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Friday, August 18, 2017

Tools and Accessories



Tools and Accessories

Check out our page of tools and accessories!
Utensils for Mixing, Dispensing, Measuring, Weighing
Pumps Thermometers, Scales, Safety Equipment and more.




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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Soap Shaper



Soap Shaper


Add excitement to your soaps with shapes & colors from pink hearts to blue bears!

Use that scrap left over from your Cold Processed pours. Less Waste, More Profit.




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Monday, August 14, 2017

Commercial Power Blender



Commercial Power Blender


Tired of that little stick blender burning out? Well here is the ultimate for blending Lotions, Liquid Soap and even CP & HP Soap. Need something that will mix 30 gallons of lotion at the oil in water phase? Here is the answer. Castile SoapMaker's...take that trace time down to 15 minutes or less.

Visit soapequipment.com and choose from 14", 16", 18" or 21" shaft length. All of these sizes are 750 watt of power with variable speed.


Friday, August 11, 2017

Tube Molds




Tube Molds with Teflon Liner


Want to make something a little different or add a
rounder look to your line of products? Try out our
HANDcraft™ Single Tube Mold.

Whatever you want to call them; Round, Column
or Tube molds you can do some really unique things with them.

Available in these 4 Diameters...
2"  2.5"  3" 4"

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Watching Videos Can Be Profitable


Watching Videos Can Be Profitable

What is one of the best ways to learn how to do something? By watching someone else do it! If you are interested in seeing how to make cold process soap, how to line a soap mold,
or how to use a larger soap making system to increase your volume then this page is for you.

Most of our videos were shot using amateurs. We wanted to show you how even a person who knows nothing about soap making can easily use our equipment.

From Small Production Soap Making to Professional Large Production Soap Making - We cover it all on our Video Page!

You can use our Equipment Videos as a great tool whether you are trying to decide whether to purchase a new system or whether you are learning about trace or lining soap molds – Just pause them when you need to and then start again. You can view them right from our Video Page or download them to your computer for viewing later.

All of the Videos are formatted in (.wmv) - (.mpg) - (Flash) video format
If you choose to download the videos to view later – We offer a few FREE Media Players that will work fine...Windows Media Player - WinAmp - DivX

Monday, August 7, 2017

Books



BOOKS

Sit down relax and read a book.
Books on - Soap Making - Herbs - Aromatherapy - Cosmetics - Recipes.
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This book is chalked full of recipes dating from the early 1800’s to now.



Make it Fizz contains 24 recipes for Bath Bombs, Bubbly Bars and other
Bath Treats from the “Queen of Fizz” Holly Port.

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Friday, August 4, 2017

Monthly Newsletter






Did You Know???

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Foot Bath



FOOT BATH



The summer heat is drying our skin and especially our feet. Using a foot bath followed by a lotion for dry skin can help keep our feet soft and looking pretty in our summer sandals. I love to soak my feet in a bath using peppermint/tea tree foot fizzies. I use the recipe below and our Willow Cherry Bomb Mold to make the perfect size for a foot fizzie.

1/2 Cup Baking Soda
1/4 Cup Citric Acid
1 1/2 teaspoons Avocado Oil
1 1/2 teaspoons Sunflower Oil
1/2 teaspoon Peppermint Essential Oil
1/2 teaspoon Tea Tree Oil
Witch Hazel as needed

Mix oils and baking soda together very well. Mix in citric acid very well. Mixture should clump or compress together - add spritzs of Witch Hazel one at a time until mixture is ready to press into fizzies.

We would love to here about your great DIY summer skin care recipes!




Monday, July 31, 2017

Mighty Mixer




Mighty Mixer


           Check out this cool piece of equipment!

We have designed The Mighty Mixer™ to be extremely versatile and durable. It will mix your Soap, Lotions, Dry Materials, Oil blends, Body Washes and much more.
Just about anything that you need to mix, can be handled quickly and effortlessly with, The Mighty Mixer.
With its variable speed control you can go from barely moving to very fast (2500 rpm) with just a turn of a knob. The Might Mixer is designed to mix batches up to 500 lbs (227kg) and as small as, 20 lbs (9kg).
Our Mighty Mixers require special shipping and therefore cannot be added to our cart.


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Friday, July 28, 2017

Healthy Skin and Hair



Healthy Skin and Hair



Cocoa butter and vitamin E are two ingredients in lotion, face creams and food that give that smooth hydrated look and feel.
Cocoa butter is the natural fat from the cocoa bean extracted during the manufacturing process. Vitamin E is a fat soluble antioxidant found naturally in some foods and added in others.  as well as lotions and face creams.
Both of these ingredients can be found in some shampoo's to aid in the repair of damaged frizzy hair, as well as used alone for a healthy looking shine for your hair.



