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Monday, May 25, 2015
DIY: Herbal Soap Making From Scratch
Did you know that industrial soap companies remove the glycerin from soap in order to produce bars that are firmer and longer lasting? It is true. According to The Mountain Rose Blog, glycerin occurs naturally during the soap making process,providing a moisturizing quality to soap. If you make your own soap, the glycerin is retained which makes the soap more gentler and more moisturizing to the skin than the store bought soap. A good tip is that handcrafted soap should be placed on a well-draining surface and not left standing water where it will quickly dissolve. The Mountain Rose Herb Blog recently posted a recipe in their posted titled DIY: Herbal Soap Making From Scratch.
I have a B.A. in Mass Communication and took my first melt and pour soapmaking class in 2002. Since then I got hooked making my own bath and products. I have taken various courses in Soapmaking (Melt & Pour, Cold Process, Hot Process), lotion making (lotions, creams, lotion sticks), bath products (bath salts, body scrubs), body products (lip balm, body butters, body balms, whipped butters) and more. Most of all of my classes were taught by Lori Nova of The Nova Studio in Point Richmond, Ca. I have taught courses since 2004 at various locations. I have worked as an Event Coordinator at Michaels Redwood City.