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Updated Articles and Resources

By David Fisher

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Is it Possible to Affect Trace Time? Created: Monday, March 07, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Trace is the point at which the soap has thickened and blended enough to have formed a stable emulsion.
    • Making Soap with Liquids Other than Water Created: Thursday, May 12, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      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.
    • Pine Tar Soap Recipe Created: Sunday, January 27, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Pine Tar is reputed to help with skin conditions like eczema, dandruff, psoriasis and other itchy skin conditions like insect bites.
    • Qualities of Soap Making Oils Created: Sunday, August 24, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      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.
    • Top Resources for Candle and Soap Labels Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Top Picks for Resources for Labelling Candles and Soaps - Candle and Soap Label Resources
    • Olive Oil (Castile) Soap Recipes Created: Monday, August 08, 2005 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Easy Recipes for making Castile Olive Oil Soap
    • Homemade Laundry Soap Recipe - Gel Created: Thursday, February 04, 2010 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      Easy recipe to make homemade laundry soap.
    • Dry Perfume Roll-on Created: Monday, September 03, 2007 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      Dry Perfume Roll-on or Body Oil Spray with Cyclomethicone
    • Soapmaking in Haiti - Teaching the World to Soap Created: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      The story of Amanda Griffin and Marla Bosworth traveling to Haiti to teach a village of women how to make soap.
    • Essential Oils to Avoid During Pregnancy Created: Monday, April 14, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Some essential oils have hormone-like effects, others stimulate the uterine muscles, others are just plain toxic and are to be avoided during pregnancy." itemprop="descript't3'" --> itemprop="descr...
    • How to Make Melt and Pour Soap Created: Tuesday, April 26, 2005 Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014
      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.
    • Create a Basic Homemade Soap Recipe Created: Wednesday, May 18, 2005 Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014
      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 Soap from Scratch - Soap Making Using the Cold Process Method Created: Monday, May 02, 2005 Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014
      How to make homemade cold process soap - recipes and easy-to-follow instructions to make your own natural handmade soap at home.
    • Basic Candle Making Instructions Created: Monday, May 02, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, April 02, 2014
      Make your own candles and bring some warmth and light into your home - fun creative and easy to learn to make candles
    • How to Make Homemade Liquid Soap Created: Monday, May 22, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 02, 2014
      How to make natural liquid soap - how to instructions and recipe
    • Where to Buy Lye Created: Monday, September 19, 2005 Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014
      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 it.
    • How to Make Bath Salts Created: Monday, December 17, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014
      Basic instructions and recipe to make bath and spa salts
    • Essential Oil Safety Created: Sunday, April 20, 2008 Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014
      How to use essential oils safely in your soaps and candles.
    • Basic Soap Making Recipes Created: Monday, September 28, 2009 Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014
      Want to start making soap? Here are a collection of tried and true basic recipes from the top soap makers in the country.
    • Natural Colorants in Soap Making Created: Monday, September 05, 2005 Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014
      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.
    • Swirl Swirl Swirl - How to Make Swirls in Your Cold Process Soap Created: Thursday, March 27, 2014 Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014
      How to create magnificent swirls in your soap - cold process swirl tutorials and videos
    • Marbling Cold Process Soap Techniques with Irene Linauer Created: Saturday, December 31, 2011 Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014
      An overview/review of Irene Linauer's great DVD "Marbling Techniques for cold process soap"
    • Why Salt is Good for Your Soap and Other Products Created: Saturday, March 22, 2014 Updated: Sunday, March 23, 2014
      Why is salt good for your skin? Why do we put salt in our soap and bath & body products?
    • Different Types of Handmade Candles Created: Friday, April 24, 2009 Updated: Friday, March 21, 2014
      Examples of different types of candles you can make at home. Links and easy how-to candle making instructions.
    • How much fragrance can I use in gel wax? Created: Monday, September 10, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, March 18, 2014
      Gel Candle Making FAQ - How Much Fragrance to Use in Gel Candles?
    • Melt and Pour Shaving Soap Created: Monday, June 05, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, March 18, 2014
      Make a custom shaving soap with a melt and pour soap base - by adding a few key ingredients.
    • Candle Makers Book List Created: Monday, July 16, 2007 Updated: Saturday, March 15, 2014
      A list of recommended candle-related books to inspire candle makers
    • Melt and Pour Soap Making Videos Created: Saturday, June 21, 2008 Updated: Saturday, March 15, 2014
      How-to videos showing melt and pour soap making basics.
    • Top Ideas and Articles for Organizing Your Craft Room Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2014
      Great articles and resources to help you organize your craft room
    • Top Lye Calculators Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2014
      Lye Calculators for Cold Process Soap
    • Melt and Pour Starry Soaps Created: Thursday, June 27, 2013 Updated: Monday, March 10, 2014
      Instructions to make a delightful star-filled layered melt and pour soap.
    • Soleseife or Brine/Salt Water Soap Recipe Created: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, March 05, 2014
      How to make soleseife or salt water soap - making brine/saltwater soap - soleseife recipe

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