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Soapmaking Success Course

Soapmaking Success Become More Confident & Adventurous In Your Soapmaking! My soapmaking adventure started 16 years ago, when my son was a toddler with really bad allergies and eczema.  He was allergic to every soap available, so I decided to make one he wouldn’t react to. The first few batches were spectacular fails, but then I got […]

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Soap Books & Resources {à la carte}

While my Handmade Natural Soaps Ebook Collection continues to be a best seller, I’ve also received a lot of requests from readers wanting to purchase individual items from the set. This weekend, I dug into my online shopping cart system, made some tweaks and changes, and finally made that happen! If you’ve ever wanted to […]

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Pansy Inspired Soap

This soap is made up of three simple layers, colored with purple clay and indigo, and scented with a floral essential oil blend. Feel free to change up the colorants and scent to put your own spin on the recipe! I first made this recipe back in spring of 2018, and recently realized that I’d […]

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12 Herbal Powders to Use in Soap

Herbal powders are a convenient way to add nourishing components and label appeal to your handmade soaps! Instead of infusing herbs (and flowers) in oil or water for soap, you can stir small amounts of the finely powdered herbs into the: lye solution, warmed oils, or the soap batter at light trace. Some ground floral […]

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Natural Soap Making

Want To Make Your Own Soap, But It Seems Too Complicated? I’m Here to Help. When my son was a toddler, he struggled with eczema and allergies. Commercial bars left his skin dry and irritated, so I wanted to learn how to make all-natural soaps free from the chemicals and ingredients that bother him. The problem […]

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Charcoal Cedarwood & Pine Tar Soap

This forest-scented charcoal and pine tar soap lathers well and washes off cleanly. It’s a favorite with the guys in my family! Pine tar is a fantastic ingredient in soap, renowned for clearing tough-to-treat skin problems, but it can have a strong smell that’s off-putting to some. When a relative requested a pine tar soap […]

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How to Make & Use Orange Peel Powder for Soapmaking

Learn how to make your own orange peel powder and how to use it in cold process soap recipes. Do you or your family enjoy snacking on fresh oranges? If so, save some of those peels for your soapmaking projects! Orange peel powder adds: soft natural color label appeal loads of flavonoids (antioxidants) Depending on […]

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9 Brazilian Clays to Naturally Color Soap

Learn how to naturally color handmade soap with beautiful mineral-rich Brazilian clay. One of my favorite soap additives is clay. Not only does it add natural color (derived from minerals naturally found in the soil), it also contributes to the skin benefits of our soap. Clay draws oils and impurities from your skin, making it […]

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Charcoal in Soap: Usage Rates & Tips

Learn how to use charcoal in soap, how much charcoal you need to make gray and black soaps, plus a helpful usage rate table for reference! Activated charcoal is a popular natural ingredient to include in soap and other skin care products, because of its power to draw impurities from your skin. (This same action […]

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Herbs in Soap

New Quick Start E-Guide Using Herbs & Flowers In Soap Discover 20+ of the top herbs and flowers for making handmade soap. GET YOUR COPY! Read More You’ll find out the best plants to use in soap (and which ones to avoid).Learn how to use these nourishing plants to create beautiful natural homemade soaps.You’ll also […]

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How to Make Pine Resin Soap {2 recipes}

Learn how to infuse pine resin to use in homemade soap recipes that are great for your skin! Pine resin is traditionally used in first aid salves and balms for achy muscles, troublesome skin conditions, or damaged and chapped skin. Pine resin can also be used to create soaps that might be helpful for someone […]

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Creamy Chickweed Soap (cold process)

This extra gentle herbal soap features skin soothing chickweed and shea butter. It’s coconut-oil free which makes it perfect for those who are allergic or extra-sensitive to coconut. Chickweed (Stellaria media) is a nourishing spring time weed that’s used in skin care products especially for itchy skin conditions and eczema. Since I have an abundance […]

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Clay Cleansing Bars (Soap Free)

These natural clay cleansing bars are made with nourishing butters, oils, clay, and oatmeal, and are best suited for normal to dry skin. I started working on this clay cleansing bar recipe a while back, and after quite a few experiments fine-tuning the amount of oils, butters, and clay, I finally settled on a ratio […]

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