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How to Make Your Own Soap at Home
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.
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.
A wick, some wax, and some flame - the basics...
Make your own candles and bring some warmth and light into your home - fun creative and easy to learn to make candles
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.
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.
How to Make Your Own Liquid Soap at Home
How to make natural liquid soap - how to instructions and recipe
4 Great Basic Olive Oil (Castile) Soap Recipes
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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.
How to Make Your Own Soothing Bath Salts
Basic instructions and recipe to make bath and spa salts
Start Making Your Own Soap with This Basic...
A great recipe to get started making soap - just 4 oils!
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.
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.
Make soap in a crock pot and have it ready...
How to make hot process soap in a crock pot - easy hot process soap recipe.
How to Make Simple (but Beautiful) Floating...
How to make basic floating candles - transform a plain bowl of water into a stunning centerpiece.
A Simple, Safe Recipe for Lye-Water Solution...
How to safely make a lye solution for cold process soap making - mixing, weighing and safety.
Coffee soap - a delightful exfoliating wake up
A luxurious exfoliating wake-up soap - coffee soap with a decorative mica layer
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.
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.
Problem batch of soap? Here's one way to save it!
How to rebatch soap = grating and remelting soap to save a batch or make hand milled soap
Make Your Homemade Soap Extra Creamy By Adding...
How to make goat's milk soap - easy soap making recipe and instructions.
Can You Use Kitchen Salt to Make Bath Salts?
Many different types of salt can be used to make bath salts!
Fun and Luxurious Bath Time with these Fizzy...
Easy to follow instructions how to make fizzy bath bombs - bring some fizz and some wonderfulness to your bath.
How to Make Your Own Shaving Soap
How to make your own cold process shaving soap - with a custom recipe just for shaving.
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.
Beeswax and honey - perfect together, even in a...
Making soap with both beeswax and honey - using a honeycomb effect in the mold!
Making Homemade Soap? You'll Want to Use one of...
Lye Calculators for Cold Process Soap
Outdoor Candle Buckets with Citronella...
Directions for making mosquito repelling outdoor citronella bucket candles
Make your soap - then give it a proper label...
A collection of examples of simple ways to wrap, label and package your handmade soap.
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 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.
Don't spill good soap - here's how to calculate...
How to calculate the volume of soap needed to fill a particular soap mold.
What tools and such do you need to make soap?
A list of the basic soap making tools and equipment you need to get started making 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.
Want to sell your soap? Do it correctly and...
Instructions & guidelines on labeling your soaps for sale at craft shows, markets and retail locations.
Add Some Scrub to Your Soap with Natural...
A little scrubby can make for wonderful soap!
You Can Easily Convert Your Homemade Soap...
Recipes and instructions to make your own fabulous homemade shampoo bars.
Inexpensive soap molds to get you started today
Ideas for inexpensive starter or beginner soap molds - boxes, cartons, tubes, pans, pipes, most of which are already in your kitchen.
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.
Tazo Tea Soap
A gallery of soap made with natural colors from the 2010 Lone Star Soap & Toiletries Gathering. Page 34.
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
A Luxury Soap with Two Butters for Moisturizing...
Luxury soap recipe with shea butter and cocoa butter.
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
How to Make Soleseife or Salt Water Soap
How to make soleseife or salt water soap - making brine/saltwater soap - soleseife recipe
Using a rose baking mold as a candle mold - a...
Step-by-step instructions to make molded rose candles.
A variety of salt recipes for all occasions
A collection of wonderful bath salts recipes
Just Soap - Recipe for Babies or Sensitive Skin
A recipe for an extra mild soap suitable for babies or those with extra sensitive skin.
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.
Want more bubbles? A little bit of sugar...
Adding sugar to your soap helps increase lather and bubbles
What kind of olive oil should you use in your...
Which type of olive oil is right for your soap making recipes? What's the difference in the different grades of olive oil?
How to make soap with different milks (not just...
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 superfat your soap recipes
Superfatting cold process soap recipes is common - it adds extra moisturizing qualities and gives you a fudge factor.
Super bubbly milk soap - with coconut milk
Step by step instructions for making soap with coconut milk - ingredients and special process to make soap with milk.
Make Loofah Soap
Putting loofah into a bar of melt and pour soap gives you easy-to-make soapy exfoliation.
Get started making candles with simple votive...
