soap-making

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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Farming In The San Luis Valley, Then And Now

By Karin Deneke, Photos by Chuck Reel and Karin Deneke You cannot miss the hay trucks when traveling east on La Veta Pass. Loaded with heavy bales of alfalfa, they slowly …

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Agritourism: A Profitable Idea?

By Heidi Kerr-Schlaefer, Colorado The words, “fun on the farm,” were probably not coined by a farmer. After all, farming is hard work, but today, people around the country are looking …

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Old and New Methods of Agriculture in The San Luis Valley

By Karin Deneke, Photos by Chuck Reel and Karin Deneke The San Luis Valley’s farming legacy includes old and new methods of agriculture within a historically sustainable alpine location. You …

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Agritourism: A Money-Making Agriculture Business

By Heidi Kerr-Schlaefer, Colorado Can inviting farm visitors fuel a successful money making agriculture business? It’s called agritourism and yes, it can! The words, “fun on the farm,” were probably not coined …

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Growing Herbs Outdoors? Try These 7 Garden Themes

By Gayle, Blossom’s Herb Farm – We are all inspired to plant a gigantic vegetable garden every year to cut costs at the grocery store. But have you ever thought about combining …

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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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Stamping/Embossing: A New Way With Soap Designs
February 13, 2019 · · Soapmaking

Soap designs can elevate the sophistication and beauty of even the simplest soap recipe. Imagine a classical, ivory-colored olive oil castile soap with a lace pattern, delicately stamped with gold …

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A Simple Soap Frosting Recipe
February 13, 2019 · · Soapmaking

There is a lot of disagreement in the world of soap making over the proper soap frosting recipe. While some use a soap frosting recipe that requires chilling the lye …

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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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Using Kaolin Clay in Soap
February 13, 2019 · · Soapmaking

The use of kaolin clay in soap occurs for many different reasons. Among soap additives, it is one of the most common. Especially in shaving soaps, kaolin clay in soap …

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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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The 17 Best Oils for Face and Skin
February 13, 2019 · · Soapmaking

Is coconut oil good for your face? And what other oils do faces love? Here is a list of 17 of the best oils for face and skin tone. While …

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2-in-1 Laundry Butter and Foaming Bath Butter
February 13, 2019 · · Soapmaking

Laundry butter is just soap without any extra fat. It’s a wonderful cleanser for your hand-wash items, can be scented however you like, and leaves your fabrics fragrant, clean, and …

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How Does Soap Work?
February 13, 2019 · · Soapmaking

How does soap work? It is a question people have explored since ancient times. As early as 2800 B.C., a soap-like substance was found in cylindrical clay containers during the …

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