Making your own soap is one of the most satisfying DIY projects you can do. It's healthy, it's luxurious, it's affordable, and homemade soaps make wonderful gifts! The "Cold Process"
method of soap making starts with combining lye and water to create a "lye solution". The solution needs to drop below 125 degrees before mixing it with oils which results in a chemical reaction called "saponification", creating the substance we call soap! After that, you add your scents, exfoliants and all that other fancy deliciousness to personalize your bars to your heart's content! Check out my full blog post for an extensive (but easy to follow!) tutorial for beginners that includes a "Beginner's Recipe" using oils you can easily find at the grocery store! Coconut Oil, Olive Oil and Canola Oil are some of the affordable and moisturizing ingredients you can use to make a great batch of soap! I predict that you will fall in love with soap making and never turn back to store-bought!
Commented on Feb 18, 2013
Yayy!! You will have so much fun making soap together! :D
Whether you're growing scrumptious veggies, flavorful herbs or gorgeous flowers and succulents, gardening is a very rewarding pastime. Sometimes, though, your love of plants can be bigger than your available square footage. If you're looking for ways to maximize the space you have while growing a sustainable, resource-friendly garden, look no further! Whether you want to plant
indoors or outdoors, these tools of the trade will help you bust through the limits of plain old "flat" gardening and set you on your way to growing an awesome vertical garden.
Commented on Feb 08, 2013
I love this!! Just the inspiration I need to finally start gardening. :D