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Make "Lye-Free" Liquid Castile Soap from your Kitchen. Ingredients: * 47 oz organic olive oil (technically castile soap is only made from olive oil but, feel free to try something completely different) * 32.9 distilled water * 9.39 oz KOH (potassium hydroxide)(where we get ours) * (Later at dilution) 80 oz of distilled water Equipment:(all pots, spoons, bowls etc. make sure they are stainless steel and/or heat safe) * Slowcooker (one that you will only use for soap, do not use again for food) * Accurate scale * Stick blender, immersion blender * Large stainless steel pot * Spoons * Bowl(s) * Vinegar * Gloves * Goggles * Hat * Containers to store your soap * Notepad and pen Make sure you can set aside enough time during the day to give attention to your project without any distractions (easier said than done), have all of your materials ready to go, and ingredients already measured in safe and covered containers.

Homemade Sunscreen Lotion Bars. Tired of Takeout? YOU can cook real food simply and easily with meal plans! Meal planning has now been revolutionized! Customizable 'real food plans' couldn't be any EASIER! Try these REAL FOOD meal plans today! 71.2K 130Google +465 110K 328 Make your own non-toxic homemade sunscreen lotion bars with this easy homemade sunscreen lotion bar recipe. Why a Non-toxic Homemade Bar? If you didn’t already know, commercial lotions can be toxic due to potential endocrine disruptors and other nasty chemicals.

However, I live in Texas and the sun can get pretty brutal during the summer. I was inspired by Robin Konie of Thank Your Body to make non-toxic homemade lotion bars after reading her eBook, Toxic Free. What I love about this bar is that it is goes on easily and soaks right in without being overly greasy. Non-Toxic Homemade Lotion Bars Homemade Ingredients Homemade Lotion Bar Directions Homemade Notes These homemade sunscreen lotion bars will melt in the hot sun. Pin it here! Soap QueenSoap Behaving Badly. I started my soaping adventures when I was young (ah, sweet 16), and have learned that not everything turns out perfectly the first time.

Sometimes despite your best efforts during a soaping session, you’ll get batches that just don’t quite turn out right. It’s just an inherent (and disappointing!) Part of soaping. I’m a firm believer in ‘practice makes perfect,’ and being persistent in mastering your technique will help you achieve what you want in your soap, consistently.

All Bramble Berry Fragrance and Essential oils go through a thorough testing process to ensure they perform well in cold process soap. Bramble Berry carries hundreds of fragrance and essential oils, all of which are rigorously tested multiple times in cold process soap by our product development team. Note about testing: We tested all of these (non-Bramble Berry) fragrances in 1 pound batches using our Lots of Lather Quick Mix. Exhibit A: Acceleration A closer look at accelerated soap. Seizing at its finest! Thieves Oil Recipe. 4614StumbleUpon With cold and flu season in full swing, everyone should have a bottle of Thieves oil in their natural first aid kit to help kill germs in your body and around your home.

Powerful and versatile, Thieves oil will stimulate the immune system, circulation and respiratory system, and help protect against the flu, colds, bronchitis, pneumonia, sore throats, cuts, and more. Here’s how to make it… History of Thieves Oil Legend has it that a band of spice merchants became thieves in the 15th century, when pandemic Plague crashed the economy. Whether or not the legend is true, the ingredients in this mixture are antibacterial, antiseptic and antiviral, and have immune-stimulating properties. In fact, Thieves oil (sometimes called Four Thieves oil) was tested by Weber State University in Utah in 1997, and found to kill 99% of airborne bacteria when diffused into a room. How to Use Thieves Oil Thieves Oil for Household Use Floors - add a 10-15 drops to ½ bucket of cleaning water. Tools. Salt: The Secrets of Soap Additives Part 5 | The Bubble Blog. 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. Read more to find out how (and why!) To add salt to your own soap. When you think of natural, you should think of salt. This compound is very important to our history. Now, back to learning about salt bars.

