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Published: Fri, 20 Jan 2017 11:14:58 +0000

 



How to Make Your Own Homemade Soap

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Learn how to make soap. Start with this overview of the many different ways you can make your own natural homemade soap at home.



Where to Buy Lye for Soap Making

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Without lye, there is no soap. Since the common supplier for home-based soap makers, Red Devil, has been discontinued see the places you can get lye.



Make homemade soap using the cold process "from...

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How to make homemade cold process soap - recipes and easy-to-follow instructions to make your own natural handmade soap at home.



How to make your own homemade candles

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Make your own candles and bring some warmth and light into your home - learn candle making basics



Easy and Basic Soap Recipes for Beginners

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Want to start making soap? Here is a collection of tried and true basic recipes for beginners from the top soap makers in the country.



How to create your own custom homemade soap...

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How to create your own marvelous soap recipes at home - ingredients, and easy-to-follow instructions to help you get the perfect bar of homemade soap.



How to Make Your Own Shaving Soap

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How to make your own cold process shaving soap - with a custom recipe just for shaving. Tips for creating the best shaving cream.



Add color to the fizz - with colored fizzy bath...

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Step by step instructions for coloring your fizzy bath bombs



Learn How to Make Homemade Bath Salts

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It's extremely easy make custom homemade bath salts, which are excellent gifts to give out during the holidays and other special occasions.






Want to Make Candles But Don't Know Which Wax...

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different types of candle making waxes - paraffin wax, soy wax, gel wax, palm wax



How to Make Your Own Liquid Soap at Home

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How to make natural liquid soap - how to instructions and recipe. A step-by-step guide to making homemade liquid soap.



Fun and Luxurious Bath Time with these Fizzy...

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Easy to follow instructions how to make fizzy bath bombs - bring some fizz and some wonderfulness to your bath.



Truly Unique Custom Candles - Inspired by...

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Step by step instructions to make your own custom prayer or devotional candles.



Inexpensive or Free Homemade Soap Molds You Can...

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Ideas for inexpensive starter or beginner soap molds - boxes, cartons, tubes, pans, pipes - most of which are already in your kitchen.



Just Soap - Recipe for Babies or Sensitive Skin

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A soap recipe for an extra mild soap suitable for babies or those with extra sensitive skin.



What Kinds of Salt Can I Use to Make Homemade...

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In addition to ingredients like baking soda, starches, moisturizing oils, many different types of salt can be used to make bath salts!



Melt and Pour Men's Shaving Soap Recipe

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Make a custom shaving soap with a melt and pour soap base by adding a few key ingredients. Experience the benefits of natural homemade shaving soap.



Make your soap - then give it a proper label...

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A collection of examples of simple ways to wrap, label and package your handmade soap. Creative ways to package your handmade soaps.






How to Rebatch Soap to Fix Mistakes

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Learn how to rebatch homemade soap to fix your mistakes. Grating and remelting soap can save a batch, or even make hand milled soap.



What is superfat in soap recipes?

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What is superfatting or lye discount in homemade soap recipes? How to superfat your soap recipes.



How to Make Basic Melt and Pour Soap

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Easy illustrated instructions for making melt and pour soap! Melt and pour soap making gets you started right away making your own natural handmade soap.



How to Use 100% Coconut Oil and 20% Superfat in...

2017-01-20T11:14:58Z

Here is a recipe for making a bar of soap that defies all of the rules - a 100% coconut oil soap, with a 20% superfat. Follow these directions to make it.



Don't spill good soap - here's how to calculate...

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How to calculate the volume of soap needed to fill a particular soap mold. Outlines each type of mold and the required volume needed.



Beeswax and honey - perfect together, even in a...

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Making soap with both beeswax and honey - using a honeycomb effect in the mold!



How to Make Castile or Olive Oil Soap

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A variety of salt recipes for all occasions

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A collection of wonderful bath salts recipes



How to Label Your Soaps for Sale

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Read these instructions & guidelines on labeling your soaps for sale at craft shows, markets, and retail locations. Labeling ingredients are important.



What tools and equipment do you need to make...

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Soapmaking tools shopping list - all the basic soap making tools and equipment you need to get started making homemade soap



Add Some Scrub to Your Soap with Natural...

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A little scrubby can make for wonderful soap!



A great basic soap recipe to get started making...

