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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.
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.
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.
4 Great Basic Olive Oil (Castile) Soap Recipes
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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.
The Basics of Candle Making
Make your own candles and bring some warmth and light into your home - fun creative and easy to learn to make candles
All about marvelous shea butter in soap making
Profile of Shea Butter in Soap Making and Bath & Body Products
How to Make Your Own Liquid Soap at Home
How to make natural liquid soap - how to instructions and recipe
How to Make Soothing Cucumber Soap
Recipe for cucumber soap. Candle & Soap Making.
Start Making Your Own Soap with This Basic...
Basic 4-Oil Soap Making Recipe - A great recipe to get started making 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.
How to Make Your Own Soothing Bath Salts
Basic instructions and recipe to make bath and spa salts
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.
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.
A Simple, Safe Recipe for Lye-Water Solution...
How to safely make a lye solution for cold process soap making - mixing, weighing and safety.
Make Your Homemade Soap Extra Creamy By Adding...
How to make goat's milk soap - easy soap making recipe and instructions.
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.
Hot Process Crock Pot Soap
How to make hot process soap in a crock pot - easy hot process soap recipe.
Making Homemade Soap? You'll Want to Bookmark...
Lye Calculators for Cold Process Soap
Make Your Own Lye and Feel Like a Pre-Industria...
Links to sources of how to make lye the old fashioned way - from wood ashes and water
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
You Can Easily Convert Your Homemade Soap...
Recipes and instructions to make your own fabulous homemade shampoo bars.
Want to Make Soap at Home? You Probably Already...
A list of the basic soap making tools and equipment you need to get started making 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 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.
How to Make Your Own Shaving Soap
How to make your own cold process shaving soap - with a custom recipe just for shaving.
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
Can You Use Kitchen Salt to Make Bath Salts?
Many different types of salt can be used to make bath salts!
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.
What's the difference between fragrance and...
A discussion of the difference between fragrance oils and essential oils in candle making and soap making.
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
Convert Baking Soda Into Washing Soda for...
How to convert baking soda into washing soda for use in homemade laundry detergent.
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.
Easy DIY: How to Make Your Own Bathsalts
How to make bath salts & bath salts recipes
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.
How to make soap with milk!
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.
Save Money on Laundry Detergent by Making Your...
Easy recipe to make homemade laundry soap.
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?
Top Information & Concepts to Get Started...
The How to Make Soap Cheat Sheet - Top Tips and Information to Get Started Making Soap
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.
How to Label Your Soaps for Sale
Instructions & guidelines on labeling your soaps for sale at craft shows, markets and retail locations.
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.
Add Some Scrub to Your Soap with Natural...
List of exfoliants you can use in your soaps
Superfat Your Home Made Soap Recipes
Superfatting cold process soap recipes is common - it adds extra moisturizing qualities and gives you a fudge factor.
Make Salt Soap Bars: An Easy Photo Tutorial
Benefits of salt soap bars - how to make a salt bar - recipe and soap making instructions.
How Much Soap will Fill Your Mold? Here's How...
How to calculate the volume of soap needed to fill a particular soap mold.
Clay Soap Sampler
Recipe for making soap with clays
Kid's Votive Candle Holder - Beautiful Stained...
Easy kids votive holder project - an easy way to decorate your votive candles with a bit of tissue paper, glue and a plain glass votive candle holder.
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.
Make Outdoor Citronella Bucket Candles: A Photo...
Directions for making mosquito repelling outdoor citronella bucket candles
Why Add Honey to Your Homemade Soaps
Information about using honey in hand made soaps - soap making recipes too
What is Trace in Soap Making
What is. Candle & Soap Making.
Make Double Butter Luxury Soap: An Easy Photo...
Luxury soap recipe with shea butter and cocoa butter.
Add a Bit of Sugar for Super Bubbles
Adding sugar to your soap helps increase lather and bubbles
Where Do Essential Oils Come From?
How are essential oils extracted from the plants?
Just Soap - Recipe for Babies or Sensitive Skin
A recipe for an extra mild soap suitable for babies or those with extra sensitive skin.
Just what IS cure in soap making?
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Indulge Yourself with This Simple Milk Bath...
Simple recipe for milk bath - made famous by Cleopatra - easy to make for yourself.
Lavender Dream: A Luxuriant Soap Recipe
Recipe for Lavender Dream Soap & Essential Oil Blend
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.
