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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How to make natural liquid soap - how to instructions and recipe
Basic instructions and recipe to make bath and spa salts
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.
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 safely make a lye solution for cold process soap making - mixing, weighing and safety.
Lye Calculators for Cold Process Soap
Information about the many different types of candle making waxes - and guidance for choosing the right one.
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.
How to make goat's milk soap - easy soap making recipe and instructions.
Sandy Maine's Basic 3-oil Soap Recipe - A good basic 3-Oil soap making recipe to get started
How to make hot process soap in a crock pot - easy hot process soap recipe.
A discussion of the difference between fragrance oils and essential oils in candle making and soap making.
How to rebatch soap = grating and remelting soap to save a batch or make hand milled soap
Pumpkin is a wonderful additive to soap - adding vitamins and great natural color...and perfect for fall 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.
Instructions & guidelines on labeling your soaps for sale at craft shows, markets and retail locations.
Recipe for making a bar of soap that defies all of the rules - a 100% coconut oil soap, with a 20% superfat.
Letting the freshly poured floating candles cool.
How to make your own cold process shaving soap - with a custom recipe just for shaving.
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
Links to sources of how to make lye the old fashioned way - from wood ashes and water
Create custom fragrance blends of fragrance or essential oils for your soaps and candles with this simple blending guide
How to convert baking soda into washing soda for use in homemade laundry detergent.
How to make bath salts & bath salts recipes
Recipes and instructions to make your own fabulous homemade shampoo bars.
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.
Soap making recipes of all types - learn how to make soap - milk soaps, basic soaps, specialty soaps, advanced soap recipes.
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.
A little scrubby can make for wonderful soap!
Superfatting cold process soap recipes is common - it adds extra moisturizing qualities and gives you a fudge factor.
How to calculate the volume of soap needed to fill a particular soap mold.
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.
Definition of saponification in soap making process and how oils and lye combine to saponify into soap.,
A collection of examples of simple ways to wrap, label and package your handmade soap.
Benefits of salt soap bars - how to make a salt bar - recipe and soap making instructions.
Adding sugar to your soap helps increase lather and bubbles
Instructions for taking fat from the butcher - usually beef fat - and rendering it into tallow useable in your soap recipes.
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.
Luxury soap recipe with shea butter and cocoa butter.
How are essential oils extracted from the plants?
Recipe for making soap with clays
Information about using honey in hand made soaps - soap making recipes too
Examples of different types of candles you can make at home. Links and easy how-to candle making instructions.
Recipe for Lavender Dream Soap & Essential Oil Blend
How to make a simple votive candle in a dixie cup - step by step instructions
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.
Making soap with both beeswax and honey - using a honeycomb effect in the mold!
Profile of paraffin candle wax - all about paraffin wax and its uses.
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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.
Pine Tar is reputed to help with skin conditions like eczema, dandruff, psoriasis and other itchy skin conditions like insect bites.
What is. Candle & Soap Making.
A recipe for an extra mild soap suitable for babies or those with extra sensitive skin.
Recipe for great homemade powdered laundry soap. Easy to make and very inexpensive!
Make a custom shaving soap with a melt and pour soap base - by adding a few key ingredients.
Step by step instructions for making soap with coconut milk - ingredients and special process to make soap with milk.
A collection of step by step videos demonstrating cold process soap making
Adding a bit of salt to your soap can help increase hardness - an inexpensive and easy soap making tip
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
How to choose safe containers for your container candles. Candle making safety.
Directions for making mosquito repelling outdoor citronella bucket candles
A unique and inspiring book from Great Britain. Wonderful, natural recipes for soap, bath bombs and massage melts.
Basic 3-Oil Soap Making Recipe - A good super simple recipe to get started making soap
Information about the annual Hindu festival of Diwali - and the candles and lights that are used
Information about the history and function of candle wicks - how candle wicks work, how they were developed and the different types of candle wicks.
How to use essential oils safely in your soaps and candles.
List of Toxic and Phototoxic Essential Oils
Easy recipe to make homemade laundry soap.
Resources to find and buy lye for soap making in Europe, Canada and Australia.
Instructions for making a simple rolled beeswax candle. Great for kids.
Making soaps with natural clays. Candle & Soap Making. Page 2.
Information and History of Christmas and Christmas Candles and Festivals of Light around the world
Help with labeling your great soap and candles for sale.
recipes for old fashioned hard white soap
Step by step instructions to make whipped soap - room temperature cold process soap.
Step-by-step instructions on making a beer candle - melt the gel. Page 3.
Clean your toilet bowl and elminate odors with fizzy toilet bombs - natural toilet cleaner and odor improver
The How to Make Soap Cheat Sheet - Top Tips and Information to Get Started Making Soap
Description of water distillation and steam distillation of essential oils.
Trace is the point at which the soap has thickened and blended enough to have formed a stable emulsion.
Discussion of Propylene Glycol in Soap, Cosmetics and Household Items
Tips on how to use crayons in candle making
How to best use teas and herbs used for tea in your soap making.
An explanation of Catherine Failor's Liquid Soap recipe formulations - and the excess of lye
How to recycle candle wax - odds and ends and scraps of candles are easy to recycle and re-use.
Flower petals in soap can be great - but only if used correctly. Here's how.
Information and recipes to make your own homemade laundry detergent/soap.
Recipe and ingredients that you'll need to make cocoa butter massage bars.
How to make oatmeal and goat's milk soap - layered palm free soap recipe - ingredients and equipment.
Recipe for cucumber soap. Candle & Soap Making.
Ann Bramson's 3-oil Soap Recipe - A castile soap variation using olive oil and beef tallow
Step by step videos of basic candle making projects.
A clean dog is a happy dog - Here are some easy dog soap recipes for your pup.
Recipe for Citrus Honey Bock Soap.
Have a batch of soap that has suddenly turned orange in spots? You're a victim of DOS - or Dreaded Orange Spots
Recipe for green tea & lemongrass soap.
Explanation of the difference between sodium hydroxide and potassium hydroxide in soap making
Profile of soy candle wax - all about soy wax for candle making and other uses
Step by step instructions for coloring your fizzy bath bombs - using liquid colorant
How can you keep natural whipped body butter from melting in warm temperatures?
The term glycerin (glycerine) soap is really a misnomer. All real soap is glycerin soap. Learn why.
How to create magnificent swirls in your soap - cold process swirl tutorials and videos
How to make individual sugar scrub cubes.
After you've finished making your soap, you have to deal with the cleanup. Here's now to safely clean up after soapmaking.
Putting loofah into a bar of melt and pour soap gives you easy-to-make soapy exfoliation.
Tips and information to help you make soap safely.
Information about mica colorants in soap making.
Instructions to make pumpkin tea light candles - easy Thanksgiving or Autumn Table Decorations. Page 6.
My favorite holiday soap making projects. Homemade soaps make wonderful Christmas gifts - they're practical, sensual, beautiful, and come from your heart and home.
This easy to make melt and pour soap project will bring a touch of Autumn into your bathrooms and kitchens.
Profile of Shea Butter in Soap Making and Bath & Body Products
Profile of beeswax and making candles with beeswax - all about beeswax and its uses
Profile of eucalyptus essential oil - especially as used in soap and candles
How to make an ice candle - basic ice candle instructions
Information about Propylene Glycol - a common ingredient in many personal care products.
How to calculate the volume of wax needed to fill a candle mold.
How to reuse container candle jars. Place the candles into the oven.
Recipe to make naturally exfoliating lemon poppy seed soap.
Directions on How To Make an Herbal Oil Infusion for Soap Making
Recipe for making cold process soap with carrot juice