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Madre de Cacao (Gliceria sepium) contains tannins that is considered potentially antibacterial, nematicidal and insecticidal.

Use: as control for plant hoppers, cutworms, flies, tick and fleas. It acts as insect repellant by suffocating the insect. Recipe for Madre de Cacao as Pesticide Extract the juice of one kilogram madre de cacao leaves. Mix it with three liter of water. Or mix one kilogram madre de cacao leaves with three liters of water. Pass it in a waring blender for five minutes. Strain. Dissolve 1/2 liter extracted juice to 16 liters of water and apply to affected areas. Makabuhay (Tinospora rumphii) believed to have antimicrobial, parasitical due to bitter sap. It is used againts diamond back moth, aphids, mites, ants, and other insect pests. Insects losses their appetite and suffers toxicity. Procedure for Makabuhay as Pesticide Collect and clean makabuhay plant. Chop plant into small pieces and pound to extract the juice. Filter and place in bottles. Add soap, dilute with water and spray to plants. Spray at the rate of 15 to 20 tbsp per gallon of water. Tubli (Derris trifoliata)- has rotenone in the roots (tuba) for insecticidal purposes. Can be use effectively against caterpillar, aphids and beetles. It poisons the insect causing death. Materials: 2-6 cm fresh cut roots of tubli , soap, water and container Proportions: 1 part soap, 4 parts roots, 225 liters of water 0.2 liters soap, 0.8 liters root oil, 45 liters water Procedure: 1) Wash and cut tubli roots into shorter lengths.

2) Mash together with soap and water. 3) Strain and spray at once on affected areas of the plant. 4) Treated crops can be harvested and safely consumed one to three days after treatment. Spice crops (Garlic, Onion, Ginger, Hot pepper). Spice crops are powerful antibacterial, antimicrobial and pesticide. Good for pests such as maggots, caterpillar, chunk bugs, codling moth, cutworms, earwig, sowbugs, flies, grasshoppers, grubs, loopers, mealybugs, mites, pysillids, scale, slug, snails, thrips, whiteflies and molds. Spice crops suffocates and upsets the insects. Recipe for Spice Crops as Organic Pesticide Materials: 1 kg each of any spice crop 50 ml water 1 tbsp liquid soap (optional) Procedures: 1) Collect and clean any spice crop of choice. 2) Chop 3) Extract the juice Kamantigue (Impatiens baslamina) Contains chrysophanic acid, a chemical to treat fungal infection. It is used for plants infested with fusarium (damping off) and helmingthusporium (wilt, curly top, leaf blight). It poisons the insect causing death. Recipe for Kamantigue as Organic Pesticide Extract juice of 1 kg kamantigue leaves and mix with three liters of water. Or, mix 1 kg kamantigue leaves with three liters of water. Pass it in waring blender for five minutes. Then strain. Spray on plants. documented by eva b. pugay of DA IV-A TECHGEN-BA AKAPULKO Akapulko Cream

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WHAT IS AKAPULKO Also knows as: bayabas-bayabasan,kapurko, katanda, katandang aso, pakagonkon, sonting (Tag.); andadasi, andadasi-a-dakdakel, andadasi-bugbugtong (Ilk.); adadisi (Ting.); ancharasi (Ig.); andalan (Sul.); bayabasin, bikas-bikas (Bik., Tag., Bis.,); kasitas (Bik., Bis.); sunting, palo china (Bis.); pakayomkom kastila (Pamp.); ringworm bush or shrub (Engl.), Acapulco (Engl) Akapulko is used as herbal medicine and is a shrub that grows wild in the tropical climate of Philippines. Akapulko is widely used in the Philippines as herbal medicine. The akapulko leaves contain chrysophanic acid, a fungicide that is used to treat fungal infections, like ringworms, scabies and eczema.. Akapulko leaves are also known to be sudorific, diuretic and purgative, used to treat intestinal problems including intestinal parasites. Akapulko is also used as herbal medicine to treat bronchitis and asthma. Because of Akapulkos anti-fungal properties, it is a common ingredient in soaps, shampoos, and lotions in the Philippines. The Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD) has helped develop the technology for a akapulko herbal medicine lotion. Akapulko is an erect, shrubby legume with dark green compound leaves. Akapulko leaves have orange rachis that has 16-28 leaflets. Akapulko produces an axis of golden yellow flowers that has 4-winged pods containing 50-60 flattened, triangular seeds. Akapulko flowers are enclosed by yellow-orange bracts that are later shed in time. AKAPULKO, HERBAL MEDICINE FOR SKIN DISEASE Akapulko is used as herbal medicine for the following skin diseases Dandruff Athlete's Foot Tinea infections, Insect bites, Ringworms, Eczema, Scabies and Other Skin Problems
Apply 3 times a day

Things You'll Need
1. o Brown Paper One heat proof container (ex: stainless steel or heavy plastic) One 2 gallon or more stainless steel or enamel pot Stick blender or beater Cooking thermometer One rubber or silicon spatula 1 plastic container or mold with a lid One 18-ounce can of Lye Red Devil (Sodium Hydroxide NaOH) 5 Cups of distilled Water 20 Cups of Olive Oil

Before starting please take the following safety precautions: a. Use rubber gloves b. Clear everyone out of the kitchen (including kids and dogs) c. Do not leave mixed lye-water solution on the counter top unattended d. DO NOT use aluminum pots, utinsiles or bowels during the soap making process. (Lye reacts with aluminum and not in a good way). e. Make sure to use 100% Lye ....DO NOT USE DRANO.

