Castor Oil

Castor Oil is an important ingredient in many of our soap recipes. It is the oil that gives us the most bubbles.

Castor oil is full of healthy anti-inflammatory fatty acids and will promote overall skin health. It is moisturizing and has wrinkle-preventing abilities.

Castor oil is also said to moisturize the scalp, ease dandruff, prevent hair loss, promote hair growth, enhance the health of hair follicles, and leave your hair smooth and shiny. That is why we use it in shampoo bars, but be careful. Too much castor oil will make your hair look greasy.

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

We use boiled beer for this recipe Beer soap is very modern and is supposed to be very bubbly and has a wonderful foam. There are, however, mixed opinions on this. Some say the extra bubbles come from the natural sugars in the beer, but anyhow, this is a wonderful and nourishing soap. Beer in …

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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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Chocolate Soap Recipe Cocoa Butter & Cocoa Powder

This is a fun project if you want to make soap that looks like chocolate. But it is also a lovely soap with all the nourishing abilities of Cocoa Butter and Cocoa Powder. What does Cocoa Butter do for a soap recipe? Cocoa Butter is an ancient skincare product and has many benefits. Cocoa butter …

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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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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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Face Soap Recipe for Younger Skin

This face soap is for younger skin types and helps clear up the problems young people can have. There are three helpful features in this soap. One is that the superfat is low. The other is the (not so) secret ingredient Tea Tree. The third being the lovely camomile Tea Tree is anti-fungal, anti-viral, anti-bacterial, …

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8% Beeswax Soap Recipe

With this recipe, you will get all the benefits of the beeswax in your soap. It makes a nice hard bar of soap, and your skin will love it. Beeswax is a strong anti-inflammatory and helps heal wounded or irritated skin.  Furthermore, beeswax is high in vitamin A, which has been found to support cell reconstruction …

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