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Soap Making 101 - Making Cold Process Soap

Soap Making 101 - Making Cold Process Soap
While there are other methods of making soap (hot process and melt & pour), this tutorial will provide a basic overview on how to make your own all natural cold process soaps. It will be added to the Soapmaking page on my blog along with other helpful links and recipes; so be sure to bookmark or pin it for easy reference. (For more in-depth information including tips on coloring soap naturally, how to read a lye calculator, plus 25 of my favorite palm oil free recipes, check out my ebook: Natural Soap Making: Cold Process Basics & Recipes!) Making soap is one of my favorite hobbies. A few things to note, before we start: Many people are afraid to make soap because it involves handling lye. Okay! (1.) (2.) (3.) (4.) (5.) (6.) (7.) (8.) (9.) (10.) (11.) (12.) This wraps up my post on the basics of soap making. Did you enjoy this soap tutorial? Related:  Health & BeautyCrafty

Total Nutrition – Make your own Homemade Multivitamin and Mineral Formula Doc Shillington not only sells his Total Nutrition Formula, which is available at Green lifestyle Market, he also tells us how to make our own. One of the reasons we love working with Doc is that he empowers people to take their health into their own hands. And as you know, here at OLM we love DIY healthcare! Doc’s Total Nutrition Formula, a perfectly balanced blend of whole foods, is especially formulated to supply you with natural food source vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and essential trace elements. Total Nutrition Formula Recipe With this recipe a “part” means a measurement by volume and not weight. 1 part Alfalfa Grass Powder1 part Barley Grass Powder1 part Wheat Grass Powder1 part Norwegian Purple Dulse Seaweed Powder1 part Beet Root Powder1 part Spinach Leaf Powder1 part Rosehips Powder1 part Orange Peel Powder1 part Lemon Peel Powder1 part Astragalus Powder1.5 parts Spirulina Green Algae1.5 parts Chlorella Broken Cell Algae5 parts Yeast Flakes5 parts Yeast Powder Chlorella

Homemade Eczema Cream/Skin Moisturizer « {DIYconfessions} Happy Thursdayyy! I’m anxious to share the recipe for this cream! DIY-ers, it’s a MUST try! In my little family all of us have eczema and we’ve used everything you can think of including prescription medications and nothing {Yes, nothing!} has worked. This recipe can be used as a daily skin moisturizer to prevent eczema from flaring up. Items needed: 1/4 cup of oats3/4 cup of coconut oilFew drops of rosemary oil {optional}1 tbsp of olive oil Recipe: Finely grind the oats to a powder/flour consistency and set aside. Add in a few drops of Rosemary Oil. {This is what it will look like once all items are added…} 6. Now that your recipe is complete… Apply to hands and skin as needed and feel the magic at work! This recipe lasts for a long period of time so enjoy! WHY OATS? Source: The Thrifty Couple

How to Make Soap from Ashes - Modern Homesteading If it hadn't been for the help we got from the native old-timers . . . my friend, Dennis, and I would have starved or just plain quit the winter we settled into that abandoned miner's cabin in Alaska. The sourdoughs came to our rescue, though, and soon taught us how to survive on less than $10 a month cash money by trapping, tanning, foraging food and dipping candles from our own tallow and lard. With their generous assistance, we also quickly mastered the fine and easy art of recycling hardwood ashes and left-over kitchen fats into clean, all purpose soap. Soap Making Is Almost Automatic Now, soap making in the woods can be an almost automatic thing. All you really need to turn out the same sort of non-polluting cleanser that our pioneer foremothers scrubbed with, you know, is lye and animal fat. To make lye in the kitchen, boil the ashes from a hardwood fire (soft woods are too resinous to mix with fat) in a little soft water, rain water is best, for about half an hour.

