Bees are some of our best friends on this beautiful planet we inhabit. One reason is because they make wonderful honey!

Did you know in ancient times, and until fairly recently, honey was used to heal minor injuries? It has natural antibacterial properties, so it cannot allow bacteria to live. You have never seen a jar of honey growing mold, have you? Try this yourself next time you get a minor scrape or cut. Wash first with good ol' soap and water, then apply a thin layer of honey. Because honey is germicidal, meaning it kills germs that try to grow, the cut will not get infected.

Yup, I think this is a good reason to add honey to soap and other beauty products.

Honey has several other wonderful characteristics, but I'd say being a germ killer is one of the best!

 
 
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Olive oil + lots of cocoa butter + oatmeal = luscious soft skin. Wonderful lemongrass scent.
 
 
... Every time I use this soap, I want lemon pie. Awesome ��
 
 
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(This is the same soap as the round one pictured; a different mold was used)
 
 
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Peppermint Twist Soap
Peppermint and Lemongrass essential oils scent this beautiful soap made with olive oil and cocoa butter. Your skin will love you for it.
 
 
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The antique charm of milk and peanut butter combine with beeswax and honey, known for their germicidal  (antibacterial) properties, to blend your bath soap with nature - an easy way to put luxury and healing in the palm of your hand.
Cone on - Get buttered up/.

 
 
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Crave the sensation!
 
 
Oatmeal is a natural humectant that helps skin retain its natural moisture, and  helps reduce irritation from inflamed, dry, itchy skin. It softens, keeps skin soft, and is even safe for babies. 
 
 
Some have said they add good ingredients to a melt and pour base to make their soaps. One thing you have to remember- the melt and pour is NOT natural; it has a ton of chemicals, some of which are bad for you. (see my blog on my website and my note on fb titled "It Has What in It?." 
Also, melt and pour base soap is made with lye, as is any soap. Lye is necessary to make soap, so if someone tells you their soap does not contain lye, it's a lie. No lye, no soap, no lie. 
 
 
Uses for Pure Soap

Foot soak for calluses

¼ cup Pure Soap; 1 tablespoon chlorine laundry bleach; 1 gallon warm water

Combine the ingredients and soak your feet as long as desired.

Jewelry cleaner

1 tablespoon Pure Soap; ¼ cup household ammonia; ¼ cup water

Combine the ingredients and let the mixture stand until the soap dissolves. Soak jewelry in the cleaner for twenty minutes; rinse it and wipe it dry.

Soap for delicate washables

½ cup grated Pure Soap; 1 tablespoon household ammonia; 2 quarts hot water

Combine the ingredients in hot water to dissolve the soap. Add delicate washables when the water is warm.

Soap for delicate hand washables

¼ cup borax; 1/3 cup grated Pure Soap

Add the ingredients to a basin of warm water. Soak the washables for then minutes; rinse and blot dry with a towel.

Soft-scrub cleanser

2 tablespoons baking soda; 1 tablespoon Pure Soap; 1 tablespoon water or chlorine laundry bleach (optional to kill mildew)

Make a paste of the ingredients and use it to clean bathtubs, tiles, sinks and counters; rinse with clear water. This cleanser will not scratch fiberglass.

Soft-scrub cleanser II

½ cup borax; ½ cup grated Pure Soap

Mix the ingredients. Sprinkle the mixture onto a wet surface and rub to clean it; rinse with clear water.

Sanitizer (for nonporous food contact surfaces such as sinks and counter tops)

1 tablespoon grated Pure Soap; 2 tablespoons chlorine bleach; 1 gallon warm water

Mix the ingredients. Apply the sanitizer to a clean surface. Maintain wet surface contact for at least two minutes. It is convenient to apply this mixture from a spray bottle.

 

 

Garbage container cleanser and sanitizer

3 tablespoons chlorine laundry bleach; ¼ cup grated Pure Soap; 4 cups hot water

Mix the ingredients. Clean the container with the mixture and keep the surface wet for ten minutes; rinse.

Dish soap

Grate Pure Soap and use it for washing dishes. Instead of grating soap, you can put a bar of soap in a bowl and run hot water over it. When the bowl fills, empty it and fill it again. This makes enough liquid soap for one sink of dishes and makes grating the soap unnecessary.

Laundry powder

1 cup grated Pure Soap; ½ cup borax

Combine the ingredients and use 1 ½ cups per wash load. Add ¼ cup vinegar to the fabric softener dispenser to remove soap residue and leave clothes soft and fluffy. The smell of vinegar disappears as the clothes dry.

Floor and wall cleaner

½ cup Pure Soap; 1 teaspoon lemon grass or fir needle oil; 1 gallon hot water

Blend the ingredients in a bucket. Saturate a mop or sponge with the mixture to clean floors and walls.

Floor and wall cleaner II

1 cup household ammonia;  ¼ cup grated Pure Soap;  ½ cup borax;  2 gallons warm water

Mix ingredients and clean walls and floors. It is not necessary to rinse.

Spray cleanser

1 tablespoon Pure Soap; 2 tablespoons household ammonia; 1 cup hot water

Combine ingredients in a spray bottle and leave it until the soap dissolves. Spray the cleanser onto dirty surfaces and wipe the area clean.

Toilet bowl cleanser and deodorizer

¼ cup borax; 2 tablespoons grated Pure Soap; ¼ cup chlorine laundry bleach

Add the ingredients to one toilet bowl and swish to mix. Let stand at least 30 minutes; overnight is best.