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DIY all-natural detoxifying deodorant. A check-my-email-while-brushing-my-teeth, cook-dinner-while-catching-up-on-Downton-Abbey type of gal.

DIY all-natural detoxifying deodorant

Which is why when I finally bit the bullet and made a homemade deodorant, I decided to take it beyond all-natural and add a detoxifying ingredient – bentonite clay – which actually pulls toxins from the skin. It’s the anti-antiperspirant. Bentonite clay is one of the most effective and powerful healing clays. According to Wellness Mama: Bentonite clay carries a strong negative charge which bonds to the positive charge in many toxins.

Furthermore, bentonite clay has a very fine velvet-like texture, is odorless and non-staining, which are all important qualities for a deodorant. 5 tablespoons or 4 oz organic virgin coconut oil: a great natural antibacterial. I put all of the ingredients in a mixing bowl in the above order. The paste thickens considerably after cooling to room temp. Homemade Probiotic Deodorant – That Really Works! Probiotics.

Homemade Probiotic Deodorant – That Really Works!

A buzzword within the natural health community. And rightfully so! Most health conscious individuals understand the positive effects on digestion that come from using probiotic foods and supplements. In fact, the benefits of ingesting probiotics have been well researched and the craze is taking over. If you haven’t already heard of fermented foods, kefir, and kombucha you will soon. Emerging thoughts include the idea that probiotics can actually help improve the balance of bacteria on your skin, very similar to the way they are known to improve the balance of bacteria in your digestive system.

Our skin is the largest organ in our body. 10 Tips For Selling Your Handcrafted Soap Online - Lovin Soap Studio. There are far too many clichés out there stating that you will be successful as long as you are doing what you love.

10 Tips For Selling Your Handcrafted Soap Online - Lovin Soap Studio

Wrong. You have to be smart about how you go about things, and you have to put in the work. Our industry is wide, vast and ever-burgeoning. 100% Coconut Oil Soap Recipe with 20% Superfat. By David Fisher Updated December 20, 2014.

100% Coconut Oil Soap Recipe with 20% Superfat

Two long held soap making rules collide in this wonderful soap recipe: Don’t use more than 30% coconut oil in a recipe – it will be too drying.Don’t superfat more than about 8-10% - the soap will be soft, have poor lather, and will be prone to dreaded orange spots/spoilage. 7 Homemade Shampoo Bar Recipes - Simple Life MomSimple Life Mom. Here are 7 homemade shampoo bar recipes to pick and choose from.

7 Homemade Shampoo Bar Recipes - Simple Life MomSimple Life Mom

Some vary slightly, but each is unique so that hopefully you can find one that suits what you are looking for and what you have on hand. They’ve been tested with a lye calculator and I’ve made a number of them (Love #5). As usual, be very careful with lye, and some essential oils can burn as well. Research what you are doing and what you are using. If you are just transitioning off of shampoo, realize that your hair follicles struggle to over produce oils after each stripping of store-bought shampoo. 1) Shampoo Bar Recipe, 2.25 lbs 10 oz Palm oil10 oz Coconut oil8 oz Olive oil8 oz Castor oil12 oz Distilled Water5 oz Lye.25 to .5 oz Essential Oils at trace. 71 Of The World's Best Homemade Soap Recipes. African Black Soap Benefits and How to Make it at Home. Basic Soap Making Recipes - Make Natural Homemade Soap.

BEER SOAP - SHAMPOO BAR. Coconut Oil Shampoo Bar Recipe (Video Tutorial) DIY Shaving Soap Recipe For Men or Women. Fabulous Shampoo Bar Recipe. Welcome!

Fabulous Shampoo Bar Recipe

If you don't want to miss anything, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed or get updates via email - sign up in the right sidebar. Thanks for visiting! If you are a soapmaker looking for a fabulous shampoo bar recipe with lots of lather that will make your hair softer than it’s ever been before, then this recipe is for you! It comes from Lisa G. of Opus Soaps in Petersburg, Texas. Fabulous Shampoo Bar Recipe. Forums - Craft Server. Homemade Shampoo Soap Bars Recipe and Instructions. By David Fisher Updated December 20, 2014.

