About the Author

Rebecca Sanderson

I grew up in a very small town in Idaho with a backyard full of chickens, goats, sometimes sheep, sometimes ducks, and other random animals in addition to the standard cats and dogs. I am now married with two little girls and love the homesteading life! My husband is very supportive (tolerant) of my continued experiments in making many items from scratch, and he even helps sometimes.
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Articles by Rebecca Sanderson

Tips for Using Botanical Extract Benefits in Soap
March 5, 2020 · · 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 and other products that little something extra to make them go above and beyond expectations.

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Comparing the Best Wax for Candles
January 29, 2020 · · Soapmaking

There are several options for candle wax, and some waxes are better for certain types of candles. We will look at different factors as we compare the best wax for candles.

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A Love for Weaving
September 15, 2019 · · Sheep

When asked how long it takes to learn weaving, Linda says, “Well, I’m still learning! But, it probably depends on your instruction method.

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How to Make Shea Butter Traditionally
February 13, 2019 · · Soapmaking

Meet Yinka Adesola. Yinka lives in Nigeria, and every year she processes shea butter to sell. Growing up, she learned how to make shea butter as her entire family was involved in the yearly tradition of gathering nuts and refining them.

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