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Homemade Body Wash - Keep Scary Out Of Your Shower — LITTLE SEED FARM. Our Homemade Lavender-Lemongrass Body WashWhat do you put on your body every day?

Homemade Body Wash - Keep Scary Out Of Your Shower — LITTLE SEED FARM

By the time I’ve finished my morning routine I’ve used shampoo, conditioner, body wash, face wash, toner, moisturizer and sunscreen for my face, and lotion for my body. Somehow, it took me close to a year before I started wondering what the heck was actually in those bottles in my shower. Isn't it odd that we’ve become so conscious of what we put inside our bodies, and somehow managed not to give any thought about what we were putting on them? All of that changed a few weeks ago when a friend recommended The Environmental Working Group's Skin Deep Database which rates products according to the chemicals they contain and how harmful they are. I searched the items in my bathroom and found that all of them except for what I put on my face (Alba Botanica and Kiss My Face) had a moderate to high hazard score. Scrapple and I have been using it for about 2 weeks now and will never go back! Give it a try!

1. 2. 14 Fresh Homemade Soap Recipes. Homemade soap is easier to make than you think!

14 Fresh Homemade Soap Recipes

Learn how to make your own soap several different ways like cold process and hot process with ingredients like glycerin, coconut oil, oatmeal and even natural soap recipes. There are 59 homemade soap recipes over on the Tip Junkie Creative Community, so if I don't have a specific home made soap flavor that you're looking for be sure to check over there as well. {high fives} Homemade Soap 1. 2. Cold Process Soap Recipe [caption id="attachment_43536" align="aligncenter" width="427"] Photo: Rebecca's Soap Delicatessen[/caption] 3.

Hot Process Soap Making 4. Glycerin Soap 5. 6. Easy homemade soap. As the last generations of Depression-era children or back-to-the-landers take their leave of this world, their DIY skills go with them.

Easy homemade soap

When we try to learn from scratch, we soon discover that recipes in books don't tell half the story. DIY soap making and other skills slipping away I have never figured out why this knowledge started slipping away from us, but I am trying to re-learn some of the basics. I now make my own soap, hand lotion, yogurt and bread. I am trying to figure out toothpaste, but it is hard to find good information about abrasion damage. My soap recipe is customized to use full bottles of most of the oils, so you don't have a lot of inventory lying around, and you don't have to do a lot of measuring.

Making homemade soap can be dangerous Before we begin, let me stress that soap-making can be dangerous. Here is some general homemade soap information Soap is made in two parts, lye and water, plus a mixture of oils. The oils must be gently heated. Miller's Homemade Soap Page. *APOLOGY* ... to those of you who have emailed me over the past couple of years and have never heard a peep out of me...

Miller's Homemade Soap Page

I'm sorry. I don't have as much time for personal email responses as I once did and added to that have been trips, a surgery, garden catch-up, church responsibilities, soapmaking and orders and more visits from children and grandchildren who have moved nearby. I just can't keep up. If your email involved troubleshooting of a recipe or a lengthy response, it was probably put aside for when there was more time and then fell through the cracks because "more time" didn't happen. :-/ I don't see that changing anytime soon. I hope you understand and know I would love to be able to acknowledge every email I get. CLICK HERE To Go Directly to Table of Contents In response to the most frequently asked question! 2010 - Thank you to Kimberly3D for this new version of the banner... pretty neat if you have the Flash plugin to view it. :-) On Garden Page, etc. ... USA Today... Soap Making: How to make soap and natural homemade recipes.

I've been in love with soap making since I made my first batch.

Soap Making: How to make soap and natural homemade recipes.

This wonderfully addictive craft has allowed me to express my creative side while providing my family with a product that is actually useful! I'll admit though, when my Mother first suggested soap making to me, I was sceptical. I'd read a few books about making cold process soap and it sounded far too technical and complicated. Thank goodness I was wrong! Turns out, planning and preparation make the process go smoothly from start to finish. If you're curious about soap making or have been thinking about trying it out, take a look around...all the information you need to make soap the whole family will enjoy is right here. Learn how to make your own unique soaps by following the step-by-step instructions detailed on "The Process" page. Take your pick of soap making methods such as cold process, room temperature, rebatching and hot process and find out what each of those terms means! Happy Soaping!