Category Archives: Soap Making
I learned to make homemade soap from my grandmother who is now 97-years-old. Way back when I was a young girl this was a monthly process I helped with.
Grandma would ask her friends from church, the quilting bee and Elks Lodge to save all their grease drippings for her to make soap with.
Clay has been known as a therapeutic agent for thousands of years. Before we’ll discuss the wonderful benefits of clay to the skin when used in soap and cosmetics, let’s take a glimpse at fascinating facts about clay and its uses.
Borax is a natural, white powder, mineral of colorless crystals that dissolve in water easily. It was discovered in the dry lake beds of Tibet. Its chemical formula, Na2B407-10H2O, is a combination of sodium, boron, oxygen and water.
All the major brands selling natural and wellness products, have introduce the products containing tea tree oil. The customer preference for natural products have made it an important ingredient in cosmetic and medicinal products requiring antiseptic, anti fungal and anti inflammatory products.
I would like to tell you about the most widespread mistakes which can occur while making homemade cosmetics and especially soap. The process of making of handmade soap requires accuracy and knowledge of some peculiarities of components used. Some of the rules can be difficult to understand without any practice but still you should know them.
Goat milk soap has many interesting characteristics. Many people seek it out because of the feel and the properties the milk seems to lend to soap. Another plus to the soap lies in the color. Make it in what I consider the right way and you automatically get a colored soap, that sets it apart from soap made with water.
Are you looking for the right soap cutter? There are different types of cutters: air soap cutters, manual soap cutters, loaf soap cutters and hand soap cutters. Some just use a butcher knife or chefs knife for cutting through their soaps!
Sandalwood essential oil is steam distilled from the wood of the evergreen tree, Sandalum album, native to India. The heartwood is the most precious part of this tree. The best heartwood is found in the roots.
I have to admit that in the many years that I have been into soap making, I was never interested to learn about its history. I guess because there is not much that I can get from it that will help me to improve my craft. But little did I know that the secret of colonial soap making is so interesting, such that it will give me insight on how important homemade soaps are, especially during those times.
Natural soaps are best for a healthy body and skin. Commercial soap dyes can cause allergies and unhealthy conditions because they are foreign to the body. With natural dyes, you can rest assured that it is safe for you. If you make your own soap and select the dyes that you want, then it would be fun and specifically suited to your choice of color and scent.
The kids are home and they are bored. They don’t want to play indoor games or make cookies. However, all kids love to play in the bath. Let them help you make soap crayons, so they can be creative and have fun in the bath afterwards. This can be an ideal project for wet days or holidays and make the whole family happy. The recipe is below but of course can be adapted to your liking.
Liquid hand soap has inevitably found its way into the homes of almost everyone. Be it about their easy usage, less wastage or the unsullied drop for each person, liquid hand soap are definitely the best way to fight germs and avoid infection. The antibacterial properties attached to the soap make it all the more popular.
Homemade soap is more skin-friendly than commercial soaps. The advantage of making soaps at home is that one can customize the soaps as per one’s tastes and preferences.
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.’
Lavender is a traditional cottage garden plant. Its gray-green spikes of foliage and purple flowers provide color all year.
Making your own soap is a lot of fun. I love making my own soap for myself and also giving it as gifts to family and friends. If you’re interested in making your own soap but not sure where to start, here’s a brief explanation of the three different soap making processes:
If you’ve made a batch of soap and been dismayed by the way your soap stinks fragrance wise, here are some reasons why:
The history of soap making began when the earliest recorded evidence of soap-like materials traced back to approximately 2800 BC, found in clay cylinders during the excavation of ancient Babylon.
We use soap each day in our lives in the form of detergents, shampoo, shower crème, hand soap or bar soap. We are so used to using soap that we rarely stop and wonder how this wonderful compound manages to help us clean ourselves day after day.
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.
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.
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.
Want to make soap as a gift for your party guests? Here are some simple tips for making soap gifts and favors:
If you would like to make homemade soap, or have already started, To make it extra special a few features are needed to finish of your lovely creations? There’s no use in making beautiful soaps and handing them out unwrapped…….it probably wouldn’t have the best effect…….and people would probably think your telling them to get clean. This won’t do any favours to the lovely soaps you have just made .
Cold Process Soapmakers have it down to a litany. When asked why their soap is better than store-bought, they say (among other things), “Because of the natural glycerin.
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.
Choosing a soap maker is an important task, as your skin is depending on it. There a couple basic questions that should allow you to determine the competence of your soap maker immediately.
Aromatherapy soap can be used in the shower or bath to create a rejuvenated or relaxed. The great thing about these soaps is that they contain therapeutic oils from plants and herbs.
What Is Soap?
Soap is the oldest cleanser around. It is created by a chemical reaction between oils, water and lye. Although lye is used to make soap there is no lye left after saponification (the chemical reaction that makes soap) is complete. There is no such thing as a bar of soap that was made without the use of lye. Different kinds of soap are made using a variety of different oils. Both animal & plant oils can be used in the soap making process, each adding different qualities to the soap.