Orange Oatmeal Breakfast Salt Bar

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I LOVE SALT BARS. Did you miss the Cocoa and Coffee Salt Bar or the African Black Soap Salt Bar?  Be sure to check them out for more details about why I love salt bars and how to make them.  This is simply another variation that I love. Because they set up fast and hard, […]

Liquid Soap with African Black Soap

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So many of you asked what to do with the leftover African Black Soap that you bought to make these salt bars… African Black Soap Salt Bars.  Well…you could put it in some liquid soap!  (I’m also working on a scrub…coming soon!) I didn’t know how well it would incorporate before trying it, but it […]

Essential Oil and Fragrance Oil Usage Rates in Cold Process Soap

I get asked ALL THE TIME, “how do you calculate fragrance oil and essential oil usage in soap?” Different soapmakers do it differently; this is simply my opinion. The amount of essential oil and fragrance oil used in soap should be calculated based on the base oil amount in your recipe and not the total […]

African Black Soap Salt Bar

This past weekend I was hanging out with Benjamin (Prairie Soap Company) at the shop and decided to knock out a few projects for my blog. I took along my favorite molds for salt bars and decided to do three different salt bars using interesting additives, natural colorants and amazing essential oil blends (which Benjamin […]

The Basic Soap Slab Swirl in My Shiny New Silicone Slab Mold

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Ahhhhhh…  Who doesn’t like to break in a new soapmaking mold?  Join me, won’t you?  Let’s do this. (Want to make your own silicone slab mold?  Get the eBook here.) The Recipe Olive oil – 16 oz Coconut oil – 16.8 oz Avocado oil – 4 oz Castor oil – 3.2 oz Rice bran oil […]

The Patriotic Peacock Swirl

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What is the Peacock Swirl? The Peacock (also called Bouquet) swirl was created around the end of the 18th century as a paper marbling technique. The pattern resembles the plumage of a male peacock or a bouquet of flowers. I first saw it on marbled paper from Paper Mojo and immediately thought of soap. Although […]

Playing with Silicone and Tea Tree Oil Soap

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It seems like I haven’t blogged in forever! The last month was absolutely, crazy, insanely busy. I was out of town several weekends. First to Haiti to check on the progress of OFEDA. They are doing remarkably well and were making all kinds of soap. (More on that later.) We are still raising funds for […]

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