Candle & Soap Making: Most Popular Articles
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.
How to make homemade cold process soap - recipes and easy-to-follow instructions to make your own natural handmade soap at home.
Want to start making soap? Here are a collection of tried and true basic recipes from the top soap makers in the country.
Make your own candles and bring some warmth and light into your home - fun creative and easy to learn to make candles
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.
A great recipe to get started making soap - just 4 oils!
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Basic instructions and recipe to make bath and spa salts
How to make natural liquid soap - how to instructions and recipe
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.
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.
Lye Calculators for Cold Process Soap
How to safely make a lye solution for cold process soap making - mixing, weighing and safety.
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.
How to make hot process soap in a crock pot - easy hot process soap recipe.
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.
Sandy Maine's Basic 3-oil Soap Recipe - A good basic 3-Oil soap making recipe to get started
Information about the many different types of candle making waxes - and guidance for choosing the right one.
How to make goat's milk soap - easy soap making recipe and instructions.
How to make bath salts & bath salts recipes
How to rebatch soap = grating and remelting soap to save a batch or make hand milled soap
Create custom fragrance blends of fragrance or essential oils for your soaps and candles with this simple blending guide
Letting the freshly poured floating candles cool.
How to make your own cold process shaving soap - with a custom recipe just for shaving.
Links to sources of how to make lye the old fashioned way - from wood ashes and water
A discussion of the difference between fragrance oils and essential oils in candle making and soap making.
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.
Pumpkin is a wonderful additive to soap - adding vitamins and great natural color...and perfect for fall soap making.
Recipe for making a bar of soap that defies all of the rules - a 100% coconut oil soap, with a 20% superfat.
Recipes and instructions to make your own fabulous homemade shampoo bars.
Many different types of salt can be used to make bath salts!
A list of the basic soap making tools and equipment you need to get started making soap
Instructions & guidelines on labeling your soaps for sale at craft shows, markets and retail locations.
Discussion of Propylene Glycol in Soap, Cosmetics and Household Items
Easy to follow instructions how to make fizzy bath bombs - bring some fizz and some wonderfulness to your bath.
Easy recipe to make homemade laundry soap.
How to convert baking soda into washing soda for use in homemade laundry detergent.
How to calculate the volume of soap needed to fill a particular soap mold.
Superfatting cold process soap recipes is common - it adds extra moisturizing qualities and gives you a fudge factor.
A little scrubby can make for wonderful soap!
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.
Soap making recipes of all types - learn how to make soap - milk soaps, basic soaps, specialty soaps, advanced soap recipes.
Which type of olive oil is right for your soap making recipes? What's the difference in the different grades of olive oil?
Ideas for inexpensive starter or beginner soap molds - boxes, cartons, tubes, pans, pipes, most of which are already in your kitchen.
Benefits of salt soap bars - how to make a salt bar - recipe and soap making instructions.
A collection of examples of simple ways to wrap, label and package your handmade soap.
Instructions for taking fat from the butcher - usually beef fat - and rendering it into tallow useable in your soap recipes.
Definition of saponification in soap making process and how oils and lye combine to saponify into soap.,
Luxury soap recipe with shea butter and cocoa butter.
What is. Candle & Soap Making.
Adding sugar to your soap helps increase lather and bubbles
Examples of different types of candles you can make at home. Links and easy how-to candle making instructions.
Information about using honey in hand made soaps - soap making recipes too
Pine Tar is reputed to help with skin conditions like eczema, dandruff, psoriasis and other itchy skin conditions like insect bites.
Recipe for making soap with clays
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.
Recipe for great homemade powdered laundry soap. Easy to make and very inexpensive!
Profile of paraffin candle wax - all about paraffin wax and its uses.
Recipe for Lavender Dream Soap & Essential Oil Blend
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Scale your recipe to any size as well as understand the proportions of each oil in the recipe.
Simple recipe for milk bath - made famous by Cleopatra - easy to make for yourself.
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 Making Recipe - A good super simple recipe to get started making soap
How to make a simple votive candle in a dixie cup - step by step instructions
recipe and information about making tooth soap - homemade soap you can use to clean your teeth
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
Adding a bit of salt to your soap can help increase hardness - an inexpensive and easy soap making tip
Making soap with both beeswax and honey - using a honeycomb effect in the mold!
