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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 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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Combining the Best Essential Oils for Soap Making
July 6, 2020 · · Soapmaking

f 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 ingredients.

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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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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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How to Make Beeswax Soap
February 1, 2020 · · Soapmaking

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

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Kids and Soap: Homemade Arts and Crafts for The Holidays
December 6, 2019 · · Soapmaking

Add to Favorites 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. …

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Rebatching Soap: How to Save Failed Recipes
June 9, 2019 · · Soapmaking

Add to Favorites Rebatching soap is an excellent way to prevent waste and turn your valuable oils and fats into a useful product, even if mistakes have left the soap …

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Gift Guide for Those Favoring Self-Sustaining Living
March 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites Birthdays and holidays can be tough if you’re not familiar with self-sustaining living. What delights you may just be a sweet thought to someone who can make …

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Reap Bay Leaf Benefits in Teas, Oils, Foods
February 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites The first couple of years when I was growing bay leaves I didn’t know much about the many bay leaf benefits. I used the leaves for culinary use …

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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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