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How To Make Soap At Home Using Cold Process Procedure

Here’s how to make soap using the cold process method. It seems complicated at first, but it’s actually very easy and not much harder than baking a …

Tea Tree salve

A simple recipe for making your own tea tree salve or ointment can provide you with quick relief from insect bites and stings, as well as small cuts, …

Homemade Lotion Bars (2 Recipes!) and Lip Balm

UPDATE 12/27/12: I’ve been using an alternate recipe since my second batch of lotion bars. See the alternate recipe below!<p>Hello, friends! The good …

Homemade Soap Recipes

Avocado has many benefits for the skin, whether you eat it or use it topically. The oil contains pretty much the same benefits as the fruit, such as …

Skin Care

Soap Recipes and Tutorials Archives • Modern Soapmaking

Nothing gets my creative juices flowing more than trying new ingredients. So, when I spotted fresh turmeric at my local Fresh Market store, I knew …

Recommended Soapmaking Gear • Modern Soapmaking

I play favorites, I’ll be the first to admit it. One of the most common types of emails I receive is asking for recommendations on soapy goods or …

Soap Science and Info Archives • Modern Soapmaking

Essential oils are a pricey investment for any soap and cosmetic formulator. It's one of the biggest complaints we see among makers who first tackle …

From Saponification to Success

Modern Soapmaking serves indie soap & cosmetic makers in building their little businesses into the company of their dreams. Kenna has created and …


Try this! You can make aromatic smoke packets out of paper bags, dried herbs, and citrus peels for your bee smoker, either as a sweet smelling …

Bee Vlog #36 - June 2, 2012 - Part 1: Hive stand

Beehive Stand at Fuller Farm

Country Apple Fritter Bread – Lynn’s Recipes

Apple Butter Recipe | How to Can | Allrecipes.com

How to Make Apple Raspberry Wine or Hard Cider Easy and Cheap

Homemade Wine, Racking into Secondary Carboy

Bottling Wine

Homemade Peach Wine - Vintners Harvest Puree

How To Build A Kegerator | Crafted Workshop


Bottling Mead: Tips, Tricks and techniques

Make A Fruit Mead Melomel - improved technique

How To Keep Bees - An Intro To Help Get Your Hands Dirty

A few years ago, when my husband and I had just started falling in love with the idea of homesteading, he brought up the idea of beekeeping. It was …

5 Steps to Get Into Beekeeping for Beginners