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How to Make Soap from Scratch with Possum Hollow Farm Soaps

| 9/25/2011 3:33:54 PM

The directions and tips in this blog post come from Fair presenter Robin Bedford.

During the presentation, Robin made a batch of soap in only 20 minutes!

Oil Selection 

Any “fat” may be used, however we have a multitude of wonderful oils available today for the home soap-maker!

  • Castor Oil - promotes a product with “glide”
  • Coconut Oil - produces lather
  • Grape Seed Oil - natural skin-penetrating moisture
  • Olive Oil - cell regeneration properties
  • Palm kernel - lather booster and hardener
  • Palm Oil - lather booster and natural source of tocotrienol (vitamin E family)
  • Safflower Oil - moisturizing properties
  • Soybean Oil - holds skin’s moisture


  • Shea Butter - high vitamin & mineral content
  • Almond - high in essential fatty acids (natural waxes) and skin protecting
  • Avocado- highly moisturizing


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