WELCOME TO FOUR DAUGHTERS SOAP BLOG

IN THE BEGINNING........

Cool   How Four Daughters All Came About:  4 Generations ago, my great grandmother, taught my grandmother how to make soap. My great grandmother, lived in the Catskill Mountains, which are very beautiful. There is a lot of history in the Catskill Mt area. My great grandmother had 4 daughters whom she taught the art of soapmaking. One of them was my grandmother, who taught her four daughters how to make soap. Although my mother was not too enthusiastic about teaching how to make soap, over the years I collected her recipes, that were passed on down to her over the generations. My mother had 4 daughters, and I, have 4 daughters. Amazing. As things are progressing for my hobby of soapmaking, I am showing my 4 daughters how to make soap, and lotions. Even my grandchildren are getting excited. Although none of my daughters have 4 daughters, I am sure that the grandchildren may or may not follow thru even if it is only a hobby. Now, I am passing some of the recipes out to the world to see, with some how to instructions. Although, you may just want to purchase an already prepared soap loaf, then you can slice it into bars for yourself or to give as gifts. Thank you.

SOAP MAKING AND CROCHETING IS A HOBBY OF MINE, AND I HOPE YOU LIKE IT TOO

I had wanted to show people my two hobbies that I really like a lot. One is crocheting the other is soap making. As you know, by the paragraph above, why I named my hobby of soap-making Four Daughters. It is just a hobby right now, but I hope to make it into something bigger later on if I get the chance to and God-willing. The soaps pictured in these photos are soaps that one can get in a kit. And the instructions are so simple and easy. If I can do it, so can you.  A lot of people and I will be honest with you, a lot of people look down on me because of my past. But I am trying, really trying to do what is right, and sometimes it is not good enough for anyone no matter what I do.

Anyhow, I hope you will follow along with me, to see any new things that I post on this blog concerning my hobbies of soap-making and crocheting. I know I am not going to get rich with my hobby, I just want to show other people what I do, and to encourage all of you to follow your dreams, no matter what they are.

Soon To Come In the Near Future: Easy to Make Soaps

Welcome, this is a new beginning for Four Daughters Homemade Soaps and Lotions. I will be listing easy recipes to follow, if you want to learn how to make your own soaps. The photo of the flip flop soap is easy to make from a simple mold. You can purchase the mold from Four Daughters, along with the sampler kit. I have a few soapmaking kits which children can easily do, its fun, plus, they feel so good about themselves at the same time. Take for instance the these flip flops  soaps, they look so cute, and would be nice for a summer day, adorning your bathroom. Your guests will marvel at how unique they are, and the smell of citrus or any summer scent you like will make your bathroom smell good.

This photo along side of this text is one of our newest additions: Strawberry Shortcake Cupcake, with Strawberry Frosting. Sold as a kit or One cupcake. It looks so good you will want to EAT IT! YUM!  Sweet Strawberry is the fragrance, made with a Three butter base: Whipped Shea butter, Coconut oil and Strawberry Buttercream whip.

I plan on having other unique soaps to offer in the near future, such as: An Easter Egg with a toy inside, or Duckys floating on top of waves, or Animal soaps for children. Get them involved in making soap, easy directions, with the sampler kits. Other soaps will include the beautiful swirl soaps, Honey Almond Soaps with Oatmeal, Spa Soap with Charcoal bottom, lotion bars, making Goat's Milk Lotions, and much more. Check our online store for new additions, such as the Butterfly Swirl, or the Mantra Swirl.

 You can also find some of my crochet items and soaps on Etsy.com under the shop name of Grandmascafe.

Flip Flop Summer Soap....

A LITTLE ABOUT MELT & POUR SOAP

SURF'S UP! THESE CUTE LITTLE SURF BOARDS AND CHARMING CARTOON CHARACTERS IN FRONT OF THE SURF BOARDS, ARE MADE FROM MELT & POUR SOAP. THESE ARE SOON TO COME ON OUR ONLINE STORE THIS SUMMER.

MELT & POUR SOAP IS SO EASY TO MAKE. I WANTED TO TRY TO STAY AWAY FROM LYE, WHICH IS A MUCH NEEDED INGREDIENT WHEN MAKING SOAP. I FOUND OUT THAT WITH THE MELT & POUR SOAPS, THERE IS NO NEED TO USE LYE. MAYBE SOMEDAY I WILL GET BRAVE ENOUGH TO TRY IT, BUT RIGHT NOW THE M & P SOAP IS THE EASIEST FOR ME.

To get started, simply purchase any base for the soap you wish to make, there are so many to choose from, but i am only going to list a few here: Honey, Goat's Milk, Vegetable, and Coconut. These bases are relatively very reasonable in price. They come in 2 lb blocks, I would order two (2) to be on the safe side. Then you are going to need some molds. When I make soap loafs, I use a silicone soap loaf mold. Easy to take the soap out and easy cleanup.

