Soap Making 101: How to Make Soap {cold process}

bar of handmade soap with red, white and blue flowers

While there are other methods of making soap (hot process and melt & pour), this soap making 101 tutorial provides a basic overview on how to make soap the cold process way. It will be added to my Natural Soap Making page along with other helpful links and recipes; so be sure to bookmark or pin it for easy reference. Making soap is one of my favorite hobbies. There are so many ways to personalize a single … Continue reading

Honey & Dandelion Soap Recipe

Honey & Dandelion Soap Recipe

Honey & Dandelion Soap is probably the most popular soap I’ve ever made. It sells out as quickly as I can make it and happens to be a personal favorite, as well. It’s loaded with fresh dandelions from our fields, raw honey from our bee hives and organic tamanu oil – making it especially useful for those with persistent skin conditions such as eczema & psoriasis. My original version used two types of palm oil, … 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