Have you ever made soap? I haven't, but I've always wanted to give it a go, and this tute REALLY makes me want to give it a go. The supplies are minimal and the process seems
Stuck zipper? Crunchy cuticles? Out of shaving cream? Just reach into the shower...
Shampoo, in all it's sodium lauryl sulfate goodness, can do a whole heap of tasks, soap-y and otherwise.
I know, I know. It seems entirely counterintuitive. It seems a bit lazy. Perhaps even unsanitary.
But the reason your dishwasher isn't getting all your flat- and serveware entirely clean?
The thing about taking a photography class is you're always looking for new and interesting images to capture. Generally, I'd rather not set up a shot so much as come upon a potential subject that strikes my fancy, but this technique of capturing 'light interference on soap film' just might make the set up worth the trouble.
It's not often you find commemorative memorabilia that's actually useful (unless you count those gold-plated Royal Wedding commemorative plates, and who doesn't?!)
Well, now you can commemorate the upcoming presidential inauguration AND get nice and clean. (And chuckle quietly to yourself, Lemongrass roots support - tee hee.) MyObamaBar's soap is available in 8 aroma's and made in the US of all natural materials, prices start form $5.99...
While I let my soap slivers dissolve at the foot of my shower, Alan Hayes is saving his. Why? Maybe he’s trying to save the planet one soap sliver at a time. Maybe he’s just thrifty. Either way, the herbologist has some very clever ways to make the most out of those little pieces of soap:
1. Make soap on a rope.
2. Recycle your soap scraps into new bar soap.
3. Make gel hand/body soap.
4. Make a cleaning gel, this super-soap can be used as a...
This just might make me give up the pump. From Hammacher Schlemmer, the Magnetic Soap Holder suspends a bar of soap over the sink basin, thus eliminating scum and extending the bar’s life. The arm has a powerful magnet at its tip and is made of ‘type 201 polished stainless steel’ and has a solid steel base that acts as a counterweight. To use it, you simply press a thin metal disk–which has rounded edges that won’t interfere with normal...
Here's a clear chart for intepreting and deciphering those cryptic and esoteric little pictures on your fabric tabs... Keep the codebreaking out of the laundry room....well, unless you're inclined to do puzzles while you do the wash, then best of luck! Via.
Bubbles are brilliant, ergo, foaming hand soap is also brilliant.
We recently scored some Kandoo foaming hand soap for free, but it's Flouro-green-death colour is frankly disconcerting. I wanted to refill the container with something that doesn't look like it will melt your hands but the container warns you not to refill it with anything but Kandoo products.
"PAH!" I said, and did a spot of research.
Turns out that you can simply use...
Making our own liquid soap out of regular old bar soap is easier than it might first sound, according to Casa Sugar. We can leave out the chemicals and add our own custom scents. Plus, it’s a great way to use up those soap slivers that disintegrate down around the shower drain.
Props you’ll need:
one 4 oz bar of natural soap
a food grater
1 gallon of distilled water (or rose hydrosol)
1 large pot
a hand mixer
essential oils for scent, optional
After spotting Home Soap Household Cleaner at the co-op, I decided to give it a try. After all, it’s purported to be the most versatile soap ever made. What does it clean? Just about anything you can think of, but the label suggests trying it on:
the barbeque grill
and the dog
Made of ‘a blend of purified water, coconut derived surfactants and pure essential oil...
"With these inexpensive products and tools. you'll have everything you need to tackle the whole house."
- Microfiber cloths
- Scrub brush
- Spray bottle
- Rubber gloves
- Dry cleaning sponge
- Disinfecting wipes
- Mild abrasive cleaner
- Dishwashing liquid
- All purpose cleaner
- Baking soda
- Microfiber duster
- Handbroom and dustpan
- Toilet Brush
- Sponge mop
- Dust mop
- Extendable Duster
"The intention here is to provide the basic data on how to make soap from the most basic materials. There are many fancier soap recipes which make better soaps, as long as you have all the ingredients.
A small plastic dishpan, about 10″ x 12″
A glass or enamel 2-quart saucepan
1 can of lye (sodium hydroxide), 12 ounces
3 pounds of lard
Plastic gloves [really; use eye-protection too]
Learn the a couple of basic soap making...
Check out this hand soap from Vitamin D(esign), which is shaped like little hands. For 20 bucks you get 10 soaps that range in size from ½" to 2". The lightly-scented soap is made from goat’s milk and vegetable glycerin. A perfect way to creep out your house guests, or, better yet, baby shower guests. He he he.
10. Lubricant. Stuck drawers or windows? Rub a bar of soap on your drawer glides and the bottoms of the sides to ease sticky drawers. For windows, rub the soap on the sliding elements.
9. Deodorizer. Place a bar of your favorite soap inside your suitcase or your drawers to keep them smelling fresh. The same goes for your car; a bar of pleasingly scented soap might be just the thing after that new car smell has faded–or never was.
8. Repellant. ...