Shampoo and Lotion: Best to Worst was created because sometimes I don’t feel like making my own stuff, or I don’t have the time, or someone in my family wants something different. I would like to be able to grab something at a local store and feel like I’m making an OK choice. But I […]
Handmade and handcrafted Natural cold-processed and hot processed soap recipes and instruction. No artificial ingredients or fragrances, but only healthy methods and ingredients: Shampoo bars, body bars, face bars, acne and eczema bars.
Homemade Christmas gifts can show that you really put forth the effort to make something special for someone. Before I ever tried making my own vanilla extract, I received some as a gift and was thrilled. I’ve also been given some great soaps in the past. These are things that I had never made myself […]
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 […]