Category Archives: Soap and Skin Loving Oils

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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Benefits of Olive Oil for the Skin and in Soap Making

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.

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Hemp Seed Oil Uses

Hemp Seed Oil Uses  The Benefits of Using Hemp Seed Oil in Skin Care Have you ever used hemp lotion or hemp soap? My skincare regimen consists largely of these products. It makes a big positive impact on the look … Continue reading

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Coconut Oil and Health Benefits

Coconut Oil and Health Benefits Coconut oil has been called one of the super foods for this decade. According to some studies, ingesting coconut oil helps an individual become healthier when used regularly.

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Apricot Kernel Oil Uses

Apricot Kernel Oil Benefits and Uses

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Soap Making Oils – 10 of the Best Oils to Use in Soap Making

Soap Making Oils – 10 of the Best Oils to Use in Soap Making Soap making oils have different molecular compositions and it’s these compositions that create unique properties for each type of soap that is created.

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Witch Hazel Oil Uses

Witch Hazel Oil Uses Witch hazel (Hamamelis virginiana) is a shrub that is native to North America, but it is now grown in Europe and Asia as well. This shrub can get up to 20 feet tall and produced lovely … Continue reading

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Neem Oil – how to use it

Neem Oil Uses Tips on how to use Neem oil As a rule of thumb when using Neem Oil on your skin your dilution should be between 2 and 5 %. Some of the recipes below are more than 5%…..just … Continue reading

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Itchy Skin? Can Natural Soap help itchy skin?

I can speak from personal knowledge on how terrible it is to suffer from itchy skin, having suffered from Eczema I can remember times I’d be so itchy and miserable. Growing up at home our soap was Irish Spring.

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Beeswax vs Paraffin

Beeswax vs Paraffin, which is better and safer?  Both are natural but both are not safe….

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