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How to Make Your Own Soap
Learn all about soap making and how to make your own homemade natural soaps, melt and pour soaps and more. Fun soap making projects and how-to soap making recipes as well as explanations of all the materials tools and ingredients involved.
Make homemade soap using the cold process "from...
How to make homemade cold process soap - recipes and easy-to-follow instructions to make your own natural handmade soap at home.
6 Basic Soap Recipes for Beginners
Want to start making soap? Here are a collection of tried and true basic recipes from the top soap makers in the country.
A wick, some wax, and some flame - the basics...
Make your own candles and bring some warmth and light into your home - fun creative and easy to learn to make candles
Where to Buy Lye for Soap Making
Without lye, there is no soap. But the most common supplier for home-based soap makers, Red Devil, has been discontinued. Here are some places you can get lye for your soap making.
Start Making Your Own Soap with This Basic...
A great recipe to get started making soap - just 4 oils!
4 Great Basic Olive Oil (Castile) Soap Recipes
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How to Make Your Own Soothing Bath Salts
Basic instructions and recipe to make bath and spa salts
How to Make Your Own Liquid Soap at Home
How to make natural liquid soap - how to instructions and recipe
How to Make Basic Melt and Pour Soap
Easy illustrated instructions for making melt and pour soap! Melt and pour soap making gets you started right away making your own natural handmade soap.
Create Your Own Soap Recipes from Scratch
How to create your own marvelous soap recipes at home - ingredients, and easy-to-follow instructions to help you get the perfect bar of homemade soap.
Making Homemade Soap? You'll Want to Bookmark...
Lye Calculators for Cold Process Soap
A Simple, Safe Recipe for Lye-Water Solution...
How to safely make a lye solution for cold process soap making - mixing, weighing and safety.
Want to Make Soap But Don’t Know Which...
Which oil will give what qualities to your soap recipe? Here's a catalog of the many different oils used for making soap - and the qualities they give to your soap making recipes.
Make soap in a crock pot? Have it ready...
How to make hot process soap in a crock pot - easy hot process soap recipe.
How to make homemade soap with just ingredients...
You don't have to have a lot of fancy ingredients to make great soap. This recipe uses only oils that I found at my local store.
You Might Be Surprised by Sandy Maine’s...
Sandy Maine's Basic 3-oil Soap Recipe - A good basic 3-Oil soap making recipe to get started
Want to Make Candles But Don't Know Which Wax...
Information about the many different types of candle making waxes - and guidance for choosing the right one.
Make Your Homemade Soap Extra Creamy By Adding...
How to make goat's milk soap - easy soap making recipe and instructions.
Easy DIY: How to Make Your Own Bathsalts
How to make bath salts & bath salts recipes
Messed Up Your Homemade Soap? Learn How to...
How to rebatch soap = grating and remelting soap to save a batch or make hand milled soap
How to Create Your Own Scent Blends for...
Create custom fragrance blends of fragrance or essential oils for your soaps and candles with this simple blending guide
How to Make Simple (but Beautiful) Floating...
Letting the freshly poured floating candles cool.
How to Make Your Own Shaving Soap
How to make your own cold process shaving soap - with a custom recipe just for shaving.
Make Your Own Lye and Feel Like a Pioneer
Links to sources of how to make lye the old fashioned way - from wood ashes and water
What's the difference between fragrance and...
A discussion of the difference between fragrance oils and essential oils in candle making and soap making.
Give Your Soaps Great Natural Colors with These...
Natural colorants in soap making don't have to be boring and muted. Many plant materials, spices and herbs give lovely colors to your soap.
It's the time of year for pumpkin soap!
Pumpkin is a wonderful additive to soap - adding vitamins and great natural color...and perfect for fall soap making.
How to Use 100% Coconut Oil and 20% Superfat in...
Recipe for making a bar of soap that defies all of the rules - a 100% coconut oil soap, with a 20% superfat.
You Can Easily Convert Your Homemade Soap...