Make soap with beeswax and honey
Making soap with both beeswax and honey - using a honeycomb effect in the mold!
Examples of Different Ways to Package Your Soap
A collection of examples of simple ways to wrap, label and package your handmade soap.
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.
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.
How to Make Simple Floating Candles
Letting the freshly poured floating candles cool.
Cold Process Soap Making Videos
A collection of step by step videos demonstrating cold process soap making
Repel Mosquitos with Natural Essential Oils
Mosquito repelling essential oil blends for making citronella candles with more than just citronella oil - natural blends for natural mosquito repellents.
How to make your own homemade laundry soap
Recipe for great homemade powdered laundry soap. Easy to make and very inexpensive!
Basic 3-Oil Soap Recipe
Basic 3-Oil Soap Making Recipe - A good super simple recipe to get started making soap
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.
Saponification in Soap Making
Definition of saponification in soap making process and how oils and lye combine to saponify into soap.,
Understanding Dangerous Essential Oils
List of Toxic and Phototoxic Essential Oils
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
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.
Ann Bramson's Castile Soap Recipe
Ann Bramson's 3-oil Soap Recipe - A castile soap variation using olive oil and beef tallow
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
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.
Inexpensive or No-Cost Soap Molds to Get You...
Ideas for inexpensive starter or beginner soap molds - boxes, cartons, tubes, pans, pipes, most of which are already in your kitchen.
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.
Using Teas (or Herbs Intended for Tea) in Your...
How to best use teas and herbs used for tea in your soap making.
Pumpkin Soap
Pumpkin is a wonderful additive to soap - adding vitamins and great natural color...and perfect for fall soap making.
Whip Up Some Good Old-Fashioned Hard White Soap
recipes for old fashioned hard white soap
Green Tea & Lemongrass Soap Recipe
Recipe for green tea & lemongrass soap.
Soap with Beer? A Must-Try Citrus Honey Bock...
Recipe for Citrus Honey Bock Soap.
A Clean Dog is a Happy Dog - Dog soap recipes...
Recipes for flea repelling dog soap
Invigorating Foot Soak/Bath Salts Recipe
How to make bath salts for feet - a simple recipe for salts formulated as a foot soak.
What sort of soap can I use on my camping trip?
Going camping? You can make your own soap that will be biodegradable and environmentally kind.
How to Make Your Own Homemade Laundry Soap
Information and recipes to make your own homemade laundry detergent/soap.
Adding the Clay
Making soaps with natural clays. Candle & Soap Making. Page 2.
How to Make Soleseife or Salt Water Soap
How to make soleseife or salt water soap - making brine/saltwater soap - soleseife recipe
Whipped Soap
Step by step instructions to make whipped soap - room temperature cold process soap.
How to Make Colorful Swirled Soap using the...
Soap project using the column swirl method - wild soap colors - amazing soap swirls.
How to Make an Easy Votive Candle
How to make a simple votive candle in a dixie cup - step by step instructions
How is Melt and Pour Soap Base Made?
A preview of how you can make melt and pour soap base?
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.
Don't burn down the house! Choose safe candle...
How to choose safe containers for your container candles. Candle making safety.
Essential Oil Safety
How to use essential oils safely in your soaps and candles.
Using Flower Petals in Soap
Using flower petals in your soap making recipes can yield wonderful results but beware - using flower petals in cold process soap turns the flowers black or brown - proper usage of flowers in cold process soap making
Homemade Laundry Soap Recipe - Gel
Easy recipe to make homemade laundry soap.
Paraffin Wax
Profile of paraffin candle wax - all about paraffin wax and its uses.
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.
Resources to Label Your Homemade Candles and...
Top Picks for Resources for Labelling Candles and Soaps - Candle and Soap Label Resources
How to Keep Your Body Butter from Melting
How can you keep natural whipped body butter from melting in warm temperatures?
Soap Making Safety Procedures
Tips and information to help you make soap safely.
Lye Excess in Liquid Soap Making
An explanation of Catherine Failor's Liquid Soap recipe formulations - and the excess of lye
What's the Difference Between Sodium Hydroxide/...
Explanation of the difference between sodium hydroxide and potassium hydroxide in soap making
Liquid Soap Dilution Table
Dilution help for making liquid soap
What is a Phototoxic Essential Oil?
