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Monday, May 22, 2017

Soap Drying Trays



Soap Drying Trays


Our Soap Drying Trays are the Ultimate, when it comes to shaving loads off of your curing time.
Some customers say as much as 40%.

In addition to less drying time, there is saving all that labor in racking your bars and time in turning your bars to get an even cure.

When placed on one of the “Soap Tray Dollies” you have a mobile curing system that can quickly cure, 1,000 >>> 2,000 >>> and more bars in only, 16” x 32” (41cm x 82cm) of Floor Space!!

To order yours today: http://soapequipment.com/trays/




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Friday, May 19, 2017

Cloves A Good Source of Vitamins





CLOVES
NaturalNews) Cloves are often associated with Christmas recipes such as mulled wine and Christmas cake and not widely used in western culture or cuisine outside of the Christmas period. However, cloves have health benefits which could be enjoyed the whole year round. 

Cloves have been used for over 2000 years for digestive disorders, to treat tooth pain, arthritis and also for the alleviation of cravings for alcoholics. It has been found that eugenol can also help prevent toxicity from environmental pollutants such as carbon tetrachloride and prevent cancers in the digestive tract.

Cloves are a good source of manganese, selenium, magnesium, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin K, dietary fiber and vitamin C.

Manganese is an element that plays many essential roles in the body. It aids in the metabolism of proteins and helps activate enzymes needed for the body to use vitamin B1 (thiamin) and vitamin C, and is needed for normal functioning of the nervous system. Manganese is also involved in the formation of the thyroxine hormone in the thyroid gland, and in the production of sex hormones. Manganese also works as an antioxidant to help prevent cancer and heart disease.

Selenium helps skin to heal following injuries sustained from burns. Selenium's antioxidant properties regenerate vitamins E and C, and decrease aging of the skin. It improves the immune system's response against bacterial and viral infections, cancer cells, herpes virus, cold sores, and shingles. One of the major nutritional benefits of selenium is changing the levels of HDL and LDL cholesterol for a healthy heart.

Cloves taken as tea, in food or applied to the affected area as a paste can help with pain relief, indigestion, bloating and the symptoms associated with colds and flu such as congestion, headache, joint pain, muscle weakness and coughs.

Cloves are best bought whole rather than as a powder; the oils in the clove can be seen if pressed with a nail and the best quality can be found in health shops and spice markets. A good clove will contain a spherical top inside the crown of the bud and will float vertically in water whereas a stale one will float horizontally.

The tradition of using cloves in winter cooking may have started because the spice has a strong enough taste to cover up the taste of poorly preserved food. However, by consuming the spice in the winter it could also prevent the outbreaks of colds, flu and other viruses that also come as a tradition at wintertime.









Friday, May 12, 2017

Manual Pie 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, May 10, 2017

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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Monday, May 8, 2017

Powerful Superfood





THE ONION
 


That smelly and sometimes hot superfood is more than the kitchen staple it used for in cooking. It has superior benefits for the treatment of common diseases.

The onion offers superior benefits for both the prevention and treatment of many common diseases, including various kinds of cancer, coronary heart disease, type 2 diabetescataracts and more.

Scientific studies published show that they are highly protective to nerves and the cardiovascular system, and that they enhance immune function, fight the growth of many types of tumors, help to promote healthy hormone function, and many more.

Read about the five research proven reasons why onion is a secret powerful superfood at: http://www.naturalnews.com/041923_onions_superfood_scientific_research.html





Friday, May 5, 2017

Air Soap Cutter



Air Soap Cutter

The Most Versatile High Production
Soap Cutter on the Market
For the Handcrafted SoapMaker!
The Air Soap Cutter™ can produce thousands
of perfect bars a day by one person.

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Wednesday, May 3, 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.








Monday, May 1, 2017

Multi Bath Bomb Press

                             


New Multi Bath Bomb Press



Find answers to questions like these and more:

What shapes do you make?

How do you adjust the depth for the Cylinder, Cuber and Tablet molds?



Friday, April 28, 2017

Turmeric Ancient Indian Herb




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/.



Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Calendar of Events




It's that time of year again and everyone is gearing up and planning their Soap and Candle Shows, Conferences, and Gatherings.

We'll keep you updated...just check out our Handcrafted Body Care Industry - Calendar of Events for dates and links for more information.

If you have a Show, Conference, or Gathering you would like share with us just make a comment to this post and we'll add it to our calendar.