Recipes and instructions to make your own fabulous homemade shampoo bars.
Can You Use Kitchen Salt to Make Bath Salts?
Many different types of salt can be used to make bath salts!
What tools and such do you need to make soap?
A list of the basic soap making tools and equipment you need to get started making soap
Want to sell your soap? Do it correctly and...
Instructions & guidelines on labeling your soaps for sale at craft shows, markets and retail locations.
Is Propylene Glycol Safe in Soap & Cosmetics?
Discussion of Propylene Glycol in Soap, Cosmetics and Household Items
Create Fizzy Fun with These Bath Bombs (Don't...
Easy to follow instructions how to make fizzy bath bombs - bring some fizz and some wonderfulness to your bath.
Save Money on Laundry Detergent by Making Your...
Easy recipe to make homemade laundry soap.
Convert Baking Soda Into Washing Soda for...
How to convert baking soda into washing soda for use in homemade laundry detergent.
How Much Soap will Fill Your Mold? Here's How...
How to calculate the volume of soap needed to fill a particular soap mold.
Superfat Your Home Made Soap Recipes
Superfatting cold process soap recipes is common - it adds extra moisturizing qualities and gives you a fudge factor.
Add Some Scrub to Your Soap with Natural...
A little scrubby can make for wonderful soap!
How to make soap with different milks (not just...
You're not limited to just using distilled water in your soap making. Many soapers make soap with goat's milk, coconut milk, or even buttermilk. Making the lye solution for your soap is a bit more tricky though. Follow these steps to get the best results.
Searching for Homemade Soap Recipes? Search No...
Soap making recipes of all types - learn how to make soap - milk soaps, basic soaps, specialty soaps, advanced soap recipes.
Types of Olive Oil for Soap Making Recipes
Which type of olive oil is right for your soap making recipes? What's the difference in the different grades of olive oil?
Get started cheaply! Here are some inexpensive...
Ideas for inexpensive starter or beginner soap molds - boxes, cartons, tubes, pans, pipes, most of which are already in your kitchen.
Make Salt Soap Bars: An Easy Photo Tutorial
Benefits of salt soap bars - how to make a salt bar - recipe and soap making instructions.
Examples of Different Ways to Package Your Soap
A collection of examples of simple ways to wrap, label and package your handmade soap.
Smelly - but worth it! Render your own tallow...
Instructions for taking fat from the butcher - usually beef fat - and rendering it into tallow useable in your soap recipes.
Saponification in Soap Making
Definition of saponification in soap making process and how oils and lye combine to saponify into soap.,
Make Double Butter Luxury Soap: An Easy Photo...
Luxury soap recipe with shea butter and cocoa butter.
What is Trace in Soap Making
What is. Candle & Soap Making.
Add a Bit of Sugar for Super Bubbles
Adding sugar to your soap helps increase lather and bubbles
All about different types of candles to make
Examples of different types of candles you can make at home. Links and easy how-to candle making instructions.
Why Add Honey to Your Homemade Soaps
Information about using honey in hand made soaps - soap making recipes too
How to Make Old Fashioned Pine Tar Soap
Pine Tar is reputed to help with skin conditions like eczema, dandruff, psoriasis and other itchy skin conditions like insect bites.
Clay Soap Sampler
Recipe for making soap with clays
Making Soap with Milk Tea Coffee Wine or Beer
You're not limited to just using distilled water in your soap making. Many soapers make soap with goat's milk, coconut milk, coffee, tea or even beer. Making the lye solution for your soap is a bit more tricky though.
How to make your own homemade laundry soap
Recipe for great homemade powdered laundry soap. Easy to make and very inexpensive!
Paraffin Wax
Profile of paraffin candle wax - all about paraffin wax and its uses.
Lavender Dream: A Luxuriant Soap Recipe
Recipe for Lavender Dream Soap & Essential Oil Blend
Just what IS cure in soap making?
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Using Percentages vs. Measurements in Soap-Making
Scale your recipe to any size as well as understand the proportions of each oil in the recipe.
