Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Cologne Roller Balls For Men

Cologne Roller Balls For Men

Things you need to make this:
-click on links provided to add to your shopping cart & order everything.



4 fl oz of favorite masculine  Fragrance Oil (recommendations):



Each Volcano Black Roller Bottle will hold a total of 30 ML. If you want to fill all 10 measure out 200 ml F.C.O using the pipettes and squeeze into the beaker. Each pipette has a 3.5 ml draw. 
If you would prefer to weigh out the fractionated coconut oil, weigh out approximately 6.75 oz wt. or measure approximately 1 cup and pour into the glass beaker.

Add 100 ml of your fragrance oil of choice or
weigh 3.3 oz wt. of fragrance oil or
measure 1/2 cup fragrance oil

Mix your beaker contents using a pipette.
Transfer into the roller bottles using the miniature funnel
Press the roller ball insert into the bottles & put the lid on. 

You may add a label if you like. Ready to use. 
I love these new Volcano Black Bottles as they block out UV and protect your blends with a sleek & sophisticated look! 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Sea Salt Lime C.P Soap

SEA SALT LIME Cold Process Soap Recipe

You will need the following to make this soap recipe:

-Safety Equipment for making soap. Goggles or Glasses, Nitrile Gloves. http://pinemeadows.net/soap-making-supplies.php
-Stick Blender for mixing soap: 
http://pinemeadows.net/Stick-Blender
-Buckets for melting oils & mixing lye: I use the 1 gallon bucket to melt my oils in the microwave (be sure to remove the medal handle). I use the 87 ounce bucket to mix my lye. http://pinemeadows.net/Plastic-Buckets
-Parchment Paper to line mold with
-2 spatulas to mix colors
- Glass beakers to weigh out essential oils & sodium hydroxide: http://pinemeadows.net/Glass-Beaker
-Thermometer for testing temps: http://pinemeadows.net/Soapmaking-Thermometer or http://pinemeadows.net/Infrared-Thermometer-Dual-Laser
-Easy pour mixing & measuring containers x 2: http://pinemeadows.net/Easy-Pour-Mixing-and-Measuring-Container

Recipe:

5 oz wt. Avocado Oil
8 oz wt. Coconut Oil
3 oz wt. Olive Oil
8 oz wt. Palm Oil
6 oz wt. Palm Kernel Oil
2 oz wt. Shea Butter

4.62 oz wt. Sodium Hydroxide
12 oz wt. Distilled Water

.15 cc scoop of Green Apple Mica for coloring your salt

.06 oz wt.  Sea Salt Lime Fragrance Oil or Fragrance Oil of your choice 


-Weigh out all your oils & butters into a bucket. Heat them in the microwave for approximately 3 minutes. 
-Weigh out your sodium hydroxide. Weigh out your distilled water. Add your sodium hydroxide to your water slowly, stirring carefully to avoid any splashing (make sure you are wearing your safety equipment throughout this whole process).
-In a separate container mix your titanium dioxide with about 2 tablespoons of distilled water and set aside.
-Measure out 1/4 cup of Medium Bath Salt Crystals and color with your Green Apple Mica. Set aside. 
-Weigh out your fragrance oil and set aside. 
- When your lye solution and your oils are about 110 degrees F. combine them and stir using your stick blender for a few seconds. 
- Add your titanium dioxide/water mixture and stir until it is mixed into your soap batter well. 
- Add the fragrance oil and stir using your stick blender. 
- Pour your soap batter into your mold.
- Sprinkle the colored salts on top of the soap and lightly mix them into the soap batter so they won't just fall off.
This is what the top of mine looked like. 
- Unmold after 24 hours and cut using your soap cutter into bar size of your choice. 
- Test the pH it should register around an 8 on the pH range.
-Stack and wait a few weeks until it has cured.

Friday, February 10, 2017

In The Pot Swirl C.P Soap

IN THE POT SWIRL C.P SOAP


You will need the following to make this soap recipe:

-Safety Equipment for making soap. Goggles or Glasses, Nitrile Gloves. http://pinemeadows.net/soap-making-supplies.php
-Stick Blender for mixing soap: 
http://pinemeadows.net/Stick-Blender
-Buckets for melting oils & mixing lye: I use the 1 gallon bucket to melt my oils in the microwave (be sure to remove the medal handle). I use the 87 ounce bucket to mix my lye. http://pinemeadows.net/Plastic-Buckets
-Parchment Paper to line mold with
-3 Extra spatulas to mix colors
- Glass beakers to weigh out essential oils & sodium hydroxide: http://pinemeadows.net/Glass-Beaker
-Thermometer for testing temps: http://pinemeadows.net/Soapmaking-Thermometer  or http://pinemeadows.net/Infrared-Thermometer-Dual-Laser
-Easy pour mixing & measuring containers x 2: http://pinemeadows.net/Easy-Pour-Mixing-and-Measuring-Container
-Soap Cutter: http://pinemeadows.net/Soap-Cutter

Recipe:

2   oz wt. Organic Sweet Almond Oil http://pinemeadows.net/Almond-Oil-Sweet
4   oz wt. Organic Avocado Oil http://pinemeadows.net/Avocado-Oil-Organic
4   oz wt. Castor Oil http://pinemeadows.net/Castor-Oil
2   oz wt. Organic Cocoa Butter http://pinemeadows.net/Cocoa-Butter-Organic
8   oz wt. Organic Coconut Oil http://pinemeadows.net/Coconut-Oil-Organic
12 oz wt. Organic Sustainable Palm Oil http://pinemeadows.net/Palm-Oil
8   oz wt. Organic Sustainable Palm Kernel Oil http://pinemeadows.net/Palm-Kernel-Oil
8   oz wt. Organic High Oleic Safflower Oil http://pinemeadows.net/Safflower-Oil-High-Oleic-Organic

