Soap Making

Cocoa Butter Rose and Geranium Bath Melts

Cocoa Butter Rose and Geranium Bath Melts

Rose is widely popular not only for being one of the most beautiful flowers in the world, but also for its ability to keep our skin healthy and young-looking. It was used by ancient Romans and Greeks to perfume their baths. Natural skin care experts say that it...

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Simple Kitchen Hand Exfoliator, Cocoa Butter & Coffee

Simple Kitchen Hand Exfoliator, Cocoa Butter & Coffee

Try this recipe after chopping garlic or any time your hands need a good scrub and odour-eliminator. Ingredients   2 TBSP coffee grinds (used or unused)  1/4 cup 100% cocoa butter Method Work the butter and grind together with your hands in a small mixing bowl. If the...

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Milled Soap Recipe

Milled Soap Recipe

Milled soap is also called French milled or triple milled soap. In this process, you start with a cold process soap you’ve already made, run it through a grater and put the shavings into a pot with a small amount of liquid. Once the mixture melts you can add color and...

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Goat’s Milk Coffee Soap

Goat’s Milk Coffee Soap

Anyone who just loves the scent of coffee will love this coffee soap recipe, it is also great for cooks because the coffee absorbs doors like garlic and fish and the goat’s milk which makes a lovely, creamy, moisturising soap. This recipe makes 3 1/2 pounds of soap....

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Soap Making Safety

Soap Making Safety

The most important safety issue is soap making is dealing with lye. Lye is the common name for sodium hydroxide and its chemical formula is NaOH. Although lye is needed to make mild soaps, on its own it is extremely alkaline and will burn anything it comes into...

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Soap Saponification Charts

Soap Saponification Charts

This information is from the following soap making book: Beginner Soap Making: Simple Homemade Recipes. I have added it here so that you can get a larger view of the charts if you need to. If you have any questions please contact us. These numbers are the...

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Essential Oil Directory

Essential Oil Directory

Essential oils have existed since the ancient times and are the precursors of our modern perfumes today. They are a key component to all products which hold deodorizing properties.  Allspice Berry This is a dried fruit of the Pimenta dioica plant. This is also called...

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Carrier Oils In Soapmaking

Carrier Oils In Soapmaking

Fatty acids are the chemical components of oils and each gives a different property to soap. Combining the different fatty acids can make for a balanced bar of soap. Lauric acid creates a hard bar of soap, is very good at cleansing and lathers well, however, it can...

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Properties of Common Essential Oils

Properties of Common Essential Oils

Common Essential Oils Essential oils are used for their aromatherapy properties. Oils can be chosen for their relaxation, stress relief, anti-anxiety or healing properties. Safety Rules for Using Essential Oils Keep oils away from fire or open flame and keep a fire...

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