Indulge Yourself with This Simple Milk Bath...
Simple recipe for milk bath - made famous by Cleopatra - easy to make for yourself.
7-Step Photo Guide for Basic Container Candles
Many candle makers get their start making container candles. They're fun, pretty easy, and you can use many different kinds of containers for your candles.
Basic 3-Oil Soap Recipe
Basic 3-Oil Soap Making Recipe - A good super simple recipe to get started making soap
How to Make an Easy Votive Candle
How to make a simple votive candle in a dixie cup - step by step instructions
How to make & use your real homemade soap...
recipe and information about making tooth soap - homemade soap you can use to clean your teeth
How to make soap with coffee
Coffee soap is a great soap to make for cooks and coffee lovers alike - it removes garlic and fish odors from hands - exfoliates nicely - and is an exotic change to your normal everyday soap recipe
Add a Bit of Salt for a Harder Bar Quicker
Adding a bit of salt to your soap can help increase hardness - an inexpensive and easy soap making tip
Make soap with beeswax and honey
Making soap with both beeswax and honey - using a honeycomb effect in the mold!
How to Make Melt-and-Pour Men's Shaving Soap
Make a custom shaving soap with a melt and pour soap base - by adding a few key ingredients.
Just Soap - Recipe for Babies or Sensitive Skin
A recipe for an extra mild soap suitable for babies or those with extra sensitive skin.
Cold Process Soap Making Videos
A collection of step by step videos demonstrating cold process soap making
Where Do Essential Oils Come From?
How are essential oils extracted from the plants?
Make Soap with Coconut Milk: A Step-by-Step...
Step by step instructions for making soap with coconut milk - ingredients and special process to make soap with milk.
Whip Up Some Good Old-Fashioned Hard White Soap
recipes for old fashioned hard white soap
Make soap in Europe, Canada and Australia
Resources to find and buy lye for soap making in Europe, Canada and Australia.
Don't burn down the house! Choose safe candle...
How to choose safe containers for your container candles. Candle making safety.
Diwali
Information about the annual Hindu festival of Diwali - and the candles and lights that are used
A Clean Dog is a Happy Dog - Dog soap recipes...
Recipes for flea repelling dog soap - basic soap making instructions for dog soap. Page 2.
Make Outdoor Citronella Bucket Candles: A Photo...
Directions for making mosquito repelling outdoor citronella bucket candles
Homemade Laundry Soap Recipe - Gel
Easy recipe to make homemade laundry soap.
Soap with Beer? A Must-Try Citrus Honey Bock...
Recipe for Citrus Honey Bock Soap.
How to Make Your Own Homemade Laundry Soap
Information and recipes to make your own homemade laundry detergent/soap.
Essential Oil Safety
How to use essential oils safely in your soaps and candles.
Frugal Candle Making - How to Recycle Your Wax...
How to recycle candle wax - odds and ends and scraps of candles are easy to recycle and re-use.
Whipped Soap
Step by step instructions to make whipped soap - room temperature cold process soap.
Cocoa Butter Massage Bars
Recipe and ingredients that you'll need to make cocoa butter massage bars.
Easy DIY: How to Make Fizzy, Cleansing Toilet...
Clean your toilet bowl and elminate odors with fizzy toilet bombs - natural toilet cleaner and odor improver
Adding the Clay
Making soaps with natural clays. Candle & Soap Making. Page 2.
Understanding Dangerous Essential Oils
List of Toxic and Phototoxic Essential Oils
All about candle wicks - history and usage
Information about the history and function of candle wicks - how candle wicks work, how they were developed and the different types of candle wicks.
Make Loofah Soap
Step by step instructions to make melt and pour loofah soap - pouring the soap
Resources to Label Your Homemade Candles and...
Help with labeling your great soap and candles for sale.
How flower petals can improve (or ruin) your...
Flower petals in soap can be great - but only if used correctly. Here's how.
