Category Archives: Making Soaps

Water and soap making

How much water in soap recipe? You have your oils all picked out and are creating your first recipe!  Now you are wondering about the water/lye mix.  How do I find out how much water to add the lye to?  … Continue reading

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What is the shelf life of oil?

The Shelf Life of Oils When I buy my oils for soap and lotions I’m sure to check the expiration date and make sure the oils are used before they go bad.

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Where to buy soap making supplies

Where to buy soap making supplies On of the biggest challenges when making soap can be trying to find the best places to buy your soap making supplies, below you will find soap suppliers that I have used. 

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How much does it cost to make soap?

The cost of making your own soap How much it costs to make soap depends on the ingredients you are using and where you are purchasing those ingredients.

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Superfatting Cold Process Soap

What is superfatting soap Superfatting soap is done to make the soap more moisturizing. To superfat you would add additional oil to your recipe at the trace stage, by doing this the oil will not get saponified and will free … Continue reading

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Rendering Fat for Soap

Rendering Fat Grandma’s Lye Soap was made with rendered fat; this fat would have come from goat, beef, pork or lamb. When making soap with animal fats; the fats will need to be purified first. This is done by rendering … Continue reading

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Lye Spots on Soap

What do lye spots on soap look like? Below are two pictures – one that shows’ a lye pocket (this pocket is liquid) and the other shows’ lye spots (hard white spots)

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Recycle Bar Soap Pieces

Reuse/Recycle small soap pieces or use up old soap bars When making and cutting soap you are sure to end up with all kinds of soap ends. Some ways to recycle bar soap pieces would be to grate them up … Continue reading

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Handmade soap storage and care

Storing your handmade soap How to care for your soap? The first thing you need to know about homemade handmade soap is that it needs to breathe. This is important to help the soap cure – the longer it cures … Continue reading

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Water on Soap

Soap and Water Hard and Soft Water A nice bar of soap will lather well with hard or soft water, but soap does lather way better in soft water.

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