50 Things You Should Stop Buying & Start Making As a society, we have become over-reliant on “ready made” products. We have lost the ability to make things from scratch. Rather than blend up some peanuts to make delicious, tasty and fresh peanut butter, we’ll spend many dollars on a jar from the store that contains artificial preservatives, unnecessary packaging and that simply lines the pockets of huge, unethical multinational corporations. Aside from foods, you can also make your own personal care products, beauty and make up products, cleaning products and home accessories that taste, work or look better than store bought, without the harmful chemicals and toxins and free from excessive, earth damaging packaging. Foods Homemade Ketchup – This ketchup won’t brake the bank, tastes better than the real deal and contains no added sugar – so it’s nutritionally good for the whole family. Peanut Butter – It is so simple to make this pantry staple it would be silly to buy it. Want to learn more about making your own foods? Next Page >>>

How to Naturally Clean Indoor Air Turns out that indoor air can often contain more toxins and chemicals than outdoor air. Everything from mattresses to pots/pans to kids PJs can contain harmful chemicals in indoor air. It’s best to reduce chemical exposure in any way possible, but in today’s chemical laden world, it is practically impossible to completely avoid harmful toxins. For the remaining chemicals in indoor air, there are some natural ways to help reduce your family’s exposure. I’ve mentioned houseplants before and they are a great option for improving indoor air (read my full list of recommended plants here). Besides indoor plants, these are my top three natural air cleaners (and I use all three): Beeswax Candles Regular paraffin candles are petroleum derived and can release chemicals like benzene, toluene, soot and other chemicals into the air. Pure Beeswax Candles on the other hand burn with almost no smoke or scent and clean the air by releasing negative ions into the air. Salt Lamps Bamboo Charcoal Salt Lamps

How To Make A Rosemary And Lavender Rinse For Hair And Scalp Please Share This Page: Google + stumbleupon tumblr reddit If you are a first-time visitor, please be sure to like us on Facebook and receive our exciting and innovative tutorials on herbs and natural health topics! Image – For many men and women, maintaining healthy, softer and smoother hair is really important. If you are concerned that your hair is getting thinner, then it could be the perfect time to drench your scalp with all natural yet effective home remedies. It’s reported that receding hairline, balding and hair thinning is triggered by insufficient flow of blood to the scalp as well as the abnormalities in the level of hormones in the body. Of all the herbs you must have in your garden, rosemary is one of the most highly considered. Another effective hair remedy is lavender. Apple cider vinegar is also considered really good for the hair!

Bamboo Charcoal Soap Recipe Bamboo charcoal powder is prized in Asia for its skin care benefits. It’s great to use with any skin type, but absolutely heaven for oily skin! Charcoal powder absorbs toxins, impurities and excess oil by penetrating deep into the pores. It will gently exfoliate your skin without leaving any residues behind, and its anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties make it ideal for anyone who suffers from acne, psoriasis and eczema. When in contact with water, charcoal powder releases many beneficial minerals, such as calcium, potassium and magnesium, creating a soothing, relaxing hot spring-water like effect. This recipe makes a lovely soap with a rich black lather that cleanses deeply and leaves the skin feeling soft and refreshed: Run this recipe through a lye calculator to find out how much lye, water and oils you’ll need for a given amount of soap. 9.6 oz palm oil8 oz olive oil8 oz coconut oil4.8 oz palm kernel oil1.6 oz castor oil12.1 oz water4.7 oz lye (NaOH)1 tbsp bamboo charcoal powder

28+ Jaw-Dropping Ways to Reuse Plastic Bottles Beautifully 28+ Jaw-Dropping Ways to Reuse Plastic Bottles Beautifully 28+ Jaw-Dropping Ways to Reuse Plastic Bottles Beautifully May 14, 2015 • by Anton Giuroiu • DIY Projects • No Comments In our attempt to reduce our carbon footprint we struggle to post as much upcycling and recycling content as we can, it is not easy to make such a change, it`s not easy to embrace change at all but we can start small. We can start by buying 10L bottles and filling the old 2L bottles at home. #1 Yellow Painted Plastic Bottles Beautifying a Small Bar #2 Milk Jugs Used to Organize Crayons Efficiently #3 Huge Wall Made Green Through Vertical Plastic Bottle Planters #4 Extraordinary Creative Dinner Decorations #5 Lighting Fixtures #6 Colorful Vertical Planters Animating a Room #7 Small Homes Toys or New Home for Birds #8 Highly Creative Zip Plastic Bottle Containers #9 Small Greenhouse Keeping Things Green #10 Plastic Bottle Used in Creative Wall Art #11 Plastic Bottles Used to Waterproof a Home`s Roof #16 Plastic Bottle Boat

