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, and it’s usually done when there are cooler temperatures outside. Late fall or early winter would be the best times. 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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Lye pocket

White Lye Spot




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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. Continue reading

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Exfoliating soap – what to add to your soap?

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Gardeners soap with poppy seed

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 moisture it will look and feel so much better.



What kind of exfoliant added to the soap your are making would depend on what you are using the soap for and how much scrub you want. It’s a good idea to test them out first. Large and sharp exfoliants will be great for your hands, feet and body, but maybe not so nice on your face. Continue reading

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Cool T-Shirt for that Soap Maker and other gifts

Soap makers T-Shirt
soapmaker, making soapWhat 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.

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Weekend Forecast Soap Making T Shirt, Relax Shirt, Nice Shirt Womens (L,Navy)

Or check out this shirt.  The writing is on the back.  The Weekend Forecast Soap Making Shirt

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This one ranges in price from $25.94 to $54.48.

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Your soap maker would love either one of these shirts.

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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 become a very popular natural remedy for ear aches and infections.

They are now sold at most health food stores to help fight seasonal and chronic ear issues.

Ear candling will draw out any wax build up cleaning out your ears to help prevent any future problems.


How do Ear Candles work?

Ear candles are usually about 10 inches long and made of cloth and rolled in paraffin or beeswax. I prefer the beeswax to paraffin. 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 companies that now make all natural lip balms, so you can find them in the stores, but you will more than likely pay a fair price for them when you can make your own for pennies.


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Recycle Bar Soap Pieces

Reuse/Recycle small soap pieces or use up old soap bars

soap ends, soap scraps

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 and make laundry soap, put them in soap saver bags, cut them up and add to a new soap base recipe, wrap them up and sell the soap ends or grate them up and create new bars.   Continue reading

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Handmade soap storage and care

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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 will get. It will stay hard so long as it is not sitting in water or in an area that it will attract moisture.


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Best Shampoo Bars – Natural Shampoo Bars

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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 beneficial amounts of each ingredient to make a beautiful natural nourishing shampoo bar.


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