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A Basic Tallow Soap Recipe
May 24, 2020 · · Soapmaking

Tallow soap has many wonderful qualities to recommend it, such as a hard, long-lasting bar and creamy lather. It has similar qualities in soap as palm oil. It can also be very emollient when combined with other soap making oils, such as olive oil.

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Safety Precautions: A Vital Soap-Making Resource
May 20, 2020 · · Soapmaking

When learning how to make soap, attention to safety protocols is crucial. Learn from good soap-making resources before you begin.

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Leftover Soap Hacks
May 13, 2020 · · Soapmaking

What can you do when you have leftover slivers of used soap, or cut off scraps and heels from soap loaves? These leftover soap hacks will help you to use up every last morsel of your handmade soaps.

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Is All Soap Antibacterial?
May 10, 2020 · · Soapmaking

We are so often cautioned to wash our hands, with soap, for at least 30 seconds in order to have clean hands and get rid of the bacteria. What happens to the bacteria that were on our hands? Is all soap antibacterial?

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Soap Making Techniques: Which is Right for You?
May 7, 2020 · · Soapmaking

Soap making is an old art with changing history. And it’s not all made the same way. Different ingredients, temperatures, and curing times come into play. If you want to learn how to make soap, first decide which soap making techniques you’re most comfortable with using.

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Why That Homemade Insecticidal Soap Might Kill Your Garden

One of the most prevalent DIY gardening hacks is to make homemade insecticidal soap, but I am here to tell you that it just might kill your garden.

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A Twist on Cold Process Soapmaking: The Room Temperature Method
April 24, 2020 · · Soapmaking

Did you know there’s a fourth method for creating soap? It offers the creamy and opaque look of a rustic Hot Process bar with the smooth and silky finish from Cold Process.

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Tips for Selling Soap
April 22, 2020 · · Soapmaking

Selling soap can be a rewarding and potentially lucrative part of your homesteading income streams. When it comes to selling soap, there are many factors to consider.

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How to Make Oatmeal Soap: 4 Techniques to Try
April 20, 2020 · · 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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Soap Making Oil Chart
April 18, 2020 · · Soapmaking

In creating a soap making oil chart, I am hoping to clear up some confusion regarding which are the best oils for soap making. Different oils have different fatty acid content and give different properties to the finished soap.

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The 17 Best Oils for Face and Skin
April 15, 2020 · · 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.

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Making Soap Dough for Decorating Body Bars
April 12, 2020 · · Soapmaking

This recipe uses the heat transfer method to melt the oils. This means that the fresh, hot lye water is used to melt the coconut oil completely, then the other two oils are added to help further cool down the batter.

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Making Natural Soap, and Other Soap Myths
April 4, 2020 · · Soapmaking

Do you dream of making natural soap at home? Unless you are willing to collect ashes to make your own lye, chances are that at least some portion of your natural soap will be laboratory created, or at the very least refined.

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Hot and Cold Process Lard Soap Recipes
March 30, 2020 · · Soapmaking

A lard soap recipe, in addition to containing a significant quantity of lard, should also contain complementary fats to bolster bubbles and skin conditioning properties.

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How to Make Homemade Soap Lather Better
March 10, 2020 · · Soapmaking

Coconut or castor? Add sugar or add beer? People are constantly searching for how to make soap lather better.

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