background preloader

Household Products

Facebook Twitter

How to Make Beeswax Candles.

Buy and sell

How to make Bath & Body products - Candle Making Techniques. Recent Articles Learn to make these adorable candy corn candles!

How to make Bath & Body products - Candle Making Techniques

This caramel apple soap is so cute for Fall! We are buzzing with excitement over these cute honeycomb soaps! This simple technique makes unique crackle candles, perfect for fall and winter décor! These adorable apple slices soaps are perfect for back-to-school! Learn to make these cool, outer-space inspired nebula soaps! Soap Blog: Recipes - African Black Soap and Rainforest Body Oil. African Black Soap This recipe is as it is made in Africa.

Soap Blog: Recipes - African Black Soap and Rainforest Body Oil

Ingredients: Handful of Cocoa Pods 3 pieces of Shea Bark Skin of one Plantain 1 cup Palm Oil 3/4 cup Unrefined Shea Butter Fragrance or Essential Oils Directions: Ash mixed with water become lye. So wear protective equipment and handle this with the same care given to any other cold process soap recipe. Remove the cocoa beans from their pods. Rainforest Body Oil. Formula Botanica: World-Class Organic Skincare School. Soapmaking: Oven hot process soapmaking method (OHP) Back to Overview Special Tools OHP requires one stainless steel pot, large enough to accommodate base oils and lye solution, while leaving at least 1/4 of the pot empty.

Soapmaking: Oven hot process soapmaking method (OHP)

It is best not to cover the pot with a lid. How To Proceed Turn the oven on on the lowest setting (or 100ºC - 212ºF at the maximum) while you prepare ingredients and tools. Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics. Guest Post: Pricing Your Products. Making soap is the fun part, but developing a pricing strategy to sell your soap is often the not-so-fun-part.

Guest Post: Pricing Your Products

Our guest blogger Dawn Cabral-Quimby came back from Soap Guild 2014 with an excellent run down on Lela Barker’s strategy on product pricing, and it’s a must-read for any soapy business owner. — A.M. Do you have accurate product pricing? Beginner Archives. When I first heard of oil cleansers, I was a little skeptical.

Beginner Archives

It seems so strange to “wash” your face with oils. But after lots of research and testing, I now use them in my skin care routine. Cleansing with oil leaves my skin feeling clean and extremely soft. How to Price Your Cold Process Soaps. Please note that this analysis is intended for informational purposes only.

How to Price Your Cold Process Soaps

Your actual cost of goods may vary depending on shipping charges, ingredients used, and time spent on each batch of soap. First, let’s discuss some basic overhead costs incurred by any small business (be it soaping or clothing design) like heat, electricity, phone bills etc. If you are like many small scale soapmakers, you work out of your own home or apartment. How to Price Your Cold Process Soaps. C&T Q&A – How Do I Price My Handmade Goods? Today’s question is from Linda Ursin, and she writes: How do you know what price to set for your crafted items?

C&T Q&A – How Do I Price My Handmade Goods?

Ahh, the age-old pricing question! We all ask it – and chances are, we’ll keep asking it for as long as we’re in business. Making Basic Pillar Candles – Candle Making. How to Make Soy Candles Step by Step. Coconut Oil Shampoo. The Oil Cleansing Method - A simple, cleansing facial massage for clear skin! Home Remedies for Acidity. An excess or imbalance of digestive acids produced by the stomach can cause a stomach ache, gas, nausea, bad breath and other symptoms.

Home Remedies for Acidity

It is a common problem that affects people of all ages. Those who suffer frequently from acidity problems may refer to having an “acid stomach.” Eating spicy foods, lack of exercise, irregular eating habits, stress, or drinking alcohol frequently can lead to acidity problems. Some simple natural remedies can be used to treat stomach acidity. For instance, simply drinking a little water will help neutralize and flush out excess acid from your stomach. Sponsored links. Carved monogrammed soaps.

