[Updated 9/25/2016] Here are 7 homemade shampoo bar recipes to pick and choose from. Some vary slightly, but each is unique so that hopefully you can find one that suits what you are looking for and what you have on hand. They’ve been tested with a lye calculator and I’ve made a number of them […]
Homemade Soap Recipes: from lye recipes to non-lye washing soap.
I tried using shampoo bar soap before and it did not work. No one told me that you usually have to wait about 2 weeks for your hair to stop over producing oils from being stripped consistently with store bought shampoos or that sometimes hard water makes it difficult, or that you need to use […]
This Oatmeal and Honey Recipe has become a special favorite of mine. I’m not sure why except that I like the natural smell; the slight oats smell that it seems to carry with it. I wanted to wait until Spring to make any more soap, because my last batch cooled down too fast and I […]
I’ve put together 3 Laundry Soap Recipes. I have not called them detergent recipes, because detergents are surfactants, which I do not believe are healthy. Instead, here are some healthier options for you and your family. Why make your own laundry soap? Cost. It is a lot cheaper to make your own. Safety. Store detergents […]
Basic soap recipe sounds so boring, but this is my “go to” recipe. I really like this recipe because it is simple, and it has always worked out great. It makes a wonderfully hard bar that lasts a very long time, and I can add whatever kinds of lovely extras to it like essential oils, […]
This Castile soap recipe was the first kind of soap that I made. The reason being that it is mostly made of olive oil. I did not have any lard or tallow at the time and did not know where I could find some. I could have gotten some lard from the store, but I […]
Yes, Peppermint Patty SOAP, not the yummy goodies you can eat. But these smell just like them. When I got done, my son came in and said, “Yea!” I told him it was soap and he looked so disappointed, ha ha. I guess I’ll have to make him some peppermint patties. I have a great […]