Home /

Handmade

All About Soap Making: Basic Soap Making

by Gary Everson Many areas of misunderstanding exist with regard to soap making. I am often asked “do I have to use lye?” “just how dangerous is lye?” and “will soap making save me money?” “can I really make soap and sell it for a profit?” these and many more questions arrive in my inbox […]

Keep Reading →

Basic Olive Oil Soap Recipe

I finally have a couple of alternative Basic Soap Recipes to use that do not include Palm Oil. One of my favorite soaps, in fact, is just and Olive Oil and Palm Kernel Oil – and you can add in whatever scents and goodies you want. Basic Palm Oil- Free Soap recipes – makes a […]

Keep Reading →

Lotion Percentages – Simple lotion making instructions

Many different oils can be combined in varying percentages to create an endless variety of lotion blends, each with their own qualities benefiting your sking in different ways. To read about the oils we commonly use and their beneficial qualities, read Ingredient and Oil Properties for Soap, Lotion, Serums, Bath and Body. For our basic […]

Keep Reading →

Soap Science 101 – Making Handmade Soap

How handmade soap is made – the process. All soap is made with a chemical process called, Saponification. Simply put, a liquid mixture containing sodium hydroxide (a.k.a. lye) is mixed with choice oils/fats/butters. It then goes through the chemical process called saponification. Mixed in the correct proportions and all of the lye mixture molecules and […]

Keep Reading →

Ingredient and Oil Properties for Soap, Lotion, Serums, Bath and Body

Ingredient and Oil Properties for Soap, Lotion, Serums, Bath and Body To help take the mystery out of the ingredients listed in soap, lotion, serum or other products you have received from Momma Muse (or other handmade bath & body companies), here is a list of the commonly used ingredients by common name, label name […]

Keep Reading →

Old Roberds Emporium – Picket Fence Gifts

Come see us! Here’s a map to Old Roberds Emporium. Traffic is picking up.. the Emporium is growing weekly with new vendors. While much of it is vintage-type items and much fun to browse through (Cas just bought some great old soda fountain shop chairs… very cool!), there are other artisans who create wooden bowls, […]

Keep Reading →

Handmade Soap – made and curing

I have been buried in pounds of soap the past week. A couple years ago, I made several soaps using Rice oil… it made for a very nice soap. But, because I have to have it shipped in, I switched back to Olive oil. However, the price of Olive oil has risen past the point […]

Keep Reading →

August Scratch-off Card Contest Contributors

The winner is Renee Sciara! Momma Muse has some great work at home mom businesses hosting the August scratch-off card contest; Our second scratch-off ticket / card contest! Scratch-off cards are good for promoting your business, as well as for fun. Use them for baby showers, wedding showers, birthday parties, the list is on-going and […]

Keep Reading →

Attracting Orioles with an Oriole Nectar Feeder

Attracting Orioles Similar to other homemade wild bird and butterfly nectar recipes, Oriole nectar requires only two main ingredients; water and white sugar. Oriole nectar feeders are available through wild bird retail shops. Feeders are similar in look to a hummingbird feeder, but are orange rather than red and have larger feeding holes. Designs vary, […]

Keep Reading →

Homemade Hummingbird Nectar Recipe

Attracting Hummingbirds and other Birds No need to buy the powdered Hummingbird Nectar mix from the store for this rewarding hobby. Instead, make your with this simple hummingbird nectar recipe. You only need water and white sugar – super simple and easy to make. Use the following proportion: 1 part regular white sugar to 4 […]

Keep Reading →