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Sandy Maine's Basic 3-oil Soap Recipe - starter recipe to make homemade soap






How to Make Soleseife or Salt Water Soap

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How to make soleseife or salt water soap - making brine/saltwater soap - soleseife recipe



Don't burn down the house! Choose safe candle...

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How to choose safe containers for your container candles. Candle making safety.



What's the Difference Between Sodium Hydroxide/...

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The difference between using sodium hydroxide for making bar soap and potassium hydroxide for making liquid soap



Add Sugar to Increase Lather and Bubbles in...

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Adding sugar to your soap helps increase lather and bubbles. Read three different methods to add sugar in the soap making process.



Benefits of Hot Process Soap Using a Crock Pot

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Learn how to make hot process soap in a crock pot. This is an easy hot process soap recipe since it cuts a day off of the saponification process.






Lye Calculators for Cold Process Soap

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Here are some of the best available lye calculators for cold process soap. Run your recipes through a calculator to make sure your ratios are correct.



A unique swirled melt and pour soap project

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Instructions to make a swirled melt and pour soap project.



A Luxury Soap with Two Butters for Moisturizing...

2017-01-20T11:14:58Z

Luxury soap recipe with shea butter and cocoa butter.



Mixing water and wax - how to make an ice candle

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How to make ice candles - setup, materials, equipment and instructions to make an ice candle at home



Want to Make Soap But Don’t Know Which...

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Qualities of soap making oils - creating homemade soap recipes - how to customize your soap



How is Melt and Pour Soap Base Made?

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Create Your Own Scent Blends for Homemade Soaps...

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Create custom fragrance blends of fragrance or essential oils for your soaps and candles with this simple blending guide.



How to Use a Pre-Mixed Lye Solution for Your...

2017-01-20T11:14:58Z

What is lye liquid solution and how do you use a liquid lye solution in homemade soap making? Learn more.



All about different types of candles to make...

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Examples of different types of candles you can make at home - how to make votive, pillar, dipped, rolled and container candles



Make Your Homemade Soap Extra Creamy By Adding...

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How to make goat's milk soap - easy soap making recipe and instructions.



Add a Pinch of Salt to Make Your Soap Harder

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Adding a bit of salt to your soap can help increase hardness - an inexpensive and easy soap making tip. Read how to add salt in the process.



A Simple, Safe Recipe for Lye-Water Solution...

2017-01-20T11:14:58Z

How to safely make a lye solution for cold process soap making - mixing, weighing, and safety. A step by step guide to making cold process soap.



How to make soap with milk, tea, beer or other...

2017-01-20T11:14:58Z

How to make homemade soap with goat's milk, coconut milk, coffee, tea or even beer - custom soap recipes with alternative liquids



How to Make Marbled Container Candles

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How to make a container candle with swirled marbled colors!






Candles and water do mix - how to make basic...

2017-01-20T11:14:58Z

How to make basic floating candles - transform a plain bowl of water into a stunning centerpiece.



How to Infuse Natural Colors into Soy Wax for...

2017-01-20T11:14:58Z

Learn about how to infuse natural colors into soy wax to create natural soy candles. Read how to make an herbal infustion into a wax for candles.



Make Loofah Soap

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Putting loofah into a bar of melt and pour soap gives you easy-to-make soapy exfoliation.



How to neutralize your liquid soap

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How to neutralize natural liquid soap - make liquid soap milder and neutralize any excess lye



How to Make Homemade Liquid Soap

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Resources, recipes and instructions for how to make natural liquid soap. Also, includes variations and how to store liquid soap.



Using Percentages vs. Measurements in Soap-Making

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Scale your recipe to any size as well as understand the proportions of each oil in the recipe.



Make Salt Soap Bars: An Easy Photo Tutorial

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Benefits of salt soap bars - how to make a salt bar - recipe and soap making instructions.



How to use teas and other herbs in your soap...

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How to best use teas and herbs used for tea in your soap making and soap recipes - preventing botanical bleed



Can you use crayons to color candles?

2017-01-20T11:14:58Z

Should you use crayons to dye your candles? Read about what you should really use to dye when you make your own candles.



What's the Difference Between Fragrance and...

2017-01-20T11:14:58Z

A discussion of the differences between fragrance oils and essential oils in candle and soap making. Also, find out which is better to use.



Make a Candle "Dripless"

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You can try to make almost any molded candle dripless. Find a tutorial and tips here.



