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Make your own natural homemade soap today
Learn how to make soap - start with this overview of the many different ways you can make your own natural homemade soap at home
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.
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.
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.
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 soap in a crock pot and have it ready...
How to make hot process soap in a crock pot - easy hot process soap recipe.
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
4 Great Basic Olive Oil (Castile) Soap Recipes
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How to Make Your Own Liquid Soap at Home
How to make natural liquid soap - how to instructions and recipe
Start Making Your Own Soap with This Basic...
A great recipe to get started making soap - just 4 oils!
How to create your own custom homemade 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.
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 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
Candles and water do mix - how to make basic...
How to make basic floating candles - transform a plain bowl of water into a stunning centerpiece.
How to Make Your Own Shaving Soap
How to make your own cold process shaving soap - with a custom recipe just for shaving.
Making Homemade Soap? You'll Want to Use one of...
Lye Calculators for Cold Process Soap
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.
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 soap - then give it a proper label...
A collection of examples of simple ways to wrap, label and package your handmade soap.
Can You Use Kitchen Salt to Make Bath Salts?
Many different types of salt can be used to make bath salts!
Make Your Homemade Soap Extra Creamy By Adding...
How to make goat's milk soap - easy soap making recipe and instructions.
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.
A Simple, Safe Recipe for Lye-Water Solution...
How to safely make a lye solution for cold process soap making - mixing, weighing and safety.
Want more bubbles? A little bit of sugar...
Adding sugar to your soap helps increase lather and bubbles
Don't spill good soap - here's how to calculate...
How to calculate the volume of soap needed to fill a particular soap mold.
Beeswax and honey - perfect together, even in a...
Making soap with both beeswax and honey - using a honeycomb effect in the mold!
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.
What tools and equipment do you need to make...
Soapmaking tools shopping list - all the basic soap making tools and equipment you need to get started making homemade soap
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.
Make Salt Soap Bars: An Easy Photo Tutorial
Benefits of salt soap bars - how to make a salt bar - recipe and soap making instructions.
Add color to the fizz - with colored fizzy bath...
Step by step instructions for coloring your fizzy bath bombs
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
Want to sell your soap? Do it correctly and...
Instructions & guidelines on labeling your soaps for sale at craft shows, markets and retail locations.
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.
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.
What's the difference between fragrance and...
A discussion of the difference between fragrance oils and essential oils in candle making and soap making.
Just Soap - Recipe for Babies or Sensitive Skin
A recipe for an extra mild soap suitable for babies or those with extra sensitive skin.
Add Some Scrub to Your Soap with Natural...
A little scrubby can make for wonderful soap!
A Luxury Soap with Two Butters for Moisturizing...
Luxury soap recipe with shea butter and cocoa butter.
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.
What's the Difference Between Sodium Hydroxide/...
Explanation of the difference between sodium hydroxide and potassium hydroxide in soap making
How to Make an Ice Candle
How to make an ice candle - basic ice candle instructions
Tips and techniques for making homemade liquid...
Resources, recipes and instructions for how to make natural liquid 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
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?
Use wonderful natural colorants in your soap...
Natural soap colorants like spices and plants don't have to be boring and muted. Use these natural colors in your soap recipes.
What is superfat in soap recipes?
What is superfatting or lye discount in homemade soap recipes? How to superfat your soap recipes.
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
A wonderful minty wake up soap
Step-by-step instructions for Morning Mint melt and pour soap - easy soap making project
Truly Unique Custom Candles - Inspired by...
Step by step instructions to make your own custom prayer or devotional candles.
Making soap with wonderful natural clays
Recipe for making soap with clays
A variety of salt recipes for all occasions
A collection of wonderful bath salts recipes
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.
You Can Easily Convert Your Homemade Soap...
Recipes and instructions to make your own fabulous homemade shampoo bars.
All about different types of candles to make...
Examples of different types of candles you can make at home - how to make votive, pillar, dipped, rolled and container candles
Make Loofah Soap
Putting loofah into a bar of melt and pour soap gives you easy-to-make soapy exfoliation.
Cocoa Butter Massage Bars
Instructions to make cocoa butter massage bars - easy to make with ingredients you probably already have.
All about paraffin wax for candle making
Profile of paraffin candle wax - all about paraffin wax and its uses.
