Finding Handmade Soap Ingredients
Kit are available for the crafter starting out making soap. These kits supply everything you need to make a few bars of soap, the oils, scents and colors are all included.
You can get these through soap supply stores or even on-line through E-bay or Amazon.
If you are wanting to buy individual oils, scents and colors it can sometimes be tricky trying to get the best price out there.
I will offer some suggestions on where you might be able to find handmade soap supplies. Continue reading
Cleansing with Mud Face Masks has been around since ancient times.
Clay Masks help to remove the impurities from your pores and tighten them while toning your skin. Continue reading
Scenting your soap can be an artistic process in itself, the most natural way to color your soap is by using essential oils, but there are some very nice synthetic oils out there too. Mixing or combining different scents can also produce some wonderful smelling soaps. Continue reading
The soapwort in my rock garden is starting to flower. This is one of my favorite flowers, not only is it beautiful and flowers from June to September, but it has many uses.
Soapwort (Saponaria) has been know for thousands of years for its ability to produce a soap like lather when crushed in water.
See Soapwart Recipe below
Olive Oil and Skin Care
The benefits of Olive oil in skin care have been known for thousands of years, in Egypt it was being sold for Cosmetic uses as far back as 1500 BC. Continue reading
Silicone Soap Mold
You can use just about anything for a soap making mold, just as long as you can pour and release your soap. A simple mold would be a lined cardboard box.
But without a doubt you will need to decide what your going to be pouring the soap into before starting out.
Soap molds come in all kinds of shapes and sizes so if your plan is to turn this hobby into a small or large business doing Craft Fairs, festivals, gift shows and selling to retail stores, then you will want to consider the size and shape of the bars you want to sell, and how many you will want to make per batch. Continue reading
The top three soap making books
The selection of soap making books are the market are many, I have a few books; but the following are the ones I like the best, some books are just so good you keep them around forever. I have these three books and the pages are soaked with oil and warn out from much use over the years. Continue reading
Whether you are making soap to sell or making it as gifts for family and friends, gift sets are great for all kinds of occasions.
The possibilities are endless…use your imagination and make some wonderful gift sets for that next craft fair or event you are attending. You don’t have to limit it to soap, make some nice bath salts to add to your basket or box. Continue reading
Can changing your diet really help to reduce inflammation? Yes it can, but be aware of other problems that can occur. Maybe not for everyone, but when removing one thing from the body it can react and cause other problems as we have found out.
My husband had suffered from terrible inflammation and joint pain and over the years we have tried many things including: Continue reading
How to color soap naturally
Natural colorants are amazing, but it takes time to get the process down and figure out what color you are going to get.
With natural ingredients you’ll find that a red color you have produced with infusions looks wonderful, but that color can change and look very different when mixed with the lye and then again after your soap is cured it can be a totally different color again.
So if you are looking for consistency in the color of your soap you may want to stick to oxides and micas – here is an article you may want to read Oxides and Micas Continue reading