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.
Want to start making soap? Here are a collection of tried and true basic recipes from the top soap makers in the country.
How to make homemade cold process soap - recipes and easy-to-follow instructions to make your own natural handmade soap at home.
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.
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Make your own candles and bring some warmth and light into your home - fun creative and easy to learn to make candles
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 natural liquid soap - how to instructions and recipe
Basic instructions and recipe to make bath and spa salts
Basic 4-Oil Soap Making Recipe - A great recipe to get started making soap
Clean your toilet bowl and elminate odors with fizzy toilet bombs - natural toilet cleaner and odor improver
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.
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 make goat's milk soap - easy soap making recipe and instructions.
Links to sources of how to make lye the old fashioned way - from wood ashes and water
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 safely make a lye solution for cold process soap making - mixing, weighing and safety.
Lye Calculators for Cold Process Soap
How to make hot process soap in a crock pot - easy hot process soap recipe.
Recipe for making a bar of soap that defies all of the rules - a 100% coconut oil soap, with a 20% superfat.
Sandy Maine's Basic 3-oil Soap Recipe - A good basic 3-Oil soap making recipe to get started
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.
Recipes and instructions to make your own fabulous homemade shampoo bars.
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 discussion of the difference between fragrance oils and essential oils in candle making and soap making.
Create custom fragrance blends of fragrance or essential oils for your soaps and candles with this simple blending guide
How to rebatch soap = grating and remelting soap to save a batch or make hand milled soap
How to make bath salts & bath salts recipes
A list of the basic soap making tools and equipment you need to get started making soap
Information about the many different types of candle making waxes - and guidance for choosing the right one.
Instructions & guidelines on labeling your soaps for sale at craft shows, markets and retail locations.
Easy to follow instructions how to make fizzy bath bombs - bring some fizz and some wonderfulness to your bath.
Soap making recipes of all types - learn how to make soap - milk soaps, basic soaps, specialty soaps, advanced soap recipes.
The How to Make Soap Cheat Sheet - Top Tips and Information to Get Started Making Soap
How to convert baking soda into washing soda for use in homemade laundry detergent.
Benefits of salt soap bars - how to make a salt bar - recipe and soap making instructions.
List of exfoliants you can use in your soaps
Easy recipe to make homemade laundry soap.
Which type of olive oil is right for your soap making recipes? What's the difference in the different grades of olive oil?
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.
How to calculate the volume of soap needed to fill a particular soap mold.
Instructions for taking fat from the butcher - usually beef fat - and rendering it into tallow useable in your soap recipes.
Superfatting cold process soap recipes is common - it adds extra moisturizing qualities and gives you a fudge factor.
Directions for making mosquito repelling outdoor citronella bucket candles
How are essential oils extracted from the plants?
Luxury soap recipe with shea butter and cocoa butter.
Information about using honey in hand made soaps - soap making recipes too
Adding sugar to your soap helps increase lather and bubbles
Recipe for making soap with clays
Step by step instructions for making soap with coconut milk - ingredients and special process 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, coffee, tea or even beer. Making the lye solution for your soap is a bit more tricky though.
A recipe for an extra mild soap suitable for babies or those with extra sensitive skin.
Scale your recipe to any size as well as understand the proportions of each oil in the recipe.
A collection of examples of simple ways to wrap, label and package your handmade soap.
Making soap with both beeswax and honey - using a honeycomb effect in the mold!
What is. Candle & Soap Making.
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Recipe for Lavender Dream Soap & Essential Oil Blend
Simple recipe for milk bath - made famous by Cleopatra - easy to make for yourself.
Basic 3-Oil Soap Making Recipe - A good super simple recipe to get started making soap
Pine Tar is reputed to help with skin conditions like eczema, dandruff, psoriasis and other itchy skin conditions like insect bites.
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.
How to best use teas and herbs used for tea in your soap making.
Make a custom shaving soap with a melt and pour soap base - by adding a few key ingredients.
A collection of step by step videos demonstrating cold process soap making
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
Recipe for Citrus Honey Bock Soap.
Recipe for great homemade powdered laundry soap. Easy to make and very inexpensive!
How to make basic floating candles - transform a plain bowl of water into a stunning centerpiece.
List of Toxic and Phototoxic Essential Oils
Description of water distillation and steam distillation of essential oils.
Recipe for cucumber soap. Candle & Soap Making.
Definition of saponification in soap making process and how oils and lye combine to saponify into soap.,
Mosquito repelling essential oil blends for making citronella candles with more than just citronella oil - natural blends for natural mosquito repellents.
recipes for old fashioned hard white soap
The term glycerin (glycerine) soap is really a misnomer. All real soap is glycerin soap. Learn why.
