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Soap Making Safety

Soap Making Safety One of the most important parts of making soap is safety…when making soap and using lye (sodium hydroxide) safety is a very important part of the soap making process.  Lye is a caustic soda and can be … Continue reading

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Packaging Handmade Soaps – I’m switching to boxes

Soap Boxes There are many ways to label your soap; soap in boxes is another way to present your craft.  I have used the cigar label for years and I like it because you can see the colors or additives … Continue reading

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Soap Oil Flash Point

Flash Point of soap oils What is the flashpoint of oils Flash point is the temperature at which a combustible or flammable substance will burn when it is exposed to a spark. Flash point can be used as a rough … Continue reading

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Natural Baby Powder Recipe

Natural Baby Powder First – What is in Baby Powder – well for years baby powder was made from talc a substance that is know to contain asbestos.  We know the asbestos has been linked to cancer.  So we certainly … Continue reading

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Vaseline – Petroleum Jelly – Non Petroleum Jelly Recipe

Is Vaseline Safe for you Baby Vaseline Healing Jelly for dry, cracked skin Original 100% pure petroleum jelly 375 g The ingredient in Vaseline is 100% Pure Petroleum Jelly – which is White Petrolatum, USP.  Petrolatum is used In industry, … Continue reading

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Oil of Oregano Health Benefits

Oregano Oil The Oregano is growing like crazy and I’m ready to start harvesting it. Oregano is one of my most used herbs, it is a very hardy plant that is easy to grow and has many uses. We live … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … 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 … 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?  … Continue reading

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