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.
Don't burn down the house! Choose safe candle...
How to choose safe containers for your container candles. Candle making safety.
How to make soap with different milks (not just...
Using goat's milk, cow's milk, coconut milk or other milks for soap takes some extra steps, but makes for wonderful, creamy homemade 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.
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.
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.
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.
How to Make Soleseife or Salt Water Soap
How to make soleseife or salt water soap - making brine/saltwater soap - soleseife recipe
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
How to make soap with milk, tea, beer or other...
How to make homemade soap with goat's milk, coconut milk, coffee, tea or even beer - custom soap recipes with alternative liquids
Basic 3-Oil Soap Recipe
Basic 3-Oil Soap Making Recipe - A good super simple recipe to get started making soap
How to Recycle and Reuse Candle Containers
How to recycle container candle jars and containers.
How to use teas and other herbs in your soap...
How to best use teas and herbs used for tea in your soap making and soap recipes - preventing botanical bleed
What really makes a candle wick work?
Information about the history, function and different types of candle wicks
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.
How do you make lye from water and wood ashes?
Links to sources of how to make lye the old fashioned way - from leaching wood ashes through water - primitive pioneer soap making
Valentine's Day Funnel Pour Soap Recipe
Equipment, ingredients, colorants and recipe to make the funnel pour cold process swirled soap - with a Valentine's Day red and white theme
Which wax is better? Soy or Paraffin?
Profile of soy candle wax - all about soy wax for candle making and other uses
Cold Process Soap Making Videos
A collection of step by step videos demonstrating cold process soap making
How to make old fashioned simple hard white...
How to adjust your soap recipes or add soap making ingredients to your recipes to yield bars of simple, hard white homemade soap.
What is saponification?
Definition of saponification in soap making process and how oils and lye combine to saponify into soap.,
A unique swirled melt and pour soap project
Instructions to make a swirled melt and pour soap project.
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.
Using a rose baking mold as a candle mold - a...
Step-by-step instructions to make molded rose candles.
Resources to Label Your Homemade Candles and...
Help with labeling your great soap and candles for sale.
Whip up some room temperature process soap
Step by step instructions to make whipped soap - room temperature cold process 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.
What is "trace" in soap making?
What is. Candle & Soap Making.
Just what IS cure in soap making?
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Get started making candles with simple votive...
How to make a simple votive candle in a dixie cup - step by step instructions
Save Money on Laundry Detergent by Making Your...
Easy recipe to make homemade laundry soap.
Floating flower candles using a 2 piece mold
Step-by-step instructions to make molded floating flower candles
How to make your own hand made pillar candles
How to make an easy pillar candle at home - basic candle making instructions for pillar candles - how to make candles
How to Make Luxurious Soap with Heavy Cream
Making soap with heavy whipping cream can make the soap rich, creamy and extra moisturizing. Here are the preparation steps and methods to make the best milk soaps.
Funnel pour in PVC round column mold for a fun...
How to use a funnel pour swirl technique in a round PVC column mold - colorful soap making recipe
How will castor oil help my homemade soap recipe?
How unique castor oil blends with other soap making oils and contributes lathering qualities to your homemade soap recipes.
Some essential oils can be dangerous to use -...
Toxic and phototoxic essential oils - using essential oils safely in soap, bath and body and other products that involve skin contact
Luxurious scrub with jojoba beads in your...
How to make scrubby melt and pour soap with jojoba beads - jojoba beads (made from jojoba wax) give a gentle exfoliation to your soaps
How to convert baking soda to 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
How to Make Marbled Container Candles
How to make a container candle with swirled marbled colors!
Turn your soap into works of art - with these...
How to create magnificent swirls in your soap - cold process swirl tutorials and videos
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.
Make Your Own Homemade Laundry Soap - Here's How
Information and recipes to make your own homemade laundry detergent/soap.
Indulge Yourself with This Simple Milk Bath...
Simple recipe for milk bath - made famous by Cleopatra - easy to make for yourself.
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.
Homemade Laundry Soap Recipe - Gel
Easy recipe to make homemade laundry soap.
How to use a pre-mixed lye solution for your...
How to use a liquid lye solution in soap making
Why is there too much lye in liquid soap recipes?
