Technically a berry, soap nuts are considered to be an environmentally conscious alternative to chemical detergents and soaps. The berries come from a prolific tree that grows well in degraded environments where little else can grow. They are safe for allergies, free from any additives, and can be used to clean just about anything.
Finding balance between farm work, work life, family, fun and business.
Beautiful calendula is easy to grow and use. Find instructions for homemade calendula-infused oil, plus other uses for calendula flowers.
Soap making is fairly easy and rewarding, especially when you make a soap that’s better than anything you can buy!
There are many ways to use raw goat’s milk, but these three favorites are quick and fantastic. Let us tell you about them!
Serenity Goats has discovered a sustainable farm revenue stream in creating and selling goat's milk goats. Follow the farm's path from the USDA grant in 2014 to the finished product 18 months later.
To make liquid hand soap all you need is a bar of soap and a cheese grater. What could be easier?
Our little farm received the USDA Value Added Producer Grant and we are embarking on an exciting future. Be with us from start to finish.
Easy handmade soap recipe using tallow and lard.
What’s with glycerin? It’s a soap-making byproduct with antibacterial properties, but it’s often made with animal fat derivatives, which isn’t really our thing. So, we figured out how to make our own veggie version with coconut oil, opening up a whole world of kitchen pantry beauty concoctions.
Have you ever considered using lard to make soap? It is easy to locate, inexpensive, and has a long history as a soap-making staple. This recipe adds a few extras to improve the conditioning qualities of traditional lard soap.
Goat School needs a class room, visit our Kickstarter project and enjoy our video of Goat School!
Here are instructions for making a quick and easy batch of stained glass soap. Once you get the basics down you can make all sorts of unusual and beautiful embedded soap to give as gifts or enjoy for yourself.
Learn about advertising-induced fear of an innocuous, food-grade substance, vinegar. Plus, get interesting information about vinegar being used for bioremediation of extremely dangerous chemicals.
Here are three easy Easter basket items for you to make. Children can act as helpers, or you can surprise them. Make rainbow crayons, mini soaps and bath bombs.
Part II of a tutorial on how to make cold-process soap. The directions are intended for the absolute beginner and use easy-to-locate materials.
BioSafe Systems, LLC is the manufacturer of sustainable and environmentally responsible disease control solutions.
Part I of a two-part tutorial on how to make soap for the absolute beginner. Readers will assemble materials and prepare the mold this week in anticipation of combining the ingredients to make a batch of cold-process soap.
The ‘Kiwi House’ is organized around the primal element of fire.
USDA-organic personal care line now styled after Dr. Bronner’s iconic castile soap label.
Learn how to make soap with Robin Bedford of Possum Hollow Farm Soap.
Let’s break down the soap-making process and start scrubbin’ with homemade bars!
Get a glimpse of some of the unique exhibitors at the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR.
Learn why making soap doesn't have to be as intimidating as it may sound. Katherine from Bramble Berry chats with an Herb Companion editor.
Cap off your Hemp History Week celebrations by making hemp soap. Hemp oil contains essential fatty acids and poly-unsaturated fatty acids known for their excellent emollient and lubricating properties.
Here are three great reasons that hemp cultivation should be legal in the United States: food, health and shelter.
Skip the packaging and synthetic chemicals and learn how to make your own, cold-processed shampoo bars.
Making a batch of homemade soap for family use can be done quickly and simply.
This DIY washing powder is simple to make, costs just pennies and smells heavenly.
Tulikivi provides a “green” cost-effective heating solution because it uses less wood to heat the same space than with a traditional wood burner.
Get our expert advice on homemade options for laundry soap.