Oatmeal and Goat's Milk Soap Recipe
How to make oatmeal and goat's milk soap - layered palm free soap recipe - ingredients and equipment.
Speed Up or Slow Down Trace in Soap Making
Trace is the point at which the soap has thickened and blended enough to have formed a stable emulsion.
Lye Excess in Liquid Soap Making
An explanation of Catherine Failor's Liquid Soap recipe formulations - and the excess of lye
The Basics of Soy Candle Wax
Profile of soy candle wax - all about soy wax for candle making and other uses
Why We Should All Stop Calling It “Glycer...
The term glycerin (glycerine) soap is really a misnomer. All real soap is glycerin soap. Learn why.
Make a Simple Rolled Beeswax Candle
Instructions for making a simple rolled beeswax candle. Great for kids.
Christmas Soap Making Projects
My favorite holiday soap making projects. Homemade soaps make wonderful Christmas gifts - they're practical, sensual, beautiful, and come from your heart and home.
Soap Making Safety Procedures
Tips and information to help you make soap safely.
How are essential oils made?
Description of water distillation and steam distillation of essential oils.
Liquid Soap Dilution Table
Dilution help for making liquid soap
Top Information & Concepts to Get Started...
The How to Make Soap Cheat Sheet - Top Tips and Information to Get Started Making Soap
The History of Christmas and Christmas Candles
Information and History of Christmas and Christmas Candles and Festivals of Light around the world
Candle Making Videos
Step by step videos of basic candle making projects.
What's the Difference Between Sodium Hydroxide/...
Explanation of the difference between sodium hydroxide and potassium hydroxide in soap making
DOS - Dreaded Orange Spots
Have a batch of soap that has suddenly turned orange in spots? You're a victim of DOS - or Dreaded Orange Spots
Using Teas (or Herbs Intended for Tea) in Your...
How to best use teas and herbs used for tea in your soap making.
Soothing Oatmeal Bath Salt Recipe
Simple recipe for bath salts formulated with skin soothing oatmeal.
Mica Colorants in Soap Making
Information about mica colorants in soap making.
Can you use crayons to color candles?
Tips on how to use crayons in candle making
Just what IS propylene glycol? Should I be...
Information about Propylene Glycol - a common ingredient in many personal care products.
Use a Liquid Lye Solution in Soap Making
How to use a liquid lye solution in soap making
Invigorating Foot Soak/Bath Salts Recipe
How to make bath salts for feet - a simple recipe for salts formulated as a foot soak.
Green Tea & Lemongrass Soap Recipe
Recipe for green tea & lemongrass soap.
Is your soap in a big gloppy ball? It could be...
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How to Clean Up the Soap Pot
After you've finished making your soap, you have to deal with the cleanup. Here's now to safely clean up after soapmaking.
How to Make Soleseife or Salt Water Soap
How to make soleseife or salt water soap - making brine/saltwater soap - soleseife recipe
How to Make an Ice Candle
How to make an ice candle - basic ice candle instructions
Add color to the fizz - with colored fizzy bath...
Step by step instructions for coloring your fizzy bath bombs - using liquid colorant
How to Make a Beer Candle
Step-by-step instructions on making a beer candle - add color and fragrance. Page 4.
Beeswax
Profile of beeswax and making candles with beeswax - all about beeswax and its uses
Melt and Pour Soap - Morning Mint Chunk Soap...
Pouring the White Base - Morning Mint melt and pour soap - easy soap making project. Page 6.
Carrot Juice Soap Recipe
Recipe for making cold process soap with carrot juice
How is Melt and Pour Soap Base Made?
A preview of how you can make melt and pour soap base?
How to Make Exfoliating Lemon Poppyseed Soap
Recipe to make naturally exfoliating lemon poppy seed soap.
How to Make a Basic Pillar Candle
Basic candle making instructions for a molded pillar candles - Prepare Your Materials
Ann Bramson's Castile Soap Recipe
Ann Bramson's 3-oil Soap Recipe - A castile soap variation using olive oil and beef tallow
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