5 Awesome Uses for Aloe Vera Aloe Vera is one of the most famous plants in the world, and is has been used frequently in history for its medicinal properties. Legend has it that the Aloe Vera was Cleopatra's beauty secret, is mentioned in the Bible in over a dozen passages, and now has scientific research to support its benefits. The Aloe Vera plant is easy to grow even in cold climates and many people grow it as a house plant. What's in Aloe Vera gel: • Water • 20 minerals • 12 vitamins • 18 amino acids • 200 active plant compounds (phytonutrients) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. A great started for supplementing Aloe Vera to your diet is through juicing. Exotic Aloe Cocktail 1-2 cup pineapple1 carrot1 green apple2 tbsp aloe vera juice2-4 tbsp of water (optional) Aloe Vera Good Juice 2 carrots2 green apples1 orange2 tbsp of aloe vera juice2-4 tbsp of water (optional)

25 Handmade Gifts Under $5 If your gift list is long and your budget is small here are some great Handmade Gifts that you can make. Keep in mind that handmade items are not just beautiful but special… I love to give them and I love to receive them. In my opinion they are the best! Jersey Knit Bracelet Lovely! This would make a perfect gift for any of your girlfriends. You can choose the colors and recycle t-shirts that you have around the house. Cheap and cute! tutorial Paper Clip Earrings Tutorial This is a brilliant idea… and the possibilities are endless. Love it! Printed Candles Who doesn’t love a candle? Think about how many different stamps you could use to customize this project. tutorial Hot Chocolate Art! What a great gift for neighbors and teachers… I am personally a hot chocolate lover so this would make a great gift for me tutorial Tile Coaster You can buy these plain tiles at Home Depot for under a dollar. I’ve seen them with family pictures also… Way cute! tutorial Bow Belt I was amazed how easy this tutorial was. So Pretty!

Castile Soap Recipe Keeping Backyard Bees Castile Soap By Leeann Coleman & Jayne Barnes Castile soap is the most basic and gentlest of all soaps, made from a simple recipe of saponified olive oil and beeswax. The soap has no lather, but provides excellent, gentle cleaning. The beeswax in this recipe makes the bars hard and long lasting. Doctors often recommend castile soap to their patients with allergy-prone or reactive skin types, as well as for babies. Items Needed • Rubber gloves • Lab goggles or other eye protection • Apron • A small scale • 1 cup distilled water, room temperature • 2 large glass measuring cups (2-quart) or 2 heat-safe glass bowls • 2 1/4 ounces (weight) lye • Wax or candy thermometer • 16 ounces (weight) pure olive oil • 1 ounce (weight) beeswax • Hand mixer or stick blender • Rubber spatula • Commercial soap molds, reusable-type plastic containers, or paper milk cartons lined with waxed paper to use as molds • Plastic wrap • Newspaper • Thick towels to insulate your molds • Knife Directions 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Pallet desk DIY tutorial • 1001 Pallets This pallet desk idea is incredibly simple, space-saving, smart and economical. More information: Peculiarmee DIY Aloe Vera Gel This Instructable will show you how I (and I emphasize I) make homemade Aloe Vera Gel. I personally use it as a moisturizer on my aging sun-kissed, exposed chest skin and neck, hoping that it will rejuvenate it over the long run and keep that part of my skin looking young. One of the reasons I am posting this tutorial is because I know this mixture helps heal sunburns. I grow my own aloe vera plants. The original source I used for this recipe is here: Cheryl's Delights Blog. The recipe is spot on, I have personally used it, and I am going to share the process of making it with you. Please remember that this post is for information only, and it is not intended to recommend treatment. ~ Thanks!