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DIY Sugar Scrub: Coconut Oil and Caster Sugar
October 28, 2020 · · Soapmaking

In this article on sugar scrubs using coconut oil, I will offer two different DIY sugar scrub coconut oil recipes. We will also discuss the best sugar for sugar scrub recipes.

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How to Make Castile Soap
October 26, 2020 · · Soapmaking

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 from olive oil ranks higher.

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How to Make Body Wash
October 25, 2020 · · Soapmaking

Making body wash is an easy and rewarding experience. Learning how to make body wash is a simple and fun activity, well-suited to small group projects or craft time with the kids.

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Sodium Laureth Sulfate and Soap’s Dirty Secrets
October 21, 2020 · · Soapmaking

Sodium laurel sulfate and sodium laureth sulfate. What do those terms mean? And will they harm you or the environment?

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Harnessing Green Tea Skin Benefits in Your Soap
October 18, 2020 · · Soapmaking

The benefits of green tea are becoming widely known. One way that we can receive green tea skin benefits is by using tea and extract in our soap and other bath and body products.

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How to Make Oatmeal Soap: 4 Techniques to Try
October 6, 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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The Easiest CBD Soap Recipe
September 27, 2020 · · Soapmaking

In researching for a CBD soap recipe, I found a plethora of information on CBD soap benefits, as well. Here’s how to craft it without losing valuable benefits.

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How to Make Bath Salts, Soaps, Scrubs, and Balms
September 22, 2020 · · Soapmaking

Making my own spa products, starting with making bath salts, began as a lark. A fun experiment. Then came the Eureka moment.

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How to Make Laundry Soap at Home
September 18, 2020 · · Soapmaking

Not long after I learned how to make homemade soap, I tweaked the recipe and learned how to make laundry soap. Those other “homemade laundry soap” recipes had flaws.

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How to Make Shea Butter Soap Three Ways
September 16, 2020 · · 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 Honey Soap
September 8, 2020 · · Soapmaking

Honey lends many beneficial qualities to homemade soap, but it can be a touch tricky to work with.

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Making Natural Soap, and Other Soap Myths
August 30, 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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Old-Fashioned Lard Soap Recipes, Then and Now
August 28, 2020 · · Soapmaking

Homesteaders cooked a lard soap recipe in kettles over fires. You can make it in your own kitchen.

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Making Shampoo Bars
August 22, 2020 · · Soapmaking

Making shampoo bars is a very different process from making body soap in a lot of ways. Unlike body soap, it is important to limit the number of unsaponifiable substances in a bar made for hair.

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Wash With Nuts…Soap Nuts!

Want to save a ton of money on laundry detergent and household cleaners? The long unnoticed soap nut is nothing but 100% natural and has a plethora of uses.

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