How to make a simple votive candle in a dixie cup - step by step instructions
Making soap with wonderful natural clays
Recipe for making soap with clays
Add color to the fizz - with colored fizzy bath...
Step by step instructions for coloring your fizzy bath bombs
A wonderful minty wake up soap
Step-by-step instructions for Morning Mint melt and pour soap - easy soap making project
Tips and techniques for making homemade liquid...
Resources, recipes and instructions for how to make natural liquid soap
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.
Convert Baking Soda Into Washing Soda for...
How to convert baking soda into washing soda for use in homemade laundry detergent.
Why Add Honey to Your Homemade Soaps
Information about using honey in hand made soaps - soap making recipes too
Make Your Own Lye and Feel Like a Pioneer
Links to sources of how to make lye the old fashioned way - from wood ashes and water
Just what IS cure in soap making?
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Save Money on Laundry Detergent by Making Your...
Easy recipe to make homemade laundry soap.
Make liquid soap - in your oven with this easy...
Making natural liquid soap in the oven is a fun and easy process - no crock pot necessary.
How to make your own powdered homemade laundry...
Recipe for great homemade powdered laundry soap. Easy to make and very inexpensive!
Add a bit of salt to make your soap harder
Adding a bit of salt to your soap can help increase hardness - an inexpensive and easy soap making tip
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.
What is "trace" in soap making?
What is. Candle & Soap Making.
Truly Unique Custom Candles - Inspired by...
Step by step instructions to make your own custom prayer or devotional candles.
Make Your Own Homemade Laundry Soap - Here's How
Information and recipes to make your own homemade laundry detergent/soap.
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.
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.
Yes, it's smelly - but worth it! Render your...
Instructions for taking fat from the butcher - usually beef fat - and rendering it into tallow useable in your soap recipes.
Using teas in your soap recipes
How to best use teas and herbs used for tea in your soap making.
Cold Process Soap Making Videos
A collection of step by step videos demonstrating cold process soap making
Don't burn down the house! Choose safe candle...
How to choose safe containers for your container candles. Candle making safety.
All about paraffin wax for candle making
Profile of paraffin candle wax - all about paraffin wax and its uses.
Basic 3-Oil Soap Recipe
Basic 3-Oil Soap Making Recipe - A good super simple recipe to get started making soap
Resources to Label Your Homemade Candles and...
Help with labeling your great soap and candles for sale.
Indulge Yourself with This Simple Milk Bath...
Simple recipe for milk bath - made famous by Cleopatra - easy to make for yourself.
Top Information & Concepts to Get Started...
The How to Make Soap Cheat Sheet - Top Tips and Information 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.
Understanding Dangerous Essential Oils
List of Toxic and Phototoxic Essential Oils
Lavender Dream: A Luxuriant Soap Recipe
Recipe for Lavender Dream Soap & Essential Oil Blend
How to Make Soothing Cucumber Soap
Recipe for cucumber soap. Candle & Soap Making.
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.
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.
A Clean Dog is a Happy Dog - Dog soap recipes...
A clean dog is a happy dog - Here are some easy dog soap recipes for your pup.
Whip up some room temperature process soap
Step by step instructions to make whipped soap - room temperature cold process soap.
Warmer weather does not have to mean melted...
How can you keep natural whipped body butter from melting in warm temperatures?
How to Make an Ice Candle
How to make an ice candle - basic ice candle instructions
What is saponification?
Definition of saponification in soap making process and how oils and lye combine to saponify into soap.,
How to Make a Basic Pillar Candle
Basic candle making instructions for a molded pillar candles - Prepare Your Materials
Soap with Beer? A Must-Try Citrus Honey Bock...
Recipe for Citrus Honey Bock Soap.
Which wax is better? Soy or Paraffin?
Profile of soy candle wax - all about soy wax for candle making and other uses
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.
How flower petals can improve (or ruin) your...
Flower petals in soap can be great - but only if used correctly. Here's how.
What's the Difference Between Sodium Hydroxide/...
Explanation of the difference between sodium hydroxide and potassium hydroxide in soap making
How to use a pre-mixed lye solution for your...
How to use a liquid lye solution in soap making
Homemade Laundry Soap Recipe - Gel
Easy recipe to make homemade laundry soap.
Sand Candles - As Easy and as Fun as You...
Step by step instructions for making sand candles - great kids holiday candle making project.
