The 17 Best Oils for Face and Skin
February 13, 2019 · · Soapmaking

Is coconut oil good for your face? And what other oils do faces love? Here is a list of 17 of the best oils for face and skin tone. While …

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A Recipe for the Best Coffee Scrub (or Two or Three)
February 13, 2019 · · Soapmaking

by Rebecca Sanderson What makes the best coffee scrub? That depends on what you are specifically using it for. Some people claim the caffeine in a coffee scrub can help …

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2-in-1 Laundry Butter and Foaming Bath Butter
February 13, 2019 · · Soapmaking

Laundry butter is just soap without any extra fat. It’s a wonderful cleanser for your hand-wash items, can be scented however you like, and leaves your fabrics fragrant, clean, and …

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How Does Soap Work?
February 13, 2019 · · Soapmaking

How does soap work? It is a question people have explored since ancient times. As early as 2800 B.C., a soap-like substance was found in cylindrical clay containers during the …

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Soap Scents in Home Soap Making
February 13, 2019 · · Soapmaking

Cosmetic-grade soap scents can transform the experience of using handmade soap. There’s nothing like the simple luxuriousness of a good, gentle bar of natural handmade soap. Except, perhaps, for handmade …

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Salt, Sugar, and Sodium Lactate in Soap
February 13, 2019 · · Soapmaking

Sodium lactate in soap is commonly used to harden the resulting soap bar. There are many ways to affect the hardness of your bar, but sodium lactate in soap is …

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Fragrance Sensitivity and Allergies
February 13, 2019 · · Soapmaking

Fragrance sensitivity and allergies are becoming increasingly common in our society. Unfortunately, artificial fragrances are added to almost every skincare, bath, beauty, and even cleaning product on the market. There …

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Hydrosol vs. Essential Oil: Practical Aromatherapy in the Home

By Erin Oberlander, Certified Holistic Aromatherapist Hydrosol vs. essential oil: what is the difference and how can you use them for soapmaking and aromatherapy? In previous articles, we have discussed …

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What are Essential Oils?

By Erin Oberlander, Certified Holistic Aromatherapist By now you have probably heard mention of essential oils even if you have not yet experienced them. However, with the rise in multi-level …

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Using Fresh Produce as Soap Ingredients
February 13, 2019 · · Soapmaking

There are many botanical ingredients you can use as cold process soap ingredients. Lavender and rose petals are classics, and Himalayan Pink Salt soaps are trendy and inviting. Adding fruit …

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