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Soap-making, part 2

January 5, 2012

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Lessons learned while making soap

Several weeks have passed since I made my first batches of soaps.  They have cured now and we have been using them and given them as well-received gifts.  I have learned several things that I thought I would share with others who are interested in getting started. To begin with, I must confess that I […]

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Soap Making, part 1

December 5, 2011

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Soapmaking as a homesteading skill

For quite some time, my friend Melissa and I have been trying to arrange a soap making class with another friend who is already well-practiced.  The week before Thanksgiving, we finally managed to find a time when we could all meet. Why make my own soap? There are actually several reasons why you may want […]

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The Importance of Soap

November 29, 2011

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Don't neglect soap in your prepping

This may seem like such an obvious thing that it is hardly worthy of a posting unto itself.  In our present world of liquid pump soaps and alcohol gels, you may rarely give it any thought.  I would argue that soap is something we should all give a bit more thought to. By general definition, […]

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