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10 Uses for Soap

Humble it may be, but soap does more than clean up your hands at the end of the day. To chemists, it’s what you get when you boil down the sodium salts of fatty acids. To us, it’s just soap, known mostly for removing dirt from grimy hands. But with a little creative repurposing, soap—in […]

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How to Make Home Use Soap

Making your own soap at home is easy, frugal, creative and fulfilling. There’s something really marvelous about taking a bar of your own homemade soap into the bath or shower with you. Whether you are looking for a more natural alternative to commercial soap, or are just a crafty person looking for a new creative adventure, […]

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HOW IS NATURAL SOAP MADE?

Saponification is the chemical reaction that occurs when fats or oils (fatty acids) come into contact with an alkali (or a base.) and it literally means “soap making” – from a Latin word “sapo” or Celtic word “saipo” which also means soap. Without these 2 main ingredients there is simply no soap. Remember: no lye, […]

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Top 10 Whys and Ways to Use Soap in the Home

Older friends of mine still wax poetic over Ivory Snow Soap Flakes, about how well they cleaned everything from spots to upholstery fabric. There is something wonderfully simple and inexpensive in returning to plain ol’ soap and water for a number of chores, and you’d be amazed at how many tricky issues soap can solve, […]

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THE ORIGIN AND HISTORY OF SOAP

Although no one really knows when soap was discovered, there are various legends surrounding its beginning. According to Roman legend, soap was named after Mount Sapo, an ancient site of animal sacrifices. After an animal sacrifice, rain would wash animal fat and ash, that collected under the ceremonial altars, down to the banks of the […]

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The History of Soapmaking

How soap came to be discovered is unclear, but we know that the Sumerians were using soap solutions by 3000 BC. [The Sumerians] used a slurry of ashes and water to remove grease from raw wool and cloth so that it could be dyed. Sumerian priests and temple attendants purified themselves before sacred rites, and […]

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Preservation of Cosmetic Products

Key Considerations for Successful Preservation of Cosmetic Products: PART ONE

Key Considerations for Successful Preservation of Cosmetic Products: PART ONE In this first part of this two-part article, we aim to answer common preservative questions and to dispel some common myths. We will also examine self-preserving cosmetics and preservation guidelines in Europe and the USA. Spoilage can be caused by bacteria, moulds or sometimes yeasts growing in products such as creams, lotions and shampoo […]

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hot process slow cooker soap

hot process slow cooker soap

It has been three years since I started this adventure and I still get excited over homemade hot process soap! It is a wonderful thing and so very good for our skin. My absolute favorite of the processes is Hot Process slow cooker. Before I begin, one important thing that I learned along the way […]

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molded spring soap flowers

Now that your soap is rolled out? flip it over each time to avoid the soap sticking to your work surface and strive to get as much as you can rolled each time. Avoid overusing the cornstarch, but practice and find out what works for you. You will not break your soap if you use too much cornstarch – you will […]

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simple molding soap recipe

simple molding soap recipe

Cold process soap offers so many possibilities, so let us push our imaginations and limitations. New designs exist in that place between wake and sleep, where so many soapmakers go to design their next soap. Have you ever wanted to try a soap design, yet not wanted to commit to a mold? This is a quick and easy way […]

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