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Rendering Fat for Soap

Grandma’s Lye Soap was made with rendered fat; this fat would have come from goat, beef, pork or lamb. When making soap with animal fats; the fats will need to be purified first. This is done by rendering the fat, … Continue reading

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Lye Spots on Soap

What do lye spots on soap look like? Below are two pictures – one that shows’ a lye pocket (this pocket is liquid) and the other shows’ lye spots (hard white spots)

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Himalayan Salt Lamps

I’ve had a Himalayan Salt Lamp on the headboard of my bed for the last 5 years or so. Why? I suffer from allergies, hay fever in particular, so I thought what have I got to lose.

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Exfoliating soap – what to add to your soap?

When washing with an exfoliating soap it will help to remove oil and dead skin, also removing any dirt that may be clogging the pores, this then helps the skin to absorb moisture. When the skin is able to absorb … Continue reading

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Cool T-Shirt for that Soap Maker and other gifts

Soap makers T-Shirt What a great gift for a soap maker, doesn’t it just tell it all. When soap is being made there really is not much chance of anything else getting done in the house. T-shirts and Sweat Shirts … Continue reading

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Ear Wax Candles

Have you ever heard of or used Ear Wax Candles? I have used them before and I find they have been very helpful when my sinuses were clogged. Ear candles are the holistic treatment for ear aches, and they have … Continue reading

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Beeswax Lip Balm Recipe

Making your own lip balm recipe is so much better than buying any tube of lip balm or chap stick from the store, and probably not near as natural as making your own beeswax lip balm. There are a few … Continue reading

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Recycle Bar Soap Pieces

Reuse/Recycle small soap pieces or use up old soap bars When making and cutting soap you are sure to end up with all kinds of soap ends. Some ways to recycle bar soap pieces would be to grate them up … Continue reading

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Handmade soap storage and care

How to care for your soap? The first thing you need to know about homemade handmade soap is that it needs to breathe. This is important to help the soap cure – the longer it cures the harder the bar … Continue reading

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Best Shampoo Bars – Natural Shampoo Bars

There are many reason why a person should consider a Handmade Shampoo Bar. Most bars are made with all Natural Ingredients that have been chosen for the benefits of the hair and then formulated into a recipe using the most … Continue reading

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