Old-Fashioned Lard Soap Recipes, Then and Now
February 13, 2019 · · Soapmaking

Homesteaders cooked a lard soap recipe in kettles over fires. You can make it in your own kitchen. Pliny the Elder discusses soap manufacturing in Historia Naturalis. The Holy Bible …

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Kids and Soap: Homemade Arts and Crafts for The Holidays
February 13, 2019 · · Soapmaking

Winter holidays often involve cold weather, hot drinks, and homemade arts and crafts. It also means the kids are out of school for one to three weeks. What homemade arts …

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Sodium Laureth Sulfate and Soap’s Dirty Secrets
February 13, 2019 · · Soapmaking

By Rebecca Snowden Sodium laurel sulfate and sodium laureth sulfate. What do those terms mean? And will they harm you or the environment? Soap making is one of the oldest …

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How to Make Bath Bombs: An Easy DIY Gift
February 13, 2019 · · Soapmaking

If you’re just starting your soapmaking journey, learning how to make bath bombs is a good first step. Often ball-shaped, bath bombs are dry, chalky, conglomerations that fizz and release …

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How to Make Green Soap: An Excursion Through Time
February 13, 2019 · · Soapmaking

Ancient Syrians knew how to make green soap used by Queens Cleopatra of Egypt and Zenobia of Syria. It’s a timeless method that abounds today. Some scholars say the first …

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Combining the Best Essential Oils for Soap Making
February 13, 2019 · · Soapmaking

If you make soap, you probably do it for one of two reasons. First, it allows artistic creativity while making something useful. And second, it allows control over all the …

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Easy Melt and Pour Soap Recipes for Holiday Giving
February 13, 2019 · · Soapmaking

Want a fun project that kids can do? Try easy melt and pour soap recipes for holiday giving. Use as stocking stuffers or quick gifts for friends or coworkers. The …

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How to Make Shea Butter Soap Three Ways
February 13, 2019 · · Soapmaking

If you’ve already made soap from scratch, you know how to make shea butter soap. Just add shea butter, then alter the other oils for proper saponification, and you have a moisturizing and luxurious bar.

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How to Make Bath Salts, Soaps, Scrubs, and Balms
February 13, 2019 · · Soapmaking

Making my own spa products, starting with making bath salts, began as a lark. A fun experiment. Then came the Eureka moment. Learning how to make bath salts allowed me …

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How to Make Oatmeal Soap: 4 Techniques to Try
February 13, 2019 · · Soapmaking

You can learn how to make oatmeal soap within a few minutes of research. It’s one of the easiest and safest recipe additions.

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