I like to infuse some of my oils with herbs. Calendula, chamomile, lavender, even cbd. I’m into helping my skin. I have some nerve damage from having type 1 diabetes. I have a minimal amount but when your feet feel like they are on fire.. well it’s awful! The cbd foot balm that I’ve been making seems to soothe this away and I don’t have to get a pill from the doctors! I love the healing properties of the above mentioned herbs. Infusing oil is time consuming but well worth the effort!
I did some custom baby shower soaps. I scented them with cucumber and green tea fragrance oil. The client wanted all white soaps so no color in these ones. All the other goodness like goats milk, coconut oil, palm oil, and olive oil. In the mean time my soaps and lip balm will hopefully go into a nice day spa here in town! Contact me if you want a quote for party favors.
One of my favorite songs. It is true. God bless America and the men and women who serve every day. I hope everyone is enjoying this holiday but I also hope you take a moment to thank our service people. I’ll be working my day job and then I’ll come home to bbq. How will you celebrate your fourth?
Father’s Day is on Sunday! Do you have any fun stories of your dad? My dad took me hunting, fishing, camping, and even boring trips wood cutting.
My dad and I went camping on frosty November. We were in a tent and sometime during the night it snowed. I was so cold I cuddled up to my dad to get warm. I placed my cold little feet up on the back of his legs. He exclaimed your feet are cold! Hahaha! In the mean time I made a test batch of shaving soaps. Unfortunately they will not be ready in time for father’s day.
Tomorrow is Memorial Day. I hope everyone takes a moment to thank our veterans and active duty military. I know I will contemplate the sacrifice made by some. Some will not be coming home or if they do they are draped under our county’s flag. Some men and women are brave and born to be protectors. They serve our country as first responders, police, and our military! These people have my utmost respect.
Joe and I had a great time in Fort Brag. Even I need time off! We stayed in a beach front hotel. Yes I took some bathbombs and enjoyed them in the ginormous bathtub. Bathbombs are awesome! We had a wonderful dinner and adult beverages at Northcoast brewing company and our waitress Dani made our time there fun! I highly recommend if you go to Fort Bragg try eating there. Riding the Skunk train was fun. Of coarse the beach was wonderful.
Did you know that you can refill one of the foaming pump bottles with thin soap? Whether you buy my soap or soap from the dollar store you can refill these bottles. They are good for a thousand pumps if the soap stays supper thin. Thick soap will clog the little screen inside the pump and no soap will come out! So reuse! I add a small bit of dish soap and deionized water but now I make soap so I use what I make.
You want to dilute the soap as much as you can, while still keeping the desired feel and consistency in the foam. As a general guideline, you should be able to dilute your normal liquid soap by 3 - 6 times.Start with 1 part soap and 3 parts water, and see how it feels. Add additional water until the foam just barely starts to thin out. Slighly LESS than that amount of water is the right amount to use with that particular type of soap.
St. Patrick’s Day came and went. Next will be tax time!:( I’m working hard on my shampoo and conditioner. I also made a few batches of liquid soap. One is 100% coconut oil soap. I’m hoping that with some orange essential oil it will be a good cleaning soap. My husband works in a machine shop so he wants a soap that will clean his hands well. One batch of soap is mostly canola oil and I’m not too impressed with that one. It isn’t very latherery( not good bubbles) so I will have to work with on the recipe.
Coconut oil soap paste in photo.
I've been experimenting with homemade shampoo and conditioner. It has been a lot of trial and error. I have finally came out with a product that my hair loves but more importantly my husband also loves it. I hesitate to make it for other people because hair is so different person to person. I do not use any phosphates but I did add some skin safe silicon to help soften the hair. PH of the shampoo is a little high but so far the shampoo works great. I added some protein like silk and wheat germ. Do to the higher ph of the liquid soap a parben based preservative is necessary. I do not want to have mold, yeast, and any other yuckies to grow in it. The oils that I use are extremely soft so leaving it as a bar soap will not work no matter how much sodium lactate I try to use. Glycerin, mango butter, coconut oil, and castor oil help keep my hair soft and detangled.
Hi! I'm Staci from Staci's Homemade Soap! I LOVE making soap and I love the way my skin feels. Unlike store bought soap, my soap does not dry the skin! A natural product of soap making is glycerin! And skin loves it! Also goats milk is good for your skin. Goats milk has minerals in it and is loaded with vitamins .Goats milk also contains lactic acid, which is an alpha hydroxy acid....Goats milk soap is wonderful. I encourage you to try some! My goats milk lotion is a soothing moisturizer for dry skin. Since goats milk has selenium and vitamin A in it your skin will be happy and nourished.