With summer comes flourishing bees and abundant honey! Well, maybe not for everybody, my bees have struggled with splits and swarming this year and I’m still crossing my fingers for strong hives before winter. Regardless, I still have enough honey available to experiment with in soap making! Honey has been used since the ancient timesContinue reading Oats & Honey Cold Process Soap
Both activated charcoal and clay seem to be pretty popular in the skincare world today. Being completely natural, safe, and gently detoxifying there is no wondering why! They are both known for drawing out excess oils, bacteria, and toxins from our skin, making them impressive additions to our body care products! Activated charcoal is carbon that canContinue reading Charcoal & Clay Cold Process Soap
Have you heard of or seen felted soap? They’re adorable little soaps blanketed in wool, which acts as a built-in washcloth! I was fascinated by them at first sight, and of course, being a soap maker, I wanted learn how to make them myself! Luckily, creating these fantastic little fuzzies is a relatively easy process – a little time consuming when creating multiples, but stillContinue reading FELTED SOAP! A Super Simple DIY
There’s a pretty good chance the “soap” you buy from the store is not actually soap at all. In fact, most products sold in conventional stores are actually considered detergents. Detergents are made with an array of synthetic surfactants, builders, and additives. Studies have shown the commonly used ingredients falling within categories such as surfactants, emulsifiers, preservatives, artificial colors, and fragrances have harmful effectsContinue reading Is your soap REALLY soap?
Soaping is so much fun, especially if you’re into the DIY crafty lifestyle and love creating with unpredictability! No matter how close you follow a recipe, you’ll have slightly difference results every time, and I love it! The biggest problem I’ve encountered is that I can’t stop soaping! Luckily, Christmas is just around the cornerContinue reading Pumpkin Spice Cold Process Soap