Basics of Potassium Hydroxide For Soap Making, (Part I)
Basics of Potassium Hydroxide For Soap Making, (Part I)
Using Fresh Flowers In Soap
Using Fresh Flowers In Soap
Most soap makers are familiar with the use of essential oils, fragrance oils, or perfumes in their creations. If you have access to fresh flowers, using them directly in soap making can add an extra dimension to your work ...
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Real, Rumor or Really? Claims for Lye Soap
Real, Rumor or Really? Claims for Lye Soap
With over a decade's experience selling lye soap at farmer's markets and craft shows over the years, I've heard some pretty wild claims about what lye soap can do. Here are some of the real benefits, some rumors I've hear ...
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Remilling Basics
Remilling Basics
Though you can add most scents and special added ingredients to the first run of your lye soap, it's not always the best route to take. Whether the ingredients are expensive essential oils that may react to the lye, color ...
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Basics of Potassium Hydroxide For Soap Making, Part II
Basics of Potassium Hydroxide For Soap Making, Part II
In part I, we covered basic terms dealing with KOH and related soft soaps (lye, potash, caustic potash, pearlash). Here we continue with some history and the practicals of non-NaOH soap-making.Most craft soap makers pref ...
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Two Heavy Duty Guy Soaps Gals Will Like Too
Two Heavy Duty Guy Soaps Gals Will Like Too
Often it is hard to get guys excited about soap making or its products, especially with herby-smelling 'foofy' soaps. Here are two soaps for tough tasks (automotive, farm/garden chores, kitchen grease, etc) in scents th ...
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Home Tallow Rendering For Soap Making and Other Uses
Home Tallow Rendering For Soap Making and Other Uses
We raise sheep on our farm in Missouri. As we make homemade soap, candles, and other products, it was a natural step to start rendering our own tallow.(Bars of cold-process tallow soap)What is tallow? Tallow is clean, re ...
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Superb Shampoo Bar Soap
Superb Shampoo Bar Soap
Those who have mastered the art of making bar soaps for bathing should try making this superb shampoo bar soap. As with all homemade soaps, you get to control the ingredients you use and ensure that you have a shampoo bar ...
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Basic Soap Making Equipment
Basic Soap Making Equipment
I have seen, even in the short time that I have been a member of the Soap Making Forum, a good number of people asking a similar question - What equipment do I need to have in order to make soap?Below I will go through so ...
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Avoiding Soap Blah
Avoiding Soap Blah
Enhancing A Formulation: Start Without SoapI am reading about a Colorado soap maker who has successfully built up his brand using the best ingredients. And that is great except..EVERYONE is doing that and when customers h ...
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Shaving Soap
Shaving Soap
Songwind completed their first shave soap and it was a success. Starting with a small batch, the only surprise was the lack of translucency. This picture laden thread shows how to create your own shaving soap, and why you ...