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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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Soap and Life - The art of Troubleshooting

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Soap and Life - The art of Troubleshooting

Soap making, much like life, requires a bit of trouble shooting sometimes. We can plan in detail, have a vivid image of a final product in mind and then one little surprise takes us for a spin. If there is one thing I have learned in the nearly five years I have been in business, it's to roll with it and just keep going. So, today I had a little trouble with a very large batch of soap, but I was determined to do two things: 1. not lose the soap bath and 2. video the process, even if it...

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How I Make My Soaps

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How I Make My Soaps

I get a lot of questions about this, so today we are going to talk about how I make my cold process soaps. I'm going to give you the quick and not-so-dirty version of the process here, and then show you a video of me in the studio making my new Walk in the Woods soap for 2019. Cold process soap making takes time, creativity, precision and a little elbow grease, especially for those large batches, like the one I am making in the video. What you need to know Here are the basics: Cold process soap making uses a...

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New Year New You - The Beauty of a Clay Mask

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New Year New You - The Beauty of a Clay Mask

When was the last time you took a minute to give yourself a lovely face mask? Perhaps you would rather not remember the gooey green feel of it or the fact that you left half of it stuck to your cheeks and eyebrows when you tried to get the darn thing off. Sound familiar? No wonder you haven't used one since! Don't worry. We're going to change that today. If you experienced anything like I described above, you'll know why I designed a powder clay mask with only four ingredients that you can mix with any liquid for the perfect...

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