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Soapy Tuesday – Sesame Oil

When I started making soap, and looking into the different oils, I quickly decided I did not want to use palm oil in my recipes.  While I did stay away from palm oil for a while, I did get sucked into using it for a short time.  All my recipes are once again palm free!!  I should have stuck to my original gut feeling.  Anyway, when I started looking into different oils, sesame oil stood out to …

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Soapy Tuesday (or Wednesday evening, I am trying here!!) – Olive Oil

This week I am talking about Olive Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil.  When I started making soap olive oil was in so many of the recipes I found, so I put it my soap.  I found it was a good balance to coconut oil, for the basic reason that coconut oil removes dirt and dead skin cells and olive oil nourishes.  I like this simple balance and that it makes sense. 

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Soapy Tuesday – Coconut Oil

I am kicking off my ingredient spotlight with Coconut Oil – Cocos nucifera. This is a favorite in our home for everyday uses, as well as, in many of the products I make. I started using coconut oil, in my life, way before I started making soap. The first use I found for coconut oil was as my eye makeup remover. It is by far the best eye makeup remover I have ever used. It is …

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