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How to Make Bath Salts, Soaps, Scrubs, and Balms
May 7, 2021 · · 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 Body Wash
May 7, 2021 · · Soapmaking

Making body wash is an easy and rewarding experience. Learning how to make body wash is a simple and fun activity, well-suited to small group projects or craft time with the kids.

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Is All Soap Antibacterial?
May 7, 2021 · · Soapmaking

We are so often cautioned to wash our hands, with soap, for at least 30 seconds in order to have clean hands and get rid of the bacteria. What happens to the bacteria that were on our hands? Is all soap antibacterial?

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Why That Homemade Insecticidal Soap Might Kill Your Garden

One of the most prevalent DIY gardening hacks is to make homemade insecticidal soap, but I am here to tell you that it just might kill your garden.

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Inexpensive Cold Process Soap Supplies
May 3, 2021 · · Soapmaking

Buying cold process soap supplies doesn’t have to be a major expenditure. Most items can be found locally, at grocery and hardware stores.

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DIY Sugar Scrub: Coconut Oil and Caster Sugar
May 3, 2021 · · Soapmaking

In this article on sugar scrubs using coconut oil, I will offer two different DIY sugar scrub coconut oil recipes. We will also discuss the best sugar for sugar scrub recipes.

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How to Make Coconut Oil Soap
May 3, 2021 · · 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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Wash With Nuts…Soap Nuts!

Want to save a ton of money on laundry detergent and household cleaners? The long unnoticed soap nut is nothing but 100% natural and has a plethora of uses.

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Making Soap Dough for Decorating Body Bars
April 11, 2021 · · Soapmaking

This recipe uses the heat transfer method to melt the oils. This means that the fresh, hot lye water is used to melt the coconut oil completely, then the other two oils are added to help further cool down the batter.

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Using Modern Soapmaking’s Essential Oil Calculator
April 11, 2021 · · Soapmaking

In this article, I will briefly address the art of perfumery as it applies to essential oils in soap. I will then conduct a step-by-step exploration of the Essential Oil Dilution Calculator and how to use it to keep your products both fragrant and safe.

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Making Natural Soap, and Other Soap Myths
April 2, 2021 · · Soapmaking

Do you dream of making natural soap at home? Unless you are willing to collect ashes to make your own lye, chances are that at least some portion of your natural soap will be laboratory created, or at the very least refined.

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Hot and Cold Process Lard Soap Recipes
April 2, 2021 · · Soapmaking

A lard soap recipe, in addition to containing a significant quantity of lard, should also contain complementary fats to bolster bubbles and skin conditioning properties.

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A Basic Tallow Soap Recipe
April 2, 2021 · · Soapmaking

Tallow soap has many wonderful qualities to recommend it, such as a hard, long-lasting bar and creamy lather. It has similar qualities in soap as palm oil. It can also be very emollient when combined with other soap making oils, such as olive oil.

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How to Make Body Butter, an Easy Recipe
March 20, 2021 · · Soapmaking

Add to Favorites Learn how to make body butter by following an easy whipped shea body butter recipe. Extra dry skin is not exclusive to the winter months. In the …

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Rebatching Soap: How to Save Failed Recipes
March 20, 2021 · · Soapmaking

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 imperfect or unsafe to use.

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