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Monday, December 17, 2012


This Holiday Season we would like to Give You a FREE HANDcraft Tank Scale
This 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.
FREE HANDcraft Tank Scale with the purchase of any of the Our Holiday Packages Deals.
Holiday Sale Offers - Good NOW thru the Night Before Christmas (December 24th)
Check out all the details HERE


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

THE FIRST AUTOMATED M&P SOAP CUTTER

EZ Way Soap Cutter

The EZ Way Soap Cutter™ can produce thousands of perfect bars a day by one person.
  • Cut M&P, CP, HP and more with EZ Way Soap Cutter
  • Cuts Loaves into Bars in One Fell Swoop!
  • One person can cut 1200 to 1500 loaves per day
  • Over 800 lbs of cutting force is available

For many years we have worked on developing a truly, smooth cutting and efficient Cutter for glycerin soap (Melt and Pour, M&P). The EZ Way Soap Cutter is the culmination of that effort, and is one of our most prized inventions. Soap Makers who make products using glycerin soap, understand just how hard it is to cut this soap.

Those of you who enjoy the creativity of using embeds in your M&P soap, will now be able to cut entire Loaves, quickly and accurately. No more repetitive, cutting-by-hand, one bar at a time. Do you decorate your loaves with herbs, curls, waves, flips, etc? Look no further, the EZ way will cut it.

It does not matter what type of soap you handcraft, the EZ way will cut it., Melt and Pour... Cold Processed… Hot Processed… Re-batch… Round… Square… 


The EZ Way Soap Cutter™ Shown with Optional Stand




The EZ Way Soap Cutter™ Shown with Optional tray,
Loaded with a loaf of M&P soap



The EZ Way Soap Cutter™ Shown with Optional tray
CP soap cut into bars



The EZ Way Soap Cutter™
Shown with optional tray full of soap


Monday, December 10, 2012

SoapEquipment.com Gift Certificates

SoapEquipment.com Gift Certificates

Not sure what to buy for someone?
Give them a SoapEquipment.com Gift Certificate and let them choose.
Great Gift For any Occasion! 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.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Organic Consumers AssociationTell Congress to Dump Monsanto's Riders!



Federal courts have recognized the threat that inevitable genetic contamination poses to "a farmer's choice to grow non-genetically engineered crops, or a consumer's choice to eat non-genetically engineered food". The "Monsanto Protection Act" would make judicial action to protect farmer and consumer choice toothless.


You can help stop GMOs by changing the upcoming Farm Bill. Check this out send this on  to your congress people. 

Monday, November 26, 2012

Check out the Long Loaf Cutter

The LONG Soap Loaf Cutter

The LONG Soap Loaf Cutter    The LONG Loaf Cutter


This is truly the ultimate in cutting loaves of soap! You have to check this out!

If you are looking for a Loaf Cutter that will cut that extra long soap loaf... LOOK NO FURTHER...This is the Cutter for you!

The LONG Loaf Cutter™ can virtually cut any length of soap loaf and up to 4" (10.16 cm) high. Built to last a lifetime like the original Loaf cutter - This is the most versatile and toughest loaf cutter out there! Also available in custom sizes.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Fresh Cranberry Salad



 
I found this great recipe to share with you that I hope to try sometime this holiday season.
 
Fresh Cranberry Salad
 
2 (12oz) Pkgs Fresh Cranberries
1 Cup Sugar
1 (20oz) Can Crushed Pineapple, Drained
1 Cup Chopped Pecans
1 Pint Heavy Whipping Cream
7 oz Miniature Marshmallows
 
Coarsely chop the cranberries in a food processor. Mix the cranberries with sugar in a non-metal bowl and refrigerate for 12 hours.
 
Whip the cream until stiff. Add the pineapple and nuts to the cranberries and mix well. Fold into the whipped cream and marshmallows. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Powerful botanical formulas fight against cancer sans side effects.....

Three unique botanical supplements: A breast formula; a prostate formula, and a preparation called modified citrus pectin (MCP) derived from citrus peels, are proving to be the most remarkable weapons in the battle against cancer.


Researchers investigating these specialized supplements have found they suppress cancer invasiveness, modulate the expression of cancer cell cycle genes and decrease metastasis - without leading to toxic side effects.

Daniel Sliva, Ph.D., associate professor at the Indiana University School of Medicine shared these findings during this year's Meeting of the Society for Integrative Oncology, in Albuquerque, NM.