Fresh Essential Oil Blends for Warm Weather
A collection of summertime-inspired essential oil blends for your handmade candles and soap.
How to Make a Beer Candle - Gel and Paraffin...
How to make Beer Candles! Step-by-step instructions on how to make a beer candle for beer and candle lovers.
Whip Up Some Good Old-Fashioned Hard White Soap
recipes for old fashioned hard white soap
How to Make Luxurious Soap with Heavy Cream
Making a. Candle & Soap Making.
It's the time of year for pumpkin soap!
Pumpkin is a wonderful additive to soap - adding vitamins and great natural color...and perfect for fall soap making.
Floating flower candles using a 2 piece mold
Step-by-step instructions to make molded floating flower candles
Cocoa Butter Massage Bars
Instructions to make cocoa butter massage bars - easy to make with ingredients you probably already have.
Lye Excess in Liquid Soap Making
An explanation of Catherine Failor's Liquid Soap recipe formulations - and the excess of lye
A unique swirled melt and pour soap project
Instructions to make a swirled melt and pour soap project.
Green Tea & Lemongrass Soap Recipe
Recipe for green tea & lemongrass soap.
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.
What is a folded essential oil?
Description & definition of a folded essential oil.
Candle Making Videos
Step by step videos of basic candle making projects.
Where Do Essential Oils Come From?
How are essential oils extracted from the plants?
Lavender and mint combined into one wonderful...
Lavender soap with two twists! Getting Started - ingredients and setup.
Just how are essential oils extracted from the...
Description of water distillation and steam distillation of essential oils.
Make a Simple Rolled Beeswax Candle
Instructions for making a simple rolled beeswax candle. Great for kids.
100% Coconut Oil Liquid Soap Recipe
Liquid soap recipe using 100% coconut oil - super foaming and cleansing
How to Make Marbled Container Candles
How to make a container candle with swirled marbled colors!
Ann Bramson's Castile Soap Recipe
Ann Bramson's 3-oil Soap Recipe - A castile soap variation using olive oil and beef tallow
Recycle your wax scraps into new candles -...
How to recycle candle wax - odds and ends and scraps of candles are easy to recycle and re-use.
How to use essential oils safely
How to use essential oils safely in your soaps and candles.
Turn your soap into works of art - with these...
How to create magnificent swirls in your soap - cold process swirl tutorials and videos
Mica Colorants in Soap Making
Information about mica colorants in soap making.
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
Animal excretions in your perfumes? Probably!
Animal excretions in your perfumes, food and cosmetics? Most probably - or at least synthetic anamalic constituents.
Invigorating Foot Soak/Bath Salts Recipe
How to make bath salts for feet - a simple recipe for salts formulated as a foot soak.
Loofah Soap Variations
Instructions for two variations on super scrubby loofah soaps
An easy DIY soap mold that will last for many...
Make your own soap mold out of a wooden mitre box.
Basic Bath Salts Recipe
Simple recipe for basic bath salts.
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.
Coffee Soap Recipe
Soap Making - Recipe for Coffee Soap - Odor Elminating Soap Recipe
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
Iced Tea Gel Candle
Gel candle making project - ice cubes in a tall glass of iced tea.
Soap Making Safety Procedures
Tips and information to help you make soap safely.
How to get started making easy melt-and-pour...
How to get started making easy melt and pour soap - custom soap that's ready to use today!
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?
Beautiful, yet easy - layered container candles
How to make layered container candles - a variation on the standard container candle making project.
Castor Oil Profile
Profile of Castor oil in soap making
What are Your Favorite Soap Making Recipes?
What are your favorite soap making recipes?
What are those ugly orange spots on your...
Have a batch of soap that has suddenly turned orange in spots? You're a victim of DOS - or Dreaded Orange Spots
Made a batch of liquid soap? Here's how to...
Dilution help for making liquid soap
Citronella Candle Torches
Step by step instructions to make outdoor dipped citronella torch candles
Making Soap with Butterfat
Recipe to make soap with cow's milk butterfat - instructions to use butter as an oil in your soap recipe.
Make homemade soap with carrot juice
Recipe for making cold process soap with carrot juice
Is your soap in a big gloppy ball? It could be...
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How to Make an Herbal Oil Infusion for Homemade...
Directions on How To Make an Herbal Oil Infusion for Soap Making

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