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