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Shaving Soap

I used a lot of rice bran oil, Shea butter and cocoa butter in this recipe and bentonite clay. The clay adds some slip to this soap as well as changing the texture of the bubbles to be dense and foamy. 43 more words


New Hobbies: Melt and Pour Soap

As part of my Masterplan (re-written for 2017) I have decided to try a few new things out to see if any of them interest me enough to try and pursue it as an alternative source of income. 639 more words


Charcoal & Rose Clay Soap

I am hoping I get white suds, it’s easy to over do the charcoal and end up with grey bubbles. I cut them a little early, I could have waited another 12 hours but was impatient and there’s still some soda ash to clean up later.  24 more words


Reader Questions #1 (Blogtober 10)

Back in mid-September I put out an appeal to you lovely people for questions to help me with topic ideas for Blogtober and I wasn’t disappointed.  746 more words

Cold Process


I like to try different hobbies, all kinds of creative activities. Especially things that both is creative and useful. I also enjoy making gifts for christmas. 253 more words

Adventures in soap-making!

I am passionate about learning how to make things from scratch. One of my new endeavors is soap. “Soap?”, you say. “Why?” As I told my husband, I want to know how it’s made. 489 more words


What is a scratcher?

Not the lottery tickets. Not dirty people with poor hygiene or dogs with fleas.  “Scratchers” is now used to describe folks who make things from scratch.  539 more words