Make a custom shaving soap with a melt and pour soap base - by adding a few key ingredients.
A recipe for an extra mild soap suitable for babies or those with extra sensitive skin.
A collection of step by step videos demonstrating cold process soap making
How are essential oils extracted from the plants?
Step by step instructions for making soap with coconut milk - ingredients and special process to make soap with milk.
recipes for old fashioned hard white soap
Resources to find and buy lye for soap making in Europe, Canada and Australia.
How to choose safe containers for your container candles. Candle making safety.
Information about the annual Hindu festival of Diwali - and the candles and lights that are used
Recipes for flea repelling dog soap - basic soap making instructions for dog soap. Page 2.
Directions for making mosquito repelling outdoor citronella bucket candles
Easy recipe to make homemade laundry soap.
Recipe for Citrus Honey Bock Soap.
Information and recipes to make your own homemade laundry detergent/soap.
How to use essential oils safely in your soaps and candles.
How to recycle candle wax - odds and ends and scraps of candles are easy to recycle and re-use.
Step by step instructions to make whipped soap - room temperature cold process soap.
Recipe and ingredients that you'll need to make cocoa butter massage bars.
Clean your toilet bowl and elminate odors with fizzy toilet bombs - natural toilet cleaner and odor improver
Making soaps with natural clays. Candle & Soap Making. Page 2.
List of Toxic and Phototoxic Essential Oils
Information about the history and function of candle wicks - how candle wicks work, how they were developed and the different types of candle wicks.
Step by step instructions to make melt and pour loofah soap - pouring the soap
Help with labeling your great soap and candles for sale.
Flower petals in soap can be great - but only if used correctly. Here's how.
How to make oatmeal and goat's milk soap - layered palm free soap recipe - ingredients and equipment.
Trace is the point at which the soap has thickened and blended enough to have formed a stable emulsion.
An explanation of Catherine Failor's Liquid Soap recipe formulations - and the excess of lye
Profile of soy candle wax - all about soy wax for candle making and other uses
The term glycerin (glycerine) soap is really a misnomer. All real soap is glycerin soap. Learn why.
Instructions for making a simple rolled beeswax candle. Great for kids.
My favorite holiday soap making projects. Homemade soaps make wonderful Christmas gifts - they're practical, sensual, beautiful, and come from your heart and home.
Tips and information to help you make soap safely.
Description of water distillation and steam distillation of essential oils.
Dilution help for making liquid soap
The How to Make Soap Cheat Sheet - Top Tips and Information to Get Started Making Soap
Information and History of Christmas and Christmas Candles and Festivals of Light around the world
Step by step videos of basic candle making projects.
Explanation of the difference between sodium hydroxide and potassium hydroxide in soap making
Have a batch of soap that has suddenly turned orange in spots? You're a victim of DOS - or Dreaded Orange Spots
How to best use teas and herbs used for tea in your soap making.
Simple recipe for bath salts formulated with skin soothing oatmeal.
Information about mica colorants in soap making.
Tips on how to use crayons in candle making
Information about Propylene Glycol - a common ingredient in many personal care products.
How to use a liquid lye solution in soap making
How to make bath salts for feet - a simple recipe for salts formulated as a foot soak.
Recipe for green tea & lemongrass soap.
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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 - making brine/saltwater soap - soleseife recipe
How to make an ice candle - basic ice candle instructions
Step by step instructions for coloring your fizzy bath bombs - using liquid colorant
Step-by-step instructions on making a beer candle - add color and fragrance. Page 4.
Profile of beeswax and making candles with beeswax - all about beeswax and its uses
Pouring the White Base - Morning Mint melt and pour soap - easy soap making project. Page 6.
Recipe for making cold process soap with carrot juice
A preview of how you can make melt and pour soap base?
Recipe to make naturally exfoliating lemon poppy seed soap.
Basic candle making instructions for a molded pillar candles - Prepare Your Materials
Ann Bramson's 3-oil Soap Recipe - A castile soap variation using olive oil and beef tallow