This evolving body of peer-reviewed evidence continues to further substantiate the powerful anti-cancer effects of these health formulas. Significantly, original in vitro results on the breast and prostate formulas were later confirmed in vivo, demonstrating through each phase of research that these formulas work through multiple mechanisms of action on the cellular and genomic levels.


Read more HERE.....

Monday, November 12, 2012

HANDcraft™ Cold Process Soap Making Kit

Cold Process Soap Making Kit

Thinking about trying  Cold Process Soap Making? This package is perfect for first time Soap Maker!

Ahh..... The HANDcraft™ Cold Process Soap Making Kit - the perfect Soapmaking Starter Kit for a Newbie. I know you hate that term, but admit it; you’re having trouble finding things. You can't find lye, can't find the right oils. Not even sure the formula you found on the internet is going to work. You’re new at this….we can help. No worries.....everyone has to start somewhere and we have made it very easy.

Click HERE for full details! 

Monday, November 5, 2012

Early Early Bird Registraion for HSMG 2013 Conference


The Handcrafted Soapmakers Guild is already gearing up for the 2013 Conference.

Check out their Blog Post to read more about  the "Early - Early Bird" registration where you can receive a special rate until the end of November. They even offer an installment plan for payment.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Soap Making Package Deals!


Soap Making Package Deals


For The BEGINNER, HOBBYIST, and PROFESSIONAL SOAP MAKER!
Soap Making Packages Designed to take the Guess Work Out!

Check out our Soap Making Package Deals!

SINGLE LOAF - Soap Making START-UP Package - Perfect for The Beginning Soap Maker!

TRIPLE LOAF - Soap Making Package - Make 3 Loafs of Soap at Once!

QUAD LOAF - Soap Making Package - Make 4 Loafs of Soap at Once!

ROUND LOAF - Soap Making Package - This Package is Perfect for Round Soap Bars!

Professional SILVER - Soap Making Package - This Package is Perfect for The Professional Soap Maker!

Professional GOLD - Soap Making Package - Cuts Both Loafs and Bars With One Piece Of Equipment!

Professional PRO PLATINUM - Soap Making Package - The ultimate package for Professionals!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Whole Foods confirms it knowingly sells products containing Monsanto's genetically modified corn: Don't ask, don't tell!


(NaturalNews) Ronnie Cummins of the Organic Consumers Association has been protesting Whole Foods for several years, demanding the company label the GMOs it sells. Whole Foods management has foolishly ignored him.

In fact, until recently his efforts achieved relatively little traction, but all of a sudden "he appears to be a prophet," a friend told me yesterday. Yep, Ronnie Cummins was right, and the fact that Whole Foods has sternly resisted labeling the GMOs it sells has the company in a virtual P.R. panic.

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/037413_Whole_Foods_Monsanto_GMO.html#ixzz2A7PxdwLd
 

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Positive Habits


Here's a little riddle for you....

"I am your constant companion. I am your greatest helper or I am your heaviest burden. I will push you onward or I will drag you down to failure. I am completely at your command. Half of the things you do, you might just as well hand over to me and I will be able to do them much quicker. I am not easily managed. You must really be firm with me. Show me exactly how you want something done and after a few lessons I will do it automatically. I am the servant of all great men and women and, alas, of all failures as well. Those who are great - I have made great. Those who are failures - I have made failures. I am not a machine, although I work with all the precision of a machine plus the intelligence of a man. You can run me for profit or you can run me for ruin, it makes no difference to me. Take me, train me, be firm with me and I will place the world at your feet. Be easy with me and I will destroy you. Who am I? I am habit."
−Anonymous

Do you have bad habits standing in the way of your success? Are there good things you can make a daily habit that would contribute to your success?

Tell us about some of the positive habits you feel make you successful!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Save 10% on Tube Molds

On Sale at SoapEquipment.com


Want to make something a little different or add a rounder look to your line of products? Try out our HANDcraft™ Single Tube Mold - 2" or 4" -  On Sale Now!

2" Tube Mold




4" Tube Mold

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



Wednesday, October 10, 2012

California Green Chemistry Initiative - Proposed Regulations


 

Below is an excerpt from Donna Maria's Indie Business Blog. Please take the time to read the full article as it could affect you if you sell products in California - whether directly or online.
It has come to my attention that the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) is considering new regulations that, if enacted as drafted, would eliminate what it calls “chemicals of concern” (COCs) from a variety of consumer products, including cosmetics, that are sold in California. The proposed regulations would apply to manufacturers, marketers, importers and retailers, and would include evaluating and prioritizing a list of product and COC combinations so that a list of “Priority Products” can be created. If a product is deemed a “Priority Product,” the manufacturer will be required to perform analyses on the product so the effect of COCs in the product can be limited.
Click HERE for the full article.

