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Borax Facts - Making Homemade Soap

 August 21, 2012 Borax is a natural, white powder, mineral of colorless crystals that dissolve in water easily. It was discovered in the dry lake beds of Tibet. Its chemical formula, Na2B407-10H2O, is a combination .

Avocado Oil - Making Homemade Soap

 July 17, 2012 Avocado Oil, Persea Gratissima, is cold pressed from the pulp of the avocado fruit. It is relatively thick with a light, nutty, earthy aroma. It is rich in vitamins A, B1, B2, B5, D, E with ..

Coconut Oil Benefits -- Making Homemade Soap

 June 01, 2012 The coconut oil benefits are numerous! Many use it for making homemade soap since its properties are outstanding. What can it do for your homemade soap? It adds a rich, creamy, texture and generates .

All About Grapefruit Seed Oil!

 May 03, 2012 Grapefruit seed oil is an acidic liquid citrus oil derived from the seeds, pulp and white membranes of grapefruit. It is also known as grapefruit seed extract or GSE. It is found in commercial and ..

Orange Oil - Homemade Skin Care and More

 April 20, 2012 Orange oil is a yellow-orange liquid with a tangy, fruity, aroma. It is extracted from the rind, (peel or skin), of oranges by steam distillation or a cold process method. It is a highly ..

Peppermint Essential Oil - Body, Skin, Hair and Scalp

 April 07, 2012 Peppermint essential oil has healthy benefits for the body, skin and hair. Peppermint oil is extracted, by steam distillation, from leaves of the Mentha pipertita herb. This hybrid herb is a cross ..

Citronella Oil - People and Pets

 March 29, 2012 Citronella oil is extracted from fresh or partially dried leaves of citronella grass, Cymbopogan Nardus and Cymbopogan Winterianus . Citronella grass is native to India and tropical Asia. It's a tall .

German Chamomile - For Body, Skin and Hair

 March 11, 2012 German Chamomile, (Matricaria recutita), is an annual herb. It looks similar to a daisy with small white petals circled around a yellow center. It has a strong aroma and blooms in the early to mid ..

Pomegranate Oil - Benefits Inside and Out!

 October 11, 2011 Pomegranate oil is pressed from organic seeds of the pomegranate fruit, grown on Punica granatum trees. This deciduous tree has glossy, slender, leaves, bright red flowers and bears an edible fruit, ..

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate - Skin, Hair and Scalp

 September 21, 2011 What is sodium lauryl sulfate, (SLS), ? It's a coarse powder used as a foaming agent. It's produced by combining the compounds sulfate and lauric acid. It's used in many commercial products ..

Banana Oil - Homemade Skin Care and More

 September 13, 2011 Banana oil offers numerous benefits. It's sweet fruity fragrance is used a variety of ways. It's found in soaps, lotions, creams, candles, paints, potpourri, shampoos, conditioners, foods and ..

All About Nutmeg Oil!

 August 22, 2011 Nutmeg oil is a volatile essential oil. It's produced by steam distillation from fresh, dried, ground nutmeg seeds. It has a colorless to light yellow tint, with a sharp, spicy, woody, aroma and a ..

All About Camphor Oil!

 August 18, 2011 The Cinnamomum Camphora, (camphor tree), is a large evergreen, growing up to one hundred feet tall with small white flowers and red berries. It can grow very old. At fifty years old it produces ..

White Tea Benefits! Making Homemade Soap!

 August 13, 2011 There are numerous white tea benefits! White tea is almost exclusively grown in China. It comes from the delicate buds and young leaves of the Camelia sinuses plant. Only young tea leaves, with fine ..

Sandalwood Essential Oil - Making Homemade Soap and More!

 August 10, 2011 Sandalwood essential oil is steam distilled from the wood of the evergreen tree, Sandalum album, native to India. The heartwood is the most precious part of this tree. The best heartwood is found in .

Clove Oil Facts! Making Homemade Soap and More!

 August 08, 2011 Clove oil is distilled, by steam, from the Syzgium aromaticum plant. This evergreen plant grows twenty-six to thirty-nine feet tall. It has square leaves and pink colorful flowers that grow in ..

All About Lemon Essential Oil!

 August 06, 2011 Lemon essential oil has a pale yellow color. It's cold pressed from the peel of a yellow oval fruit, a lemon. Lemons grow on the, Citrus limonium, a small evergreen tree native to Asia. The exact ..

All About Bergamot Oil!

 August 01, 2011 Bergamot oil is a pale emerald green oil, cold pressed, from the fruit peel of the Citrus Bergamia tree. This tree blooms colorful flowers of red, pink, purple or white. It grows a fragrant fruit ..

Chamomile Tea Benefits - Homemade Skin Care and More!

 July 30, 2011 Chamomile tea benefits have been recognized for centuries. Chamomile looks similar to a daisy with its white petals and yellow disc florets. The flowers have a strong aroma and bloom in the early ..

Sage Essential Oil - Homemade Skin Care

 July 27, 2011 Clary Sage oil is steam distilled from the leaves of the Salvia sclera. This plant grows approximately 2 to 3 feet in height and width with square, hairy-like, stems. It blooms pink, white, pale ..

Lemongrass Oil - Homemade Skin Care and More

 July 24, 2011 Lemongrass Oil is extracted from the fresh, or partially dried, leaves of the Cymbopogon citratus, by steam distillation. This perennial, aromatic, plant grows up to three feet in height and ..

Jasmine Oil - Homemade Skin Care

 July 22, 2011 Jasmine oil is extracted from the petals of the Jasminum officinale, of the Oleaceae, (olive), family. The delicate flowers are gathered at night to preserve their powerful scent. They're placed ..

Patchouli Oil – Homemade Skin Care

 July 20, 2011 Patchouli oil is extracted, by steam distillation, from the leaves of the perennial plant, Pogostemon cablin. This plant is a bushy herb standing two to three feet in height, originating in the ..

How to start making soap without using lye

 May 14, 2011 Because of the chemical and caustic nature of lye, you may not want to have to worry about it or handle it at all when you are beginning to start your own soapmaking hobby at home. But to be honest ..

Homemade soap making from scratch with lye

 May 14, 2011 If you want to learn cold process soap making from scratch then you should start with a goal and a commitment for why you want to make soap because it can be difficult in the early stages of ..

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