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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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 Homemade Soap: Easy Terms You Should Know
February 13, 2019 · · Soapmaking

Even with easy homemade soap recipes, beginners get bombarded with foreign terminology. Use this glossary if you’re wondering how to make homemade soap easy.

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How to Make Castile Soap
February 13, 2019 · · Soapmaking

Add to Favorites Vegan, sustainable, and often organic, castile soap is highly sought after. Properties are comparable to soaps made with tallow, lard, or coconut oil but the bar made …

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Easy Soap Recipes for Beginners
February 13, 2019 · · Soapmaking

Add to Favorites A well-made, handcrafted bar of soap is a small luxury. But can you make soap without lye? And where do you find easy soap recipes for beginners …

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A Hand Spinner’s Primer Using Suffolk Sheep Wool
February 11, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites By Leigh Dudenhoeffer – I’m a fiber artist who is educated in almost all of the needle arts. I’ve been spinning wool since I was about 10 …

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How to Choose Between Natural Dyes or Acid Dyes
February 11, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites Natural dyes have been used for centuries creating color from plants, insects, fungus, and minerals. Certain colors denoted higher social classes and wealth because they were harder …

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