Posts Tagged 'cold process soap'

Joan Morais Naturals Gift Certificates

Written on May 3, 2018 at 6:00 am

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Joan Morais Naturals Gift Certificates

Do you have a loved one in your life that is interested in making their own natural body, skin & hair care products? Give them a gift certificate to Joan Morais Naturals and they can pick out the course and/or ebooks that they are interested in!

To purchase a gift certificate, click here.

Check out our online courses here.

Find our EBooks here.


Happy product making!…


How to Make Soap | Cold Process Soap Making

Written on April 5, 2018 at 8:00 am

How to Make Soap | Cold Process Soap Making

Learn how to make soap at home!  Soap making is an art. It is fun and rewarding to make soap and the result is a wonderful natural body care product. Soap can be used for personal use, to give as gifts, or to sell. Cold Process Soap is the traditional way that soap has been made for many years.

What is Soap?

Soap is made from three basic ingredients; oils (fats), lye and water. All soap is made with a caustic soda such as lye. In order for it to be soap, caustic soda must be used, if not, it is not soap.…


Natural Cosmetics at Joan Morais Naturals

Written on October 4, 2015 at 8:17 am

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Natural Cosmetics at Joan Morais Naturals
In the cosmetic industry there is no formal definition and no standard of “natural” and “natural cosmetics”. I wrote a blog on defining natural cosmetics and my thoughts on further labeling of cosmetics here. The processing of natural ingredients makes it even more confusing on determining natural cosmetics. More cosmetic ingredients are being produced to meet the natural market demand; derived from plants, sustainable and biodegradable.

Joan Morais Naturals definition of “natural”: Natural cosmetics are made from raw materials sourced from nature, such as plants and minerals and from a renewable natural source. The raw materials go through the least amount of processing and the processing methods cause the least impact to humans, animals and the earth.…


Palm Oil – Is There Such a Thing As Sustainable Palm Oil?

Written on October 23, 2013 at 3:53 pm

Rescued orangutans whose habitat was destroyed, Borneo Orangutan Survival

What are you thoughts on Palm Oil – Is there such a thing as sustainable palm oil? I use my handmade herbal soap everyday. It is my favorite. This soap has lots of lather, bubbles, creaminess and an uplifting scent. This soap leaves the skin feeling soft. This palm oil free formula is a sustainable soap bar with a stable shelf life; a minimum of 2 years.

There is a lot of controversy over palm oil. Deforestation and loss of orangutans and their habitat is happening at alarming rates. It is hard to find the truth for “sustainable palm”.…


Cold Process Soap & Palm-Free Soap Making

Written on August 12, 2013 at 12:08 pm

Soap is a great place to start if you have been wanting to create your own body care products. Body care products are excellent gifts, holiday season will be here sooner than we know it, why not get an early start!

How To Make Soap: Cold Process Soap with Herbs and Essential Oils and Palm-Free Soap eBook is a great publication to get you started making soap. It is easy to understand and filled with concise information to help you make excellent soap successfully and it is only $9.99!

Included in this How To Manual

  • 2 original basic soap recipes
  • 2 palm-oil free soap recipes New!