Liquid Soapmaking – Where To Start Coconut, Sunflower and Castor oil. A nice combination. For those of you with no interest in making your own liquid soap, you can stop reading now. Next week we’ll be back to our regularly scheduled programing of gardening, homesteading and cute animal pictures. Wink. Edited 4/25/15 to add: This blog is MY opinion and MY experience with liquid soapmaking. Understanding Liquid Soapmaking This tutorial is written by Pat Prenty of www.essencesupply.com. I already now how to make liquid soap but I sure wish I would have found this tutorial before I spent many a nights trying to figure it out myself. Thanks Pat Carrot & Honey Soap Recipe – The Nerdy Farm Wife This carrot and honey soap is one of my most popular bars! Most people like to use it as a gentle facial cleanser, but it can be used as a body bar as well. I loaded it up with anti-aging and moisturizing ingredients, so it’s especially suitable for dry, mature skin. Though, having said that, a teenager I know loves how it helps their acne-prone skin as well.
Soap Additives Archives Did you know that you can add salt to soap? Salt gives soap bars four very distinct characteristics: a foamy lather with very small bubbles, a very hard bar, soap that doesn’t dry out your skin, and a gentle exfoliant. When I first tried a bar of salt soap I was surprised – it was honestly unlike any soap I had ever used before. Soap – The Nerdy Farm Wife My Soap Recipes: Soap Making 101: Basic tutorial for cold process soap. How to Make Soap With Milk: Basic cold process tutorial using cow or goat’s milk, coconut milk, or other non-dairy substitute. How to Create Custom Soaps:
cucumbersoaps What are the advantages, hot or cold? Hot process is ready to use almost immediately, is kinder to additives, and requires less fragrance/essential oil. Cold process is faster (not counting curing time), may be easier to mold, and may have less fumes and require less direct supervision. Both methods also have disadvantages. Insect Repellent Soap Recipe On this page, I will be sharing with you my own all natural insect repellent soap recipe. For this batch, we will be using my natural bug repellent essential oil blend that includes citronella essential oil, eucalyptus essential oil and tea tree essential oil. Citronella essential oil is the key active insect repellent within this recipe. If you have never tried citronella essential oil as a bug repellent, you need to. It works wonderfully! Of course, eucalyptus essential oil and tea tree essential oil are also known to repel bugs and, as an added benefit, their addition makes this batch smell very nice!
Tea Tree Oil for Scalp Tea tree oil, the essential oil derived from the Melaleuca alternifolia tree of Australian origin, can be a boon to you if you suffer from dry itchy scalp, dandruff, or any other scalp problems, even scalp fungus, psoriasis and scalp eczema! So, if you are wary of chemical solutions for your scalp problems, opt for tea tree oil but after testing it thoroughly on your skin as this very strong oil has been known to even cause skin allergies when not used cautiously! Let’s know how tea tree oil is good for scalp and its problems. Is Tea Tree Oil Good for Scalp Yes, if we go by the traditional usage of tea tree oil it has been an effective natural alternative treatment for scalp problems.
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