Making Homemade Butter

Making Vanilla Extract

Homemade Vanilla, Lemon and Orange Baking Extracts

Updated Writing and Using A Meal Plan

Making Fire Cider for congestion/sinus issues
Making Liquid Hand Soap

Making Laundry Soap - Liquid & Powdered Recipes
Homemade Laundry Soap - the update
Laundry Detergent:  Recipe, Ingredient Breakdown + Soap Nuts Review
Making Dryer Balls From Recycled Wool Clothing

Homemade Drain Cleaner

Dish Soap - Is It Better To Make It or Buy It? {includes recipes}

Our Recipes For Natural Cleaners

Chocolate-Covered Orange Homemade Lip Balm {includes alternative flavors}
How-To Make Lotion Bars - 2 Recipes

Recipe For Extra Moisturizing Lotion

Homemade Bath and Body Products

Homemade Lip Balm

Homemade Lavender and Orange Lotion Bar

Homemade Peppermint Sugar Scrub

Homemade Rosemary and Mint Olive Oil Soap

Facial Scrubs - Honey-Oatmeal, Lemon-Sugar and Basic Sugar Scrubs

Lemon-Poppyseed Moisturizing Sugar Scrub

Moisturizing Vanilla Latte Sugar Scrub
Lavender Lip Sugar Scrub

All-Purpose Balm/Salve {plus how-to make herbal infusion oils}

Little One's All-Purpose Herbal Balm

Dandelion Salve

Making Soy Candles

Sewing Reusable Cloth "Baggies"
Making Sock Snowmen

Homemade Oil Diffuser

Canvas Photo Transfer

Recycling/Re-Purposing Lamps - Painting A Lamp Base

Salt Dough Ornaments and Tags

Button Christmas Tree Dish Towel

Customized Mugs

How To Add A Hovering Pin-It Button To Blogger Photos

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How To Start A Blog


Bobbie said...

I was browsing your craft section and see you have instructions for hand soap. I want to make hand soap for Christmas baskets.
What preservative(s) do you use for the soaps you sell? I have no desire to sell soap, but want to make the soaps now (January/February, 2016) to add to my homemade gift baskets I'm making for this coming Christmas (for family and friends only). With the weather being too cold for me to go outside, I'd like to make the soaps now. I'm new to this area but did locate the nearest library. Following your lead, I'll search for a book on how to make soap. Searching on the computer is a little intimidating to me, but if you gave me a link address, I could figure it out.
I LOVE your blog and am a regular follower.
Thank you in advance for any help you can provide.

Staci at Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

Bobbie - I just sent you an email. We don't use a preservative for our cold-process soap. It should last just fine for a year. The only risk you take is that the scent may fade. Depends on the type of scent {citrus, for instance, fades fast}, but it could last for just a couple of months to over a year. As far as a good soapmaking book goes, I just love the Soap Crafting book from the sight. That one is available now and she is releasing a new book in the next month or two - can't wait!
Hope this helps!!