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23 Different Ways To Make Soap from Home

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Want to know how to make soap? If you’re a fan there are plenty of different ways to do it, and different combinations and mixtures and recipes that you can use. No two soap bars are alike, right? Have fun and explore these 23 different ideas to make your next delicious bar of soap!

23 Different Ways To Make Soap | How To Make Soap Ideas & Recipes

I’ve always loved making my own products. It’s probably a practice I acquired ever since I started homesteading. Not only does it save me money, but it also gives me peace of mind that there are no harmful chemicals in it. If you haven’t tried making your own soap, it’s time that you do! You can easily customize it to your needs and preference. In case you’re not really sure where to start, here are 23 different ways you can make soap. It’s really not as complicated as you think.

23 Different Ways To Make Soap | How To Make Soap Ideas & Recipes

1. Hot Process Crock Pot, Oatmeal & Honey Castile Soap

Hot Process Crock Pot, Oatmeal & Honey Castile Soap | 23 Different Ways To Make Soap from Home

via Little House in the Suburbs

Make this famous soap recipe in your own kitchen. Soapers would know about the raves Bunny’s Castile is getting, and this is just exactly the same thing. Get recipe here.

2. Pumpkin Soap

Pumpkin Soap | 23 Different Ways To Make Soap from Home

via The Nerdy Farm Wife

Pumpkin soap with a hint of vanilla spice swirl for a warm, fresh-baked scent. Get recipe here.

3. Honey Soap

Honey Soap | 23 Different Ways To Make Soap from Home

via EVERYTHING ETSY

Honey soap recipe that’s perfect for making handmade gifts that is so much fun (and easy!) to make. Get recipe here.

4. Lavender Soap

Lavender Soap | 23 Different Ways To Make Soap from Home

via Pumpkin and Princess

Lavender is the ultimate soap scent. It’s soothing, relaxing and absolutely smells really good. Get recipe here.

5. Silk Soap

Silk Soap | 23 Different Ways To Make Soap from Home

via Soap Making Essentials

Indulge your skin in luxuriously creamy, palm-free lather. Get recipe here.

6. Chai Latte Soap

Chai Latte Soap | 23 Different Ways To Make Soap from Home

via HUMBLEBEE & ME

This wonderful, rich soap is scented with ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, and vanilla. The mixture of kaolin clay, milk powder, ground cloves, ground ginger, and ground cinnamon gives a hint of exfoliation. Get recipe here.

7. Herbs & Citrus Soap

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via hello natural

Stay clean wherever you go with the deliciously invigorating scent of herbs and citrus. Get recipe here.

8. Mocha Soap

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via SOAP RECIPES 101

This recipe combines two recipes made in heaven – coffee and chocolate! This recipe makes a soap bar that is thick, creamy and super rich. The subtle smell of coffee and chocolate will make you want to eat it! Get recipe here.

9. Hot Chocolate Soap

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via HUMBLEBEE & ME

It doesn’t have the usual marshmallows that’s staple in a cup of hot chocolate but this lovely, dark bar looks downright edible, not to mentioning tempting. Get recipe here.

10. Candy Cane Christmas Soap

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via HUMBLEBEE & ME

I can actually smell the scent of Christmas lurking just around the corner. Get ready with your list of lucky gift recipients as you prepare this crisp and bright soap perfect for homemade Christmas gifts. Get recipe here.

11. Pure & Mild Castile Soap

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via the CRUNCHY Urbanite

The ingredients are simple and the outcome delightful. This three recipe ingredient is perfect for beginner soapers. Get recipe here.

12. Herbal Soap

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via The Nerdy Farm Wife

Get creative and craft your own herbal soap without handling lye. Get recipe here.

13. Kitchen Coffee Spice Bar Soap

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via Frugally Sustainabe

The coffee grounds feel so darn good as they exfoliate and scrub all the dirty away. It’s also an effective deodorizer. Get recipe here.

14. Milk Soap

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via HOEGGER SUPPLY COMPANY

This milk soap recipe is the simplest, easiest one possible. If this is your first attempt to making milk soaps, you will surely end up successful with this recipe. Get recipe here.

15. Honey & Dandelion Soap

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via The Nerdy Farm Wife

The combination of fresh dandelions, a raw honey/beeswax and organic tamanu oil makes it especially useful and effective for treating persistent skin conditions such as eczema & psoriasis. Get recipe here.

16. Goats Milk Soap

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via Lovin Soap Studio

Homemade goat milk soap can be some of the most luxurious soap you’ll ever use. It is also is wonderful for people with dry or sensitive skin, or conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. Get recipe here.

17. Cafe Soap

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via offbeat & inspired

Coffee lovers will dig this luxurious soap. This recipe is made with double-strength coffee base instead of water, used coffee grounds as an exfoliant, and jojoba oil for its great nutrients and skin conditioning properties. Get recipe here.

18. Kids Creature Soap

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via SweetT MAKES Three

Engage your children in soap making. Juice out their creativeness as you let them add colors and toys into this fun-filled soap recipe. Get recipe here.