Marie from Kansas City writes, “What does phototoxic mean? I had a customer ask if my lotion contained any essential oils that were phototoxic?
Water and Steam Distillation of Essential Oils
Description of water distillation and steam distillation of essential oils.
Lavender-Mint Soap Recipe
Lavender soap with two twists! Getting Started - ingredients and setup.
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
Soothing Oatmeal Bath Salt Recipe
Simple recipe for bath salts formulated with skin soothing oatmeal.
Make Loofah Soap
Putting loofah into a bar of melt and pour soap gives you easy-to-make soapy exfoliation.
Sand Candles - As Easy and as Fun as You...
Step by step instructions for making sand candles - great kids holiday candle making project.
Mica Colorants in Soap Making
Information about mica colorants in soap making.
How to Make Exfoliating Lemon Poppyseed Soap
Recipe to make naturally exfoliating lemon poppy seed soap.
Fresh Essential Oil Blends for Warm Weather
A collection of summertime-inspired essential oil blends for your handmade candles and soap.
Candle Making Videos
Step by step videos of basic candle making projects.
Make a Simple Rolled Beeswax Candle
Instructions for making a simple rolled beeswax candle. Great for kids.
What is "seize" in soap making?
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Carrot Juice Soap Recipe
Recipe for making cold process soap with carrot juice
All about wonderful eucalyptus essential oil.
Profile of eucalyptus essential oil - especially as used in soap and candles
Is Propylene Glycol Safe in Soap & Cosmetics?
Discussion of Propylene Glycol in Soap, Cosmetics and Household Items
Truly Unique Custom Candles - Inspired by...
Step by step instructions to make your own custom prayer or devotional candles.
Calculating the Volume of Wax Needed for a...
How to calculate the volume of wax needed to fill a candle mold.
How to Make Soap Just for Fishermen or Hunters
Unique Fisherman's Soap recipe - the special essential oil is reputed to attract fish and/or mask human scent
How to Make an Herbal Oil Infusion for Homemade...
Directions on How To Make an Herbal Oil Infusion for Soap Making
Use a Liquid Lye Solution in Soap Making
How to use a liquid lye solution in soap making
What is Ash on Soap
Discussion and definition of ash in soap and soapmaking.
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.
Can you use crayons to color candles?
Tips on how to use crayons in candle making
Natural Colorants in Soap Gallery
A gallery of soap made with natural colors from the 2010 Lone Star Soap & Toiletries Gathering.
Oatmeal and Goat's Milk Soap Recipe
How to make oatmeal and goat's milk soap - layered palm free soap recipe - ingredients and equipment.
Sugar Scrubs with all the Exfoliation - in an...
How to make individual sugar scrub cubes.
How to Make Homemade Liquid Soap
Resources, recipes and instructions for how to make natural liquid soap
Make Your Own Mitre Box Soap Mold
Make your own soap mold out of a wooden mitre box.
Candlelight and wine - the perfect combination...
Wine inspired gel candles - great simple candle making project
100% Coconut Oil Liquid Soap Recipe
Liquid soap recipe using 100% coconut oil - super foaming and cleansing
Natural Ways to Add Color to Your Homemade Soap
Instructions on how to add/use natural colorants in your cold process soap recipes.
Cheery, clean and bright - lemon essential oil
Information and suggestions for using lemon essential oil in your soap and candle making.
How to Make Luxurious Soap with Heavy Cream
Making a. Candle & Soap Making.
How to Make a Basic Pillar Candle
Basic candle making instructions for a molded pillar candles - Prepare Your Materials
Homemade soap & homemade felt - a luxurious...
Instructions to get started making felted soap.
What temperature is best to pour melted candle...
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The Basics of Soy Candle Wax
Profile of soy candle wax - all about soy wax for candle making and other uses
Housewarming Soap Recipe Combination
A great combination of soap for any household -Gardener's Soap great for cleaning dirty hands - Mechanic's Soap for the grimiest jobs - and Kitchen Coffee Soap to battle cooking odors
Mailbag Monday - Candle & Soap Making Questions...
A collection of reader's candle and soap making questions about candle and soap making.
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.
What Equipment and/or Tools Do I Need to Start...
The tools and equipment you need to get started making soap.
How Soap Cleans
How does soap make things clean? This experiment, suitable for kids, shows how soap cleans using oil, water and soap - which acts as an emulsifier.
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