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French Green Facial Soap

[POSTED ON: 29th August 2019]

This recipe comes from the New Vegan Soap Cookbook. It creates an amazing lather that naturally cleanses the skin. By incorporating French Green Clay it gently detoxifies the skin while giving it an extra dose of moisture. This is a great recipe to try for problematic skin or as a weekly skin ritual for a deep cleanse. Ingredients: Rice Bran… [read more]

Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe

[POSTED ON: 23rd August 2019]

This recipe makes a conditioning and naturally cleansing batch of soap. Activated charcoal is known for naturally pulling toxins from the skin and Tea Tree essential oil is a great anti-septic. The combination of these ingredients along with Shea Butter, Hemp Seed oil and Olive Oil make it an ideal bar for a conditioning cleanse. Ingredients Sodium Hydroxide – 106… [read more]

Supple Soap made with Turmeric

[POSTED ON: 8th August 2019]

This all natural soap is the elixir for radiant skin. This DIY recipe is packed with anti-inflammatory ingredients and antioxidants to gently exfoliate and cleanse the skin. To make this recipe, follow soap safety procedures by donning gloves and goggles. Ingredients Distilled Water – 196 grams Sodium Hydroxide- 77 grams Avocado Oil – 136 grams Coconut Oil – 169 grams… [read more]

Sea Salt Spa Escape Bar

[POSTED ON: 25th July 2019]

Sea Salt Spa Bar:  A spa-like treat from a hard, exfoliating bar.  Watch, read, learn and try it.  Fun and a treat to use when you are done. Since this batch contains a high amount of Salt we will use individual cavity molds to make it easier to release. Remember that Sodium Hydroxide is a caustic and therefore we must… [read more]

Bubble Scoops

[POSTED ON: 19th July 2019]

Scoopy Doo fun with Bubble Scoops.  Fun to use.  Fun to make – and video and written instructions.  Check it out! Bubble Scoops are a unique spin on creating a luxuriously conditioning bath experience. To use them, you will crumble under running water and watch your tub get filled with bubbles and an intoxicating scent. For this recipe you will… [read more]

Shea Butter Body Wash

[POSTED ON: 15th May 2019]

Clean it up, soften it up and enjoy!  Some of us prefer bar soap and others enjoy a good body wash. Add your favourite essential oil to this DIY Body Wash and enjoy. Ingredients:   1/2 cup Baraka Shea Butter Butter 1/2 cup sunflower oil 1 cup liquid Castile soap Liquid pump dispenser Directions:   Melt shea butter over low… [read more]

Choosing the Right Scent for Your Creation

[POSTED ON: 1st May 2019]

Scents make sense and cents! It’s so true.  Scents sell a product. I am the kind of girl, who will smell a product before I actually place it on my skin. And personally, I am on the side of less is more. I like tamer fragrances, vanilla, peppermint, and lavender. What about you? Let’s talk more about scent. Scent is… [read more]

Why Handmade Soap? Healthy, Amazing & More

[POSTED ON: 19th December 2018]

Handmade soap is Better, Better, Better, Better and Better! Works Better. Better for you. Better for the planet. Better for local economies because it supports artisans and small businesses. And, when it uses Baraka Shea Butter, every bar provides Better support to hard working women in northern Ghana. Believe it or not, most consumers have never used true handmade soap…. [read more]

Why Use Shea Butter in Soap … Tips and More!

[POSTED ON: 24th October 2018]

“Shea Butter makes the best soap!”  We hear that from many soapmakers who love its effect on hardening, curing, lathering and the natural goodness it brings. Shea Butter is also easily absorbed by the human body, moisturizing skin and hair naturally without the need for artificial chemicals.  It adds a creamy, richness to the soap that many of them say they… [read more]

How to Protect Yourself While Making Soap

[POSTED ON: 8th August 2018]

Making soap is a beautiful and creative process. However, when making your own soap, you must also be extremely careful when using Sodium hydroxide, otherwise known as LYE. We have heard of a few very scary soap-making stories gone wrong, so this article is meant to remind you just how dangerous lye can be as well as some measures to put… [read more]

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