Category Archives: Soap Making
Soap is a craft that is fun and easy to make. It’s a great project to do with your kids. Simply follow the instructions below and you’ll be on your way to one of your first bars of soap….. where you choose all the soap colors and shapes.
Oatmeal is a delicious breakfast cereal taken with milk and/or fruits. It has been in the limelight due to its valuable health benefits and recently, as a recognized natural ingredient, it has also been found out to have beneficial effects on the skin. A good oatmeal soap recipe that can help protect and nourish the skin and can be used to remove dead skin is available here for you to try.
The most important consideration to bear in mind when making herbal preparations is to only use the best quality products you can find. Good quality oils and natural essential oils will combine to make a far superior product than that produced by cheap oil and chemical, synthetic oils. Natural products are far less likely to cause skin allergies, but it is always wise to test your finished product on a small patch of your own skin if not on that of the recipient.
You can replace the water in soap recipes with herbal tea, but to be honest, most of the properties (color and fragrance) are lost.
These instructions are very condensed and cannot possibly contain the details included in my ‘Soap Recipes’ book. Nonetheless, I believe you will have a good overview after you read these instructions.
Make Modern Soap With Herbs, Beeswax And Vegetable Oils by Elaine White
So, you want to make soap? Good! I’ll try my best to tell you how. I’m Elaine White, author of ‘Soap Recipes: Seventy tried-and-true ways to make modern soap with herbs, beeswax and vegetable oils.’
Soap making has been around for ages. The process of making soaps can either be simple or complex, depending on what you want to make. You can make soaps as a way to make money or you can make soaps for personal use or as gifts.
There are many ways to add colorful designs to your homemade soaps. We will discuss using the cold process soap making method to make soaps with intriguing designs.
When you start making soap and you get the bars down pat, some like to make liquid soap. Liquid soap is a nice alternative to the sometimes messy bars of soap.
Lavender is a traditional cottage garden plant. Its gray-green spikes of foliage and purple flowers provide color all year. Since the Middle Ages, the dried flowers have been one of the main ingredients of potpourri. Fresh sprigs are included in herbal bunches known as tussie mussies, which have been used for hundreds of years to mask unpleasant odors and ward off illness.
Have you ever thought, boy I sure would like to make a luxurious bar of soap but thought all that measuring and mixing was too much aggravation. Well here is the smart, short and easy version that anyone can do with easy to find everyday ingredients. This is a “no weigh” recipe, so you don’t even need a scale to make a fantastic bar of soap.
Have you ever been to a beauty shop and smelled the aroma of absolutely gorgeous hand-made soap and thought to yourself, “I wish I could do something like this”? Well, the good news is that you can, with the right tools, know-how and imagination.
If you’ve made a batch of soap and been dismayed by the way your soap stinks fragrance wise, here are some reasons why:
I don’t know about you, but I’m as hooked on bath and body products as I’m going to get! I can’t pass the aisle at Wal-Mart without taking a look. Trips to the mall have become half hour events in the Bath and Body store. Gift buying for female friends and family is now a much anticipated outing because I can wander over to the bubble bath and lotion and pick up a little something extra for myself while I’m buying their present!