How can you keep natural whipped body butter from melting in warm temperatures?
Examples of different types of candles you can make at home. Links and easy how-to candle making instructions.
Pumpkin is a wonderful additive to soap - adding vitamins and great natural color...and perfect for fall soap making.
Making soaps with natural clays. Candle & Soap Making. Page 2.
How to make soleseife or salt water soap - making brine/saltwater soap - soleseife recipe
Recipes for flea repelling dog soap
Going camping? You can make your own soap that will be biodegradable and environmentally kind.
Ideas for inexpensive starter or beginner soap molds - boxes, cartons, tubes, pans, pipes, most of which are already in your kitchen.
How to make bath salts for feet - a simple recipe for salts formulated as a foot soak.
Information and suggestions for using lemon essential oil in your soap and candle making.
Step by step instructions to make whipped soap - room temperature cold process soap.
A preview of how you can make melt and pour soap base?
Top Picks for Resources for Labelling Candles and Soaps - Candle and Soap Label Resources
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
How to choose safe containers for your container candles. Candle making safety.
Directions on How To Make an Herbal Oil Infusion for Soap Making
How to make a simple votive candle in a dixie cup - step by step instructions
An explanation of Catherine Failor's Liquid Soap recipe formulations - and the excess of lye
Ann Bramson's 3-oil Soap Recipe - A castile soap variation using olive oil and beef tallow
Recipe for green tea & lemongrass soap.
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
Trace is the point at which the soap has thickened and blended enough to have formed a stable emulsion.
Profile of paraffin candle wax - all about paraffin wax and its uses.
Pouring the White Base - Morning Mint melt and pour soap - easy soap making project. Page 6.
After you've finished making your soap, you have to deal with the cleanup. Here's now to safely clean up after soapmaking.
Tips and information to help you make soap safely.
How to use essential oils safely in your soaps and candles.
instructions to make soap on a rope using 3D soap mold and single cavity soap mold
How to recycle candle wax - odds and ends and scraps of candles are easy to recycle and re-use.
Information and recipes to make your own homemade laundry detergent/soap.
Tips on how to use crayons in candle making
Liquid soap recipe using 100% coconut oil - super foaming and cleansing
Information about mica colorants in soap making.
Step by step instructions to make your own custom prayer or devotional candles.
How to use a liquid lye solution in soap making
Marie from Kansas City writes, “What does phototoxic mean? I had a customer ask if my lotion contained any essential oils that were phototoxic?
Lavender soap with two twists! Getting Started - ingredients and setup.
Putting loofah into a bar of melt and pour soap gives you easy-to-make soapy exfoliation.
Basic candle making instructions for a molded pillar candles - Prepare Your Materials
Instructions for making a simple rolled beeswax candle. Great for kids.
Dilution help for making liquid soap
Recipe and ingredients that you'll need to make cocoa butter massage bars.
How to make individual sugar scrub cubes.
Recipe to make naturally exfoliating lemon poppy seed soap.
Discussion of Propylene Glycol in Soap, Cosmetics and Household Items
Simple recipe for bath salts formulated with skin soothing oatmeal.
Explanation of the difference between sodium hydroxide and potassium hydroxide in soap making
Easy recipe to make homemade laundry soap.
Instructions on how to add/use natural colorants in your cold process soap recipes.
The tools and equipment you need to get started making soap.
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How to neutralize natural liquid soap
A collection of summertime-inspired essential oil blends for your handmade candles and soap.
Profile of Shea Butter in Soap Making and Bath & Body Products
Profile of eucalyptus essential oil - especially as used in soap and candles
A collection of reader's candle and soap making questions about candle and soap making.
Step by step videos of basic candle making projects.
Step by step instructions for making sand candles - great kids holiday candle making project.
Have a batch of soap that has suddenly turned orange in spots? You're a victim of DOS - or Dreaded Orange Spots
Information and profile of peppermint essential oil in soaps.
Soap project using the column swirl method - wild soap colors - amazing soap swirls.
How to calculate the volume of wax needed to fill a candle mold.
Recipe for making cold process soap with carrot juice
A gallery of soap made with natural colors from the 2010 Lone Star Soap & Toiletries Gathering.
Review and information about the affordable new 12 bar silicone soap mold from Bramble Berry.
Information about the history and function of candle wicks - how candle wicks work, how they were developed and the different types of candle wicks.
A collection of articles and information about lavender - the most popular essential oil used in soap making and candle making.
Instructions to get started making felted soap.
Dry Perfume Roll-on or Body Oil Spray with Cyclomethicone
Step by step instructions for coloring your fizzy bath bombs