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Natural Soap VS. Commercial Soap

COMMERCIAL SOAP YOU'LL FIND ON YOUR STORES SHELVES MAY INCLUDE:  Parabens: These unnecessary ingredients are found in majority of commercial soap and beauty products and act as chemical preservatives (extend shelf life) Phthalates: This additive (known to be linked to...

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Why Soap Works

It probably began with an accident thousands of years ago. According to one legend, rain washed the fat and ash from frequent animal sacrifices into a nearby river, where they formed a lather with a remarkable ability to clean skin and clothes. Perhaps the inspiration...

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Why Seaweed

A member of the algae family, seaweed (not actually a weed, but a type of sea-vegetable) is classified into three groups: red, green, and brown. The most commonly consumed varieties are nori, hijiki, kombu, wakame, and dulse, though there are hundreds more growing in...

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The 6 Benefits of Shea Butter Soap

1. Weather protection It’s not known for sure but suggestions have been made that shea butter was first used in African nations to protect the skin against sun damage. It’s unique compounds, including vitamins A and E, help protect the skin from environmental damage....

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Welcome to Blue Libellule

Welcome to Sheaqueen blog. We encourage our visitors to post comments to our blog, let us know how the products are working for you, and we also consider any suggestions you might have for new products. Thank you for visiting our blog and posting comments. Come back...

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4 weeks ago

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Look how beautiful my totem is!!! ... See MoreSee Less

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1 month ago

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Look what we did today!!
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1 month ago

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Re stocking this week. We still need to make a few to have all we need but the most popular are done. ... See MoreSee Less

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2 months ago

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So, another go at Lemon Thyme. Last time the Lemon lasted oh.. two days maybe??? So I made Bergamot Thyme and we will see.
And I had a request for Rose Geranium body lotion. My lotion is nice but I wanted a luxurious one for such scent, I made a lotion with BTMS for emulsifier and coconut oil and hemp seed oil. And Honeyquat. Feels really light and lovely 🙂
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3 months ago

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And the soap paste is done!!
Did you know blackberries stain your fingers? Sorry for the dirty looking finger. Blackberry mess! LOL!
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3 months ago

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Today was a busy day!
We picked blackberries for jam. We have all ready picked over 10kg for wine 🙂
And I restocked my Fisherman soap. 100% coconut oil and scented with Star Anise Essential oil. I wanted to try a new swirl, and failed. No worries the soap is still good!
It has to be cut as soon as set, and is still soft inside. I clean it up after.
This was a lovely day!
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3 months ago

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Happy Sunday everybody!!
I make all cleaning products for my house too. Today, a soft scrub for the bathroom and the kitchen. I used to make it all "natural", but.... I like suds so added a surfactant to it. Scented with basil, ginger and lemon essential oils.
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4 months ago

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Checking on the laundry soap. Doing well!! ... See MoreSee Less

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4 months ago

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The laundry soap after three days on the deck. I dug in to make sure no separation is going on. All good!! With our current weather, I think a week ten days should do the trick. Natural liquid soap cooked by the sun! How natural can you get! ... See MoreSee Less

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4 months ago

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Now, I have very hard trace. I then put the lid on the pail and bring it up on the deck. Really hot there during the day and the soap will cook and finish in a few days.
I make one such pail per year. It only cost the potash because the oil is given to me by the Tai Chi society I belong to. It is used once to deep fry tofu, then discarded.
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4 months ago

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I use a drill with a squirel head to blend this. ... See MoreSee Less

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4 months ago

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And cut.
This soap is going to be special. It is made with Baraka Shea Butter coconut oil, palm kernel oil and shea butter, olive and hemp seed oil. I found that the coconut and palm kernel oil from Baraka Shea Butter together have a synergy not found with other combinations of oils. My soaps are nicer, milder and harder with them.
I think my friend is going to love the soap. My husband is designing the label as I post.
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4 months ago

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My friend was wondering if I could so I gave it my best shot. This is a soap inspired by her garden where she grows lemon thyme and poppies amongst other things.
The ingredients are organic but for the olive oil and it is scented with a blend of lemon and thyme essential oil. Stay tuned for cut pictures 🙂
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5 months ago

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My soaps last forever and this, with the Shea Butter is the secret: Organic, handcrafted red palm kernel oil. ... See MoreSee Less

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5 months ago

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So now you know. Milled soap is made primarily with the by-product of the glycerin production. Oil plus an alkali give a salt (the bar of soap) and glycerin. When you buy a bar of soap boasting 10% glycerin added, remember this: Hand Made soap has 25% glycerin and that is why a cured bar of Hand Made soap such as ours will never dry your skin. ... See MoreSee Less

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5 months ago

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Here it is, all done. ... See MoreSee Less

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5 months ago

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Last week I made a beer soap and I only today did the soap dishes and I just love it!! The suds are incredible and the scent just blooms! I can't wait to use the soap. Beer gives a lovely nutty scent and as usual, the soap is mild. This much suds with so little soap and not even cured!! Woohoo!! ... See MoreSee Less

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6 months ago

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Well, I finally done did it. Hand sanitizer!! We are not planning to sale this, we will be gifting it to some people we know that need it. It was fun to make. ... See MoreSee Less

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6 months ago

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Nettles Verbena soap cut!
See the little bar in front? Same soap, no gel.
Happy Sunday everybody!
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6 months ago

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Nettle soap, in the pot and poured. Cut picture tomorrow. ... See MoreSee Less

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6 months ago

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We harvested and dried stinging nettles last week end and now, I am getting ready for my Nettle soap. Waste not want not, the first tea is made with what is left over when I sieve the ground leaves. Stay tune for the soap! ... See MoreSee Less

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6 months ago

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Spirit Bear soap cut! ... See MoreSee Less

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6 months ago

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Today's task. Spirit Bear finally done. Three colour swirl, scented with a blend of vetiver, juniper, lavender and cedar wood EO. We will see tomorrow it the swirl is nice. ... See MoreSee Less

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6 months ago

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And tonight, Rose Geranium Patchouli. Unless I use clay and such, carrots or pumpkin, my soaps all look alike. Sometimes the EO give a shade but not much else. If you want soaps to decorate your bathroom, mine won't do 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

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