How to Make Shea Butter Traditionally
February 13, 2019 · · Soapmaking

Meet Yinka Adesola. Yinka lives in Nigeria, and every year she processes shea butter to sell. Growing up, she learned how to make shea butter as her entire family was involved in the yearly tradition of gathering nuts and refining them.

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Stamping/Embossing: A New Way With Soap Designs
February 13, 2019 · · Soapmaking

Add to Favorites Soap designs can elevate the sophistication and beauty of even the simplest soap recipe. Imagine a classical, ivory-colored olive oil castile soap with a lace pattern, delicately …

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A Simple Soap Frosting Recipe
February 13, 2019 · · Soapmaking

Add to Favorites There is a lot of disagreement in the world of soap making over the proper soap frosting recipe. While some use a soap frosting recipe that requires …

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

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 reduce cellulite.

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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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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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