Thursday, September 3, 2015

Make Your Own Green Tea Skin Serum!

If you are at that age where you have started using serums, did you know you can make your own.  Here is one called Green Sencha Skin Serum from Mountain Rose Herb which makes about one cup.  You can decide if you want to use it as a whole body oil or divided it up and share it.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

RECIPE: Apple-licious Lip Balm

Can you believe September is here?  Soon summer will be over and the fall season will be here.  What makes you think of fall?  The color of the leaves?  What about apples?  Here is a delicious lip balm recipe from Wholesale Supplies Plus called Apple-licious Lip Balm.  This is a very easy recipe to make in only 30 minutes and results in (4) .15 ounce tubes. 

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

A Tutorial: Making Laundry Soap

Have you ever made a batch of cold process soap and it was lye heavy?  Well, Riverlea Soap has and guess what they did?  You guessed....Laundry Soap.  Wonder how they did it?  Check out their post called Making Laundry Soap A Tutorial to find out how.  I always wondered how I can turn a bad batch of CP soap into laundry soap.  And I have a batch that I can try this out on.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Why cold process soap doesn't work as a shampoo (for most people)

Have you every wondering why cold process soap does not work as a shampoo?  If you wonder why it does not work for you, you are not alone...it does not work for most people.  The biggest reason for cold process soap does not work for washing your hair is the ph level.  According to Point of Interest, shampoo are generally have a pH value of 6.0 or lower whereas soaps have a pH over 8.  This means CP soaps are not pH balanced for our hair.  If you would like to learn more about this topic, read Point of Interest's post called Why cold process soap doesn't work as a shampoo (for most people).

Thursday, August 27, 2015

RECIPE: Peach Zinfandel CP Soap Loaf

The luxurious feel as you lather up is just divine! A perfect blend of oils and butter that quench your skin's thirst. If you love the crisp, refreshing peach notes perfectly, you will love how the fragrance complements the vibrant colors of this soap.  If you are an advanced cold process soapmaker, then try this recipe from Wholesale Supplies Plus called Peach Zinfandel CP Soap Loaf.  This recipe gives you (20) 1" slices.