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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Water on Soap

Soap and Water

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Hard and Soft Water

A nice bar of soap will lather well with hard or soft water, but soap does lather way better in soft water. Continue reading

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Shrink Wrap Soap – should you shrink wrap your soap?

Lately I have had a few people asking me about shrink wrapping their soap, I guess one of the benefits to this is that people will not touch the soap, put it to their noses when smelling it (that one always drives me nuts) but is wrapping it in shrink wrap good for your soap?




This question can be answered by what type of soap your are making, shrink wrapping melt and pours soap works well, but for cold process the consensus is that it needs to breathe. So…. Continue reading

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Handmade Laundry Soap Recipe

Homemade Laundry Soap, Borax, Washing Soda

Making your own laundry soap can save you a lot of money, but not only that you know what goes into the product that will wash your clothing, bedding, etc.

There are some very harmful chemicals in some products on the market today and washing your cloths with them and then wearing those cloths puts those chemicals close to your body.



I suffered terribly from excema for years and that was one of the reason I started making soap, but that’s not where it stopped. I began to make laundry soap as well and we grow as much of our own food as we can – that’s another subject. Continue reading

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Olive oil for Hair

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Olive oil for hair….yes!  Who would have thought! Olive oil is amazing for your hair, and thankfully being a soap maker. I have lots of Olive oil. Continue reading

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Natural soap labels

Ideas for labelling and presenting your Natural Soap

Soap Label
There are many creative ways to wrap and label you soap. Continue reading

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Homemade Soap Ingredients…and where to find them

Finding Handmade Soap Ingredients

Kit are available for the crafter starting out making soap. These kits supply everything you need to make a few bars of soap, the oils, scents and colors are all included.

You can get these through soap supply stores or even on-line through E-bay or Amazon.

House of Crafts Organic Soap Making Kit

If you want to buy individual oils, scents and colors for making your own soap it can sometimes be tricky trying to get the best price.

I will offer some suggestions on where you might be able to find handmade soap supplies. Continue reading

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Clay Face Mask Recipes

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Cleansing with Mud Face Masks has been around since ancient times.

Clay Masks help to remove the impurities from your pores and tighten them while toning your skin. Continue reading

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What to Scent Soap

Scenting your soap can be an artistic process in itself, the most natural way to color your soap is by using essential oils, but there are some very nice synthetic oils out there too. Mixing or combining different scents can also produce some wonderful smelling soaps. Continue reading

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