A Great Place to Buy Soap-Making Supplies

Buying Soap supplies online

All the changes going on in the world over the last few years have got me looking elsewhere for my soap-making supplies.

Some suppliers are being stretched with containers being stuck on ships or just not getting here and of course the lack of supplies to begin with.

Recently I have started doing some shopping on Amazon.  More and more soap supplies that can be bought through their site and the prices are not that bad at all!  Shop around though, but with Amazon Prime and free shipping in some cases the price is right.

Just starting out with soap making or are just wanting to make some soap for gifts, Amazon really has some fairly good prices on supplies.

Doing some of the research I have found some reasonably priced soap supplies.

The top 5 soap-making oils to be exact!

Soap Making Oils

The 5 top soap making oils

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Soap Kills Viruses

Soap kills viruses – yup that’s right!

Plain old ordinary soap kills viruses and actually works better than disinfectants because ordinary soap destroys the viruses’ structure.

Soap is the best thing to use in the fight against viruses but when it is not available use alcohol wipes.

The reason soap is better is that it dissolves the fat membrane and the virus just simply falls apart and becomes inactive. That is simply put because I’m not a scientist and don’t want to bore you with science and chemistry. If you want to know more about that you can follow this link Deadly Viruses are no match for soap Continue reading

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Hand Sanitizer Recipe

Hand Sanitizer

During the covid time, there was a shortage of hand sanitizer so I wanted to find something for our family to use.

After doing research and reading WHO Recommended Hand Rub Formulations  I found this recipe that you can easily make.

Hand Sanitizer Recipe

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Water and soap making

How much water is in the 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?  Does it have to be exact?

The addition of water is a little different from that of the oils and sodium hydroxide.  The oil and lye measurements need to be pretty exact, but with the water, you have room to play.

When creating your own soap recipes just make sure you use a calculator to determine the amount of lye that needs to be added to the water.  This calculator will also give you a range for the amount of water to use.  The amount of lye needs to be exact and the lye will be a weighed measurement where the water will be volume.
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Bath Bomb Recipe

Bath Bomb Recipe

This year I made some bath bombs for Christmas Gifts, but not just any….these have oils that produce a moisturizing bath.  You will love this easy bath bomb recipe!

Bath Bombs

These lovely little moisturizing bath additives will not fizz up and quickly disappear, these bath bombs will help to moisturize that dry itchy winter skin as they gently fizz while taking a bath.

In this recipe, cocoa butter or hemp butter is added for wonderful moisturizing properties and as you drop them in your tub, they will gently and slowly fizz while moisturizing your skin as you relax in the bath.

Cocoa Butter is high in fatty acids and is known to help hydrate and nourish the skin while improving elasticity at the same time.  Cocoa butter will help to form a protective barrier helping to hold the moisture into the skin.

These have always been a favorite, I began making these every Christmas for my friends and family.  I still do this, but also sell them at Christmas Craft fairs and other events attended throughout the year.

The best name for these is bath kisses……this is because the cocoa butter kisses your skin with moisture leaving it feeling soft and smooth.

This recipe can be doubled or tripled for whatever quantity is required,  you can add color or scents to customize the kisses however you like.

When adding scents I always use essential oils, it doesn’t take too much to add a wonderful smell to these bath goodies – add a little, to begin with, and adjust to how strongly you prefer to scent them.

When adding color be sure to use Skin safe bath colors and important colors that will not stain your tub.  Below you will find a link to some safe colors for both.

When this recipe is made with organic cocoa butter it has the wonderful smell of cocoa and can be left unscented.

For this recipe you will require the following equipment:

  • glass measuring cup (4 cups)
  • kitchen scale to measure the weights
  • double boiler or a pot with a wire rack
  • bath bomb molds or molds of your choice to pour into

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Bath Bomb Recipe


  • 2 oz of Cocoa Butter or Hemp Butter – Hemp Butter Recipe
  • 1/4 – 1/2 tsp of fragrance or essential oil (optional)
  • 1/2 – 3/4 cup baking soda
  • 1/4 cup citric acid
  • 1/8 cup of cornstarch


  • Melt the cocoa butter
  • If adding scent do that when cocoa butter is melted
  • If using liquid color do that also when cocoa butter is melted
  • While Cocoa butter is melting mix the dry ingredients
  • Remove from heat
  • Pour into Baking Soda, Corn Starch, and Citric Acid mixture ( if using dry color – I add it to this mixture and blend)
  • Blend this mixture real well – it should be a little soupy but not too runny
  • Using a teaspoon be careful and pour into bath bomb molds, chocolate mold, or the mold of your choice.
  • Let these stand at room temperature to cool a bit
  • then place them into the freezer for 15 – 30 minutes to set up.
  • Pop out and place on wax paper until thawed.
  • Then put them into bags and tag them with a list of ingredients.

