How to Make Soap



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Learn How to Make Soap

Learn how to make soap from these wonderfully informative sites.

As an added bonus, all the website owners have included their favorite soap making tips .
Glossary for the Modern Soap Maker

A collection of terms, definitions and acronyms related to the traditional art of soap making.

Soap Making Tip
Always use protective equipment when working with or handling caustic materials such as sodium hydroxide.
 
 
Teach Soap

Learn how to make soap from some of the experts in the field. From recipes easy and safe enough to make with children to the more complex cold process soap making, you will find clear step-by-step soap making instructions; many with highly detailed pictures.

Green Soap Making Tip
Liquid chlorophyll, when used for coloring, will turn brown over time and may cause your soap to go rancid. If you are looking for a nice natural green color, try french green clay.
 
Learn How to Make Soap

On this site you will learn all about soap making, homemade soaps and natural skin care. Check out my free and easy to follow tutorials to learn more about this wonderful craft. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about how to make soap. I'm just waiting to hear from you!

Soap Making Tip
Tallow and lard are two popular animal fats used in soap making. Unfortunately, there are many negative detriments associated with these ingredients. I highly recommend that you try using palm oil as a vegan substitute. This ingredient offers all the structural benefits of animal fats (like hardness and stability) while still offering natural skin care benefits!
 
Soap Making Essentials

Learn how to create luxurious handmade natural soaps with these simple, step-by-step soap making instructions.

Cold Process Soap Making Tip
Planning on adding grated or chopped soap to your cold process soap base? Try warming the soap bits in the oven first. This step assures a better bond between the added soap bits and the new soap base. It also reduces the temperature shock that can occur when adding extra ingredients to the base.
 
Soap Making Forum

A message board for soap makers, candle makers, and those making handcrafted bath and body care products. Meet new people, learn new techniques and share pictures and advice with fellow soap makers. A friendly forum with a wealth of articles & tutorials.

Crafting Tip
Message boards are a great way to develop your soap making skills. Whether you are just starting out or you have been doing it for years, you can always learn something by asking questions, learning the techniques of pros and getting inspired by what others are working on. It's also a great place to meet some new friends!
 
 
Soap Making at Home

This resource is about fun ideas, helpful tips and tested recipes about soap making and bath products at home. Their recipes are designed for the home user rather than for commercial purposes. The whole purpose of the site is sharing small-batch recipes to produce professional quality soaps and bath products.

Dying Soap Tip
Next time you make soap, try replacing the distilled water in your lye solution with another liquid. Milk, coffee, teas, red wine, beer and juices can be used to create a number of beautiful colors, all of which are ingredients easily found and most kitchens.