Kombucha Soap Recipe

How to Make Kombucha Soap Palm Free Recipe

This recipe is a terrific way to use up extra homemade kombucha. (If you’re not sure what the heck “kombucha” is or how you’d go about making it, check out my friend Kristi’s post, HERE, to learn all about it.) Besides its possible health benefits, kombucha (a fermented tea drink) is reportedly great for your skin too. I’ve been using homemade infused kombucha as a facial toner for a while and do love it! Something I’ve noticed about kombucha … Continue reading

Handmade Dandelion Soap (Crock Pot Method)

Handmade Dandelion Soap Crock Pot Version

While Honey & Dandelion Soap is one of the most popular cold process recipes on my blog, I’ve often gotten questions about how to make it using a crock pot (hot process) instead. Since dandelions are popping out like crazy around here (hooray!), I thought this would be a good time to make some up and share a more detailed tutorial with you. A few notes before we start: – I buy most of soap … Continue reading

How to Make Goat’s Milk Soap From Grocery Store Items

How to Make Goat's Milk Soap Using Oils and Canned Goat's Milk from the Grocery Store

This recipe uses common oils and canned goat’s milk from the grocery store to make a wonderfully creamy soap that costs around $1.50 per bar to make! (See below for the full price breakdown.) Click HERE for a hot process version of milk soap that you can make in your crock pot. Food grade lye can be purchased HERE from Amazon or flake form can be bought HERE from Bramble Berry. <– (Those are affiliate links. It … Continue reading

Milk Chocolate Mint Soap Recipe

Milk Chocolate Mint Soap Recipe

This recipe builds upon my milk soap making tutorial, which you can find HERE. With a few simple tweaks, you can turn a plain, unscented bar into a deliciously scented milk chocolate mint soap! To make this, you’ll need: 22 ounces olive oil (71%) 8 ounces coconut oil (26%)  (if allergic to coconut oil, see substitution note below) 1 ounce castor oil (3%) 10 ounces milk (cow, goat, almond, coconut, etc) (use 9 oz if … 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

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