, wires can last years.

Optional safety features are available.

Extra cutting frames are available for Hotel size bars, multiple bar sizes and private label customers. See below.

The Professional Air Soap Cutter™ cuts Cold Processed and Hot Processed soap with ease.

This soap cutter is Not for cutting melt and pour or glycerin soap.

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Monday, November 7, 2011

SoapMaker 3 Software

SoapMaker SoftwareWith SoapMaker 3 Software, you can make better soap and body care products, avoid failed batches, and manage your costs. It will soon pay for itself! Whether you make Body Care Products as a Hobby or a Serious Business...You'll wonder how you got along without SoapMaker...

SoapMaker 3 Professional Edition
A full set of features for your soap and toiletries business:
  • Recipe design
  • Inventory tracking
  • Customer invoicing
  • Production planning
  • and much more...
SoapMaker 3 Lite Edition
For hobbyists - includes all the Pro recipe features:
  • Solid, liquid & cream soaps
  • Recipe costing
  • Soap qualities graph
  • Resize to fit molds
  • Recipe organization

Friday, November 4, 2011

Soap Making Equipment Specials

On Sale at SoapEquipment.com

Check out Soap Making Equipment specials HERE

These are limited time offers - So place your order today!

HANDcraft Cosmetic ScaleHANDcraft™ Cosmetic Scale
The HANDcraft™ Cosmetic Scale is ideal for Cosmetics. It has a proven track record of superior accuracy, performance and durability.

Willow Weigh ScaleWillow Weigh Scale
This is great all around scale, accurate enough for your essential oils and large enough to ship a 30lb box. If you need a larger surface, just put a board on it and zero it out. Even has a remote readout if you need it.


Soap Pot WhipperWillow Way Soap Pot Whipper
Increase production by reducing trace time and at the same time achieve a better blend of ingredients.

Friday, October 28, 2011

How Does Soap Clean?


One of my favorite email Newsletters is from David Fisher of About.com. David writes wonderful articles about candle and soap making. One of the most recent ones I've had the opportunity to read is How Soap Cleans where David does a cool experiment showing how soap helps get things clean.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Single, Triple, and Quad Loaf Mold Specials...

On Sale at SoapEquipment.com

Check out Soap Making Equipment specials HERE!

These are limited time offers - So place your order today!

Single Loaf Soap MoldSingle Loaf Soap Mold
Perfect for the small production Soapmaker making Cold Process, Hot Process or M&P soap. Also great for sample batches.

Triple Loaf Soap MoldTriple Loaf Soap Mold
Great for pouring multiple loaves of Cold Process, Hot Process or M&P Soaps. This mold is also great for test and sample batches.

Quad Loaf Soap MoldQuadruple Loaf Soap Mold
Pour four (4) three-pound loaves at one time. Then, just cut into bars! Great for pouring multiple loaves of cold processed, hot process or M&P Soaps.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Soapmaking Tools and Accessories

Check our Soapmaking Tools and Accessories...

Stainless Steel Paddle
 Stainless Steel Paddle


Use this for stirring the contents of your Double Jacketed Tanks, NaOH (Lye) Tank, the oils in your drums or if your up a creek without a paddle.

HANDcraft™ Stainless Steel Soap Kettle



HANDcraft™ Stainless Steel Soap Kettle

Versatile does not begin to describe this handy kettle.

Why, you can make a pot of soap, turn around and mix up a big pot of beans…..a really big pot. Really….even when you move into our Pot Tipper and big tanks you will still be using this handy soap pot for something.

3 Tier Stainless Steel Cart


Cart 3 Tier Stainless Steel


This is a great cart! Lots of adjustable shelf space.

Check out these items and more on our Tools and Accessories page.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The New EZ Way Bath Bomb Press™

EZ Way Bath Bomb Press™ - Pneumatic Bath Bomb PressEZ Way Bath Bomb Press™

EZ Way Bath Bomb Press™ - Pneumatic Bath Bomb Press

The EZ Way Bath Bomb Press is the culmination of years of experience in making Bath Bomb equipment.

We invented the Bath Bomb Press and of course, the next step was the first Pneumatic Press.

Click HERE for more information and to watch the video.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Tips on Lining Soap Molds

I have to admit that lining soap molds is not my favorite thing to do in the soap making process, but I do it because I love the end results. My soap comes right out of my mold with little or no effort. The liner paper is easily peeled away revealing beautiful smooth soap!

