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  • How long does produce last? Check out these handy tips for storing fruits & veggies and learn how make soap with produce when it gets too ripe to eat.

    How Long Does Produce Last? Plus How to Use Ripe Produce to Make Soap

    Wondering how long does produce last? Check out these handy tips and tricks for storing fresh fruits and veggies and learn how long your fresh produce will last with proper storage. Plus discover how to use overripe fruit and vegetables to make homemade cold process soap as a fun twist when produce becomes too ripe or soft to eat. I try to eat healthy, which isn’t cheap. I only go…

  • Banana Soap Recipe: Cold Process Berry Banana Smoothie Soap

    Learn how to make a cold process banana soap recipe. Plus discover the benefits of banana soap when used as part of your daily, summer beauty regimen. Summer is all about fresh fruit — and fresh fruit smoothies! So I really wanted to create a seasonal summer soap with a smoothie theme. My berry banana smoothie soap recipe does just that! Made with real banana and a wild berries &…

  • Neem oil soap recipe. Learn how to make a cold process neem oil soap recipe for the many skin care benefits of neem oil for problem skin. This DIY neem oil soap makes a great addition to a natural skin care routine for problem skin issues. It helps improve skin appearance and promote skin health while addressing skin issues such as dry skin, eczema, acne and fungal skin issues. This cold process soap helps to soothe a variety of common skin ailments and can prevent reoccurence.

    Neem Oil Soap Recipe: Cold Process Soap Recipe for Problem Skin

    This neem oil soap recipe makes a wonderful addition to any natural skin care routine for problem skin. It helps improve skin appearance and promote skin health. Whether you suffer from dry skin, eczema, acne or even fungal skin issues, this cold process soap helps to soothe a variety of common skin ailments and can prevent reoccurence. Leave it unscented or mask the smell of neem oil with a warm…

  • Cold process calendula soap recipe. A natural skin care recipe for clean beauty, this natural calendula soap with calendula infused oil helps to prevent acne and offer relief from dry skin and eczema, in addition to addressing other common skin problems. This green beauty soap recipe is formulated with neem oil, calendula infused oil, cocoa butter and a simple essential oil blend to create a hydrating soap that improves skin’s appearance and promotes skin health with all natural ingredients.

    Calendula Soap Recipe: Cold Process Soap Recipe with Calendula Infused Oil

    Learn how to combine herbs and essential oils to create a cold process calendula soap recipe to soothe problem skin and promote skin health. This natural soap recipe is formulated with neem oil, calendula infused oil, cocoa butter and a simple essential oil blend to create a hydrating soap that not only improves skin’s appearance, but also eases symptoms of everyday skin issues including acne, dry skin and eczema. Keep…

  • How to Make Solid Dish Soap with natural essential oils. This solid dish soap recipe with citrus essential oils is an effective way to clean dishes, avoid further harm to the environment and reduce plastic waste. Learn what are the best ingredients for solid dishwashing soap? Why should I use a solid dish soap bar? What makes solid dish soap eco-friendly? What is the best method for making DIY solid dish soap? How do I make a solid dish soap? Plus my best, all natural solid dish soap recipe.

    Solid Dish Soap Bar Recipe: How to Make a Zero Waste Dishwashing Soap

    Learn how to make a zero waste dishwashing soap bar. An eco-friendly solid dish soap bar recipe will not only help to save money, it also reduces waste and your impact on the environment. Like you’d expect from a liquid dish soap, this cold process dish soap recipe gives you plenty of suds, and it cuts through grease to thoroughly clean your dishes. Learn about the different methods for making…

  • Coconut Milk Soap Recipe with Lavender Essential Oil

    This coconut milk soap recipe with lavender essential oil is an easy way to add coconut milk to your everyday skin care routine as part of a natural beauty regimen. Learn about the natural skin care benefits of coconut milk. Plus explore other hydrating soap making ingredients like chia seed oil, shea nut oil and walnut oil to craft a natural cold process soap recipe for maturing or dry skin.…

  • Bastille soap recipe for dry skin or sensitive skin. Get dry skin relief for your dry or sensitive skin by using a handcrafted, cold process Bastille soap bar. Learn how to craft this natural soap recipe is made with 80% olive oil for a hydrating, skin conditioning soap that won't strip skin of its beneficial oils that lead to dryness and itching. A modern twist on traditional Castile soap, this moisturizing Bastille soap recipe is the perfect option for your family's natural skin care routine.

