soap-making

Soap Scents in Home Soap Making
February 13, 2019 · · Soapmaking

Cosmetic-grade soap scents can transform the experience of using handmade soap. There’s nothing like the simple luxuriousness of a good, gentle bar of natural handmade soap. Except, perhaps, for handmade …

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Salt, Sugar, and Sodium Lactate in Soap
February 13, 2019 · · Soapmaking

Sodium lactate in soap is commonly used to harden the resulting soap bar. There are many ways to affect the hardness of your bar, but sodium lactate in soap is …

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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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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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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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Sodium Laureth Sulfate and Soap’s Dirty Secrets
February 13, 2019 · · Soapmaking

By Rebecca Snowden Sodium laurel sulfate and sodium laureth sulfate. What do those terms mean? And will they harm you or the environment? Soap making is one of the oldest …

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How to Make Bath Bombs: An Easy DIY Gift
February 13, 2019 · · Soapmaking

If you’re just starting your soapmaking journey, learning how to make bath bombs is a good first step. Often ball-shaped, bath bombs are dry, chalky, conglomerations that fizz and release …

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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 Bath Salts, Soaps, Scrubs, and Balms
February 13, 2019 · · Soapmaking

Making my own spa products, starting with making bath salts, began as a lark. A fun experiment. Then came the Eureka moment. Learning how to make bath salts allowed me …

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How to Make Oatmeal Soap: 4 Techniques to Try
February 13, 2019 · · 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 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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How to Make Castile Soap
February 13, 2019 · · Soapmaking

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 from olive oil …

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