• making household soap
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    Let’s Go Coco with a DIY household cleaning soap!

    100% effective, 100% coconut oil  Are you looking for an easy DIY household soap to scrub your pots and pans, clean your floors, launder your linens, AND make your countertops sparkle? Look no further, Let’s Go Coco is what you need! This cold process soap uses 100% coconut oil as the lipid in this recipe and is formulated for household use only (not for your body). Because this recipe uses only coconut oil, it yields a soap with strong detergent action. And the essential oils we’ve chosen give it degreasing and sanitizing properties. It’s perfect for cleaning your house from top to bottom and doing your laundry too! Now, Let’s…

  • how to make face cream for oily skin
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    Checkmatte in one move with this homemade face lotion!

    A purifying and mattifying DIY face lotion Oily skin is not always easy to care for. You want to brighten up your complexion, but then it turns far too shiny. You try a new product, and your face breaks out. It’s time for a new strategy, one that will clear the board with just the right piece: Checkmatte, a special homemade face lotion for oily skin!  In developing this face lotion recipe, we focused on three key criteria. First, we wanted a light cream that wouldn’t further weigh down your skin, so we opted for Olivem 1000 as our emulsifier. Second, we sought purifying ingredients—so important for oily skin!—including the…

  • how to make blush
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    Get All Dolled Up with a DIY blush!

    Make your own blush in record time Around a year ago, we developed a homemade blush recipe. We had so much fun coming up with it and testing out different shades—occasionally with wacky results! That recipe, Chic Cheeks, was such a hit that we also received a lot of messages asking us to create a recipe for a loose powder blush too. We happily dove into the project and now we’re proud to introduce you to All Dolled Up! Making blush is all about balance. The key was picking ingredients that would make the blush long-lasting (magnesium stearate), silky to the touch (mica powder and white clay), and absorbent enough…

  • Master trace soapmaking
    Soaps,  Tutorials and recipes

    Everything you need to know to master trace

    Soapmaking is a journey. All along the way, you learn new things, discover various techniques, and perfect your skills. It’s a long-haul trip with something to learn at every turn—and that’s what’s so wonderful about making your own soap! Luckily, we’ve got several articles and special features to help you navigate these soapy waters. For anyone new to soapmaking, there’s one on how to make your first cold process soaps. For the veterans out there, we have a special feature on the effects of various oils and butters—an indispensable tool for developing your own soap recipes! We’ve also published a vast catalogue of our own recipes, a veritable treasure map…

  • How to make soap
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    This homemade soap captures Poseidon’s Rage!

    This soap recipe is all the rage Poseidon is said to be a quick-tempered, quarrelsome deity, known and feared for his angry outbursts. Gazing at the ocean’s immense, tempestuous waves, you can easily understand why the Greeks’ god of the sea was described as combative. That furious beauty is what we wanted to capture in this homemade soap recipe, Poseidon’s Rage! We use swirling embeds to capture the waves’ frothy swells set in a deep blue soap with a divinely unique scent. This soapmaking process involves two phases. First, you’ll make a white soap and leave it to cure for 24 hours before shaping it into spirals. Next, you’ll make…