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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.