You can also visit the Professional Beauty Association for additional information.
Tell us what you think and share your comments here as well.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Learn More About Aromatherapy and Essential Oils

Aromatherapy Manual

The Aromatherapy Practitioner Reference Manual
by Sylla Sheppard-Hanger, Founder/Director of the Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy in Tampa, Florida.

This is a Fantastic Book and a “Must Have” for anyone who uses Essential Oils in their body care products! It is a Complete Reference book of Aromatic Plant Extracts, Index of Biological activities of Phytochemicals, Clinical Index and Taxonomical Index.

There is a lot of confusion in the world about essential oils and their healing properties. The Aromatherapy Practitioner Reference Manual is the result of many combined years of research and practical experience and clarifies about 350 of the most commonly offered essential oils (and absolutes) in today's marketplace.

"This book allows a practitioner to look up a problematic indication, understand the required bio-chemicals necessary to effect treatment, and find the essential oils for use. Included are over 340 botanical species with all known common names, their commercial availability, their predominant bio-chemical classes, as well as predominant bio-chemicals inherent therein. Anyone could easily start with the essential oil name, and find out what particular treatments could be effected with the information provided. In the Chart, one could immediately find the traditional uses and actions, the purposes and methods of delivery applications, toxicity and contra-indications, along with their traditional uses in perfumery. Also, morphologic and character types are included, as well as all relevant esoteric relations. Although there may be criticism from the scientific community that esoteric uses have been included, the authors feel that to truly treat in a holistic manner, this information needed to be included."

For more information on this great reference manual click HERE.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Fall Favorites...



 
Fall is my favorite time of year. Harvest time, hay rides, going to the orchard, carving pumpkins, making scarecrows...list the goes on.

I also have favorite treats I like to make this time of year that are very simple - like spiced cider and trail mix.

For cider - Just simmer some cider on the stove or in a slow cooker with some allspice, cinnamon and cloves.

Easy Trail Mix - Just toss some dried cranberries, toasted pumpkin seeds, raisins, dark chocolate chips and raw almonds. For a more candy oriented mix - Just toss some candy corn, peanuts and chocolate candy pieces together.

We'd love to hear some of your favorite fall recipes.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Air Soap Cutter

 

 

Willow Way Professional Air Soap Cutter


This soap cutter is the Ultimate in Cold Processed Soap Cutting!

The Willow Way Air Soap Cutter™ can produce thousands of perfect bars a day by one person.
  • A full production, Custom Made soap cutter designed to your specifications, bar and batch size.
  • Cuts both Loaves and Bars with One piece of equipment.
  • You can cut hundreds of perfect bars in just minutes.
  • 2 Cutting Frames and 2 Cutting Tables included (Loaf and Bar)
Video-See Our Products in ActionView Video of Air Soap Cutter in Action   

Increase Production
Cut hundreds of bars in minutes! Thousands per day!

Save Time & Money
Less labor, Less cost per bar. Cut thousands of bars a day with one person!

Increase Profit
Less labor and time means less cost per bar-Equals More Profit!

Full Production
Cuts both Loaves and Bars with one piece of equipment.

Custom Designed
We custom make your cutting Frames and cutting tables to your specifications.

Built to Last
Linear bearings; high-speed, drill-rod guides; ball bearing gliding table; 2” (5cm) box tubing frame, precision machined mounts and fittings. Protected with a tough, baked on powder coat, enamel finish.

Versatile
Extra Cutting Frames and Tables for different full size bars or hotel size bars are available.

Small Footprint
The Air Soap Cutter™ is only 32" (81cm) wide x 40" (102cm) long and is 43” (109cm) high.


 

Friday, September 28, 2012

Loaf Soap Molds

 
Single Loaf Soap Mold


Triple Loaf Soap Mold




Quadruple Loaf Soap Mold

A great way to get started into Soapmaking and perfect for test batches. 
  • Made to last from tough, high density polyethylene plastic (HDPE)
  • Easy to clean and maintain
  • Easy to disassemble 
Need a different size or shape soap mold? Custom Molds are available. Just contact us and we can design just about any size you need!

Check out the Single Loaf Soap Mold in our Small Production Soapmaking Video.


 Check out our Package Deals for everything you need to make soap
in these quality molds.


