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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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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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Avocado Oil for Skin that Glows

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Avocado Oil for Skin that Glows

I love using avocado oil in my products and for some DIY tricks. I thought I would take a minute to share them with you today so that you can learn about the benefits and incorporate some avocado oil into your own skincare routine. Why avocado oil?   • It is a great source of Oleic Acid, which is a healthy fat encouraged in both diet and skincare. • If it is recommended for your heart and is supposed to help reduce cholesterol, it seems like a natural choice to put on your skin as well. • It is high in antioxidants, which...

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Making Activated Charcoal and Goat Milk Soap

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Making Activated Charcoal and Goat Milk Soap

I get custom orders from time to time and this is one of my favorites. I love a good goat milk soap that has a load of activated charcoal in it. This bar is unscented, so I thought I would add a touch of 'fancy' and do a mantra swirl. First, lets get the 411 on the benefits of activated charcoal: • Activated charcoal (as opposed to wood charcoal used for heating purposes) is used for medicinal and beauty purposes, like detox and and for digestive health. • Additionally, it binds to drugs and poisons (you've heard of its use in...

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