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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Shrink Wrap Systems




Now that you have produced all that Wonderful Soap and/or those Sweet Smelling Candles! It's Time To Package Them...
Check Out Our...

Wand ("Free-Arm") Based Shrink Wrap Systems



Great for Soap, Candles, Baskets, Small Items and General Short-run Packaging!
Choose from a variety of films for your Shrink-Wrap System, such as films that allow scent to pass through and films that allow your products to "breathe".
Quickly and Easily Shrink-Wrap Numerous Bars of Soap - Three Models To Choose From...

HANDcraft™ 14" Shrink Wrap System


For more information…visit our Soap Cutters page.





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Monday, July 24, 2017

Turmeric



Turmeric



Cur cumin (Turmeric), an ancient Indian herb used in curry powder, has been extensively studied in modern medicine and Indian systems of medicine for the treatment of various medical conditions, including cystic fibrosis, hemorrhoids, gastric ulcer, colon cancer, breast cancer, atherosclerosis, liver diseases and arthritis. It has been used in various types of treatments for dementia and traumatic brain injury.
Turmeric is used in curries and other spicy dishes from India, Asia and the Middle East. Similar to many other herbal remedies, people first used cur cumin as a food and later discovered that it also had impressive medicinal qualities. Read the complete story on Turmeric  at: http://www.swansonvitamins.com/.



Friday, July 21, 2017

Long Loaf Cutter



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.


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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Tanks



TANKS


All shiny and new….just waiting for their forever home.




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Monday, July 17, 2017

Himalayan Crystal Salt



Himalayan Crystal Salt


Accept no other--Swanson Himalayan Crystal Salt is the only real Himalayan Salt in America endorsed by the founder of the European crystal salt movement, Dr. Barbara Hendel. As the ancient seas evaporated and the Himalayan Mountains rose from the earth, ribbons of pure crystal salt were stretched throughout the rock. Its structure, mineral composition and purity were thus preserved to this day. This crystal salt is finely ground and 100% pure and natural. It's not refined like table salt; it's more pure and wholesome than sea salt or rock salt. Dr. Hendel's Himalayan Crystal Salt is hand-mined to preserve its integrity and provide pure elemental energy from the earth. While many of Europe's leading chefs now demand Himalayan Crystal Salt in their kitchens, there's more to this natural wonder than culinary applications. Dr. Hendel recommends its use in baths, skin-care solutions, vaporizers and more--all detailed in her booklet Water & Salt, available exclusively through Swanson Health Products.





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Friday, July 14, 2017

Manual Pie Soap Cutter



A Slice of Pie Anyone?



Pies, Bundt Cakes, Cakes... Rounds of any kind are cut 
perfectly with the HANDcraft Pie Soap Cutter.
No more guesswork on spacing or lopsided pie cuts.

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

10 Herbal Supplements to Boost Your Energy


10 Herbal Supplements to Boost Your Energy


Energy is often a top priority when thinking about health—after all, if your energy levels are low, it’s hard to accomplish everything on your task list, much less get out of bed in the morning!

Whether you’re looking for a solution to the afternoon slump, a boost before your workout or a way to perk yourself up for the entire day, there are a variety of herbal supplements to help support your energy levels. Here are our top 10!

Korean Ginseng 
Korean ginseng is a well-known herbal energizer. Ginseng is an adaptogen, meaning it helps you adapt to stressful situations without crashing. It’s a stimulant free way to promote sustained energy and a feeling of balance.

American Ginseng 
Like Korean ginseng, American ginseng supports physical and mental energy, fights stress and aids immune health. Can’t pick between the two? We have a supplement that contains both!

Eleuthero 
Also known as Siberian Ginseng, this herb energizes the body and mind while fighting stress. It’s popular among professional athletes to gain endurance.

Suma Root 
This Amazonian herb was traditionally used for overall vitality and energy support. Today, it’s still revered for those benefits!

Guarana 
This natural fatigue fighter has a high concentration of caffeine (about three times more than coffee), which makes it a popular ingredient in modern energy drinks. It helps promote mental alertness and aids weight loss efforts.

Green Tea 
Popular for its potent antioxidant content, green tea also provides an energy boost due to caffeine. For those who don’t like drinking the tea, supplements are one option. But our tea-drinking customers love our organic matcha green tea!

Yohimbe 
While this herb’s primary claim to fame is sexual support for men, it also has energy-boosting qualities. Many athletes find yohimbe useful before a workout.

Gotu Kola 
A subtle energizer that also supports memory and mental performance, gotu kola is popular around the world. This Ayurvedic herb promotes vitality and healthy circulation, too!

Kola Nut 
Also called cola nut, the active ingredient in this herb is caffeine. Kola nut is commonly used as a flavoring agent for food and beverages, but it supports energy and a metabolic boost as an herbal supplement!

