• Castor Oil Bubbles

    When I re-batched the soap I talked about in yesterday’s post, I learned something. I needed to add the oil I’d forgotten to add when I first made the soap. I was initially going to use avocado, but had recently read something that reminded me that castor oil helps give great lather. When I read […]

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  • Saved Soap Batch

    Several months ago I made a batch of soap and forgot to put the avocado oil in at the trace stage to superfat my soap. This is a pretty important step if you want a soap that is mild and not lye heavy. I don’t really want to be making “Grandma’s scary lye heavy soap”. […]

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  • Growing Comfrey

    Comfrey is one of my favorite herbs to use in my herbal balm. It is known to help regenerate skin cells, making it a great plant to promote healing. The caution with comfrey, or any product containing the plant, is that you must be sure a wound is clean before using it. You wouldn’t want […]

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  • Back to Soapmaking

    Once a soapmaker, always a soapmaker. Three years ago I made a really difficult decision to close SkinTastic Creations. I had to for personal reasons. The business had reached the point that I needed to hire somebody and let it get bigger or to make it smaller. In the end I closed it and sold […]

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