Exfoliating soap – what to add to your soap?

gardener soap, poppy seed

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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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.

All natural soap must breathe Continue reading

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Best Shampoo Bars – Natural Shampoo Bars

shampoo bar, natural soap

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

sweating soap, handmade soap

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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