Soap Supplies

Buying Soap supplies online

Recently I have been doing some shopping on Amazon and I have been seeing more and more soap supplies that can be bough through their site. If you want to try to make soap or are just starting out it might be a good way to get some reasonably priced supplies.

Below are the supplies I found and think are not to bad in price is your wanting to start making soap for yourself, your friend and family or for gifts.

Soap Making Oils

The 5 top soap making oils

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Soap Kills Viruses

Soap kills viruses – yup that’s right!

Plain old ordinary soap actually works better than disinfectants for killing viruses because ordinary soap destroys the viruses structure.

Soap is the best thing to use in the fight against viruses but when it is not available use alcohol wipes.

The reason soap is better is because it dissolves the fat membrane and the virus just simply falls apart and becomes inactive. That is simply put because I’m not a scientist and don’t want to bore you with science and chemistry. If you want to know more about that you can follow this link Deadly Viruses are no match for soap Continue reading

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Hand Sanitizer Recipe

Hand Sanitizer

With the shortage of hand sanitizers in stores in our area, I wanted to find something for our family to use.

After doing research and reading WHO Recommended Hand Rub Formulations  I found this recipe that you can easily make.

Hand Sanitizer Recipe

This recipe has been scaled down by Kevin Lee Jacobs – the prep time is about 5 minutes and it only required 3 ingredients plus water. Continue reading

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Water and soap making

How much water in soap recipe?

You have your oils all picked out and are creating your first recipe!  Now you are wondering about the water/lye mix.  How do I find out how much water to add the lye to?  Does it have to be exact?

The addition of water is a little different from that of the oils and sodium hydroxide.  The oil and lye measurements need to be pretty exact, but with the water you have room to play.

When creating your own soap recipe make sure you use a calculator to determine the amount of lye that needs to be added to the water.  This calculator will also give you a range for the amount of water to use.
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Bath Bomb Recipe

Bath Bomb Recipe

This year I made some bath bombs for Christmas Gifts, but not just any bath bombs.

Bath Bombs

These are not the put in the bath and fizz up quickly, these bath bombs will help to moisturize that dry itchy winter skin.

In this bath bomb recipe cocoa butter or hemp butter are added for wonderful moisturizing properties and as you drop them in your tub, they will gently and slowly fizz while moisturizing your skin as you relax in the bath.

These have always been a favorite, but I usually just make them for family and friends. This year I made more and sold them at the Christmas Craft markets I attended. Continue reading

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Hemp Butter Recipe

Hemp Butter Recipe

Hemp Butter is extra moisturizing and healing for those dry cracks in the skin caused by the harsh winter environment.  I made this recipe to help my husbands hands while working in the cold winters in Baffin Island.
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Homemade Bath Salt Recipes

Easy Bath Salt Recipes
Bath Salt

I would like to share with you some of the bath products recipes I have been using and making myself.  Learn how to make a bath salt to soak in the tub relieving sore, achy muscles. Continue reading

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DIY Natural Sunscreen Lotion Recipe

DIY Natural Sunscreen Lotion Recipe

You can make your own natural sunscreen using natural oils; some natural oils have great protection without the harsh chemicals that can be found in some store bought sunscreens.

Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide are two other natural ingredients used in natural sunscreen.

What does Zinc Oxide Do?

Zinc Oxide Powder 4oz/120g (Made in Canada)– by Amson Naturals

Zinc Oxide is a great addition to natural sunscreen as it blocks both the UVA and UVB sun rays, when using sunscreen with Zinc Oxide you don’t have to wait the suggested 15 – 20 minutes as recommended with other sunscreens. The zinc oxide is a physical blocker and works to block harmful sun rays as soon as it is applied. Continue reading

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Dry Skin Care Products

Skin Care Products to help Dry Skin

With so many skin care products on the market it often gets difficult to decide what to use.  Everyone has different skin, dry, oily, sensitive, young and aging.

You can choose from many creams out there that claim to help with your skin, but read the labels. Will they really help?  Many  have chemicals that are really not very good for our skin.

I have tried many creams and lotions, but with very sensitive skin it can be difficult, so using products with little or no chemicals is what I found works best. Continue reading

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Essential Oils that are safe for Dogs

What Essential Oils are safe for my Dog?

With more people becoming interested in using natural products and essential oils being one of them, it’s important to remember than not all essential oils are safe for dogs.

As a pet owner it’s important to know which ones are okay and which are not, especially if you are using essential oils in your home for cleaning or just for scent in a diffuser.

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