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Elderflower & Lavender Soap Recipe

This is a recipe for an old school skin smoothing soap with elderflowers and lavender infusions. This recipe only takes thirty minutes to steep and we have a few substitution ideas if sunflower oil is not your thing. Like most recipes you will prepare the oil, do necessary measuring, and pour your final product into a mold. You can add cocoa butter to help harden the mixture. lavender essential oil can make a nice replacement for rosemary and bergamot oil.

Key Takeaways:

  • Taking all necessary precautions, stir lye into a homemade tea made from fresh or dried elderflowers.
  • Five oils are used: refined cocoa butter, coconut oil, sunflower oil, olive oil and castor oil.
  • Use a trace amount of essential oil of lavender and (if desired) bergamot and rosemary.

“If you don’t have bergamot and rosemary essential oil to create the suggested scent blend, try using 35 grams of lavender essential oil instead.”

Read more: https://lovelygreens.com/elderflower-lavender-soap-recipe/

Soapmaking Books to Create Your Own Handmade Soaps

There are tons of tutorials and other resources online for making soap. This works for some people but books still take the cake for being an all in one resource that doesn’t leave anything out. I have a few recommendations based on my own experience. Simple and Natural Soapmaking by Jan Berry has a lot of great palm-free recipes. The Soapmaker’s Companion by Susan Miller Cavitch goes into depth with making cold pressed soaps as well as other great similar products like laundry soap. Read the rest of the list for more recommendations.

Key Takeaways:

  • Jan Berry is a longtime soap-maker that also goes by the sobriquet the nerdy farm wife.
  • Berry is a teacher, herbalist, author and of course veteran soap creator.
  • Berry’s tome, Simple and Natural Soap-making, is the book to get tips and techniques for creating handmade cold process soaps.

“I particularly love that Professor Dunn shows you how to make small single bar quantities of soap for testing purposes and encourages you to experiment to see how various fatty acid profiles in oils create different qualities of soap.”

Read more: https://onemotivatedmommy.com/soapmaking-books-to-create-your-own-handmade-soaps/

Aloe Vera and Cucumber Handmade Soap

Some of us had Grandmothers who raised their own Aloe plants that we would use any time we had sun burn. While we sometimes take for granted the thought of producing our own crops, we can make our own Aloe Vera and Cucumber hand soap with just a few ingredients and a little time. We will prepare the lye water then prepare the cucumber and aloe vera juice. We’ll use a scale, some mixing dishes, and a mold to complete our soap.

Key Takeaways:

  • Aloe vera is antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and is great for mositurizing the skin. It also can even help regenerate collagen.
  • You can use any fragrance or essentail oil that you want in order to add a pleasant scent to your handmade soap.
  • To make this soap you will need coconut oil, olive oil, palm oil, castor oil, shea butter, cocoa butter, distilled water, sodium hydroxide, aloe vera juice and essential oils.

“Aloe vera has so many beneficial properties. It is packed with numerous vitamins, minerals, enzymes and more!”

Read more: https://onemotivatedmommy.com/aloe-vera-and-cucumber-handmade-soap/

Oat & Shea Hand Lotion

You can make your own DIY Oat && Shea hand lotion by following these easy steps. This lotion is real nice if you’ve been washing your hands or using a ton of hand sanitizer because of the COVID pandemic. We’ll use soothing natural ingredients like Aloe Vera and Vitamin B5. All we need to make this lotion is the ingredients listed as well as a scale, a syringe, mixing dish, measuring dish, and a place to hold the contents when we’re done.

Key Takeaways:

  • Months of hand sanitizing and assiduous washing will leave hands dehydrated and undernourished. They need revamping.
  • One possible solution is a lotion with an oil phase which includes nourishing apricot kernel oil.
  • Shea butter and cetyl alcohol, a blend of creamy and silky textures, round out the vitamin rich base of the cream.

“For soothing ingredients, we’ve got some lovely things; aloe vera juice, panthenol (Vitamin B5), colloidal oatmeal, allantoin. Not only are all of these ingredients soothing, but we’ve also got some anti-inflammatory, anti-irritation, moisturizing, and healing-boosting benefits as well. All great things for dry, irritated hands!”

Read more: https://www.humblebeeandme.com/oat-shea-hand-lotion/

Swirled Mantra Cold Process Soap Design

Making a swirled manta cold process soap is fun and allows you to be creative with different ingredients and colors. For this recipe you will need coconut oil, shea butter, olive oil, avocado oil, rice bran oil, sodium hydroxide and water. When you prepare your lye solution it’s important to take safety precuations. Use goggles and gloves and make sure you’re in a well ventilated area when creating the solution. After you are done creating the soap, let it harden for 24-48 hours and cure it for 4-6 weeks before using.

Key Takeaways:

  • For this recipe you need coconut oil, shea butter, olive oil, avocado oil, rice brain oil, water and sodium hydroxide.
  • To prepare your lye safely, make sure you prepare it in a well ventilated area and you wear gloves and goggles.
  • The soap needs to harden for 24-48 hours and then it needs to be cured for 4-6 weeks before you can use it in the shower.

