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newbie looking for recipes

Posted by maidinmontana ( on
Thu, Dec 28, 06 at 14:09

I just found this forum today, just when I was becoming discouraged about making soaps/beauty products.

A friend of mine invited me to a "honey spa" party a few years ago and I was so pleased with the products they offered. I don't know if it is a well known name of the brand, I was under the assumption that she made all of the products and hosted parties to sell her products. But I could be wrong.

Anyway, reading the ingrediants on her products I see she used all natural ingreds such as bees wax, goats milk, grapefruit seeds etc. I have searched all over the net trying to find a recipe that doesn't have lye in it. (I have a really hard time using lye and natural in the same breath) I did see an episode on DIY where they made lip balm and scrubs with natural ingreds. I did get the recipes for them, but I would like to know if there is such a thing as natural soap (homemade, not melt and pour) out there that doesn't have lye in it.

Thanks for any/all info, I think I'm going to like it here.

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RE: newbie looking for recipes

Do some research, larger forums is a good start, and check out what others who are just starting have asked.

"thesoapdish" is an old stomping ground that I used to frequent with tons of info.

Sorry, no lye (sodium hydroxide, no bar soap.
Sorry, no potassium hydroxide, (for the most part) no liquid soap.

RE: newbie looking for recipes

nope soaps are made with lye, but the end product doesn't contain any lye.

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