19. Lemongrass Olive Oil Soap Bars

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via HOW DO I MAKE SOAP

A simple golden soap infused with olive oil and annetto seeds for a rich golden color. Simple to make, but makes an elegant soap bar. Get recipe here.

20. Coconut Lime Soap

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via offbeat & inspired

This is made with coconut milk and coconut-lime fragrance oil with an end product of soap bars smelling like summer on a beach. The added chopped coconut and lime zest gives this soap recipe an exfoliating edge. Get recipe here.

21. Creamy Orange Soap

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via EVERYTHING ETSY

This soap recipe makes a rich, creamy lather that is scented with a creamy orange scent. Add in a bit of poppy seeds for some light skin exfoliation and essential oils for powerful relaxing effects. Get recipe here.

22. Lavender Oatmeal Soap

Lavender Oatmeal Soap

via 100 Layer Cake

The oats in this natural soap gently exfoliate and stimulate circulation to maintain healthy, beautiful skin, while the lavender calms the mind and soothes a tired soul. Get recipe here.

23. Garden Mint Soap

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via The Nerdy Farm Wife

The recipe contains French green clay which helps soothe skin irritations, while the peppermint essential oil energizes and refreshes the senses. Get recipe here.

Try out one of these soaps for yourself, and enjoy it’s all natural benefits. There’s always the added bonus that you made it too. I just love that feeling of accomplishment.

Want to see how you can get started? Here’s a super easy soap tutorial for beginners from TheCouponPrepper:

Which soap recipe will you try? Let us know below in the comments!

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NYC Adds Nearly 4,000 People Who Never Tested Positive To Coronavirus Death Tolls

New York City added nearly 4,000 people who never tested positive for the coronavirus to its death toll Tuesday, bringing coronavirus-related deaths in the city to around 10,000 people.

The city decided to add 3,700 people to its death tolls, who they “presumed” to have died from the virus, according to a report from The New York Times. The additions increased the death toll in the U.S. by 17%, according to the Times report, and included people who were suffering from symptoms of the virus, such as intense coughing and a fever.

The report stated that Democratic New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio decided over the weekend to change the way the city is counting deaths.

“In the heat of battle, our primary focus has been on saving lives,” de Blasio press secretary Freddi Goldstein told the Times.“As soon as the issue was raised, the mayor immediately moved to release the data.”

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How To Make Lacto-Fermented Sauerkraut In A Mason Jar

The thing about homesteading is you get to create your own ingredient right from scratch! Cheese, yogurt, butter and now sauerkraut, a delightfully sour and crunchy ingredient you can use on your meals — or consume by itself — while on a homestead, or while facing this health crisis!

This homemade sauerkraut is a great meal because it has a long shelf life. You can either make plain sauerkraut or mix it with herbs and spices. In this tutorial let us make Lacto-fermented sauerkraut that preserves all the good probiotics in a jar, good for your guts.

So how to make sauerkraut in a mason jar?

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Delicious Sauerkraut Recipe Every Homesteader Should Know

Why Make Sauerkraut?

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Not only does sauerkraut spoil a long time, but it is also a meal in itself, and it is also easy to make! You don’t need to be an expert cook, all you need to do is follow these simple steps.

So let us get started. Here are the steps in making sauerkraut in a mason jar.

Ingredients:

  • 1 head of cabbage or 2 1/2 lbs cabbage
  • 1 tablespoon of salt

Tools Needed:

  • knife
  • bowl
  • mason jar
  • smaller jar
  • rubber band

Step 1: Wash & Clean the Tools & Ingredients



Wash all the equipment and utensils you need. Wash your hands too.

You don’t want to mix your sauerkraut with bad bacteria, anything that is going to make you sick.

Next, remove the faded leaves from your cabbage. Cut off the roots and the parts that don’t seem fresh.

Step 2: Cut the Cabbage Into Quarters & Slice Into Strips



Cut your cabbage into quarters and remove the core. Then, slice it into strips.

Step 3: Place in a Bowl & Sprinkle With Salt



Put the stripped cabbage into a bowl. Sprinkle the cabbage with 1 tablespoon of salt.

TIP: Use canning salt or sea salt. Iodized salt will make it taste different and may not ferment the cabbage.

RELATED: Homemade Yogurt Recipe

Step 4: Massage the Cabbage



Massage the cabbage for five minutes or more to get the juice out.

TIP: You’ll know it’s ready when you see a bit of juice at the bottom of the bowl and will look similar to coleslaw.

Step 5: Press Cabbage Into the Mason Jar



Add the cabbage to the mason jar gradually. Press it in hard to allow the juice to come out. Do this every time you add about a handful of cabbage.

IMPORTANT: Food should be covered by the liquid to promote fermentation. Add any excess liquid from the bowl to the jar.

Step 6: Press a Smaller Jar Into the Mason Jar



You want to squeeze every ounce of that juice from the cabbage. To do this place the mason jar in a bowl and get a smaller jar.