I carved my first soap with the helping hand of my very crafty grandmother when I was 7 years old.

carved monogrammed soaps

The chronicles of my crafting experiences with my grandmother are endless. How to Render Beef Tallow. Why I Use Lard or Tallow in My Soap (And Why You Should, Too) I wasn’t originally going to publish this today, but I received a few comments on yesterday’s entry about the use of tallow in soap making.

Why I Use Lard or Tallow in My Soap (And Why You Should, Too)

I’ve also had a quite a few questions over the years about the use of lard and tallow in my soaps, so I thought I’d finally bite the bullet, as it were, and write a full entry on why I use it, and what the alternatives are if you are morally opposed to using animal products. I use lard or tallow as the hardening fat in my soaps—it’s what makes the bar hard so it doesn’t turn into a pile of glop the second it gets wet in your shower. Both have a long and esteemed history in soap making, and are still used as the primary fats in many cheap, mass-produced soaps today.

The other factor in creating a hard bar of soap is aging time. Most cold process recipes are formulated for a 3 week aging time, which works when you’ve got a good amount of a hardening fat in the recipe.


How to Make Your Own Oil Based Perfume at Home. To make your very own simple perfume at home isn’t difficult, in fact you may already have some of the ingredients available right now. Commercial perfume such as Dior or Ralph Lauren is primarily made from a special perfumers base- which put simply, is very strong, very pure, and very high proof denatured alcohol.Of course there are many other chemical additives and extenders, which vary from perfume to perfume, but carry out the purpose of both preserving and *fixing* the scent. A note: Before you reach for the gin, I’ve tried making perfume from shop bought bottles of vodka, gin etc. in the past, and although I met with some level of success, the proof of the alcohol really wasn’t strong enough to be effectively miscible with the fragrance oils.


Crock Pot Hot Process Soap Tutorial. Here are a few pictures to show what happens when I make CPHP. Your results may vary, though! Please note that this tutorial is designed for those already familiar with cold process soap making. Melt oils and mix up lye solution as you would with CP. You don’t have to worry about controlling the temperatures. Add the lye solution to the oils as soon as you’re confident the lye is completely dissolved.

After you’ve reached a nice, thick trace, put the lid on, check the crock pot is set to low, and entertain yourself for about a half an hour. Check back in about ten minutes and the gel will have spread from the edges toward the centre. Citrussoaps. Lemon juice is an old beauty treatment, believed to help heal blemishes and whiten the skin. It's touted as a moisturizer, exfoliant, and toner. The same claims have been made more recently for orange peeo. Whether citrus has any real effect on skin or not, its fragrance is delightful. Citrus scents are among the most popular for soap. Citrus essential oils are notorious for fading, though, and many vendors' products are weak to begin with. The soaps all had excellent lather, possibly because of the sugar in the juice they were made with.

Recipes Using Fluid Measures. The Best Natural DIY Facial Toner. DISCLOSURE: Please note these statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This is for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. I am not a doctor. I am simply sharing my experiences. I have been using this all natural, nontoxic, very inexpensive facial toner for over a decade. It was my very first diy beauty product and I’ve been hooked ever since. The Right Kind of Vinegar It has to be raw, unfiltered, unpasteurized apple cider vinegar with the mother. Soap Recipes. Print size guide. 1. How To Make Your Own Soap. The Complete Guide to Creating Oils, Soaps, Creams, andal Gels for Your Mind and Body Marlene Jones. Soaps. The Soapmaker's Companion A Comprehensive Guide with Recipes, Techniques & Know How.

Natural Soap Book Making Herbal and Vegetable Based Soaps. Soap Crafting Anne Marie Faiola. Homemade HE Laundry Detergent Recipe & Tutorial. Eco-Friendly, All Natural, Homemade Laundry Detergent. I have a confession, the powdered laundry detergent I was previously using (and that most DIY detergent recipes use a variation of) is NOT non-toxic or eco-friendly. This is a new discovery for me. After 2 years of using the same powdered laundry detergent, I decided to look more into the individual ingredients (thankfully my eco-friendly liquid detergent is still environmentally-friendly but the washing soda can still cause problems if not careful while making it).ggg With the old detergent the ingredients I found to have a possible negative effect are: