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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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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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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 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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Deet Free Insect Repellent

DEET Free Insect Repellent The spring and summer months are a great time to get outside and enjoy mother nature. But getting bit by mosquitoes can make you want to stay inside. Most people reach for the most popular insect … 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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Soapwort – also known as Bouncing Betty

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 … Continue reading

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Roses – the benefits of Roses are many

Wild Roses grow like weeds in the area we live in, I pick the rose hips every year and make infused oils for soaps and lotions and jellies and purees for a food source during the winter. Rose hips are … Continue reading

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Dead Sea Mud Benefits

Dead Sea Mud and its Benefits to Us The minerals that are found in the Dead Sea are known to improve the health and appearance of skin. The mud and salt from the Dead Sea have very high concentration of … Continue reading

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Coffee Soap Recipe

Handmade Coffee Soap Recipe Maybe your asking why a Coffee Soap Recipe?  Why would I want to put coffee in my soap? Coffee grounds act like an exfoliate helping to remove dead skin cells from the top layer of your … Continue reading

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