• how to keep the scent of your homemade soap
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    How to prevent scent from fading in homemade soaps

    Has this ever happened to you? A month ago, you made a divine, summer-scented soap. But now that your soap has cured, your wonderful coconut-orange-pineapple creation smells like… nothing at all! It’s not always easy to keep your homemade soaps smelling strong. A number of influencing factors may cause scent to fade, if not disappear, over time. Luckily, there are solutions! That’s why we decided to put our many years of soapmaking to good use and share all our secrets for making scented soap and preventing that scent from fading! Trick #1: Use the right scents in your homemade soap. There are three kinds of notes in perfumery: Top notes,…

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    Heavenly Hammock: A dreamy homemade soap in full colour

    Hold the whole rainbow with this homemade soap recipe For some, a rainbow is a passage to another world. For others, it hides a pot of gold. Some even think that marvellous unicorns and ponies roam it to reach their magical country. And let’s not forget, the rainbow is also a symbol of love and tolerance… Whatever it evokes for you, our Heavenly Hammock soap recipe unites all lovers of this wonderful natural phenomenon! Its shimmering colours and citrus-floral bouquet make this homemade soap simply irresistible! Thanks to the castor oil, it foams up nicely to create a beautiful lather, perfect for gently washing your body while leaving a delicate…

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    Two-in-one soap for Indiana Jones wannabes

    The return of hot, sunny weather brings with it vacations, outdoor adventures, and even camping for some! Whether you enjoy roughing it or a more “civilized” approach, you need a soap that respects the environment and won’t attract clouds of mosquitoes or black flies. So why not make your own fantastic two-colour soap using two different clays? The following recipe makes a soap that’s fun to use while camping for washing both your skin and your hair. The mixture of essential oils gives it the refreshing scent of the great outdoors. Can’t you just hear the call of the wild? Tools Silicone loaf soap mold Sieve Protective soapmaking gear Scales,…