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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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Fragrance Sensitivity and Allergies
February 13, 2019 · · Soapmaking

Add to Favorites 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 …

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Hydrosol vs. Essential Oil: Practical Aromatherapy in the Home

Add to Favorites 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, …

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

Add to Favorites 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. …

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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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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