6.76 oz wt. Sodium Hydroxide (aka Lye)
15    oz wt. Distilled Water

1.5 oz wt. Peppermint Essential Oil http://pinemeadows.net/Peppermint-Essential-Oil
1.5 oz wt. Tangerine Essential Oil http://pinemeadows.net/Tangerine-Essential-Oil

1 teaspoon of Fine Gold Satin Mica http://pinemeadows.net/Fine-Satin-Gold-Mica
1 teaspoon of Red Wine Satin Mica http://pinemeadows.net/Red-Wine-Satin-Mica
1 teaspoon of Orange Saffron Mica http://pinemeadows.net/Orange-Saffron-Mica
11/2 TBSP of Titanium Dioxide (white) http://pinemeadows.net/Titanium-Dioxide-Pigment

Wearing safety equipment weigh out all your ingredients (oils and butter and transfer into your 1 gallon bucket for melting).
Weigh out your distilled water in your 87 ounce bucket and set aside.
Weigh out your sodium hydroxide in a glass beaker & set aside.
Weigh out your essential oils into 1 glass beaker & set aside.
Measure 1 teaspoon of red wine satin mica into a easy pour mixing & measuring container & add a tablespoon of water. Mix the powder color until it becomes a liquid.
Repeat with the orange saffron mica & the titanium dioxide (1 1/2 tablespoons on this one).
Heat your oils for approximately 2 - 3 minutes in the microwave. 
Mix your lye solution (add the pre-weighed sodium hydroxide to the distilled water, slowly so you don't splash.

Temperature check using your thermometer. Once your melted oils and lye solution are approximately 110 degrees F. add your lye solution into the melted oils bucket and stir until you have a light trace. Transfer some of the soap batter into each of the colors leaving enough room to stir with a spatula. Add the titanium dioxide into the large bucket with the majority of the soap batter.


Once the colors are mixed with batter, you will begin to pour one color into a section of the bucket (approximately 1/4 of the colored batter), then 1/4 of another color on top of the first. Choose another section of the white batter and repeat four times. Once your colored batter is all into the bucket you will pour into your lined mold. 

I used a pencil to create the design on top of the soap. I sprinkled a little of our fine satin gold mica & our red wine satin mica on top using our powder duster.
Note: don't stir the soap with the pencil while creating the design or it will end up like mine in the final picture. Had I left it like the above picture it would have been a more detailed swirl with all the colors, instead of just the red. Oh well .... live and learn!
Be sure you test the pH of your soap the next day. Cut your bars and set them in a safe place while they cure for a few weeks.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Luxury Whipped Body Butter (no water) Recipe

Luxury Whipped Body Butter (no water)
Recipe (yields 32 oz of product)


27   grams Organic Borage Oil

5 teaspoons Arrowroot Powder

Containers (jars) for finished product.

Instructions:


1. In a large bowl, weigh out your mango butter. Using a hand blender or stand mixer, whip the butter on medium speed until it's light & fluffy (approx. 1 - 2 minutes).

Periodically scrape the sides of the bowl with a spatula.

2. Add your liquid oils into the butter blend and turn your blender on low, so the oils does not splatter out of the bowl.

Periodically scrape the sides of the bowl with a spatula.

3. Add in your fragrance or essential oil and your arrowroot powder. Use your spatula to hand stir this in until it is mostly mixed in. Then turn your hand blender on to a low - medium speed for approximately 1 - 2 minutes until your mixture is a light & fluffy butter.

4. Spatula your body butter into containers of your choice.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Whipped Pumpkin Seed Butter Recipe



1.2  grams citric acid
20   grams stearic acid
28   grams emulsifying wax
300 grams distilled water

18   grams deodorized cocoa butter

10   grams mango butter
10   grams babassu oil
21   grams organic pumpkin seed oil

14   grams liquid glycerin

5     grams germaben II 
4     grams pumpkin pie fragrance oil or fragrance/essential oil of choice. 

optional - 1 teaspoon arrowroot powder or cornstarch (reduces greasy feel)


Instructions: 

Weigh out your citric acid, stearic acid, emulsifying wax and distilled water into an 87 ounce bucket or microwave safe container. Heat for approximately 2 minutes, making sure your waxes have completely melted. ( use 30 additional second increments until it has completely melted). 
Using a stick blender whip your ingredients together. 

Weigh out your oils and butters and add to the heated wax/water mixture. Whip again and continue to do so until it appears to thicken.


Last add your liquid glycerin, germaben II, arrowroot powder or cornstarch, and your fragrance oil. Continue to whip with the stick blender until your butter recipe is light and fluffy. 


Transfer into jars of your choice. Recipe yields approximately 16 oz of product.

                      

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

DIY Bubble Bath


INGREDIENTS AND MATERIALS NEEDED:



1 cup liquid castile soap 
http://pinemeadows.net/Organic-Liquid-Castile-Soap
1/4 cup distilled or filtered water
2/3 cup liquid glycerin
http://pinemeadows.net/Glycerin-Organic-Vegetable-Derived
6 drops favorite fragrance or essential oil
http://pinemeadows.net/fragrance-essential-lipbalm-oils.php
bottle of choice
SLSA Coarse
http://pinemeadows.net/Sodium-Lauryl-Sulfoacetate-Coarse

Recipe yields around 11 ounces 
INSTRUCTIONS:
Stir together all ingredients and then pour into a plastic bottle.
Please note that this does not contain SLSA so the bubbles are subtle.
You can add some SLSA into the recipe at a rate of 3% or under.