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Old May 20th, 2011, 09:06 AM   1
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Natural Handmade Bath/Body Products


I haven't come across a thread like this so thought it would be fun to start a group, to share recipes, ideas etc

I LOVE handmade natural bath and body products. I really like knowing whats in the products today and don't like the idea of lathering myself or family in chemicals as I'm sure many other mothers are.

So far I have mainly only bought handmade stuff but I have made some bath melts and bath bombs before and really enjoyed it so think I'm going to start it up as a hobby. I've bought a book with recipes for natural soaps and bath stuff so going to try a few things and will let you know how it goes



 
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Old May 20th, 2011, 11:33 AM   2
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Whats the name of the book hun, I might look it up in my library x



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It's called 'the handmade soap book' by melinda cross. A really lovely book, all natural ingredients and a bit of background history of soap making



 
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Old Jun 28th, 2011, 12:41 PM   4
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So not a very successful thread so far but an update from me....I have just ordered some lush ingredients to make a natural coconut cold process soap and some melt and pour shea butter soap to make a sweet cherry soap. I have ordered a wooden soap mould to make loaves which I can slice and can't wait to receive my stuff so I can get going. Another soap I want to try out is baby soap so that will be my next experiment



 
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So not a very successful thread so far but an update from me....I have just ordered some lush ingredients to make a natural coconut cold process soap and some melt and pour shea butter soap to make a sweet cherry soap. I have ordered a wooden soap mould to make loaves which I can slice and can't wait to receive my stuff so I can get going. Another soap I want to try out is baby soap so that will be my next experiment
Sweet cherry soap sound gorgeous!!!!!

I would love to make soaps and bath products but am so busy all the time with the many other crafts I tinker with I can't seem to find the time to add in any more. Plus think my DH would go loopy if I started collecting more supplies for making stuff



 
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Old Jun 29th, 2011, 03:20 AM   6
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So not a very successful thread so far but an update from me....I have just ordered some lush ingredients to make a natural coconut cold process soap and some melt and pour shea butter soap to make a sweet cherry soap. I have ordered a wooden soap mould to make loaves which I can slice and can't wait to receive my stuff so I can get going. Another soap I want to try out is baby soap so that will be my next experiment
Sweet cherry soap sound gorgeous!!!!!

I would love to make soaps and bath products but am so busy all the time with the many other crafts I tinker with I can't seem to find the time to add in any more. Plus think my DH would go loopy if I started collecting more supplies for making stuff
Heehee my reasoning is that I spend a nice amount on buying handmade products so may as well try it myself and try to save some money lol and make lovely gifts for family/friends. I have a summer ahead of me before I start back at uni when I will be snowed under with work so thought I may as well have an enjoyable hobby while I can hehe



 
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It's called 'the handmade soap book' by melinda cross. A really lovely book, all natural ingredients and a bit of background history of soap making
I got this book after having a go at a soap making kit. I haven't actually got around to making anything from the book yet (new baby lol) but I really want to make the honey one in there! Hopefully I will get the ingredients this month and have a go. There are some lovely recipes in there x



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It's called 'the handmade soap book' by melinda cross. A really lovely book, all natural ingredients and a bit of background history of soap making
I got this book after having a go at a soap making kit. I haven't actually got around to making anything from the book yet (new baby lol) but I really want to make the honey one in there! Hopefully I will get the ingredients this month and have a go. There are some lovely recipes in there x
Hi Jackie yeah there are some lovely recipes, can't wait till I'm confident enough to make them all hehe

My ingredients for my cherry soap and my natural coconut soap (from the book) came yesterday. I can't stop smelling it all, especially the cocoa butter, it is lush! Still need to get a few bits before I can make my cherry soap though but hoping I can do it by the end of the week! I'm still undecided whether to wait till I've done my first class in cold process soap making to attempt the coconut one or to try it before so I can get advice on how to improve......



 
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Today I made my melt and pour cherry soap. I mixed two frgarances so that the soap smells like cherry bakewells, yum! The soap has shea butter in it and is free of SLS. I coloured it pink and have cut into slices. It doesn't look very fancy but smells great and it was my first try at any proper soap making and was just to get my feet wet before attepting more complicated stuff. I shall upload a piccy when I can I have tested it and it creates a lovely frothy, creamy lather



 
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Old Jul 6th, 2011, 16:41 PM   10
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here are my 1st soaps



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