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Natural coloring for soap. There are numerous ways of coloring soap with varying degrees of success, in this section of my website the possibilities of natural colorants are given.
These consist of descriptions of the substances used, how much, when added etc. Of course lists of colorants are numerous on the web, this one however is unique in the respect that it also features photo's of the soap described. This natural colorant chart is a combined effort of the members of the Handcraftedsoap forum and The Soap Dish. It is of course a work in progress. The chart is divided into the following categories: 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.
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?
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.
Make up. Homemade Stick Deodorant Recipe. Thank you for visiting Little House in the Suburbs.
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.
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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.
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. Synthetic dyes, which could be produced in large quantities, quickly superseded natural dyes for the commercial textile production enabled by the industrial revolution, and unlike natural dyes, were suitable for the synthetic fibres that followed.
In the early 21st century, the market for natural dyes in the fashion industry is experiencing a resurgence. Western consumers have become more concerned about the health and environmental impact of synthetic dyes in manufacturing and there is a growing demand for products that use natural dyes. Plant: 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.
They are aromatic oils that exist within plants and flowers, and are the concentrated essences of those plants and flowers. While it is possible to buy these oils, it would ultimately be much cheaper to make them yourself, though a bit more difficult. For now, I am going to outline a method of extracting these oils with little difficulty.
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