Top 10 Essential Oils for Soapmakers

Top 10 Essential Oils for Soapmakers

  While there are many amazing essential oils to use in soapmaking creating endless possibilities, this list was comprised based on the following factors: Price Popularity with consumers Ability to blend well with other EOs Work well in soap Lavender By far one of the most popular essential oils. It has a sweet, balsamic, floral aroma which combines well with many oils including citrus, …

Natural Exfoliants

Exfoliants are a wonderful way to customize your soaps and products. What is an exfoliant?  It is an additive that adds texture and sloughs away dead skin cells making the skin brighter, smoother and healthier.  They are an important part of good skin care whether buffing away dead skin from your face or your body.  They come in many forms and range from very gentle for facial …

Natural Colorants for Soap: Herbs, Botanicals, & Clays 1

Natural Colorants for Soap: Herbs, Botanicals, & Clays 1

Color is one of the most versatile ingredients in soap making. You can tint your soaps in lovely solid colors or use advanced techniques to swirl soap colors to create beautiful works of art. While many choose to use dyes and pigments, natural colors derived from herbs, botanicals, and other vegetable matter and clays can produce some vivid or muted …

Soap Challenge Week 11 – Natural Soap

I am participating in the Soap Challenge on Great Cakes Soapworks blog (see previous post). Soap Challenge Week 11 – Natural Soap This is the final challenge on Amy’s soap blog.  We were to make all natural soap, which I do all the time, so we were supposed to try something new.  I decided that instead of micas or clays for …

Going Natural – Part 5 – Choosing Organic Ingredients

Organic can be defined as of or involving the use of fertilizers or pesticides that are strictly of animal or vegetable origin and raised or conducted without the use of drugs, hormones, or synthetic chemicals. Regulations regarding organic products are strictly enforced by the USDA in the United States. Other countries have government organizations that oversee organic certifications in their …

Becoming Sustainable - Other Side Palm Oil Debate

Going Natural – Becoming Sustainable – The Other Side of the Palm Oil Debate

Becoming Sustainable In a recent post, we discussed sustainability. Here is a brief synopsis to get you up to speed if you missed the article. A sustainable business is a company that leaves no negative impact on the global or local environment, community, society, or economy. The business strives to ensure that all processes, products, and manufacturing activities adequately address …