Homemade Shampoo Soap Bars Recipe and Instructions

So you've been making your own cold process soap and using it in your shower for a while and love it. But what about using your soap as a shampoo? Many people use their cold process soap as a shampoo bar as well. But hair is different than skin, so you need to do a few things differently in order to have the best results. Formulating your recipe differently - both in terms of the oils chosen, but in the additives and superfat percentageUsing a vinegar or citric acid rinseKnowing that some people's hair just doesn't work well with real soap - and being o.k. with going back to a standard surfactant-based shampoo. Homemade Shampoo Soap Bars Recipe and Instructions. How to Make Beer Soap. Beer soap is great – if you’ve never made it before (or used it on your skin), here are some reasons to try it: The sugars in the beer give the soap a fantastic lather.Beer soaps are a novelty that make a great gift.

How to Make Beer Soap

Plus if you have an uninterested man waiting for someone he is with to sniff all the soaps at your market table, if you hand him a beer soap, he’ll probably become interested! How to make soap using the room temperature method. "The Room Temperature Method" You've probably read about how to make soap using the cold process method and have heard many soap makers referring to the room temperature method.

How to make soap using the room temperature method.

Now I'll bet you're wondering what the difference is between these two methods? Simply put, you don't heat any oils and you don't check temperatures using the room temperature method. For quite some time I stuck to my guns and refused to even attempt something so absurd sounding! Yeah, I know.....that's a pig headed, narrow minded, know-it-all way of thinking.

Learning how to make soap for most of us is an adventure. Making-soap.html# Learn how to make soap at home or on the homestead.


Easy step-by-step instructions for making homemade soap with with lye with instructional videos. There are also soap recipes for clear soap, hard soap, saddle soap and laundry soap, among others. Making soap at home can be a fun and rewarding experience and seldom takes more than an hour and a half out of your time. However, many of you may have been put off trying out this hobby after reading about all the dangers and cautions that go into soap making. There are certain cautions that you do need to take, however, thousands of people around the world make homemade soap every day of the year safely and without getting hurt in any way.

Room temperature soap making. I was researching a new soaping technique when I came across using the room temperature soap making method was the best method to achieve the look for the technique. What room temperature soap making method? Well I would not describe as a different method, it is a variant to the cold process soap making method. This being said, I find it takes a lot of juggling and labor out of the cold process method. Before going any further let me tell you that I am not in a specific camp...some soap makers swear by hot process soap making, certain melt and pourers cannot understand why anyone in their right mind would handle lye and start from scratch and then there are the hard core cold process or nothing soap makers. I dabble and I am still testing all the methods and have not really defined to one technique. But I must admit that juggling ice bathes and heat can be trying when I am working on a larger recipe. Rosemary Mint Shampoo Bar Recipe {Video Tutorial}

Shampoo Bar Recipe. The following tutorial demonstrates my own shampoo bar recipe. In this batch, we will be using a great hair-care essential oil blend that incorporates our therapeutic grade rosemary essential oil and tea tree essential oil as well as our invigorating pink grapefruit essential oil. We will also be using some unique additives including tussah silk and raw eggs! Furthermore, this recipe has a large portion of castor oil which produces an awesome lather. Soap Making Tips & Tricks. The following are several Tips & Tricks submitted by Oregon Trail Customers (and a few by me!). We would love to hear your own personal Tips & Tricks and even add them to our resource list. If you have a great tip or trick to submit, please click on the "Submit Tip" button on this page or send us an email through our "Contact Us" page. Tips from Suz Q: How much flavor should I use when making Lip Products?

A: Lip flavors are like anything else, some are stronger than otherrs, but... Q: Are these flavors sweetened? Tips for Using Beeswax:Dedicate separate utensils for working with beeswax. Suz Equipment Care To keep your scale nice, slip it into a lightweight inexpensive plastic bag. Suz K. The best way I have found to clean containers with melted wax is to put it in the microwave for a few seconds to re-melt any wax, then wipe it out with paper towels.

Soap Making: Learn how to make soap. Soapy Stuff: So, you want to make a Bar of Shampoo! I'm really not anybody special, but was driven to create a good shampoo bar for my personal use. I knew I was going to make a lot of test batches so I limited my batches to 1 pound or less. All the shampoo bars make good body soap, so nothing was wasted, but I recommend if you make a shampoo bar that everybody is raving about it, don't take it for granted that YOU will like it. Make small batches & change things slowly. One thing I have learned is that even 1/2% of superfat can make a difference you can feel, not to mention each different oil & combination. Hair can be so individual even in the same family, so creating a shampoo bar that everybody loves is going to be elusive.

Commercial shampoos MUST contain preservatives. Preservatives are a necessary evil as you do not want a bottle of moldy, bacteria ridden product, yet they ARE poisons. Silicons make your hair artificially beautiful. Water, also, plays an important role in good looking, healthy hair. What are Soap Berries and How to Use Them.