Category: Soap Making

Aug 03

How to Make Your Own Soap Molds

When it comes to soap mold making the possibilities are endless provided the container you choose is able to hold hot water. Many soap makers prefer to buy pre made soap molds but personally I prefer to make my own, depending on what type of soap I am making and what sort of design I …

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Aug 02

How to Make Glycerin Soap

Learn How to Make Beautiful Glycerin Soap Bars for Holiday Gifts Using a Simple Glycerin Soap Base I simply adore making soap and I think you will get hooked once you learn how to make glycerin soap. This is, in my opinion, the easiest soap of all for beginners and I tend to use this …

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Jul 31

Soap Made With Milks, Creams, and Noggs

I have been making soap for many years and get pretty creative on occasions. I love milk and honey soap of any kind and have tried several different types of dairy products to make my soap. I find milk soaps hold strong scents well, but light scents can be washed out completely as the milk …

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Jul 15

Pine Tar Soap Recipe

Pine tar is used on horse’s hooves to help with cracks and other injuries or problems, but is very good for soothing eczema, psoriasis, dander and other skin problems on humans. You can buy pine tar at any feed and seed store. It is kept on the isle where salve and other ointments are kept …

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Jul 11

Stop, Don’t Throw Away That Batch of Soap!

What to do and how to save a batch of soap that has turned into a nightmare. Easy techniques for re-batching soap, which will make the finished soap just as good, if not better than before. Tips and hints for making great batches of soap. Every soap maker has experienced a batch of soap that …

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May 01

How To Make Pure Coconut Oil Soap

For most soap recipes, you have to have a mix of several different oils to achieve a good soap that is moisturizing, cleansing, and hard a nice hardness.  However, with coconut oil, there is a way to get around having such a complicated soap recipe, and that is by superfatting. “Superfatting” is adding more than …

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Jan 31

Three Oil Soap Recipe

This is one of my favorite soap recipes because it uses common oils that can be found in the grocery store, and it achieves an awesome balance of key soap qualities including INS (“a measure of the physical qualities of the soap based on the SAP and iodine value” according to SoapCalc, and which some soap makers …

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Sep 02

Pumpkin Patch 3 Oil Soap Recipe

I love this recipe because it only requires three oils, and the three oils are ones you can find in the grocery store – making it an easy recipe to satisfy a quick soap making fix! Ingredients: 7 oz. olive oil 7 oz. coconut oil 11 oz. vegetable shortening like Crisco 8.2 oz. water 3.5 oz. …

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Feb 08

How To Make Soap The Easy Way: A Step-by-Step Guide

Making soap can be a fun craft project for all ages!  I make them for my own personal use because most commercially made soaps simply don’t hold a candle to good handmade soaps.  Also, I get to choose the base and fragrance combination to make my own perfectly customized bars of soap.  It’s also a …

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Sep 13

Misadventures in Soap Making: Crumbly Soap

Autumn has arrived in my little corner of the world and I was so excited that I flung open the windows, cleaned the house, and started to make my first batch of autumn soap! In my excitement, that day I had ordered some new fall fragrance oils, but then I just couldn’t wait the two days …

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