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Lye Pockets in Soap: How to Save a Botched Batch
February 13, 2019 · · Soapmaking

Add to Favorites Lye pockets in soap can occur when a batch of soap separates. This separation can be due to overheating, insufficient mixing, or misbehavior caused by a fragrance …

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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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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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Natural Dyes for Wool and Clothing
February 11, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites Natural dyes for wool have been used for hundreds of years. Harvesting plants and extracting the color from the leaves, berries, and flowers is an enjoyable way to …

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