I have been using a salt bar for about a month, and my hands haven’t once felt dry. When making a salt bar, the soap should contain primarily coconut oil, no less than 80%. Because the two main ingredients salt and coconut oil provide a much harder soap, the bar doesn’t get all gooey when resting between uses. I have seen numerous recipes and posts on other blogs/forums about salt soap. Salt is also great by itself. I hope that you found this informative. Alles over zelf zeep maken.

Een aantal recepten met makkelijk verkrijgbare ingredienten. Leuker is waarschijnlijk om zelf een recept te ontwerpen met de Zeepesizer. Super Simpel Zeep 500 gram rundervet (ossewit frituurvet) 67 gram natriumhydroxide 186 gram water Sannie's Zeep 525 gram rundervet (ossewit frituurvet)200 gram maisolie100 gram natriumhydroxide280 gram water Vegetarische Zeep 500 gram palmvet (Albert Heyn huismerk frituurvet)250 gram kokosvet250 gram olijfolie144 gram natriumhydroxide403 gram water Only Olive 500 gram olijfolie64 gram natriumhydoxide178 gram water.

Soap Making Ideas. Creative soap making ideas to add that special touch to your handmade soaps. There are a number of special ingredients beyond colorants and fragrance oils that you can add to your handmade soap that will give it that extra something. Chamomile flowers. Add whole or gound up chamomile flowers for a relaxing, beautiful scent and to give your soap healing properties. Lavender buds. Lavender buds provide both texture and flair to your homemade soap. Not only do the lavender buds look good but they keep some of their scent when added to the soap. Best wrapping and packaging ideas for handmade soap What is the best way to package your homemade soap? The key is to find cost-effective and simple ways of packaging homemade soap and not spend unecessary money and time on the packaging process. Cellophane or plastic wrapping. Start to Make Homemade Soap All about Making Homemade Soap Easy to follow Soap Making Instructions Step by step guide on How to Make Homemade Soap Pricing Homemade Soap.

Soap making tutorial! - BATH AND BEAUTY. Okay...let's get this started! You will need: 1. a digital scale. This is a absolutely the most important piece of equipment. You can buy them at Target or Wal Mart....but I bought mine on ebay from Old Will Knot....a good one is an escali brand and weighs up to at least 6 pounds or so. If you think you will want to sell soap or make bigger batches, get one that will weigh more. 2. 3. 3. 4. 4. 5. 6. 7. ). 8. ). Once you have all of these things....you're on your way to making your very first batch of plain soap . .Oh!

Safety Precautions: Lye is a caustic substance, which means it can cause burns to the skin. WEAR SAFETY GOGGLES OR GLASSES and rubber gloves as you make soap, from beginning to end. Hot soap, as you are pouring it is still active and WILL BURN YOUR SKIN if you touch it. IF you do come in to contact with lye or hot soap - RINSE WITH COOL RUNNING WATER. Just as important: When lye and water combine there is a chemical reaction that heats the solution up very fast. . 3. 4. 4A.

3 Easy Homemade Shampoos for Dry Natural Hair. By Chinwe of Hair and Health Finding a good shampoo can be challenging, especially if you want to mix your own AND you have dry strands. While some store-bought shampoos can be stripping, many homemade shampoos do not seem to do enough cleansing. However, the following recipes may provide that cleansing power without leaving your strands very dry: 1. African Black Soap Shampoo African black soap is created from palm leaves, cocoa pod ash, plantain skin ash, palm kernel oil, and sometimes fewer or more ingredients (e.g., shea butter).

Combine this soap with glycerin or honey (both of which are humectants), grapeseed oil (helps to lock in moisture), and distilled water to create a cleansing, non-stripping shampoo. Ingredients: 4 tbsp African black soap (crumbled into pieces) 1 cup hot distilled water 2 tsp glycerin (or pure honey) 3 tsp grapeseed oil Instructions: 1. 2. Liquid castile soap is generally made from olive oil (and/or other oils) and water.