MELT the melt & pour soap base in a microwavable glass container, (measuring cup); place in microwave, and heat for 30 seconds, stirring every 10 seconds. You can add your dye before you put the base in the microwave or after. It doesn't matter. When the base has liquified, add your fragrance, stir til throughly mixed. Pour this in your mold. If you want to have layers, simple do this process all over again,using a different color dye. But make sure, before you pour the liquid base in the mold, that you spray the bottom of the mold with rubbing alchohol. This eliminates bubbles from forming. After you have poured the base in the mold, squirt it a few times with the rubbing alcohol too. Then, if you are layering it, simply pour the other liquid on top of the first one. If you want to have swirls in your soap, just layer the remaining two liquids, on the top, and take a toothpick or chopstick over the two or three layers, and swirl it in a figure eight.

Place the soap loaf in the refrigerator, and wait overnight, take it out next day, and unloosen the sides of the silicone loaf mold, turn it upside down, and the loaf will come out. Slice it in the thickness you desire. Wrap individual soaps in plastic wrap, seal with a sticker or piece of tape. There you have it.

Hopefully in the future, I will be able to put a video on here to show you how to make Melt and Pour Soap. For now, I hope this has helped you. Thank you. Remember, please leave me your comments, tips or advice on how you think I can better Four Daughter's Website and I will send you a FREE bar of soap. Free shipping. Thanks!!  Warmest Wishes, Martha

Warmest Wishes,
Martha Ivery

WHOLESALE INQUIRY AND SELL YOUR CROCHET OR BATH & BEAUTY PRODUCTS ON FOUR DAUGHTERS

 

A Note from Martha:

Hey everyone! My name Is Martha and I am the hobbyist of FourDaughtersSoaps. Thanks a ton for visiting Four Daughters Soaps and taking the time to learn about my hobby.   I just wanted to let you know that I am here for you on a personal level! So, if you have any questions as you explore the website, whether about our products, or just about soap making in general, please do not hesitate to contact me. I will do my best to help! Remember, I'm just a click away!

 This is a new section. I am open to all wholesale inquiries, as well as helping others who may have bath and beauty products/crochet items, they would like to sell on the Fourdaughtersoaps.com website.

Shown on the photo next to the text is a new goat's milk soap called Pink Sugar. Looks good enough to eat and smells good too!! I hope to be offering lip balm and shampoo and conditioner in the near future as well as other new products as they come in. Look for updates. I see on some websites they have a recipe for making your own laundry detergent, now that is interesting, I will have to find out what it entails and list the ingredients on here soon for you. If you are interested in showing your homemade craft projects on Four Daughters, please email me at the address below, or for any wholesale inquiries.

 Thank  you for stopping by. Your patronage is greatly appreciated!

Marthaivery@fourdaughterssoaps.com  

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darlene thurston | Reply 24.02.2014 07.09

Do you sell the baby booties already made? Thank you...

martha | Reply 20.02.2014 10.05

order direct thru four daughters soaps, order over 20 items receive a 50% discount. thanks. Martha

martha | Reply 20.02.2014 10.03

if you like my soaps, put in an order. i will sell wholesale on orders over 20 items. my computer crashed and i have had to use the library's computer.

SILVIA R | Reply 18.02.2014 20.34

beautiful soaps and the colors make them even more delicate. if they could be kept forever in a display i would like to buy them.it could of be possible if they

Gina | Reply 11.02.2014 19.44

How can I receive the pattern for the cute lil baby mary janes booties so darling would love to make these thank you

Ellan Bonham | Reply 03.02.2014 19.01

I love your site! my momma used to make homemade Lye Soap!

martha | Reply 03.02.2014 17.27

PLEASE SEND ME YOUR ADDRESS WHEN ASKING FOR FREE SOAP. THE SOAP IS FREE BUT THE SHIPPING IS $3.00. EMAIL ME AT: Marthaivery@fourdaughterssoaps.com

Chasity Willey | Reply 03.02.2014 12.38

I love your page. Id love a frer bar of your soap.

Audrey Lother | Reply 01.02.2014 20.54

Hi, Martha, Very nice site if i do say so myself. Absolutely awesome soaps.
Audrey

MARTHA | Reply 27.01.2014 19.15

PLEASE READ THE NEW SECTION ON BUYING CROCHET PATTERNS FROM FOUR DAUGHTERS.

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Do you sell the baby booties already made? Thank you...

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20.02 | 10:05

order direct thru four daughters soaps, order over 20 items receive a 50% discount. thanks. Martha

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20.02 | 10:03

if you like my soaps, put in an order. i will sell wholesale on orders over 20 items. my computer crashed and i have had to use the library's computer.

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18.02 | 20:34

beautiful soaps and the colors make them even more delicate. if they could be kept forever in a display i would like to buy them.it could of be possible if they

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