How To Make Soap With Milk

How to Make Milk Soap From Scratch (Palm Free)

This tutorial will teach you how make your own creamy, skin-nourishing milk soap! Pretty much any cold process soap recipe that calls for water, can be made with milk, or a milk substitute instead. You just need to take a little different approach to make sure you don’t scorch the milk or overheat your soap. If you’d like more in-depth cold process soap making information, tips on coloring soaps naturally and lots of palm-free recipes, along with … Continue reading

How To Make Any Soap Recipe Palm Free (FAQS Series)

how to make a soap recipe palm free

  Today, I want to address another of the most frequently asked questions I get: “I found this great looking soap recipe on the internet, but it includes palm oil. How can I make it palm free?” (A related question I get is: “What’s wrong with using palm oil?” That’s something of a hot button topic & not really the focus of this post, but some reasons why I decided to stop using it can … Continue reading

Honey & Hemp Shampoo Bar (plus a soap book giveaway)

Honey & Hemp Shampoo Bar Recipe

Today, I’m over at Natural Herbal Living, sharing a recipe for a honey & hemp shampoo bar. To see the full recipe, just click on the photo above or the link below! Honey & Hemp Shampoo Bar     You may also like my complete Natural Soap Making package that includes eBooks on making cold process soap, milk soaps and shampoo bars, along with a private Facebook group where you can ask me all of your … Continue reading

Homemade Lavender Soap

How to Make Handmade Lavender Soap

Today, I’m sharing a recipe from my Natural Soapmaking Ebook Collection. It’s a lovely, old-fashioned bar that’s simply scented with lavender essential oil and naturally colored with purple Brazilian clay. (You can buy purple clay HERE at Bramble Berry.) If you’d like a whiter soap, instead of the pale purple tint shown, just leave out the purple clay called for in the recipe.   This post and blog contain affiliate links to Bramble Berry and Amazon. If … Continue reading

Aloe Rose Soap

Aloe Rose Palm Free Cold Process Soap Recipe

This week, I’ve been sharing some recipes using aloe vera and fresh roses. First, we made a skin soothing gel, then we turned that gel into a fabulous anti-aging skin cream, and today – we’re making soap! To make this, you’ll need a pint jar full of freshly picked rose petals. (If you don’t have fresh roses available, you can order organic dried ones HERE from Mountain Rose Herbs.) Sometimes roses have little critters hiding … Continue reading

Forsythia Soap

Forsythia Cold Process Soap

Forsythia are those ornamental flowering bushes that you see blooming everywhere this time of year (at least around these parts.) What some don’t know though, is that forsythia is also considered an edible flower, which is the main qualification I look for when creating new soaps and such. I figure if it’s safe to eat, it’s usually safe to go on my skin too! Forsythia fruit is also a really great antiviral, especially when combined with honeysuckle. … Continue reading

Natural Clay Soap Recipe

Natural Clay Soap Using Funnel Pour Method

Clays are one of my favorite additions to soap recipes. Not only do they add natural color, but I love how the resulting bars leave my skin feeling so clean and refreshed! Clay soap is especially helpful for itchy, inflamed skin conditions, like bug bites and summer heat rashes. It can also be used as a complexion bar to gently cleanse acne prone skin. When I first started making this soap, I dug some of … Continue reading

Making Soap Without Lye (Sort of)

Make your own herbal soap without handling lye

Possibly the most often expressed sentiment I hear, when it comes to soap making, goes something like: “I want to make soap, but I’m really scared of the lye!” That is a completely justified fear and one that I shared for a very long time. It took months of research before I felt comfortable enough with the idea and even then, I had my husband handle it for the first few batches. I would like … Continue reading