Carrot & Honey Soap Recipe

Carrot and Honey Homemade Soap Recipe

This carrot and honey soap is one of my most popular bars! Most people like to use it as a gentle facial cleanser, but it can be used as a body bar as well. I loaded it up with anti-aging and moisturizing ingredients, so it’s especially suitable for dry, mature skin. Though, having said that, a teenager I know loves how it helps their acne-prone skin as well. Each time I’ve made this recipe, I’ve … Continue reading

Cucumber Borage Soap Recipe

Cucumber & Borage Homemade Soap

Cucumber soaps are one of my all-time favorites! The soothing properties of the cucumber and the drawing power of the French green clay makes this soap recipe especially helpful for acne, bug bites, and other itchy, inflamed skin conditions. Never made soap before? Read through my Soap Making 101 post to find out how to get started. You may also like my Natural Soap Making eBook & package (HERE).   Cucumber & Borage Soap 4 ounces (113 grams) avocado oil 22 … Continue reading

Oatmeal & Honey Soap Recipe

Oatmeal and Honey Soap

Not long after my children went on a gluten free diet, they came down with chicken pox. It sounds silly, but I couldn’t stop dwelling on the sad fact that I couldn’t use the traditional oatmeal baths and lotions and such that are so helpful for itchy skin afflictions. As soon as I learned how, I determined I’d make my own skin-soothing oatmeal & honey soap free of gluten, dairy and soy. This recipe is … Continue reading

Rosa Rugosa Soap Recipe (Palm Free)

Rosa Rugosa Homemade Palm Free Soap Recipe

Quite possibly my favorite part of the year is that time around May when all of my roses start blooming at once. When that happens, I gather together large amounts of rose petals and make all sorts of things from them, including this rosa rugosa soap. If you don’t have access to fresh rose petals, don’t use ones from the grocery store or florist unless you’re sure they’re organic. Most are treated with pesticides that … Continue reading

How to: Create Custom Soaps From A Single Recipe

Violet Leaf Soap Recipe

This is a follow-up to the post, Soap Making 101. Today, I’d like to show you how I took one simple, plain recipe and doctored it up to create a variety of custom soaps. The point I’d like for you to take away from this, is not that you have to follow my recipes exactly (though you’re certainly free to do so!), but to use the idea as a jumping off point to create your own … Continue reading