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How to Make a Hydrosol

By Erin Oberlander, Certified Holistic Aromatherapist Hydrosols are becoming more well-known in the home and natural health care communities, and this is causing many to wonder how to make a …

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Can You Make Goat Milk Soap Without Handling Lye?
May 25, 2019 . · Soapmaking

The idea of making goat milk soap without handling lye is certainly appealing, but the truth is that somewhere along the line, someone has had to use lye in order …

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Soap Making Techniques: Which is Right for You?
May 22, 2019 . · 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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How to Make Coconut Oil Soap
April 27, 2019 . · Soapmaking

Sold in several forms, coconut oil is used for cooking, in candies, within lotions and lip balms, and rubbed directly onto dry skin. You can also learn how to make coconut oil soap and harness its cleansing properties.

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Harnessing Green Tea Skin Benefits in Your Soap
February 13, 2019 . · 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 …

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Tips for Using Botanical Extract Benefits in Soap
February 13, 2019 . · Soapmaking

Using extracts in soap making and homemade body products can add many great botanical extract benefits for your skin. They are fairly simple to use and will give your soaps …

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How to Make Tomato Soap
February 13, 2019 . · Soapmaking

In August, hopefully your garden is in full swing. Tomatoes are ripening, and the fresh herbal snap of tomato leaves fills the air each time you brush past them. Why …

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Using Fresh Produce as Soap Ingredients
February 13, 2019 . · Soapmaking

There are many botanical ingredients you can use as cold process soap ingredients. Lavender and rose petals are classics, and Himalayan Pink Salt soaps are trendy and inviting. Adding fruit …

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

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. The Holy Bible …

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Kids and Soap: Homemade Arts and Crafts for The Holidays
February 13, 2019 . · Soapmaking

Winter holidays often involve cold weather, hot drinks, and homemade arts and crafts. It also means the kids are out of school for one to three weeks. What homemade arts …

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

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 say the first …

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

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 over all the …

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Easy Melt and Pour Soap Recipes for Holiday Giving
February 13, 2019 . · Soapmaking

Want a fun project that kids can do? Try easy melt and pour soap recipes for holiday giving. Use as stocking stuffers or quick gifts for friends or coworkers. The …

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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 Beeswax Soap
February 13, 2019 . · Soapmaking

Beeswax has more than 100 uses; knowing how to make beeswax soap harnesses natural benefits for your finished product.

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