Warmer weather does not have to mean melted...

2017-01-20T11:14:58Z

How can you keep natural whipped body butter from melting in warm temperatures?



How to make soap with different milks (not just...

2017-01-20T11:14:58Z

Using goat's milk, cow's milk, coconut milk or other milks for soap takes some extra steps, but makes for wonderful, creamy homemade soap



How to Make Old Fashioned Pine Tar Soap

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Pine Tar is reputed to help with skin conditions like eczema, dandruff, psoriasis and other itchy skin conditions like insect bites.



Which olive oil should you use in your soap...

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Which type of olive oil is right for your soap making recipes? - different grades of olive oil



Speed Up or Slow Down Trace in Soap Making

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Trace is the point at which the soap has thickened and blended enough to have formed a stable emulsion. Here's how to speed up the process.



How to clean the soap pot safely after making...

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How to safely clean up your kitchen and equipment after making soap - getting the soap pot, stick blender and measuring cups clean






How to Recycle Candle Wax Scraps

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How to recycle candle wax - odds and ends and scraps of candles are easy to recycle and re-use. Tips and tricks to using those leftover candle ends.



How to Make a Beer Candle - Gel and Paraffin...

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How to make Beer Candles! Step-by-step instructions on how to make a beer candle for beer and candle lovers.



Simple Old Fashioned Hard White Soap Recipes

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How to adjust your soap recipes or add soap making ingredients to your recipes to yield bars of simple, hard white homemade soap.



Define 'Seize' in Making Soap

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How do you make lye from water and wood ashes?

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Links to sources of how to make lye the old fashioned way - from leaching wood ashes through water - primitive pioneer soap making



Yes, it's smelly - but worth it! Render your...

2017-01-20T11:14:58Z

Instructions for taking fat from the butcher - usually beef fat - and rendering it into tallow useable in your soap recipes.



Super bubbly milk soap - with coconut milk

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Step by step instructions for making soap with coconut milk - ingredients and special process to make soap with milk.






Basic 3-Oil Soap Recipe

2017-01-20T11:14:58Z

Basic 3-Oil Soap Making Recipe - A good super simple recipe to get started making soap









Simple Milk Bath Recipe Inspired By Cleopatra

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Use this simple recipe for a relaxing and detoxifying milk bath - made famous by Cleopatra. It's easy to make for yourself.



Use wonderful natural colorants in your soap...

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Natural soap colorants like spices and plants don't have to be boring and muted. Use these natural colors in your soap recipes.



Make soap for Christmas gifts with these fun,...

2017-01-20T11:14:58Z

My favorite holiday soap making projects. Homemade soaps make wonderful Christmas gifts - they're practical, sensual, beautiful, and come from your heart and home.



Biodegradable Soap to Use While Camping

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Going camping? You can make your own homemade soap that will be biodegradable and environmentally kind. Here are two soap making recipes.



How Flower Petals Can Improve (or Ruin) Your...

2017-01-20T11:14:58Z

Flower petals in soap can be great - but only if used correctly. Here's how to pick the best flowers that will keep their color.



What is Cure in Candle Making?

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Cure in candle making is waiting for the scent and wax to bind - so that your candle burns and smells its best. Read about this process here.






Converting Your Homemade Soap Recipe Into a...

2017-01-20T11:14:58Z

Recipes and instructions to make your own homemade shampoo bars for natural hair care. These include a basic shampoo recipe and a hair rinse.



Cold Process Soap Making Instruction Videos

2017-01-20T11:14:58Z

A collection of step by step videos demonstrating cold process soap making



What is "trace" in soap making?

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Most soap making instructions tell you to blend to trace, but what does that mean? Learn about this term and how to tell when you've reached that point.






Some essential oils can be dangerous to use -...

2017-01-20T11:14:58Z

Toxic and phototoxic essential oils - using essential oils safely in soap, bath and body and other products that involve skin contact



How to Make Color Swirls in Your Soap

2017-01-20T11:14:58Z

Follow these directions and tips on how to create magnificent swirls in your soap. These include cold process swirl tutorials and videos.



Make a lavender soap that's a "dream"

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lavender soap using lavender essential oil with added patchouli and orange



How to use essential oils safely in your candle...

2017-01-20T11:14:58Z

How to use essential oils safely in your soaps and candles - sensitizing, toxic, hazardous and essential oils to avoid during pregnancy