Wednesday, September 26, 2012

HANDcraft Plantable Paper




Handmade Plantable Paper - Lotka Fiber - Computer Paper



Looking for a unique paper for cigar bands? Check out our HANDcraft Plantable Paper! This acid –free, seeded paper can be planted in soil to produce a gift of flowers. The seeded paper is 50% recycled content. The paper is 20# paper and is safe to laser or inkjet print.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Pumpkin Recipes...



Pumpkin has all kinds of health benefits like being high in Vitamin A and Fiber, but the best thing about pumpkins is all the cool recipes you can use them in.

I'll share a few of my favorites and I'd love to hear some of yours.

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds: 
2 Cups Raw Whole Pumpkin Seeds
1 - 2 Tablespoons Oil (I like Avocado)
Seasonings of your choice like sea salt, cayenne pepper, or cinnamon

Preaheat Oven to 275 degrees. Mix ingredients above together and spread in an even layer on a cookie sheet or shallow baking dish. Bake for 1 hour stirring occasionally.

Pumpkin Smoothie:
1/2 Canned Pumpkin
1/2 - 3/4 Milk or yogurt (i like Greek)
1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg (optional)
sweetener of choice - I use Stevia
4 ice cubes
Mix in blender or with stick blender until smooth

Friday, September 21, 2012

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

This is the beginning of a new day....





"This is the beginning of a new day. You have been given this day to use as you will. You can waste it or use it for good. What you do today is important because you are exchanging a day of your life for it. When tomorrow comes, this day will be gone forever; in its place is something that you have left behind...let it be something good."
Author Unknown





Monday, September 17, 2012

Looking for a quick and easy way to change the look of your soap?

Check out these cool tools and pieces of equipment!



Easy Way Soap Stamper -  For a more dramatic way to change the look of your soap check out our Easy Way Soap Stamper and Custom Soap Stamps. You can easily customize the look of your soap bars with unique designs or logos. You can either stamp all of your bars with your logo or maybe you have a special blend that needs that extra flair. The Easy Way soap Stamper is tough and durable, easy and efficient to use allowing you to stamp 200-250 bars an hour. For information and design specifications check out our Stamper Page.



Krinkle Blade - One simple way to change the look of your soap is to cut your bars using a Krinkle Blade. This stainless steel blade with a hardwood handle works well with our Single, Triple and Quadruple Loaf Molds. For more efficient cutting the Krinkle Blade works best using the Large Cutter Box.


HANDcraft™ Soap Edger – This is a great way to smooth the edges of your beautiful bars. It doesn’t take as much soap off as a beveller, and gives a cleaner, more professional look. This is a great way to change the look of your specialty lines of soap! Even a beginner can do up to 300 bars an hour!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

SAVE 15% OFF SELECT LIP BALM TRAYS!




The Ultimate Lip Balm Trays - On Sale Now!
These are limited time offers - So place your order today! 



.15oz Lip Balm Tray



.25oz Lip Balm Tray
 


.15 Oval Lip Balm Tray


Monday, September 10, 2012


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, December 18, 2006. Our next step was a press that could utilize every mold we have. We have many products that have yet to make it to our websites. We may spend years perfecting products before putting them on our sites.

So……what will it do?…..Everything, our Bath Spheres (MaxiBalls), our Sculpted Bath Fizzies, our Designer Bath bombs and of course Custom Bath bombs.

The Ultimate in making Bath Bombs. You can use any Bath Fizzy Mold we make... Choose from over 22 Different Bath Bomb Molds!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Avocado Oil - Not just for soap making



I love the benefits of Avocado Oil on my skin whether it is in luxurious soap or face cream. But have you ever tried cooking with it? Below is a quick, easy and delicious recipe using Avocado Oil and Sweet Potatoes. These fries are salty, sweet and crunchy - even spicy if you like!

Ingredients
1 Sweet Potato per person
1 T Avocado Oil per potato
Sea Salt and any other spice you like

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Peel Sweet Potatoes and slice in desired shape. Arrange potatoes in a single layer on baking sheet, toss with oil and sprinkle with spices. Bake for 10-15 minutes, flip over with a spatula and bake for 10-15 minutes longer.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Soap Making Tools and Accessories

These little items will help you in a BIG way!




Tired of busting you fingernails trying to get those lids off? What you need is a Bucket Lid Lifter!



This is Aluminum Scoop is perfect for scooping your solid oils from buckets or drums.



HANDcraft™ Poly Bucket Pump - Great for getting those oils out of the bucket with less mess!


Check out more great tools and accessories HERE