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How to Make Soap - DIY Cold Process Soap Making

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How to Make Soap - DIY Cold Process Soap Making

So, you want to learn how to make soap! I have had this request for some time now, and, to be honest, I never felt quite comfortable sharing this DIY, until now. I figured, what is the harm in doing a tutorial? I'll add links to the safety information and it will up to you to do that research before you begin. Good? Good. Let's talk about how to make the soap I make: cold process soap.  First, what is cold process soap? Cold process soap is a method of soap making that using both a lye water solution (water and...

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Gratitude - Giving Back

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Gratitude - Giving Back

It has always been my intention to grow my little business so that I could help other women by giving back. This is the first year I have achieved enough of my goals to make this happen. I chose Gratitude Soap as the product that would help me to give back to my community this year. This soap allows me to use the ends of my soap bars (that might otherwise be wasted) to create colorful balls of soap that decorate a brand new product: Gratitude Soap. It is lemon-scented and luxurious, but it's also just ....fun, creamy lathery --...

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My self care journey - Part 2

My self care journey - Part 2

If you didn't read part 1 of the story, start here. After digging deep and admitting how I used to live my life, I have to admit that it was a hard post to write. BUT, I wrote it, and now I am sharing the story of how I climbed out of an endless circle of self doubt and poor habits that affected my health and mindset and moved into a life I love. Before I share the secrets of what it has taken to get me to where I am now, you should realize that, like anything else worth...

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Vitamin E and Why Your Skin Craves It

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Vitamin E and Why Your Skin Craves It

I use Vitamin E in nearly every skincare product I make. It is simply a staple in my creams, balms and solid lotion. Today, I decided to share why it is so important to me and why I insist on using it to formulate products for my customers. • If you have ever dealt with scarring, free radicals interfere with the skin's ability to heal. This is where Vitamin E comes in and helps facilitate the healing process. • If you are like me, you have always had an aloe plant in your kitchen. It's the first thing I grab...

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Soap making on the Blog - White Tea Ginger & Mint

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Soap making on the Blog - White Tea Ginger & Mint

I've always been a tea lover, from the moment I set foot in England during a family trip when I was twelve-years-old, I was hooked. In fact, I'm enjoying a cup of tea as I write this blog! Now that you know the inspiration for my Balancing Act Soap in white tea, ginger and mint, you can follow along as I make it and cut it. It's a particularly large batch as this is a popular soap here at Second Spring Naturals, but I can still manage a lovely tea green drop swirl that appears to dance in and out...

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