Turn on fume hood over the oven or do this step next to an open window because the mixture in this step causes fumes. Pour the water into the heat proof container. Carefully stir in the Lye using the spatula. Stir until the Lye has fully desolved. (The Lye will react with the water and get very hot...BE CAREFULL).

Once the Lye has been thoroughly mixed in to the water, set the mixture aside in a safe place to cool off. Let the mixture cool until the container is just warm to the touch.

When the Lye-water mixture has cooled pour the Olive Oil into the stainless steel or enamel pot. Heat the Olive Oil on the stove till the oil is 100 F. Use the thermometer to measure this exactly. then remove the pot from the heat source.

Remove the oil from the heat when it reaches 100 F. Slowely add the cooled lye-water mixture into the warm oil while stirring the oil with your spatula. The mixture will become smoother, continue stirring for a couple of minutes to make sure everything is well-mixed.

Then use your stick blender or beater, for short intervals of 30 seconds or less at a time and hand stir between intervals. The mixture will get thicker and become opaque. Keep stirring until you get a thick pudding-like consistency. The correct consistency should take about 10 minutes.

Pour the mixture into the mold and cover with lid. Place the mold in a secure spot and cover it with blankets. Allow the mixture to cool in the mold. (This takes a while since the soap will heat back up again before it cools).

Do not desturb the soap for 12 hours. At this time take a peak to make sure the soap is firm to the touch. Do not unmold the soap at this time.

When the soap has completely cooled off you can unmold the soap. (there will be moisture but just leave it this will not effect the process). The soap should be cut at this time into any size you want, if needed.


Place brown paper on some shelves in a well ventilated area in order to cure the soap. This should take about 4 weeks. Then the soap is ready to use!

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Coconut & Olive Soap This recipe has been revised by Christin Ocasio, Owner, Wyndham Soapworks. See her notes in sidebar.

1 cup olive oil

1 cup coconut oil 1 cup melted tallow (animal fat) 2 tbsp lye (heaping) (*NOTE) 1/2 cup cold soft water

has been changed to:

8 oz weight olive oil 8 oz weight coconut oil 8 oz weight rendered tallow 3.49 oz weight sodium hydroxide (pure lye) Red Devil brand 100% lye (*NOTE) 9 fluid oz water

While wearing safety goggles and neoprene gloves, combine solid lye and liquid, stir well. Set aside and allow to cool (100 F to 125 F). This is best done outside while you are standing upwind. Combine oils and heat gently. Once the fats and oils are melted allow the temperature to drop to 100 F to 125 F. Combine lye solution and melted oils. Be careful not to splash while combining the mixtures. Stir until the mixture traces. If tracing takes more than 15 minutes, which it often does, stir for the first 15 minutes, then stir for 5 minutes at 15 minute intervals. Tracing looks like a slightly thickened custard, not instant pudding but a cooked custard. It will support a drop, or your stir marks for several seconds. Once tracing occur s... Pour raw soap into your prepared molds. After a few days the soap can be turned out of the mold. If the soap is very soft, allow it to cure for a few days to firm the outside. Cut soap into bars and set the bars out to cure and dry. This will allow the bar to firm and finish saponification. Place the bars on something that will allow them to breathe. Note: If you don't want to mess with tallow and lye, you can substitute shavings from any white unscented soap.

With the popularity of herbal soap now a days, at least you know that you will have a chance to succeed in this business because first of all it is consumable, second, many people are now becoming beauty conscious as well as health conscious. There are dozens or if not hundreds of types of herbal soap in the market like for example the papaya soap, kalamansi soap, mangosteen soap, lemon grass and other herbal soap that I already forgot to mention.Since the procedure I got for making the herbal soap is very flexible, I mean you can make virtually any kind of herbal soap you can imagine, with a little creativity and ingenuity, you can make a unique or specialized herbal soap. You need to research the your local library or the internet and find medicinal plants and its curative properties and incorporate it into the herbal soap by making herbal extracts which you will use on making the herbal soap. For example, you can create something like a mosquito repellent herbal soap which can last for many hours. So again, without much ado, let me introduce to you the procedure on making the herbal soap. Materials/Ingredients you will need: Refined coconut oil 4.5 kg Caustic soda 3.25 kg EDTA 70 g Citric acid 70 g CDEA 50 g Light mineral oil 70 g Sodium chloride 5 g Scent Herbal extract Color [optional] Equipment/Tools Plastic pail Hydrometer 0 70oBaume Weighing scale Cutter Wooden stirrer/manual or electric mixer Moulder Stamper Preparation of Materials 1. Caustic soda, 32oBe Dissolve 1 kg of caustic soda in 2.8 kg water. Cool to room temperature. Check the concentration with a hydrometer. Adjust (if necessary) and filter if needed before using. 2. Additives Dissolve EDTA, citric acid and NaCl in 100 mL water. For color, make a 1% solution of color in oil. 3. Preparation of herbal extract Osterize or blend 200 grams of material in 200 mL water. Strain thru cheesecloth. 4. Preparation o the soap Weigh carefully the required quantity of coco oil. To make a colored soap, add about 10 mL of the 1% color in oil solution or the amount to suit the desired intensity of color.

Add the required amount of caustic soda with stirring until the condensed milk-like consistency is attained. This usually takes 45 minutes to 1 hour. Add the dissolved additives and continue stirring for 5 minutes more. Add the light mineral oil, CDEA, herbal extract and scent. Stir for another 5 minutes. Pour the soap mixture into the moulder. Let it stand at room temperature for 12 hours or until soap solidifies. Remove soap from the moulder and cut into desired size. Stamp and pack. Allow to age for about 7 days to complete the saponification.