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Can You Make Goat Milk Soap Without Handling Lye?
January 11, 2021 · · Soapmaking

The idea of making goat milk soap without handling lye is certainly appealing, but the truth is that somewhere along the line, someone has had to use lye in order to make soap.

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Soap Making Oil Chart
December 31, 2020 · · Soapmaking

In creating a soap making oil chart, I am hoping to clear up some confusion regarding which are the best oils for soap making. Different oils have different fatty acid content and give different properties to the finished soap.

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How to Make Goat Milk Soap in 7 Easy Steps
December 28, 2020 · · Soapmaking

Learning how to make goat milk soap doesn’t have to be complicated. Follow our step-by-step goat milk soap recipe and see for yourself.

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Coloring Soap Naturally
December 27, 2020 · · Soapmaking

Add to Favorites When learning how to make homemade soap, will you use dyes, micas, or try coloring soap naturally? There are many ways to achieve beautiful colors in your …

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Old-Fashioned Lard Soap Recipes, Then and Now
December 26, 2020 · · Soapmaking

Homesteaders cooked a lard soap recipe in kettles over fires. You can make it in your own kitchen.

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How to Make Bath Bombs: An Easy DIY Gift
December 20, 2020 · · Soapmaking

Often ball-shaped, bath bombs are dry, chalky, conglomerations that fizz and release fragrance when dropped in water. They’re sold as novelties, though additions like witch hazel and skin-friendly oils can add benefits.

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What are Essential Oils?

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 marketing of essential oils along with the increase in popularity of natural grocers and health food stores, perhaps you also have experienced an essential oil or two.

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Easy Melt and Pour Soap Recipes for Holiday Giving
December 15, 2020 · · Soapmaking

Want a fun project that kids can do? Try easy melt and pour soap recipes for holiday giving.

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Kids and Soap: Homemade Arts and Crafts for The Holidays
December 11, 2020 · · 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 and crafts can kids do, without risk of injury, that can also serve as holiday gifts?

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Soap Scents in Home Soap Making
December 10, 2020 · · 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.

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Rebatching Soap: How to Save Failed Recipes
December 8, 2020 · · 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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How to Make Honey Soap
December 7, 2020 · · Soapmaking

Honey lends many beneficial qualities to homemade soap, but it can be a touch tricky to work with.

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How to Make Tallow and Lard
November 28, 2020 · · Soapmaking

Learning how to make tallow was once a regular yearly task during slaughter. The white, firm fat produced could be used in cooking, candle making, and salves, as well as soap making.

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Making Soap Dough for Decorating Body Bars
November 26, 2020 · · 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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How to Make Milk Soap: Tips to Try
November 24, 2020 · · Soapmaking

Learning how to make milk soap provides another use for that excess goat milk. It’s not as hard as you’ve probably heard!

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