These events are a great way to meet new soapers, network, learn new things, and check out suppliers and equipment vendors.

Check the calendar often for updates and to find an event to attend in your area.






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Monday, April 24, 2017

Artisan Triple Loaf Mold



Artisan Triple Loaf Mold



Decorate to your heart’s content with this Artisan Mold. Just drop in the stainless steel dividers to make a Triple Loaf Mold for easy cutting.

Sculpt – Swirl – Embed – Fluff… All types of soap… Cold Process - Hot Process - M&P - Oven Process (if not over 200°F (93°C)

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Its Earth Day!


April 22, 2017 is Earth Day



Simple Ways to Show Our Love to the Planet
                     
    Use only the water you need, and reuse when possible
    Make sure your home’s air is healthy
    Use less electricity - Go renewable
    Create your own power from wind, the sun, water, or biofuels
    Buy locally or grow your own foods
    Commute without polluting
    Plant a tree – or 10
    Join or start a green club in your community
    Learn about composting
    Help keep water clean by using only biodegradable and environmentally friendly cleaning products
    Find alternate ways to reduce use of diesel and other fuels for transportation, production and energy
    Reuse and recycle
    Protect your local water source from pollutants excess pesticides and garbage
    Reduce – Cut back on the amount of “stuff” that could later end up as waste
    Don’t litter
    Participate in a local environmental festival or event




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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

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, April 17, 2017

Soap Making Videos



Check Out Our Videos


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

Friday, April 14, 2017

5 Health Benefits of Cinnamon




Isn’t Cinnamon, Cinnamon?

Not for those “in the know.” Turns out that there are several types of the well-known spice, but the two most common are “cassia” and “ceylon.”
Cassia or Ceylon? Studies show benefits from both, but your taste buds may prefer Ceylon.
The Difference Between the Two Ceylon cinnamon, also called “true cinnamon,” comes from crumbly inner bark of the Cinnamomum zeylanicum tree. It’s light brown, and has a sweet and delicate flavor.
Cassia comes from the Cinnamomum cassia plant, and is also called “Chinese cinnamon.” This type is a darker, redder brown, and has a harsher, more overpowering flavor with less sweetness. Cassia sticks are particularly hardy.
Health Benefits
Both types of cinnamon have health benefits, including the following.
1. Diabetes.
2. Alzheimer’s Disease.
3. Cancer.
4. Anti-inflammatory.
5. Anti-microbial.
Other Health Benefits? As far as other health benefits related to cinnamon, such as weight loss, the research is still limited.
Cultures around the world have been using mainly Ceylon cinnamon medicinally and as a flavorful spice for thousands of years. You can’t go wrong by adding more to your diet.


Friday, April 7, 2017

Package Deals





Our Soap Making Packages are designed to take the guess
work out! For Beginner, Hobbyist & Professional Soap Maker!

Check out them out at: www.soapequipment.com/packagedeals






Monday, April 3, 2017

Fizzie Foot Bath




It's that time of year again to get our skin and feet ready for summer. To get those feet ready for summer sandals I love to soak my feet in a bath using peppermint/tea tree foot fizzies. I use the recipe below and use our Willow Bath Bomb Press™ and the Willow Cherry Bomb Mold. This mold makes 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!


                          


Friday, March 31, 2017

It's That Time Again






It's that time of year again and everyone is gearing up and planning their Soap and Candle Shows, Conferences, and Gatherings.

We'll keep you updated...just check out our Handcrafted Body Care Industry - Calendar of Events for dates and links for more information.

If you have a Show, Conference, or Gathering you would like share with us just make a comment to this post and we'll add it to our calendar.

These events are a great way to meet new soapers, network, learn new things, and check out suppliers and equipment vendors.

Check the calendar often for updates and to find an event to attend in your area.






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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Lip Balm




It’s that time of year! Chapped lips can be a challenge. Our lips can be dry and become cracked due to the hot weather, medications, and certain foods or by simply licking your lips too often. Lip balm is used by many to help moisturize the lips and keep them soft. Making your own lip balm is easy and cost much less than purchasing in a store. Hey, check out our specials this month www.soapequipment.com and get a great deal on lip balm trays.


Monday, March 27, 2017

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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Friday, March 24, 2017

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Professional Manual Pie Soap Cutter




Professional 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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Monday, March 20, 2017

Poly Drum Pump




PUMP that drum to the last drop!
Our Poly Drum Pump is designed to pump
from base of container – all contents emptied!


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