Soap Making Molds – you can use just about anything

Silcone Soap Mold

Silicone Soap Mold

You can use just about anything for a soap making mold, just as long as you can pour and release your soap.  A simple mold would be a lined cardboard box.

But without a doubt you will need to decide what your going to be pouring the soap into before starting out.

Soap molds come in all kinds of shapes and sizes so if your plan is to turn this hobby into a small or large business doing Craft Fairs, festivals, gift shows and selling to retail stores, then you will want to consider the size and shape of the bars you want to sell, and how many you will want to make per batch. Continue reading

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Soap Making Books – These books will get you started

The top three soap making books

The selection of soap making books are the market are many, I have a few books; but the following are the ones I like the best, some books are just so good you keep them around forever.  I have these three books and the pages are soaked with oil and warn out from much use over the years. Continue reading

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Homemade Soap Gift Sets

Whether you are making soap to sell or making it as gifts for family and friends, gift sets are great for all kinds of occasions.

The possibilities are endless…use your imagination and make some wonderful gift sets for that next craft fair or event you are attending.  You don’t have to limit it to soap, make some nice bath salts to add to your basket or box. Continue reading

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Reduce Inflammation Diet

Can changing your diet really help to reduce inflammation?  Yes it can, but be aware of other problems that can occur.  Maybe not for everyone, but when removing one thing from the body it can react and cause other problems as we have found out.

foods that fight inflammation

My husband had suffered from terrible inflammation and joint pain and over the years we have tried many things including: Continue reading

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How to Color Soap – Spices, Herbs, Plant Oils

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Natural colorants are amazing, but it takes time to get the process down and figure out  what color you are going to get.

With natural ingredients  you’ll find that a red color you have produced with infusions looks wonderful, but that color can change  and look very different when mixed with the lye and then again after your soap is cured it can be a totally different color again.

So if you are looking for consistency in the color of your soap you may want to stick to oxides and micas – here is an article you may want to read Oxides and Micas Continue reading

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Bath Body Care Products – you can make for yourself

Bath Body Care Products 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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Natural Soap Making – so you want to start making your own soap

Natural Soap Making

Natural Soap making can be a fun hobby, but I have to warn you it can be very addictive as well.

I started making soap for myself a long time ago, and found there were so many colors and scents to play with that soon I had more soap than my friends, family and myself needed so I started selling it.  The more I made, the more different colors and scents and techniques I wanted to try so….if you Continue reading

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What to do if you get Lye on your skin?

Pour Lye into Water to Make SoapI’ve been making soap for many years and am very cautious when it comes to lye, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t experienced the affects of a lye splash on my skin.   It hurts! Continue reading

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Soap Making Terms

Soap making Terms, soap making, handmade soap

Have you ever been confused by the many soap making terms and abbreviations that are mentioned on websites or in recipes. Well here is a pretty good list of abbreviations and terms to help you through. Continue reading

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Winter Skin

screen-shot-2016-10-19-at-10-13-35-pmThe winter months can get very cold, sucking the moisture out of the air and leaving us with a very dry environment.

This dry environment can be hard on our skin.

Now when you add the winds, freezing temperatures and indoor heat the dry air will become much worse, and as the temperatures drop so does the humidity and humidity below 30% can really wreak havoc on your skin. Continue reading

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