Shea Butter

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Shea Butter conditions, tones, and soothes the skin and is one of the best butters for skincare. Shea has high concentrations of fatty acids, vitamins and has anti-inflammatory and healing properties.

Shea butter is high in Stearic and Oleic acids and will produce a long-lasting hard soap with a stable conditioning lather.

How much shea butter in a soap recipe?

If you want a fluffy lather, it’s recommended to use shea butter at 3 – 5% of your entire recipe’s oil. Shea butter contains up to 11% unsaponifiables, so you don’t have to use all that much in your recipe to get the benefits.
Some recipes go as high as 25% so the 3-5% is only a guide.

Homemade odor control soap with Anise

Anise and star anise has been used in folk medicine and is known for their medical abilities. Anise seed and anise essential oil are especially effective against fungi, including yeasts and dermatophytes. But anise also has great potential as an odor stopper due to its astringent properties. In this recipe, we use anise in two ways: Make an …

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Free pet shampoo bar recipe

Pet Neem and Shea shampoo bar recipe

Why not make your own pet shampoo and save money while making your very own balanced soap? But before you start, check with your veterinarian. Lye-based shampoo may be wrong for your pet for many reasons – like the height pH, e.g. (Remember, all recipes on this site are to be used at your own …

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Beer soap recipe with Mango and Shea Butter

This is a recipe for beer soap. You can use it for shampoo, hand, or body wash as you like. The superfat, however, is 3%, so do not use it as a shampoo if you have greasy hair. Why add beer to soap? Beer soap is very modern and is supposed to be very bubbly, …

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Shea Butter soap without Palm Oil

This soap recipe is specifically composed for those who don’t like to use palm oil in their household. To get a longer-lasting bar, we added some vinegar – You can use apple cider vinegar or any other you like, as long as it is 5% acetic acid. Read more about how and why we add …

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Conditioning shampoo bar with Shea and ACV

This shampoo bar will not stripe the hair of natural oils and allow it to retain moisture while balancing hair oil production. This is achieved by it’s the combination of using high conditioning oils and no-cleansing oils. Apple Cider Vinegar gives a hard bar of shampoo and makes it easy to use. ACV is believed …

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Dove Inspirered Sensitive Skin Soap Recipe

Many people with sensitive skin love Dove Soap, but this would be a fun project if you like to make your own soap. Dove is an excellent soap, and one of the main reasons is that it is made of derivates from tallow or palm oil. But did you know that Dove sensitive skin soap …

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Shampoo Recipe for Greasy Hair

This shampoo bar is a very well tested recipe, specially composed for hair that tends to get greasy in the top but dry in the ends. There are many “secrets” to why this works and still has a bubbly lather. Low superfat, tea tree oil, and camomile are some of them. Camomile helps give your …

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Natural color Swirl soap with Cocoa and Turmeric

This is a perfect soap for mature skin. It is made from Rapeseed Oil, Coconut Oil, and Shea Butter. It has an easy swirl pattern, made from just layering the batter and swirled with a spoon. The soap is added a little beeswax and the colors are from cocoa powder and turmeric. The soap is …

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Hot Process Bastille soap recipe for mature skin

The ingredients of a Bastille soap are perfect for mature skin because of the oils’ moisturizing and anti-wrinkle effects. This is a high superfat soap recipe that is balanced for 40-year-olds and up. The two-color design is made with skin-beneficial natural colors from Turmeric and Cocoa Powder. This even gives the soap anti-inflammatory abilities. The …

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Autumn soap with Rosehip Oil and Apple Scent

How about bathing in this lovely scented autumn soap full of healing vitamins for your skin? Rosehip Oil is claimed to have a moisturizing effect: Anti-aging against wrinkles, against stretch marks, scars, repairing damaged skin, and provides moisture and glow to the skin. This soap is made with Hot Process Look here for guide: LINK …

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