Monthly Archives: August 2009




As I mentioned on The Sage Forum, “Milk brings to soap a few problems, lactose is the primary issue, but certainly not the only one. The sugars in milk can settle out of the soap during a the heat wave we call saponification. This looks like a gelatinous mass on […]

Making Soy Milk Soap



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I was looking for a bar of soap in the mechanical room at home since I needed another bar of soap. I stumbled across this bar of Melt & Pour Soap I made around Christmas. I was really surprised to see little spikes on the surface of the soap. Unfortunately, […]

Spiky Melt & Pour Soap





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I love fresh honey! Honey harvest season is here for us and I’m so excited for the fresh honey comb. Now will be the time for you to check with your local beekeepers for beeswax and honey. You can use the beeswax for any recipes that call for the beeswax. […]

Fresh Honey





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I use many of our bases for my own personal use as well as for the blog. I hate leaving extra lotion in the gallon jugs, but it can be very difficult to empty the jugs. The I came up with an idea for when I have just a little […]

Draining Gallon Jugs


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Last week, I took a phone call from a customer looking for Grapefruit Seed Extract. She wanted to use the Grapefruit Seed Extract as a preservative in her lotion. I’ve done some research in the past about Grapefruit Seed Extract and I have discovered that it has little preservative abilities. […]

Preservative vs Antioxidant


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Lately, I’ve been having lots of fun making cold process soap and I’ve been on a swirls kick! I made a Cinnamon Rosemary Soap with Brown Oxide for the swirls. I also made a soap with Bulgarian Lavender and I used Lavender Fields for the swirls. Both of these soaps […]

Lots of Swirls!