Why is there excess lye in liquid soap recipes - An explanation of Catherine Failor's Liquid Soap recipe formulations
Green Tea & Lemongrass Soap Recipe
Recipe for green tea & lemongrass soap.
A collection of videos to help you get started...
A collection of short how-to videos on candle making - quick overviews on a range of votive, container, beeswax and other candle making projects.
Make homemade soap with carrot juice
Recipe for making cold process soap with carrot juice
Warmer weather does not have to mean melted...
How can you keep natural whipped body butter from melting in warm temperatures?
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 to Neutralize Liquid Soap
How to neutralize natural liquid soap
How to make your own powdered homemade laundry...
How to make homemade powdered laundry soap. Easy to make and inexpensive!
Have you ever wondered how melt and pour soap...
A preview of how you can make melt and pour soap base?
Top safety tips for homemade soap makers
Soap making can be completely safe to do - but accidents can happen if you don't follow these basic safety guidelines in your soap kitchen
An easy DIY soap mold that will last for many...
Make your own soap mold out of a wooden mitre box.
Easy Valentine's Day Soaps - with Cookie Cutters
How to make melt and pour Valentine's Day soaps - with heart shaped cookie cutter cut outs
Basic Bath Salts Recipe
Simple recipe for basic bath salts.
How to use shea butter in your soap and...
Information and origins of shea butter - and how to use it in your soap and bath/body products
100% Coconut Oil Liquid Soap Recipe
Liquid soap recipe using 100% coconut oil - super foaming and cleansing
How to use essential oils safely in your candle...
How to use essential oils safely in your soaps and candles - sensitizing, toxic, hazardous and essential oils to avoid during pregnancy
Made a batch of liquid soap? Here's how to...
Dilution help for making liquid soap
Fabulous Silicone Mold - Affordable and Easy to...
Review and information about the affordable new 12 bar silicone soap mold from Bramble Berry.
Outdoor Candle Buckets with Citronella...
Directions for making mosquito repelling outdoor citronella bucket candles
What are Your Favorite Soap Making Recipes?
What are your favorite soap making recipes?
Can you use crayons to color candles?
Tips on how to use crayons in candle making
Beautiful, yet easy - layered container candles
How to make layered container candles - a variation on the standard container candle making project.
Oatmeal and Goat's Milk Soap Recipe
How to make oatmeal and goat's milk soap - layered palm free soap recipe - ingredients and equipment.
How to make scrubby exfoliating lemon poppyseed...
Recipe to make naturally exfoliating lemon poppy seed soap.
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
Soap with Beer? A Must-Try Citrus Honey Bock...
Recipe for Citrus Honey Bock Soap.
Show your love with these Valentine's Day soap...
Valentine's Day is for love and for people who love handmade soap. Here is a collection of Valentine's Day themed soap making recipes and projects
How flower petals can improve (or ruin) your...
Flower petals in soap can be great - but only if used correctly. Here's how.
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.
Natural Ways to Add Color to Your Homemade Soap
Instructions on how to add/use natural colorants in your cold process soap recipes.
Make mosquito repelling candles with these...
Mosquito repelling essential oil blends for making citronella candles with more than just citronella oil - natural mosquito repellents.
Great books to get you started making soap today
A collection of the best books on how to make soap from scratch.
All about wonderful eucalyptus essential oil.
Profile of eucalyptus essential oil - especially as used in soap and candles
How to make handmade votive candles with metal...
Make handmade votive candles using easy metal votive molds and wick pins - easy beginner candle making instructions
Swirl and marble your soaps like a pro - Irene...
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Everything you need to get started making soap
All the tools and equipment you need to get started making soap today - spoons, pitchers and soap making safety equipment
Everything You Need to Know or Get to Start...
Tips, information, shopping lists and examples of all you need to get started making candles today!
Homemade soap & homemade felt - a luxurious...
Instructions to get started making felted soap.
What books do you need to get started making...
Books to help beginners start making soap - cold process soap making, melt and pour soap making, books for kids and essential oils books
How to make rolled candles out of beeswax sheets
How to make simple rolled handmade candles out of sheets of beeswax - beginner candles - great candle making project for kids
How to infuse natural colors in your soy candles
Natural Colorants in Candles - How to infuse natural colors into soy wax to create natural soy candles - how to make natural candles

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