Old School Beauty Basics: How to Make Glycerin

By The Old School

What’s with glycerin? It’s a soap-making byproduct with antibacterial properties, but it’s often made with animal fat derivatives, which isn’t really our thing. So, we figured out how to make our own veggie version with coconut oil, opening up a whole world of kitchen pantry beauty concoctions (and gave us a bonus bar of soap).


This homemade honeycomb soap recipe is so easy to make and is formulated with natural bee pollen praised for it’s natural skin soothing properties. Used in topical products, bee pollen is shown to calm inflammatory conditions and common skin irritations like psoriasis or eczema. Plus it makes a lovely homemade Christmas gift idea! Learn how to make this homemade soap recipe here.

Exfoliating Chai Tea Soap | Hello Home Shoppe

I’m not a big coffee drinker and I’m not huge on black tea, but I love chai tea, especially chai lattes. The smell is amazing! So I was so excited to see this soap recipe that uses chai tea as a exfoliating base. Even better, this one also uses melt and pour soap which is incredibly simple to use, meaning you could make a few of these to give away as gifts too (if you don’t end up hoarding them all for yourself!)


This cold process homemade pumpkin soap recipe is perfect for the fall season and is handmade using real organic pumpkin! Learn how to make it now at Soap Deli News blog