    Hydrating Bastille Soap Recipe Plus Practical Tips on Flu Prevention

    What’s the story with the coronavirus? Is it really worth a full on toilet paper war? And more importantly, how can I protect myself from the coronavirus and diminish my chances of getting sick? Learn why the coronavirus shouldn’t be dismissed as your average flu. Plus easy, everyday tips on reducing your chances of becoming infected with COVID-19. I’m also sharing my favorite, hydrating Bastille soap recipe. It’s perfect for…

  • Fall Essential Oil Blends for Soaps (Plus A Fall Soap Recipe with Cocoa Butter)

    Fall Essential Oil Blends for Soaps (Plus A Fall Soap Recipe with Cocoa Butter)

    Looking for fall essential oil blends for soaps? Try one of several great essential oil blend recipes in your fall inspired soaps this autumn. Plus learn how to make my easy fall soap recipe. Decorated with cute leaf embeds, this cold process fall soap recipe with cocoa butter is the perfect choice for daily cleansing as temps cool down and the stifling humidity of summer dissipates.  Plus discover fall skin…

  • Gardeners soap recipe. Learn how to make DIY gardeners soap with exfoliating botanicals to scrub away dirt and grime without stripping or drying out your skin.

    Gardeners Soap Recipe with Exfoliating Botanicals

    This homemade cold process gardeners soap recipe is made with exfoliating botanicals and three skin conditioning body butters. So it doesn’t just get you clean, it also helps to nourish skin! Life is messy. Sometimes it’s even dirty. So when it comes time to clean up the dirt left behind from your summer shenanigans, projects and gardening, you need a soap that’s created just for such situations. Formulating a Gardeners…

  • Exotic Natural Bacuri Butter & Murumuru Soap Recipe

    Exotic Natural Bacuri Butter & Murumuru Soap Recipe

    This natural bacuri butter & murumuru soap recipe is the perfect soapmaking project for exploring new ways to use exotic ingredients in natural skin care recipes. Left unscented to allow the warm, natural earthy scent of bacuri butter to shine through, this handmade soap recipe is another must for your recipe file! Murumuru Soap I am a soap addict. It’s true. Ever since I tried my first Zum soap bar back…

  • Ginger Mint Soap Recipe! This homemade ginger mint soap recipe is a wonderful skin care option for caring for and nourishing dry skin! Made with gentle ingredients that include cocoa butter, olive oil and black cumin seed oil, this ginger mint soap is a year round delight for anyone in need of a gentle cleanser to soothe irritated or dry skin. #soap #soapmaking #skincare #soaprecipe #blackcuminseedoil #oliveoil #beauty #dryskin #dryskinremedy #gentlecleanser #cleanser #diy #crafts

    Ginger Mint Soap Recipe for Nourishing Dry Skin

    This homemade ginger mint soap recipe is a wonderful skin care option to care for, nourish and hydrate dry skin! Made with gentle ingredients that include cocoa butter, olive oil and black cumin seed oil, this ginger mint soap is a year round delight for anyone in need of a gentle cleanser to soothe irritated or dry skin. Winter is most definitely here. With the recent arctic outbreak, dangerously cold…

  • Orange Spice Tea Soap Recipe! If hot orange spice tea is one of your favorite winter luxuries, then this orange spice tea soap recipe should be on your weekend to do list! Scented with a blend of juicy seasonal oranges and zesty spices, this moisturizing homemade soap recipe nourishes dry skin while enveloping you with its warm, enticing fragrance. #soap #soapmaking #soaprecipe #diy #crafts #orangespice #tea #skincare

    Orange Spice Tea Soap Recipe for Seasonal Homemade Winter Gifts

    If hot orange spice tea is one of your favorite winter luxuries, then this orange spice tea soap recipe should be on your weekend to do list! Scented with a blend of juicy seasonal oranges and zesty spices, this moisturizing homemade soap recipe nourishes dry winter skin while enveloping you with its warm, enticing fragrance. Oranges. The Seasonal Winter Fruit. Oranges are a common gift throughout the holiday season. They’re…

  • The best homemade soaps for fall! These lovely artisan soaps are inspired by the colors and scents of fall and are the perfect Monday morning pick me up to start off your week!

