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Soap and Lotion Making Products from Saffire Blue. Natural soap making, Soap formula, Soap making Supplies, Natural Soap bars, Soap Molds, Lye Calculator, and Soapmaking Kits. <-- Back to Recipe Index Making Natural Soap from Scratch Whether you choose to make soap for your own personal use or for gift giving, you will no doubt be hooked after your first batch.

Natural soap making, Soap formula, Soap making Supplies, Natural Soap bars, Soap Molds, Lye Calculator, and Soapmaking Kits.

The following instructions are designed for both our kits and soap making from scratch. At Cranberry Lane our mission is, To pioneer a standard of excellence in education, service, and products, that support the earth and body with integrity and vision. We hope that you enjoy the art of soap making as much as we do, one batch or many. Contents Soap: What is it and where did it come from? Soap: What is it and where does it come from. Until the early 1900’s, much of the soap used was made at home.

Natural coloring for soap. Natural Soap Colorants. Soap Making Resource offers a large variety of natural soap colorants along with complete information on how to use them. This is a superb resource for all soap makers who would like to color their products 100% all naturally without synthetics or chemicals. Below you will find a list of the natural soap colors available for sale and a growing amount of links to informational pages about each natural dye. The natural soap colorants that are offered come in a variety of forms. Some are powdered, some are whole, and some are C/S (cut and sifted) which means the botanical is cut into very small pieces and the powder and smaller chunks are sifted out.

For your convenience, next to each colorant I have identified the form that the soap color is sold in. Also described are the ways in which each colorant can be used in soap making. I like to use olive oil for my infusions, but other oils can certainly be infused with great success. Sugar Leg Wax. Recipe compliments of Kitchen, Crafts, & More.

Sugar Leg Wax

Ingredients: 2 C sugar 1/4 C lemon juice 1/4 C water 2 tbsp vegetable glycerine waxing cloth strips (buy at the drugstore) OR use strips of linen cut to the size of these strips wooden popsicle sticks (to stir the wax and to apply) Instructions: Combine all ingredients in a saucepan. Stir frequently while heating to 250 degrees F or softball stage.

Pour into jars and cover with lids. If you use plastic jars, you’ll be able to microwave this mixture instead of heating it on the stove. Usage: Heat in the microwave for ten seconds on high. Lightly powder the area to be treated. When you’re done waxing a complete area, rub in lotion, aloe vera gel (fresh is best) or oil to soothe your legs. You can use the homemade waxing strips again if you soak it in soapy water to dissolve the sugar off the fabric and then toss it in with your wash as normal. Essential Oil Blend for Acne. Acne an issue?

Essential Oil Blend for Acne

Mix up a homemade anti-acne essential oil blend to help target and heal acne blemishes! Simply combine 1oz. castor oil – you can also substitute any carrier oil such as jojoba or even fractionated coconut oil as they are non-greasy feeling – 4 of drops tea tree oil, 3 drops of lavender essential oil, 6 drops of rosemary essential oil, and 3 drops lemon essential oil in a glass container and mix well. This combination of tea tree, rosemary, lavender and lemon essential oils are known for their ability to fight acne due to their antiseptic properties, while lavender’s anti-inflammatory properties help to ease redness and speed healing.

Apply a small amount to affected area as needed with your fingertips or a cotton swap as needed as a spot treatment. I also recommend apple cider vinegar for tough acne. For quality, organic essential oils, I recommend shopping with Mountain Rose Herbs. What types of natural products do you use as part of your face care regimen?

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Make up. Homemade Stick Deodorant Recipe. Thank you for visiting Little House in the Suburbs.

Homemade Stick Deodorant Recipe

Please subscribe and you'll get great simple living tips and how-to articles delivered to your inbox, for free! In the DIY world of home health and beauty products, deodorant seems to be the the most feared replacement. Stinking is NOT OKAY in our culture, right? But aluminum crammed in your pores cannot be good for you, and it seems in recent years that store-bought deodorant is becoming less and less effective anyway. This deodorant uses a natural moisture absorber (cornstarch), a natural deodorizer (baking soda), and a natural anti-bacteria/fungal oil (tea tree oil) to keep any stink from developing in the first place.

So, here’s what I suggest….make this stuff ahead and use it on SATURDAY, or a sick day, or any day you aren’t going to see anyone special, so you’ll feel secure and not look like a nut obsessively sniffing your underarms all day. Homemade Stick Deodorant 1. 2. 3. 4.


Point of Interest! Natural dye. Naturally dyed skeins made with madder root, Colonial Williamsburg, VA Natural dyes are dyes or colorants derived from plants, invertebrates, or minerals.

Natural dye

The majority of natural dyes are vegetable dyes from plant sources—roots, berries, bark, leaves, and wood—and other organic sources such as fungi and lichens. The discovery of man-made synthetic dyes in the mid-19th century triggered a long decline in the large-scale market for natural dyes. Practical Skills: How to Make Essential Oil « Aftermath. May 27, 2006 at 1:48 pm (Skills) Essential oils are used in a variety of different products that you can make yourself.

Practical Skills: How to Make Essential Oil « Aftermath