Lining my soap molds used to be a very frustrating task until started planning ahead. Using a quality liner paper, I pre-cut several sheets at a time to fit my molds. Then I pre-fold them so that I can just place them in the mold. I store them for future use so they stay nice and neat - like under a large book. Then when I make soap, I just put a light coating of shortening on the inside of the mold and place the liner paper right in. I smooth it just a little with my hands and then take a plastic spatula along the bottom and sides to remove any bumps and bubbles. There you have it… A perfectly lined mold without any frustration.

Most of the time I use a single loaf mold, but there are times when I use a larger block mold or manual cutter mold. I remember the first time I had to do this, I thought it was going to be a daunting task, but it was even easier to line than a small mold! And of course the tube molds have a cool Teflon liner that just slides right in!

For more information on Soap Molds and Liners visit our Soap Molds Question and Answer Page.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Pro-Mold Release Liner

Mold Release Liner,wax paper, liner paper, mold paperPro-Mold Release Paper with Optional Cutter

We have this special liner made especially for our soap molds. After many years of testing many different methods of release, this is by far the Ultimate.

Many people think that lining a large mold is hard work and time - Not True! Large molds are actually much easier to line than small, hobby and tray molds.

  • No wrinkles, smoothes out perfectly, easy release, easy to apply.
  • Our liner is coated, both sides with food-grade, silicone.
  • 35-40 pound parchment, tough and tear resistant.
  • 14.25" wide, a perfect fit for Willow Way Professional Block and Tube Molds.
  • AVailable in 250', 500' and 1000' rolls

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Soap Cutting Tools from SoapEquipment.com by David Fisher

David Fisher writes wonderful articles about candle and soap making for About.com

Check out what David had to say about our Soap Cutting Tools in his article HERE.

Check out more articles by David Fisher HERE.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Soap Making and Body Care Books

Check out these books as well as many others on Soap Making and Body Care!

Soap & Cosmetic LabelingSoap & Cosmetic Labeling
This book explains, in plain English, how to follow product labeling rules and regulations from:
  • Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act
  • Fair Product and Labeling Act
  • Uniform Weights & Measures Law
  • Uniform Packaging and Labeling Regulations
  • State Laws

The Soap Book:Simple Herbal Recipes BookThe Soap Book: Simple Herbal Recipes
This best selling soap book has 30 wonderful recipes for hand crafted herbal, aromatherapy and floral soaps. History, chemistry, equipment, plants and oils are included to create these soothing soaps.

Making Natural Liquid SoapsMaking Natural Liquid Soaps
Using a simple double-boiler technique, readers will make elegant and soothing liquid soaps. Dozens of recipes using oils, herbs and other natural ingredients to create hand soaps, shower gels, bubble baths, conditioning shampoos and even baby and pet shampoos.

Learn how to blend oils, additives, color and scent to develop one-of-a-kind liquid soaps.
The author, Catherine Failor, has been making soap for more than 20 years, 144 pages, full-color photographs throughout.

The Soapmaker’s CompanionThe Soapmaker’s Companion
Learn basic soapmaking instruction and specialty techniques like marbling, layering and making liquid and transparent soaps. Over 40 specialty soaps – from exquisite stained-glass, marbled and layered soaps to masseuse bars, laundry and liquid soaps. Clear, step-by-step instructions by a Master Soapmaker, Susan Miller Cavitch leads you through every step of the soapmaking process and teaches you how to craft exotic and practical soaps in your home, blend and use essential oils and natural colorants, design multi-colored, marbled and imprinted soaps, understand the chemistry of soapmaking and create your own personal bars; plus tips on how to get started selling soaps.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Legislation in New York

We encourage you to check out this post on the Essential U Blog regarding Legislation in New York.

You'll also want to check out what Donna Maria has to say on the Indie Business Blog.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Soap Making and Cosmetic Scales

Willow Weigh Soaper ScaleWillow Weigh Soaper Scale

HANDcraft Cosmetic Scale   HANDcraft™ Cosmetic Scale

Willow Weigh Scale   Willow Weigh Scale

Whether you are measuring your soap oils or ingredients for cosmetics or shipping your product...We've got the scale for you. Check out our full selection of scales HERE.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Massachusetts HO2361

Check out this article on the Essential U Blog regarding your chance to speak out about Massachusetts HO2361.

You can also find out how to participate in the Massachusetts Cosmetics Bills Hearing on the Indie Business Blog.

You can find the full Bill HERE.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

EZ Fill Tube Mold System


Are you tired of pouring one tube at a time? Are you having to freeze the soap to get it out of the pipe? Are you having trouble trying to stand them up or pour into them? or in general, just wishing you hadn't started making Round Soap Bars? No More Worries!

Here is a fast, efficient way for you to pour Round Soap Bars almost as quickly as pouring a hundred pound block of soap for an Air Soap Cutter™.

Available in 3 Sizes - 2", 3" and 4"!

Click HERE for complete description and specifications!






Monday, August 29, 2011

SoapMaker Software

With SoapMaker 3 Software, you can make better soap and body care products, avoid failed batches, and manage your costs. It will soon pay for itself!

Whether you make Body Care Products as a Hobby or a Serious Business...
You'll wonder how you got along without SoapMaker...

SoapMaker 3 Professional Edition
A full set of features for your soap and toiletries business:
  • Recipe design
  • Inventory tracking
  • Customer invoicing
  • Production planning
  • and much more...
SoapMaker 3 Lite Edition
For hobbyists - includes all the Pro recipe features:
  • Solid, liquid & cream soaps
  • Recipe costing
  • Soap qualities graph
  • Resize to fit molds
  • Recipe organization

Friday, August 26, 2011

The New EZ Way Bath Bomb Press™

EZ Way Bath Bomb Press™ - Pneumatic Bath Bomb PressEZ Way Bath Bomb Press™

EZ Way Bath Bomb Press™ - Pneumatic Bath Bomb Press
The EZ Way Bath Bomb Press is the culmination of years of experience in making Bath Bomb equipment.

We invented the Bath Bomb Press and of course, the next step was the first Pneumatic Press.

Click HERE for more information

Friday, August 19, 2011

Soap Making Equipment Specials

On Sale at SoapEquipment.com

Check out Soap Making Equipment specials HERE!

These are limited time offers - So place your order today!

Drum HeaterDrum Heater
This is a must if you use any oil that is solid above room temperature and you buy in drum quantities. These are designed specifically for heating vegetable oils.
 



200 Watt Bucket-Pail HeaterBucket Heater
A Bucket Heater, designed and made especially for you, the HandCrafted Body Care Manufacturer, perfect for plastic or metal buckets.


One-Quart DipperOne Quart Dipper
Handy when dipping out soap batch materials for testing colors, scents and measuring out that last bit of oil into the Oil Heater, trying to figure out what the Big Dipper looks like or dipping out of the drum.








Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The New EZ Way Bath Bomb Press

EZ Way Bath Bomb Press™ - Pneumatic Bath Bomb PressEZ Way Bath Bomb Press™

EZ Way Bath Bomb Press™ - Pneumatic Bath Bomb Press

The EZ Way Bath Bomb Press is the culmination of years of experience in making Bath Bomb equipment


We invented the Bath Bomb Press and of course, the next step was the first Pneumatic Press

Click HERE for more information

Monday, August 15, 2011

The Loaf Cutter

Loaf Soap CutterSoap Loaf Cutter

The Loaf Cutter™ Cuts Your Soap Into Bars Quickly and Perfectly Every Time
 3 Stock Sizes or We Can CUSTOM Build One for Your Bar Size 
  • Cuts loaves up to 16" long
  • Very easy to use, no set up required
  • All metal parts are coated with a hard, baked on powder-coated enamel
  • Built to last a Lifetime
  • Heavy duty base and cutting table, HDPE Plastic
  • Extra replacement wire included
  • Dimensions, 17" long x 15" wide
Click HERE for more information and to see The Loaf Cutter in action!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The New EZ Way Bath Bomb Press

EZ Way Bath Bomb Press™ - Pneumatic Bath Bomb PressEZ Way Bath Bomb Press™

 EZ Way Bath Bomb Press™ - Pneumatic Bath Bomb Press


The EZ Way Bath Bomb Press is the culmination of years of experience in making Bath Bomb equipment


We invented the Bath Bomb Press and of course, the next step was the first Pneumatic Press

Click HERE for more information