“One third is a tiger stripe pour in bright colors and two thirds is a solid color.”

Read more: https://www.lovinsoap.com/2020/06/swirled-mantra-cold-process-soap-design/

How to Make Bath Bombs

Bath bombs are a fun and relaxing way to moisturize your skin while you have a soak, but buying them from fancy spa stores can be expensive. Instead, it may be best to make your own bath bombs at home with a few simple steps. Once you gather the common ingredients like Epson salt, corn starch, cocoa butter, and more, you’ll mix them in a bowl and add water or oil. Then, once the consistency is right, you’ll press them into molds and let them dry. It’s that easy!

Key Takeaways:

  • You can make bath bombs at home and save money while enjoying the bath.
  • Here are four different recipes so you can make a variety of bath bombs at home.
  • You can make basic bombs or mix it up with different herb and flower scents.

“The process is simple, requires only a few ingredients, and will leave you soaking in relaxation. Try one of these four bath bomb recipes and give yourself a spa day in the comfort of your home.”

Read more: https://www.wikihow.com/Make-Bath-Bombs

How to Make Your Own Manly Bar of Soap

Making soap can be a tedious process, because there are certain ingredients that don’t work well together, and can actually have some negative consequences. There are some ingredients that are better suited for a mans soap, and coffee grounds are one of the. Men enjoy more of a manly scent, versus a flowery one. Whatever the case, make sure you have some preparation before you officially begin, and make sure that you have all the right ingredients.

Key Takeaways:

  • Making soap can be a tedious process that you will want to be careful with, the wrong ingredients can lead to burning of the skin.
  • There are ingredients you can use to make more of a manly bar of soap, and coffee grounds is one of them.
  • Make sure that you prepare before you begin and make sure you have all the necessary ingredients.

“Coffee grounds are a perfect ingredient for removing disagreeable scents from your hands after, say, you’ve been cooking with a lot of garlic or fish, working on your car, or fixing the lawnmower.”

Read more: https://www.artofmanliness.com/articles/how-to-make-bar-of-soap/

Make Your Own Bath Bomb

It is simple to make a bath bomb, you will want to make sure that you have all the right materials necessary to get your bath bomb started. Most of the stuff you probably already have on hand right now, or you can pick up pretty easily from the store. You will just need a pair of gloves, and a mold and the ingredients that create the ball, or bath bomb, and the ingredients that make the bath bomb do what it does best.

Key Takeaways:

  • Bath bombs are a beautiful way to add some fun to your bath.
  • You can enjoy them yourself, or give them as a gift to someone else.
  • Here is a tutorial for making bath bombs yourself at home for cheap.

“Instructables user Rye Soap Kitchen puts together a nice tutorial on how to get this done. You need a few tools to do this yourself—like kitchen scales, mixing bowls, a spray bottle with cold water, a circular mold of some kind, and some latex gloves—but they’re all things you already have or can pick up easily”

Read more: https://lifehacker.com/make-your-own-bath-bomb-1537356909

Horizontal Stacked Cut Soap – How to Cut a Loaf Horizontally

Soap is most often cut vertically, with parts of the middle and the top becoming the surface of the soap. The soap that you will want to cut will come out horizontally in a different case, and you can do this without a soap cutter with the help of tutorials that will allow you to see the types of cuts that they make. You can start with any design that you want, but you can learn to cut it different ways.

Key Takeaways:

  • Cutting a soap horizontally as opposed to vertically gives a different effect necessary for some designs.
  • Here are some tips for how to cut your bars of soap horizontally.
  • Check out these videos for more examples of horizontally-cut soap designs.

“Some designs, require a horizontal cut! I call this a stacked cut design. It is like the bars of soap are stacked on top of one another. The top of the loaf and the middle of the loaf are the surfaces of your bars.”

Read more: https://www.lovinsoap.com/2020/05/horizontal-stacked-cut-soap-how-to-cut-a-loaf-horizontally/

How to Choose a Target Market that Will Make You Profitable

You can actually choose your target market, and even though some of it does depend on what you are marketing, you will be able to tune into what some people want that other companies aren’t fulfilling for them. You can figure out what someone needs, but it is extra helpful to know what you have in common with your target audience to see what it is they need. You can also seek out a target audience that maybe no other company is including.

Key Takeaways:

  • You want your target market to feel comfortable, which means you need to know them well.
  • The target market is the one that will produce the most revenue for your company.
  • Read on for tips on how to identify and reach out to your target market.

“Many lingerie shops spend cash on brick and mortar stores. But HerRoom spends money to reach customers online instead. For instance, they offer generous shipping/return policies. In addition, they have professional fitters give product feedback. And they spotlight social proof in the form of customer reviews.”

Read more: https://www.modernsoapmaking.com/choose-a-profitable-target-market/