Baby Carrot Soap

baby carrot soap palm free recipe

This baby carrot soap is gentle and mild, making it perfect for those with sensitive skin. To make this, you’ll need to first prepare a carrot puree. (Alternately, you can use carrot baby food.) To make the puree, slice a large carrot into rounds and simmer in a covered pot of water. When tender, spoon the slices from the water and cool to room temperature. Blend the carrots along with a small amount of the … Continue reading

Pine Tar Soap Recipe

How to Make Pine Tar Soap

Old-fashioned pine tar soap has traditionally been used to help with psoriasis, eczema, and other skin afflictions. Some also use it for treating flaky scalp and dandruff. Its smoky campfire-like scent makes it a popular “manly” soap, but can be equally enjoyed by all. Because pine tar itself has a really strong aroma, I added cedarwood Atlas and lavender essential oils to help slightly mellow and compliment the overall scent profile. This article may contains … Continue reading

Rosemary Mint Shampoo Bars (Crock Pot or Cold Process Method)

Rosemary Mint Shampoo Bars Recipe

Shampoo bars are similar to regular bars of soap in many ways, only they usually contain a lot more castor oil, for a great lathering experience, along with herbs and oils that are especially nice for your hair. Below, I’m sharing a recipe for Rosemary Mint Shampoo Bars, but you could use another essential oil (such as lavender) if you’d like.   If you’re interested in learning more about shampoo bars and soapmaking in general, … 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