    Homemade Fall Soaps for the Perfect Morning Pick Me Up!

    Let’s face it. Mondays suck. The solution? That one’s tough. But a little morning pick-me-up can go a long way towards perking up your mood. While these homemade fall soaps aren’t going to magically make your workload a breeze, they will bring a smile to your face. Plus they’re a great little reminder that sometimes it’s the little things that can turn it all around. While my Mondays aren’t as…

  • A collection of cold process palm free soap recipes for soapmakers who wish to make homemade cold process soaps without palm oil.

    Palm Free Soap Recipes

    Why Palm Free Soap Recipes? Traditionally, one of the main ingredients of cold process soap has been palm oil. However, as the use of palm oil has increased primarily due to its cheap price and wide availability, there has been controversy within the soapmaking community regarding its use. Production of palm oil in Southeast Asia has resulted in not only the depletion of the rain forest which is being torn down to create palm plantations, but it…

  • How to Re-size a Cold Process Soap Recipe

    I’ve had several people request a smaller sized cold process recipe for some of my most popular homemade soap recipes. However, as when I started making many of these specific soap recipes I had created, I always made larger batches to keep up with the demand from where I was selling at my local farmer’s market as well as Etsy. I’d never considered having to re-size a batch of cold…

  • DIY Natural Lanolin Shaving Soap Recipe - This lanolin shaving soap recipe combines moisturizing ingredients to help prevent dry skin and a rich, creamy lather to help prevent nicks and razor burn.

    Natural Lanolin Shaving Soap Recipe

    In my previous post I shared a natural homemade lanolin salve recipe and explained the benefits of using lanolin due to its moisturizing properties. As a natural humectant able to attract and retain water, it’s also valuable in soapmaking when creating natural shaving soaps. (Learn more about lanolin.) This natural lanolin shaving soap recipe combines natural moisturizing ingredients to help prevent skin from drying out even with repeated shavings while at…

  • How to Make Handmade Cold Process Soaps

    Handmade soap is gentler on skin because it’s made with natural ingredients, not synthetic ingredients found in most commercial soaps whose sole purpose is to create a foam or lather. Because of this many individuals who can’t use commercial soap, and have turned to using only handmade soaps. I first got into soapmaking because I was buying handmade soaps on a regular basis to satisfy my finicky skin. I soon…

  • Natural Dog Shampoo Bar Recipe with an essential oil blend that helps to repel fleas!

    Natural Dog Shampoo Bar Recipe that Repels Fleas

    Here’s an all natural cold process homemade dog shampoo bar recipe for your furry friends. This homemade dog shampoo bar recipe is gentler on your dog’s skin than commercial dog shampoos so it won’t dry out your dog’s delicate skin like traditional sulphate filled shampoos. The essential oil blend makes it great for repelling fleas without chemicals. Natural Dog Shampoo Bar Recipe Ingredients: 8oz coconut oil 6oz olive oil 1.5oz castor oil 6.5oz…

  • Natural Chocolate Skin Care Recipes to Make At Home. Learn how to make two natural orange & chocolate skin care recipes using ingredients in your kitchen! Delicious orange & chocolate recipes for homemade melt and pour soap and a brown sugar coffee scrub! Original chocolate skin care recipes from my first experiments in making homemade beauty products. Yum, yum, yum! Here are two homemade bath and body recipes that make a fabulous gift when paired together.

    Chocolate Skin Care Recipes to Make Using Ingredients In Your Kitchen

    Learn how to make two natural orange & chocolate skin care recipes using ingredients in your kitchen! Delicious orange & chocolate recipes for homemade melt and pour soap and a brown sugar coffee scrub! Original chocolate skin care recipes from my first experiments in making homemade beauty products. Yum, yum, yum! Here are two bath and body recipes that make a fabulous gift when paired. Try your hand at crafting…