Soapmaking

Soap Making Oil Chart
May 19, 2019 . · Soapmaking

In creating a soap making oil chart, I am hoping to clear up some confusion regarding which are the best oils for soap making. Different oils have different fatty acid content and give different properties to the finished soap.

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How to Make Body Butter, an Easy Recipe
May 7, 2019 . · Soapmaking

Learn how to make body butter by following an easy whipped shea body butter recipe. Extra dry skin is not exclusive to the winter months. In the warmer time of …

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Does Soap Go Bad?
May 6, 2019 . · Soapmaking

Does soap go bad? Whether it is due to rancid coconut oil in your recipe, too many wet additives such as fruit purees or fresh botanicals, or just the ravages of time, eventually all soap will develop the dreaded orange spots that show you how to tell if oil is rancid.

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Handling Lye for Soap and Other Safety Precautions
April 28, 2019 . · Soapmaking

It is critical to follow a few simple safety precautions when using lye for soap. Proper ventilation, along with gloves and eye protection, will help to prevent any kitchen mishaps …

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How to Make Coconut Oil Soap
April 27, 2019 . · Soapmaking

Sold in several forms, coconut oil is used for cooking, in candies, within lotions and lip balms, and rubbed directly onto dry skin. You can also learn how to make coconut oil soap and harness its cleansing properties.

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Inexpensive Cold Process Soap Supplies
April 26, 2019 . · Soapmaking

Buying cold process soap supplies doesn’t have to be a major expenditure. Most items can be found locally, at grocery and hardware stores.

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Making Soap Dough for Decorating Body Bars
April 12, 2019 . · Soapmaking

This recipe uses the heat transfer method to melt the oils. This means that the fresh, hot lye water is used to melt the coconut oil completely, then the other two oils are added to help further cool down the batter.

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Making Money with Goat Milk Soap

By Heather Hicks — We didn’t plan to have a soap business, in fact, I didn’t plan for dairy goats! Some of life’s best adventures are from following your children’s lead and that was …

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A Tutorial of Soap Swirling Techniques
March 13, 2019 . · Soapmaking

Once you have mastered the basics of home soap making, learning soap swirling techniques can be a fun challenge. It is also a great way to increase the appeal of your handmade soaps.

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How to Make Lip Balm at Home
February 13, 2019 . · Soapmaking

One of the neatest things about having a desire to be as independent as possible is the many things you learn to do on your own. And come those cold winter days, you’ll be happy to know how to make lip balm at home.

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How to Make Shea Butter Traditionally
February 13, 2019 . · Soapmaking

Meet Yinka Adesola. Yinka lives in Nigeria, and every year she processes shea butter to sell. Growing up, she learned how to make shea butter as her entire family was …

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Harnessing Green Tea Skin Benefits in Your Soap
February 13, 2019 . · Soapmaking

The benefits of green tea are becoming widely known. One way that we can receive green tea skin benefits is by using tea and extract in our soap and other …

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Lye Pockets in Soap: How to Save a Botched Batch
February 13, 2019 . · Soapmaking

Lye pockets in soap can occur when a batch of soap separates. This separation can be due to overheating, insufficient mixing, or misbehavior caused by a fragrance or essential oil. …

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Stamping/Embossing: A New Way With Soap Designs
February 13, 2019 . · Soapmaking

Soap designs can elevate the sophistication and beauty of even the simplest soap recipe. Imagine a classical, ivory-colored olive oil castile soap with a lace pattern, delicately stamped with gold …

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A Simple Soap Frosting Recipe
February 13, 2019 . · Soapmaking

There is a lot of disagreement in the world of soap making over the proper soap frosting recipe. While some use a soap frosting recipe that requires chilling the lye …

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