Bath Bomb Molds

This is the mold that I used for the pot leaf bath kisses you see in the picture above.

These are made with Hemp Oil

They turned out well, I put 5 of these into small organza bags and sold them at the Christmas Craft Fairs.

They sold well as stocking stuffers.

Here is the link to the molds I purchased

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and these lovely 3×4 organza bags worked perfectly with the Pot Leaf bath kisses.

The white was great at not hiding but showing off the color of these bath kisses nicely.  I think any other color would have taken away from them.

You can purchase them on Amazon by clicking on this link

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Great Mold for Bath Bombs

Here is another mold that is great for this bath recipe – any candy mold will work.

I find with this recipe these are better than the big round bath bomb molds.  The big round molds are best for bath bombs, for the kisses they are almost too big.

When using the smaller molds you can add two or three, depending on how much moisture you want in the bath.  With the large round molds I have found that in my smaller tub, they are too much so I cut them in half.

When I had my large soaker tub they were perfect, but not everyone has a large soaker tub so I stay away from making those larger round ones now.

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Skin Safe Bath Bomb Colors

Here are some skin-safe colors to add to your bath bomb recipe.  These are liquids that can be added to the melted oils.

Experiment, maybe you want a marbled look, then add as you are mixing the oils with the dry ingredient.

Coloring these can be fun.  Once you get the hang of making the Bath Kisses – play around with the colors.

12 Color Bath Bomb Soap Dye – Skin Safe Bath Bomb Colorant

Tips when making your Bath Bombs

When making these I find making them in small batches works well.  I like to do these smaller batches scenting and coloring each one differently.

I use a 2 or 4-cup glass measuring cup and place that in a pot of boiling water (with a metal rack on the bottom of the pot)

The scent is added to the cocoa butter as it is melting

The dry ingredients are measured out and put in a glass bowl – I pour the cocoa butter into the dry ingredients when melted and add color then.

This mixture should be blended well and once it’s blended it will look a little on the soupy side.  I sometimes find I have to add a few more drops of cocoa butter or maybe a little more baking soda to get the right consistency. Every batch can be a little different.

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Hemp Butter Recipe

Hemp Butter Recipe

Hemp Butter is extra moisturizing and healing for those dry cracks in the skin caused by the harsh winter environment.  I made this recipe to help my husbands hands while working in the cold winters in Baffin Island.
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Homemade Bath Salt Recipes

Easy Bath Salt Recipes
Bath Salt

I would like to share with you some of the bath products recipes I have been using and making myself.  Learn how to make a bath salt to soak in the tub relieving sore, achy muscles. Continue reading

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DIY Natural Sunscreen Lotion Recipe

DIY Natural Sunscreen Lotion Recipe

You can make your own natural sunscreen using natural oils; some natural oils have great protection without the harsh chemicals that can be found in some store bought sunscreens.

Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide are two other natural ingredients used in natural sunscreen.

What does Zinc Oxide Do?

Zinc Oxide Powder 4oz/120g (Made in Canada)– by Amson Naturals

Zinc Oxide is a great addition to natural sunscreen as it blocks both the UVA and UVB sun rays, when using sunscreen with Zinc Oxide you don’t have to wait the suggested 15 – 20 minutes as recommended with other sunscreens. The zinc oxide is a physical blocker and works to block harmful sun rays as soon as it is applied. Continue reading

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Dry Skin Care Products

Skin Care Products to help Dry Skin

With so many skin care products on the market it often gets difficult to decide what to use.  Everyone has different skin, dry, oily, sensitive, young and aging.

You can choose from many creams out there that claim to help with your skin, but read the labels. Will they really help?  Many  have chemicals that are really not very good for our skin.

I have tried many creams and lotions, but with very sensitive skin it can be difficult, so using products with little or no chemicals is what I found works best. Continue reading

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Essential Oils that are safe for Dogs

What Essential Oils are safe for my Dog?

Pet owners are becoming increasingly interested in using natural products for pet care.  Essential oils being one of them, it’s important to know that not all essential oils are safe for dogs.  As a pet owner, it’s important to know which ones are okay and which are not, especially if you are using essential oils in your home for cleaning or just for scent in a diffuser.  Some essential oils can have terrible effects on your pet’s health.

When cleaning your home I would recommend using pet-friendly cleaners like Mrs. Meyers – Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Multi-Surface Everyday Cleaner – 16 oz – Basil

Mrs. Meyer’s Cleaning Products are made with plant-based ingredients and are free of any chemicals that are toxic to pets.  This company has earned spots on a list of “best pet-safe cleaning products”

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