Instructions: 1. 3. Instructions: 1. Top 10 Natural Homemade Shampoos. New Here? LIKE Natural Health Beauty on Facebook to get daily updates about health & beauty recipes using the most natural ingredients. Follow our board on Pinterest (beautynhb) too. It’s fun and exciting! Homemade shampoo has become more popular these days due to the rise in cost of shampoos and the much different confusion over which shampoo to use. (Do you believe that this shampoo will cost you $149.93?) You can get what you need out of your shampoo without the hassle of trying many different ones just to find out they were not right for you. Shampoos are meant to strip your hair of all the unwanted grease and daily grind and replace it with mineralizing concoctions that will make it look healthy and radiant again. 1. 2.

This all natural ingredient shampoo contains rosemary, sage leaf, lavender, and Nettle leaf to get your hair shiny and clean. Read the full ingredients and step-by-step how to make it: Homemade Herbal Shampoo (Countrymommacooks.com). 3. 4. 5. 7. 8. 9. 10. How To Make Your Own Soap. People have been making and using soap for nearly 5,000 years, and possibly much longer than that. At around 3,000 B.C. enterprising Babylonians, Mesopotamians, and Egyptians began making simple soaps to use for sanitizing cooking implements. These days, we rely on soaps to clean just about everything…our cooking utensils, our clothes, and, of course, ourselves. For most of those 5,000 years, people made their own soap. So if you are thinking about homemade soap of your own, you are in good company, at least historically! It is a simple process, with lots of ways to have fun and be creative.

However, the chemical process of soap making does involve some caustic substances, so rubber gloves and safety glasses should be among the materials you gather for your project. How Does Soap Work? Knowing that soap has been around for so long, I started to get curious about how those little suds work their magic. This is where soap comes in. Cold Process Soap Making Gather Your Ingredients. How to Make Olive Oil Soap. Wouldn't it be nice to make your own soaps to pamper your skin? Handmade soap made with olive oil is useful for people with dry and scaly skin. To know how to make olive oil soap, read on... Although there are many varieties of commercially made soaps available, most of them are too harsh for the skin. Most importantly, they do not contain natural ingredients like glycerin, olive oil and shea butter that have moisturizing properties.

Making your own soap is a good way to get a natural handmade soap which has milder ingredients that is gentle on your skin. Soap is basically a salt that is produced when an acid and a base react with each other. Olive Oil Soap Recipe Ingredients 765 gm olive oil (not extra virgin)10 gm lye85 gm Castor oil281 gm distilled water2 teaspoon rosemary extractSoap molds (in a shape of your choice)Procedure We make this olive oil soap by using the cold process method. 6 Lotion Bar Recipes (Using Coconut Oil and Natural Ingredients) Bulk Cosmetic and Skin Butters. Cocoa Butter Origin-Peru An aromatic solid butter pressed from the roasted seeds of the Cacao tree (Theobroma cacao) and further processed to yield a warm color and delightful odor.

Will soften at body temperature and adds a rich, creamy, and thick consistency to lotions, soaps, creams, and toiletry items to help reduce cutaneous dryness and for the improvement of skin elasticity. A soothing ingredient commonly found in most cosmetic preparations and now fair trade certified. Suitable for food and cosmetic use.

Extraction- Expeller Pressed/UnrefinedColor- Cream Hue Texture- Semi-Hard Cocoa Butter Wafers These fair trade and organic wafers exhibit the same properties and qualities as our standard Cocoa Butter but in a much more convenient size which makes melting and blending easier. Kokum Butter Origin-India A highly prized and under-rated butter from the Garcinia tree. Mango Butter Shea Butter Origin-Ghana This raw unrefined butter is derived from the vegetable fat of the Karite Tree. Natural, Organic Emulsifers for Cosmetics.