Fill it with water or marble to make it heavy. Press it into the bigger mason jar. Allow any juices to rise to the surface.

Step 7: Cover the Jars With Cloth & Tie With Rubber Band



Leave the small jar on. To keep your jars clean from annoying insects and irritating debris, cover your jars with a clean cloth. Then, use a rubber band to tie the cloth and the jars together, putting them in place.

Step 8: Set Aside & Check Daily

Set it aside in a cool dry place, away from direct sunlight. Check the water level daily. It should always be above the cabbage.

Step 9: Taste Your Sauerkraut & Keep at Cool Temperatures

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After about five days, you can taste your sauerkraut. If the taste is to your liking, tightly cover it with the lid and store in the fridge or cellar.

NOTE: If after five days it’s still not your desired taste, leave it for a few more days. This will allow the fermentation process to continue.

You can now enjoy your sauerkraut in a mason jar. Enjoy its goodness! You can use it as a side dish or mix it with your favorite sandwich.

Things to Remember in Making Sauerkraut

  • Store away from direct sunlight and drafts.
  • Colder weather will make the process longer. Spring is the best time to make them since the warmth helps activate the fermentation.
  • Always make sure that the cabbage is below the water level during the entire fermentation process.
  • If the water level decreases during the fermentation process, you can make a brine and add it.

Let us watch this video from Kristina Seleshanko on how to make delicious Lacto-fermented sauerkraut in a mason jar!

So there you have it! Making Lacto-fermented sauerkraut in a mason jar is as easy as slicing the cabbage into strips. Remember that as long it remains unopened, your sauerkraut can last for months. Best of all, you can partner this sauerkraut in many recipes.

What do you think of this homemade recipe? Share your best sauerkraut recipe in the comments section below!

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9 SPRING VEGETABLES FOR YOUR GARDEN

Having plants in the house will bring peace to people. Having a little garden with vegetables is even better! You can grow these vegetables in your backyard garden easily as well!

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In this article:

  1. Tomato
  2. Eggplant
  3. Beet
  4. Spinach
  5. Pea
  6. Carrot
  7. Radish
  8. Cauliflower
  9. Asparagus

Growing veggies in your garden will give you an opportunity to understand what you eat and value it more. Early spring is when most vegetables are being planted. Keep reading to learn about 9 spring vegetables that anyone can grow in their garden!

Tomato

Tomato is the most popular garden vegetable in the States! There are different varieties to choose from. Tomatoes need to be planted in early spring because they won’t survive a frost.

Because tomatoes are consumed daily, try adding them to your garden! They’re not difficult to grow either.

Eggplant

Eggplants are known to have low-calorie, vitamins, minerals, and nutrients. Plus, they are delicious! So why not plant them in your garden?

Eggplants shouldn’t be planted too early because they won’t be able to survive a frost. So you could consult an expert in your area before you plant your eggplants.

Beets

Beets are known to be a superfood for its various health benefits. They’re easier to grow in the garden, usually around late March or early April.

If the weather is always cool, beets will keep getting bigger and bigger. Once the weather starts to warm up, you’ll need to harvest them, or they’ll go to waste.

Spinach

Spinach is a delicious early spring veggie, and it’s also very beneficial for health. And it’s not difficult to grow spinach in your garden!

Spinach needs cold weather to grow. Getting spinach to grow is easy, but keeping it growing will require some extra care.

Pea

Peas are usually planted in late April. Peas will die in freezing temperatures, but they also won’t survive the heat either. So make sure you plant your peas in early spring.

Peas are widely used in many different ways, and there are different types of peas. The soil you’ll be planting your peas should be suitable for them, so make sure you ask while buying seeds.

Carrot

There are different types of carrots, but regardless of their size and color, it’s a fact that carrots are both delicious and rich in vitamins.

They’re root vegetables, so with proper sun and watering, they can be picked up as baby carrots as well.

Radish

A radish is an excellent option for beginners because it doesn’t require too much care. Radish is easy to harvest.

Radish grows fast, so it’s better to keep an eye on it after a few weeks. Radish usually is grown pest-free, but there’s always the chance of unwanted guests, so watch out for worms. Radish can be eaten raw or can be added to garnish recipes.

Cauliflower

Cauliflower isn’t the easiest vegetable to grow at home, but it is very popular.

Cauliflower grows better in colder weather, so before you plant it, consider the climate of your garden. Cauliflower can be eaten raw or cooked, and it is known to be very beneficial for health.

Asparagus

Freshly picked, tender asparagus is very delicious!

Asparagus plants get more productive with each harvest, and mature asparagus harvest can last for months! Make sure you plant them at the correct time, or else they might go to waste.

All the vegetables listed above are great for your healthy diet, and it’s fun to watch them grow. So don’t miss out on the opportunity to grow your own veggies and eat healthy this spring!

So tell us which veggies will you be growing this spring? Tell us in the comments section!

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