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    Dermocaustic and photosensitizing essential oils

    Essential oils are great, but use them with caution! Essential oils are very useful ingredients in homemade care products. They confer benefits to your DIY cosmetics, while imparting their lovely scents. However, they can’t be used willy-nilly! It’s important to read up on the essential oils you want to use. Some are dermocaustic or photosensitizing, meaning that they can irritate your skin or make it sensitive to sunlight.    You might be wondering why we use these essential oils in our recipes at all. Well, you can still use them as long as you take specific precautions and use them in the right products. As long as you stick to…

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    There’s a Hanger in the Soap!

    A cold process soap recipe featuring a hanger… Really! Did you know that hangers are great soapmaking accessories? And no, they’re not (just) for hanging up your apron between batches! They have plenty of other uses! Not sure what these could be? Read on to discover our new homemade soap recipe: Hanger in the Soap. Yes, we know, it’s rather surprising. We wouldn’t have imagined that you could make soap at home with this accessory… And yet, you can! A hanger allows you to perform a range of interesting techniques to create a variety of unique designs. So get your hanger out, it’s time to make decorative handmade soap! How…