homemade-soap

Coloring Soap Naturally
August 16, 2019 . · Soapmaking

When learning how to make homemade soap, will you use dyes, micas, or try coloring soap naturally? There are many ways to achieve beautiful colors in your handmade soaps. Some …

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Jewelweed Soap: An Effective Poison Ivy Remedy
June 19, 2019 . · Soapmaking

Jewelweed soap is fun to make this time of year, when the plant is just starting to send up tender, young shoots full of soothing juice. Jewelweed uses lots of …

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Handling Lye for Soap and Other Safety Precautions
April 28, 2019 . · Soapmaking

It is critical to follow a few simple safety precautions when using lye for soap. Proper ventilation, along with gloves and eye protection, will help to prevent any kitchen mishaps …

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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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A Recipe for Luxurious Luffas
March 13, 2019 . · Canning & Kitchen

“Taste this,” Paew Piromya tells me in her father’s Bangkok restaurant as she passes a green vegetable dish with brown gravy across the table. “Guess what it is.” The thick vegetarian …

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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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Make a DIY Soap Mold – Instructions With Video!
February 13, 2019 . · Soapmaking

If you look around your home, there are probably dozens of items that can serve as a DIY soap mold. From potato chip cans to reclaimed wooden drawers — with …

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What are Essential Oils?

By Erin Oberlander, Certified Holistic Aromatherapist By now you have probably heard mention of essential oils even if you have not yet experienced them. However, with the rise in multi-level …

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How to Make Laundry Soap at Home
February 13, 2019 . · 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. Homesteading …

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How to Make Homemade Soap: Easy Terms You Should Know
February 13, 2019 . · Soapmaking

Even with easy homemade soap recipes, beginners get bombarded with foreign terminology. Use this glossary if you’re wondering how to make homemade soap easy.

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Easy Soap Recipes for Beginners
February 13, 2019 . · Soapmaking

A well-made, handcrafted bar of soap is a small luxury. But can you make soap without lye? And where do you find easy soap recipes for beginners and soap making …

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