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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

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

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!