My journey into natural handmade products (Soaps, Lotions, Body Butters etc) RSS

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Health Benefits of Ashwagandha or Indian Ginseng Ashwagandha, also known as Indian Ginseng, has a wide range of health benefits, including its ability to fight against cancer and diabetes, as well as reduce inflammation, arthritis, asthma, hypertension, stress, and rheumatism. Furthermore, it boosts your supply of antioxidants and regulates the immune system. It also has antibacterial and anticonvulsant properties. Ashwagandha has had a great significance in Oriental medical schools of thought, especially in the ancient Indian system of medicine, Ayurveda, for many centuries. It had also been used by Native Americans and Africans in effort to keep away several types...

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 We use soap everyday multiple times throughout the day but do we actually know what is actually being used? To answer this we would need to know basics about soap. What is soap? Soap is a compound made of oils or butters and strong alkali like sodium hydroxide (lye) causing saponification. Once saponification occurs soap does not have any lye left in it as each sodium hydroxide molecule binds with oils or butters to form soap. All soaps are made with lye, but there is no lye in the finished product. In handmade soaps additional oils or butters are added...

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My soap making journey started as a hobby. I was always fascinated with nature and natural products. It started with my kids having extreme dry skin especially elbows and knees. I experimented many different products but was not satisfied. Every other kind on market had petroleum products which I hesitated putting on my kids. I researched and started with making body butters and lotions for my family and slowly some close friends. They liked it a lot and I started exploring into other areas like soaps. It took me a year before I dived into soap making. Once I started...

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