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October Soap Challenge Club 2021 This blog post is for soap makers or anyone interested in the soap making process.  Almost every month, I participate in the Soap Challenge Club, hosted by Amy Warden of Great Cakes Soapworks.  I have been participating in the challenge for years because, as you all know, I’m a bit obsessed with soap making.  I love learning new soap making techniques, it is really about the love of learning and growing as a soap maker.  This month’s challenge was a recycled soap scrap method.  There were many options to choose from, confetti soaps, tile soaps,...

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Plum seed or plum kernel oil is a powerhouse in skincare.  It is an emollient that moisturizes, conditions, and protects the skin barrier.  Rich in the essential fatty acids of oleic and linoleic acids, plum kernel oil is a great support partner for the lipid barrier of the skin.  Not only is it a great hydrator, it has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.  Protecting the skin against free radical damage and regulating sebum are its other super-hero abilities.  A lightweight, easily absorbed, and noncomedogenic oil makes it ideal for skincare products.  Plum kernel oil’s amazing chemical makeup is enough on its...

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One of the newest trends for 2021, according to Pinterest is “skinimalism”.  A new era of beauty that centers on less makeup, natural skin texture, and self-care. We are ahead of the game here at Lathering Lotus, we have been a minimalist skin care brand since our inception.  We firmly believe that you are naturally beautiful.  Makeup is optional, but healthy skin is not.  In a post-pandemic world, we have gotten used to staying at home and using a “slow beauty routine” that lets us be ourselves, naturally.  A multi-step beauty regimen is not necessary, nor is it environmentally friendly. ...

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What is Rosacea? There is nothing rosy about having rosacea.  Rosacea is a disease that affects the facial skin.  It can result in facial flushing, redness, spider veins, inflammatory acne (acne rosacea), and coarse, uneven skin appearance.  Although scientists have some theories, the root cause of rosacea is still unknown. Rosacea is chronic, meaning it is lifelong.  Sadly, there is no way to get rid of rosacea permanently.  Lifestyle changes combined with medical therapy can help keep rosacea under control.  My Story I was diagnosed with rosacea when I was 20 years old.  This is a bit unusual, as most...

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Have you heard about oil cleansers? Most people are initially skeptical about using an oil to clean their skin.  But hear me out, because using a cleansing oil that is properly formulated is an option for all skin types.  The traditional “oil cleansing method” involves massaging oil onto the skin, letting it briefly marinate, then removing the oil with a damp cloth.  However, in recent years, thanks to chemistry, cleansing oils have incorporated ingredients that allow the cleanser to rinse off easily without leaving a residual oily feeling.  Oils clean by a concept known as “like dissolves like”.  The botanical...

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