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Fragrances vs. Essential Oils: Maybe there is a Place for Both

Fragrances vs. Essential Oils: Maybe there is a Place for Both
I started in early July preparing the fall and holiday skincare products I will offer this year. When you make your own products, the earlier the...

5 Ways Your Skin Benefits from Camellia Oil

5 Ways Your Skin Benefits from Camellia Oil
I have always been aware that Camellia Oil existed, but not until recently did I realize how many skin benefits it has. I just reformulated my sil...

When the Fear of Failure Stops You From Making Natural Soap

When the Fear of Failure Stops You From Making Natural Soap
Over the last several months I have been attempting to make an exfoliating facial cream cleanser. After six attempts, years of experience making g...

What is in a handmade soap that makes it lather?

What is in a handmade soap that makes it lather?
One of the frequent questions I receive is “does your soap lather well?” It can be frustrating to use a bar of handmade soap which has little to ...

You Can't Make "Real" Soap Without Lye (AKA Sodium Hydroxide)

You Can't Make "Real" Soap Without Lye (AKA Sodium Hydroxide)
When mentioned in the list of ingredients, lye, or sodium hydroxide which is the technical name, sometimes makes people cringe. You may have expe...

Face Cream: What skin type does it target? What age group benefits from it? How often do you use it?

Face Cream: What skin type does it target? What age group benefits from it? How often do you use it?
There are so many questions you may have when it comes to selecting and assessing the ingredients and performance of face cream. It really can be...

Neem Oil: A Key Natural Soap Ingredient for Fighting Acne and Eczema

Neem Oil: A Key Natural Soap Ingredient for Fighting Acne and Eczema
Neem oil is a natural ingredient, that when added to soap, can be a great way to fight acne, eczema, or any bacterial infection of the skin without drying it out. So, what exactly makes this anti-bacterial ingredient work magic? 

How to Choose a Handmade Soap that is Right for You

How to Choose a Handmade Soap that is Right for You

Today, there are hundreds of handmade natural soaps available. So, how do you choose? What is right for you? Learn about the ingredients that make soap come to life and how each ingredient will perform to nourish, moisturize and even heal your skin.