How to get rid of white bubbles in soap

Soap bubbles, Flickr Keith Williamson
Photo courtesy of Flickr user Keith Williamson. We are always willing to help with any questions you have regarding making soap at home, or any particular issues you are having with your soap making process. Recently we were contacted on our Facebook page by JJ May with an issue she has been having: ...to get rid of the white bubbles that appear on the top of the soap once poured, [I've been told] you should spritz with surgical spirit. This is all well and good for getting rid of the Read more

Scent Your Homemade Soap With Soap Making Oils

There are many scents, such as beeswax, you can use to personalise your soap (photo courtesy of flickr user Cuttlefish)
There are many scents, such as beeswax, you can use to personalise your soap (photo courtesy of flickr user Cuttlefish). After you understand the basic soap making ingredients and have mastered a basic soap recipe, you can further personalise your homemade soaps by adding soap making oils. This article will give an idea of the benefits of adding oils to your soap, but for our comprehensive post on essential oils, fragrance oils, example oils, their properties and quantities to add to your soap Read more

Soap Making With Lye, And A Free Soap Recipe

Lye is one of the fundamental ingredients of soap making, so it's important to understand how to use it properly (photo courtesy of flick user maoquai). If you enjoy this article and want to learn more about making soap at home, get instant access to our free soap making guide which covers all the basic elements of soap making, or get 10 years of soap making experience in our comprehensive Soap Making Bible with exclusive web bonuses for less than the cost of your first batch of soap. Lye Read more

Soap Making Basics: Soap Ingredients

Soap Making Basics: Soap Ingredients
Before you try to experiment with your homemade soap it's important to understand the basic soap ingredients - photo courtesy of flickr user mommyknows. There are a variety of reasons that people decide to make their own soap. Some do it for a greater degree of customization; some because commercial soaps are too harsh for their skin; still others because it's a fun and rewarding hobby. To get started making your own soap, you will need to consider three things: * Your ingredients; * Read more

The Best Equipment To Make Soap At Home

It's important to use the right equipment for soap making - photo courtesy of Flickr user maoquai
It's important to use the right equipment for homemade soap making - photo courtesy of Flickr user maoquai Making soap at home can be a fun and rewarding hobby. It's also essential to have a good soap making guide - it can be dangerous if the soap maker doesn't research their materials, and take the proper precautions when making homemade soap. Lye is caustic and corrosive, meaning that it burns like acid when it comes into contact with skin or other surfaces. Vinegar can help to neutralize Read more

Adding Color To Your Homemade Soap With Soap Colorants

There are many variants for soap colorants
There are many variants for soap colorants - Photo courtesy of Flickr user necrocake. Do you want to learn how to make soap at home? There are many different ways you can make soap and sometimes you want to have colored soaps for more variety. Soap colorants give your homemade soap a unique look and there are numerous ways you can color soap. Most soap colorant in the soaps you buy in the store is made with synthetic dyes and other chemicals. This article focuses more on natural dyes Read more

Soap Making Made Easy eBook: Version 2 release and last minute discount

Hi everyone, A quick update from the Soap Making Made Easy team on our eBook Soap Making Made Easy by Michelle Gaboya. "Soap Making Made Easy" has been very well received by people interested in making soap at home, and we have had some very positive feedback. However we want to keep improving and ultimately make it an even better resource for you! We are working hard on producing "Soap Making Made Easy: Second Edition" by Michelle Gaboya which will include: Expert advice covering Read more

Update on Soap Making Advice blog

Hi everyone, This is a bit of a different post from our usual articles here on the Soap Making Advice blog to give an update of what's going to be happening in the near future. We haven't added much in the way of new information here for some time, but that is all about to change! In the next month or so, we are going to relaunch the blog and look to publish new articles on a regular basis. We are also relaunching our book so now is a great time to get a good deal. For the blog, we will Read more

Soap Making Fragrance Oils

Fragrance oils are a great way to add a personal touch to your homemade soap. Flickr Markhillary
Fragrance oils are a great way to add a personal touch to your homemade soap. Photo courtesy of Flickr user Markhillary. Scenting your homemade soaps is a great way to personalise your soaps, and with such a wide variety of options is a matter of personal preference. There are two varieties of oils that can be used to scent soap: fragrance oils, and essential oils. Either can be used, according to the preferences of the soap maker. Fragrance oils are made from a mixture of aroma chemicals. Read more

How Do You Make Soap

Yes, you’ve heard all about the advantages of making your own soap but have you ever considered making one all by yourself and just how do you make soap? Making soap at home is far less complicated than you think. It is easy, enjoyable and at the same time rewarding. Once you learn, you can then start to make glycerin soaps, herbal soaps or any kinds of soap you like. But first you have to know the basics. This post outlines the basics of the most popular soap making methods, but please Read more