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I made my first batch of soap today, a large, expensive batch. Unfortunately, I used an older book as my guide that recommended hand stirring, no mention
Hi: I don't have a question, but wanted to talk about two batches of soap I recently made using your room temperature method. I made the Goat Milk Homemade
I just made soap with 5 oils, one of them being red palm oil. I waited a couple of days to cut and they look beautiful but the soaps are oily and leave
I have used the same recipe for years and years with very few problems. The last few batches I have made, my cold process soap has turned out crumbly
Get creative and try using these decorative soap making ideas to add fun and imaginative designs to your hand made soaps.
I am having trouble figuring out the superfatting amount. I made my first soap but it seems I got it wrong. I used soapcalc and I put 5% in for the superfat.
I recently followed a recipe to make soap with a layer of salt in the middle. Now the soap isn't stuck together in the middle and where the salt is,
I have made a couple of cold process soap batches the last few days, and both of them went wrong. They turned out very soft, oily and greasy after 24 hours
My university society Enactus is looking to develop a business in a village in Kenya making 100% avocado oil soap as they have a lot of unwanted avocados.
A soap cutter is an essential tool if you want to have soap bars that are professional looking with neat, even edges.
Looking for some basic soap recipes? No frills or additives, just plain soap that you can tailor to your liking.
Learn about the different types of soap colorants available and how to use them in the soap making process.
I make a basic soap with olive oil, vegetable oil, tallow, coconut oil and fragrance oils but after about 4 weeks it starts sweating. I live in Idaho
I made a batch of CP Sea Salt soap with 100% salt to oils. I used individual silicone molds so I wouldn't have to cut the soap. Now that it has been
Olive Oil is a wonderfully gentle soap making oil that is perfect for all skin types and is the main ingredient of Castile soap.
I recently made a beer soap using your recipe. The soap came out beautifully - the color and texture, so far, is perfect. The soap is about 48 hours old
Canola Oil is a wonderfully inexpensive option when it comes to soap making ingredients.
Shea Butter is a wonderful oil to use in soap making and will give your soap a luxurious, thick creamy lather.
Palm oil has been one of the most popular soap making oils for many years, especially with the shift to all vegetable soap making.
Coconut oil takes top marks as the perfect soap making oil. Cleansing, moisturising, great lather and super hard bars all from one fantastic oil.
When making artistic soaps, with swirls, marbeling etc. What soap mold shape do you recommend? Do you suggest using a rectangle loaf mold or a Square
My CP soap is turning out beautifully! I've found a recipe I can trust. In my research, it seems colorant penetrates the loaf better if the soap is at
Try using some of these homemade cleaning recipes to create healthier cleaning products using simple, everyday ingredients.
I'm working on a sea salt soap and want it to be relatively crumble free. It's been a challenge, and perhaps it's impossible without reducing the amount
My question is about how much total Essential Oils to use in the production and selling of CP Soap Bars in the European Economic Area. My understanding
I have a question concerning herbal ingredients for cold processed soaps. I would like to make my own herbal infused oils and herbal teas to make soaps
This is my first time making 100% coconut oil soap and when I mixed the lye water mix to the coconut oil it started to thicken very quickly. I hand wisked
I've heard of a way to speed up the curing time of cold process soap making using the oven. Do you know of this method? If so will it work on your Cold
Here's a super easy goats milk soap recipe without the fuss of freezing milk or the worry of scotching it.
By using various soap making ingredients like herbs, spices, clays, salts and soap colourants you can turn an ordinary bar of soap into something extra-ordinary.