10  Rhodiola Rosea 
This Arctic herb is adaptogenic, meaning it helps you adapt to physical and environmental stressors. It will help fight fatigue and stress simultaneously—score! Many people find that rhodiola rosea provides sustained energy and mood support for the day.


Everyone’s body is different, so if one supplement doesn’t work for your needs, just move on to another. There’s certainly a lot to pick from!

 
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Monday, July 10, 2017

Why Use Handcrafted Natural Soap?



Why Use Handcrafted Natural Soap?
Save the Environment!
by LaShonda Tyre


Now what in the whoo-whoo does soap have to do with the environment? Well I am glad you asked. I know  all the rave today in body care is those over glorified body washes and shower gels. Think about how many of those you go through in one year. Instead of using those landfill nightmares why not consider using bar soap and help save the environment. Those shower gel containers are mostly likely not biodegradable and you can’t recycle them.
With bar soap the packaging is most likely paper or very minimal. Plus you get to use the whole product. With shower gel you most likely don’t finish the entire bottle. There is probably an ounce-ish you can’t get out of the bottle….money wasted.
Now it may be a challenge going cold turkey in the beginning but think about how much you will be decreasing your carbon footprint. Give bar soap a chance. You may find it rewarding to your skin and to the environment.


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Friday, July 7, 2017

10 Uses for Olive Oil



10 Uses for Olive Oil Other Than Cooking & Making Soap


Hot Oil Treatment for hair
Free a sticking zipper
Polish wood furniture
Bath oil
Makeup remover
Cuticle Oil
Add to pet’s food to condition fur
Lubricant for shaving
Remove paint or sticky substances from skin or hair
Lubricate a measuring cup when measuring sticky things like syrup




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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Virgin Coconut Oil



Virgin Coconut Oil




Did you know that Virgin Coconut oil can take the place of other oils used in baking, frying and even for lotions, dry cuticles, wrinkles and shaving cream?  In cooking the fatty acid is converted into an energy source which is great for low-carb diets. Some people call it the all purpose oil with a healthy advantage. Give it a try.




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Monday, July 3, 2017

Soap Shaper




Soap Shaper

Add excitement to your soaps with shapes and colors from pink hearts to blue bears!

Use that scrap left over from your Cold Processed pours. Less Waste, More Profit.




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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Summer Fun



Summer Fun


Summer has officially  begun and now its time for vacations and fun in the sun. The sun just makes you feel good – if you haven’t become afraid of it. Many of my patients avoid the sun like the plague. These days you hear frequent warnings that sunshine poses serious risks to your health.
Among the many alarmist voices are the sunscreen manufacturers. For more than 20 years, the $5 billion-a-year industry has been propagating the supposition that the sun is deadly and we must be protected from it by slathering on chemical compounds.
Of course, they conveniently fail to mention that sun exposure is essential for good health; or that common sun lotion contains 5 known carcinogens – two of which are actually activated by the sun – and block your body’s ability to produce essential vitamin D.
And here’s the worst part – There has never been any evidence that sunscreens prevent the most serious kinds of skin cancer. In fact, they can actually increase that risk.
The rising risk of cancer is not because we’ve increased sun exposure.
With most of us working indoors now, we are exposed to far less sunlight yet certain cancers, especially skin cancers, have dramatically risen. Your diet is more important. We have progressively lowered antioxidant intake.
Many antioxidants have been shown to significantly lower your risk of cancer –even skin cancer. I’ll bet there are many more yet to be discovered. A study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology backs me up on this.
They found that regular green tea drinkers were 20 to 30 percent less likely to develop the two most common types of skin cancer: *basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma.
The study also found that the green tea antioxidant known as EGCG can reduce burning on UV-exposed skin. The protective power of EGCG comes from its ability to prevent and repair the cellular damage caused by overexposure to the sun.
Dermatologists usually ignore any evidence that diet and sunlight have a synergistic connection. In fact, they spend most of their time telling you to stay out of the sun altogether. Their prescription – stay out of the sun as much as possible and wear sunscreen when you do venture outside – is not only unnecessary; it’s bad for your health.

These findings do NOT mean it’s OK to burn in the sun as long as you have a cup of tea afterward. Sunlight is good for you; sunburns are bad, so use appropriate moderation.
All information above has been graciously provided by Al Sears, MD.
1 JR Rees et al. Tea consumption and basal cell and squamous cell skin cancer. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 2007; (56)781-785.

Friday, June 23, 2017

EZ Way Bath Bomb Press




EZ Way Bath Bomb Press™ - Pneumatic Bath Bomb Press
Now includes Soap Stamper Attachment


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. 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.

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