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How to Care for your Bar of Soap

curing soap How to care for your Bar of Soap

Morning Mist Soap cures their bars to bring you a product that will last longer.  Curing the soaps means I cut the loaf and place the slices on a rack that allows good air flow. Most soaps take 4-6 weeks to cure or longer depending how much liquid oil is in the bar. If a bar is made with 100% olive oil called a castile bar it will take 6 months to cure. The cure time allows two things to happen. First, the water, beer or aloe vera juice in the bar slowly evaporates which causes the bar to become...

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The Benefits of Hemp Seed Oil

Hemp Seed Oil

Hemp oil is rich in proteins, vitamins, mineral, and essential fatty acids for soapmaking. It is excellent for all skin and hair needs.It is from the seed plant that contains between 25-35% oil by weight, which is high in essential fatty acids. Unrefined hemp oil is light green, with a nutty, grassy flavour.Hemp oil is natures most perfectly balanced oil, containing Omega-3 Linolenic Acid and Omega-6 Linoleic Acid. These are Essential Fatty-Acids also know as EFA'S. Your body needs these EFA'S for tissue repair and growth.Hemp Seed Oil contains significantly more EFA'S than Flax Seed Oil (80% vs 64%). The...

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The Benefits of Seaweed

Bladderwrack Bull Kelp Kelp Nori Seaweed

Nori has twice as much Vitamin C as oranges, packed with beta-carotene like carrots, rich in calcium for your bones, iodine and iron for thyroid, and the sheets are great for making sushi. Nori contains calcium, iodine, iron, phosphorous, potassium, manganese, porhoyran, copper, zinc, and vitamins A, B complex, C, E and K. Kelp is high in iodine, which must be present for proper glandular function and metabolism. It also contains phosphorus and calcium, as well as magnesium and potassium. Kelp is a source of vitamins A, B1, B2, C, D, and E plus amino acids. Because kelp is the...

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The Benefits of Goat Milk in Soap

Milk Products in Soap

Goat milk has been used since ancient times as a natural cleanser. It is one of the finest moisturizers and has excellent emollient properties and contains vitamin A, and several B vitamins including riboflavin, niacin, B6, B12. Goat milk actually feeds the skin and permeates through the cell walls delivering calcium similar to patches applied to the skin. The PH of goat milk is closer to skin's own natural PH which reduces the surface tension of the skin, allowing it to  absorb the moisturizing effects of goat milk and the glycerin which is a natural by-product of soap making. The...

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What's the Difference?

Commercial soaps are manufactured in large factories (often located overseas) staffed with anonymous employees, using the most economical ingredients. Often they contain some or all synthetic detergents as well as fillers which dilute the actual soap content; most have the glycerin removed. Handcrafted soaps, on the other hand, are manufactured locally in small batches with the personal oversight and care of the soapmaker. Handcrafted soapmakers use high-quality ingredients and are able to add specialty oils and additives to personalize their formulations. The creative artistry of each handcrafted soapmaker results in soaps that are different and unique, in terms of ingredients,...

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