Old 05-04-2009, 04:25 PM
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Does anyone make their own soap?

It looks like it would be a worthwhile venture.

This is a video from About.com
DIY Soap - How to Make Homemade Soap From Scratch Video - About.com

I'm wondering if I should use lye or tallow, or neither.lol

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Old 05-05-2009, 10:29 AM
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Hi Cookie, I buy homemade goatsmilk soap from a lady down here in our area... her website is lonesomedoenubian.com The only ingredients in her soap are goats milk, coconut and sunflower oils and shea butter... and other essential oils for frangrance.. we love the tea tree oil soap, and the eucalyptus soap!!! Maybe her site, or an email to her can give you more information...

I remember Rosie^o^ asking about soapmaking in the other forum, so I went looking...(*) here is the thread where she discusses it.. has a couple of websites. I loved the idea of the plants that produce soap when used.. I have spent many years trying to find a mountain lilac tree, and have finally found a baby on ebay!! I cant wait to have it grow big enough to produce flowers! wouldnt it be awesome to be able to pick up a handful of flower petals and bath with them! I am going to start looking int other plants for soap too. www.healthiertalk.com :: View topic - SOAPMAKING

(*) I love the idea that "Barbara" posted over there giving our forum addy!!! WAY TO GO BARBARA!!!!!
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Old 05-06-2009, 05:39 AM
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I shared my recipe for laundry soap here:

Its really good and I no longer purchase detergent from the store. Only a couple of pennies per load.

I'd like to learn how to make a liquid hand and face soap that you can use from a pump

I just found these links on another forum that might be helpful. Haven't looked at them yet

Cool Video

A basic soap recipe using tallow:

Measurements vs Percentages in soap making:

Quality of soap making oils:

Olive Oil Recipe

Lye calculator:
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Old 05-06-2009, 07:27 PM
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Wow..........thanks just me. I love the idea of goat's milk soap.

Arrow, LOL I posted them there. OMG that's funny!!!

ps I'm going to try your laundry detergent recipe once I get all the ingredients. I'm looking forward to doing it!

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