Soapmaking

How to Make Shea Butter Traditionally
February 13, 2019 . · Soapmaking

Yinka Adesola. Yinka lives in Nigeria, and every year she processes shea butter to sell. Growing up, she learned how to make shea butter as her entire family was involved …

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Harnessing Green Tea Skin Benefits in Your Soap
February 13, 2019 . · Soapmaking

The benefits of green tea are becoming widely known. One way that we can receive green tea skin benefits is by using tea and extract in our soap and other …

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Lye Pockets in Soap: How to Save a Botched Batch
February 13, 2019 . · Soapmaking

Lye pockets in soap can occur when a batch of soap separates. This separation can be due to overheating, insufficient mixing, or misbehavior caused by a fragrance or essential oil. …

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Stamping/Embossing: A New Way With Soap Designs
February 13, 2019 . · Soapmaking

Soap designs can elevate the sophistication and beauty of even the simplest soap recipe. Imagine a classical, ivory-colored olive oil castile soap with a lace pattern, delicately stamped with gold …

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A Simple Soap Frosting Recipe
February 13, 2019 . · Soapmaking

There is a lot of disagreement in the world of soap making over the proper soap frosting recipe. While some use a soap frosting recipe that requires chilling the lye …

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Avoiding Contamination While Making Goat Milk Lotion
February 13, 2019 . · Soapmaking

Making goat milk lotion isn’t difficult, but there are some steps that shouldn’t be avoided. When making goat milk lotion, care must be taken to reduce and attempt to eliminate …

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Tips for Using Botanical Extract Benefits in Soap
February 13, 2019 . · Soapmaking

Using extracts in soap making and homemade body products can add many great botanical extract benefits for your skin. They are fairly simple to use and will give your soaps …

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Using Kaolin Clay in Soap
February 13, 2019 . · Soapmaking

The use of kaolin clay in soap occurs for many different reasons. Among soap additives, it is one of the most common. Especially in shaving soaps, kaolin clay in soap …

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Make a DIY Soap Mold – Instructions With Video!
February 13, 2019 . · Soapmaking

If you look around your home, there are probably dozens of items that can serve as a DIY soap mold. From potato chip cans to reclaimed wooden drawers — with …

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The 17 Best Oils for Face and Skin
February 13, 2019 . · Soapmaking

Is coconut oil good for your face? And what other oils do faces love? Here is a list of 17 of the best oils for face and skin tone. While …

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A Recipe for the Best Coffee Scrub (or Two or Three)
February 13, 2019 . · Soapmaking

by Rebecca Sanderson What makes the best coffee scrub? That depends on what you are specifically using it for. Some people claim the caffeine in a coffee scrub can help …

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2-in-1 Laundry Butter and Foaming Bath Butter
February 13, 2019 . · Soapmaking

Laundry butter is just soap without any extra fat. It’s a wonderful cleanser for your hand-wash items, can be scented however you like, and leaves your fabrics fragrant, clean, and …

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How to Make Tomato Soap
February 13, 2019 . · Soapmaking

In August, hopefully your garden is in full swing. Tomatoes are ripening, and the fresh herbal snap of tomato leaves fills the air each time you brush past them. Why …

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Making Homemade Lipstick
February 13, 2019 . · Soapmaking

Learning how to make homemade lipstick is easy and gives you control over the ingredients. You just need a lip balm base, micas, and containers. In the wave of homemade …

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Making Shampoo Bars
February 13, 2019 . · Soapmaking

Making shampoo bars is a very different process from making body soap in a lot of ways. Unlike body soap, it is important to limit the number of unsaponifiable substances …

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