Making your own laundry soap can save you a lot of money, but not only that you know what goes into the product that will wash your clothing, bedding, etc.
There are some very harmful chemicals in some products on the market today and washing your cloths with them and then wearing those cloths puts those chemicals close to your body.
I suffered terribly from excema for years and that was one of the reason I started making soap, but that’s not where it stopped. I began to make laundry soap as well and we grow as much of our own food as we can – that’s another subject. Continue reading
Olive oil for hair….yes! I never really thought about what Olive oil could do for my hair, but being a soap maker. I have lots of Olive oil. Continue reading
Ideas for labelling and presenting your Natural Soap
There are many creative ways to wrap and label you soap. Continue reading
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