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Topic: Challenge 2: White Trash Beer Soaps-Ginger Bergamot-Recycled Packaging  (Read 9215 times)
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« on: April 28, 2009 08:30:00 AM »

I save everything!!  Even white trash beer from august of 08'(that is when we had our last white trash party).  My bf is always trying to throw things out and he would have dumped this beer if I wouldn't have stopped him.  I told him that I wanted to use it to make soap and he was like "yeah right"  so I showed him.  Yesterday I made this wonderful beer soap and fragranced it with a ginger bergamot EO blend.  The soap is all natural(unless there is something funky and unnatural in beer that I am not aware of) and I recycled materials for the packaging.
This is what I came up with:


The packaging was made using a paper grocery bag, a page torn from a magazine(I am a magazine whore so I have plenty lying about the house), inkjet printer and glue runner.


White Trash Beer Soap

lye solution:
12 oz. Keystone Light Beer(can be substituted with white trash beer of your choice)
6 oz. sodium hydroxide

base oils:
18 oz. olive oil
12 oz. palm oil
9 oz. palm kernel oil
5 oz. cocoa butter

additives:
4 tbsp. ginger bergamot EO blend(purchased from WSP)
2 tsp. yellow powder pigment



So this is my entry for the 2nd B&B challenge.  Hope everyone enjoys it!!

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« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2009 08:34:21 AM »

I enjoyed looking at it Grin

beer soap is something I ALWAYS wanted to try making..


look fab-o to me..
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« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2009 09:12:44 AM »

Awesome way to get rid of skunky beer, thanks for the recipe!
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« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2009 09:14:02 AM »

This is full of win! Grin

I forgot to say that the labels are super cool, too! Another thing to file under the "Why didn't I think of that?!" category!  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2009 10:29:44 AM »

That's awesome mcook! Both the soap and the labels, I love how you did the colorant too!
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« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2009 11:15:04 PM »

I forgot to say that the labels are super cool, too! Another thing to file under the "Why didn't I think of that?!" category!  Smiley

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« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2009 03:53:39 AM »

Thanks guys!!
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« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2009 09:14:30 PM »

Wow, that looks great, and what an awesome way to go green! 

Fantastic job! 
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« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2009 06:01:36 AM »

Thanks Jenicat!!!
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« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2009 08:13:51 AM »

I love them! I really like the line of darker color in the center of them! And the wrappers are a GREAT idea!
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« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2009 11:03:49 PM »

Congrats on winning the challenge mcook! I personally loved the combo of re-using old ingredients for the soap and re-using for the labelling too! Double dipper!
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« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2009 04:39:36 AM »

wow..mcook..congrats..you are awesome..
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« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2009 06:03:58 AM »

Grats, Mcook! This entry was *awesome!*
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« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2009 06:18:14 AM »

Yay! congrats!
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« Reply #14 on: May 11, 2009 06:49:23 AM »

Thanks everyone!  I never win anything so I am super stoked about this.  Woot!!!
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« Reply #15 on: July 18, 2009 02:23:33 PM »

love this idea....wondering if you could take it a step further and use half a can for a mold?
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« Reply #16 on: October 30, 2009 12:36:56 AM »

May I ask what determined the amount of each oil?  I am just starting CP and only tried my own blend tonight. I have many doubts so far!
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« Reply #17 on: October 30, 2009 01:47:05 AM »

I'm not sure exactly how mcook comes up with her recipes, but there are some basic rules of thumb when designing a recipe, although you can make lovely soap without following them too lol!

Usually keep the coconut oil under 30-ish% since it can be drying in large proportions
Usually try to keep "hard" oils to "soft" oils in a ratio of something like 1:1 (hard and soft not referring to solid and liquid, but to what qualities they impart in the soap)
Usually the highest percentage of oil will be olive since it is so great all-around.
Usually the boutique-y oils are very small precentages (castor, cocoa butter, shea butter, etc).

Of course you can follow all or none of these guidelines, but these were some of the guidelines I was given when I first started!
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« Reply #18 on: October 10, 2010 10:18:03 AM »

I love the soaps!! great job on the packaging, too :-)
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