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Soap Crafting Introduction


In this introduction, learn the three basic methods of soapcrafting and the advantages and disadvantages of each. From this information, you will be able to decide which type of soapcrafting best suits your needs.
Welcome to soapcrafting! There are three basic types of handcrafted soaps. Acorn Soap N Candle Supply’ specialty is Melt and Pour soap. We offer information for your education on the three types of soapmaking methods. Click on your area of interest to learn more about these processes.

Melt and Pour or Glycerin Casting Soap — Soap which you buy pre-made in blocks or tubs. Similar to working with candle wax, casting soap is often “transparent”.

Cold Process — Soap made from scratch using oils and lye.

Hand Milled or Rebatched — Where you take pre-made cold-process soap and melt it down again with liquids and other goodies.

Or, for a quick overview, click here to go to see a comparison spreadsheet where each these of these soap making methods are compared side by side.

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Should I Get Tested? And How?

Since many STDs (short for sexually transmitted diseases) have no symptoms, you don’t want to take any chances. The longer an STD goes untreated, the more damage it can do to you and others. STDs can’t be “cured” on their own; they must be treated. For example, a herpes sore may come and go, but the herpes virus stays in an infected person’s body and can still infect a partner, even when the sore isn’t present.

If you have no symptoms, but have had oral, vaginal, or anal sex without using condoms—or you’ve had sex with more than one partner—you should get tested once a year. (A Pap smear is the only screening test for an HPV infection of the cervix.)

Many think they don’t need to get tested because they don’t have symptoms, but don’t be fooled. It’s very common not to show symptoms, and it’s why STDs are also known as sexually transmitted infections, or STIs. Just because you’re asymptomatic does not mean you are all clear.

Your chances of getting an STD increase when you’ve had unprotected sex or sex with multiple partners. If you continue having sex with multiple partners, you should get tested every six months. And if you’re having unprotected sex, you should take steps to protect each other, such as use a condom, get tested and/or be monogamous. It’s also a good idea for partners to get tested before having sex with each other. This will help them feel more comfortable.

It may be embarrassing to talk about, but an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

If you’re in a committed relationship and use condoms, get STD tested once a year. Even though you totally trust your partner, people sometimes make mistakes and cheat. And they often keep it secret, because they want to keep the relationship. So, always be safe.

After getting tested, be sure to continue using condoms, even if you’re in a steady relationship or using another type of hormonal birth control.

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More Proof that Everyone is Profoundly Psychic

Today I received an incredible email from someone that came across my articles on psychic retrieval. I received hundreds of requests from people asking for psychic lost and found help. I wish that I could respond to all of them, but for the ones I can respond to, I always suggest they give the process a try too. At the very least it can’t hurt, and at the very best, it produces quicker results.

Like I tell everyone, you don’t really need me and here’s the proof. In this case, she didn’t wait for me to weigh in, and yet the results were astounding nonetheless.

D Wrote:

“I am stunned and so happy. I had to sell the family home of 26 years seven months ago. Last night my daughter asked if I had her passport. I have always been so responsible and organized. I could not find our passports in the condo I am living in now. Everything else is accounted for: birth certificates, car titles, etc. But not the rather larger blue passport case. I looked everywhere last night. I looked in some random places this morning, just in case. Nothing.

I know I am more sensitive this days (emotionally & psychically) so I decided to use the energy from the computer to assist. What could it hurt? I came this article. I went downstairs into my room. Got comfortable, lit some incense. Followed what you suggested. Walked over to a rack wear I store my purses. That didn’t seem logical to me.

I stood on top of the bed so I could see on top of my armoire, feeling silly because that wouldn’t be my style for hiding something. Just dust. Got down, and opened the doors of the armoire. Even through I had looked “completely through it last night. Suddenly, I pushed all the coats on the lower rack aside… and back in the corner on the floor was the blue case and a diamond certificate I had been looking for too.

This TOTALLY worked. Thank you and my third eye”

So, the next time you have misplaced something and you are feeling frantic, know that you have the ability to connect to the information you need, when you need and it will lead exactly where you need to be or will reveal what you need to see. And don’t forget to talk to the best real psychics around! :)

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The Secrets Of Successful Personal Development And Achievement

Most people are, at some point or another in their lives, engaged in a quest to improve the overall quality of their daily life, to further develop and deepen their talents and strengths, and to achieve their goals. If personal development is a priority in your life, then read on!

Persistence is a cornerstone in any good personal development program. Ambitious goals and careful planning are common personal development processes, but they are of little help if the first sign of trouble causes the whole program to be abandoned. Mistakes and failures are inevitable – personal development is about moving past them, not eliminating them.

Not feeling as good as you should? Sometimes depression strikes all of us. There is no way to get away from it. When you are feeling depressed just take a little time out of your day to get some exercise. Maybe you could go for a walk or a bike ride. The exercise will work magically to counteract the depression, and you will feel better instantly.

Always carry something you can record your ideas on. Carry paper with you everywhere. Make detailed notes, and later, when you have the chance and are feeling creative, take your ideas further.

It is true that money cannot actually buy you happiness. It can, however, supplement you with things that can lead to your happiness. For example, it may make you happy to own your own home business. By buying things like a new desk or a new computer to do this, you are supplementing your happiness using money. Your happiness should never depend on new things, at the same time, happiness is not lnked to an austere existence either. Just aim for a nice balance.

Keep a change of comfortable clothes and shoes in your vehicle. That way you can always dart into a public restroom and change into something more comfortable after that hectic day at work. Who knows? You might even be inspired to stop by the park and take a walk if you have appropriate clothing on hand.

Things that may limit your personal development primarily stem from a negative state of mind. This inhibits your ability to become more and attain more as a human in regards to your career, finances, and your emotional and physical states. If you limit your beliefs and disregard all of the positive qualities about yourself, you will not be able to move forward with your development.

Make your goals manageable to maximize your impact. Life happens, and your plans should account for spontaneous setbacks. If your goals are just outside of your reach, the challenge will still be satisfying to complete, but you’ll ensure you’ll hit your target every time. Furthermore, small and manageable goals makes setbacks easier to recover from.

You cannot make any progress with respect to personal development if you have not outlined a goal or set of goals. For example, you may be wanting to lose weight. Without a goal in sight, it is near impossible to progress or feel like you are making progress. So, establish a goal now.

Keeping a healthy diet will greatly influence the quality of your life. A diet consisting of plenty of fruits and vegetables, along with whole grains, seeds and nuts will elevate serotonin levels which aids in reducing depression and increasing motivation. Conversely, diets low in complex carbohydrates can lower your serotonin levels.

If you are never able to meet the goals you set, then it’s time to figure out your problem areas and make some changes. Do some online research, focusing on people who take on goals like yours and the problems they encounter. You might discover that your aim is too high, you are missing something, or you are not putting enough into it.

Don’t run away from the advice of people who love you. Of course, their advice may not always be correct, but it doesn’t hurt to listen to what they have to say and you may just learn something very important about yourself. It is often difficult for humans to see ourselves the way we truly are.

Exercising is a wonderful way to work on personal development. Not only will it make you look good, it will give you time to focus on improving yourself, and you will feel more confident as well as be able to work on patience. You won’t notice changes overnight, it is something that you have to stick with for the long haul.

As the number of people interested in personal development has grown dramatically over the years, numerous books, talks, and scientific studies have all explored various ways to improve the overall quality of our lives; whether through developing ourselves spiritually, fulfilling our dreams and goals, or a variety of other methods. We hope this article has been useful to you as you continue your quest for personal development!