Reader review and hands on with bath bombs!

Bath bombs from the Soap Making Advice ebook recipes
Recently a fellow blogger wrote a review of the Soap Making Made Easy ebook package and shared it on her blog, including a hands on review of the soap making process, producing her first batch of bath bombs! Here's the recipe that Alyssa used, based on one of the 50+ recipes included in the Soap Making Made Easy ebook package: Ingredients 1 part citric acid 2 parts baking soda Witch Hazel Colorant Fragrance Dome-shaped mold (I used mini-cupcake tins) And the final result looks great, Read more

All natural, all the time

Soap making: All natural, all the time
The latest in our series of soap making inspiration: Have you ever wondered why commercial soaps can leave your skin feeling DRY, IRRITATED and ITCHY? Are you concerned about the ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT of commercial soap making processes and products? Making your own soap at home can ensure control over the quality of the ingredients and is a more environmentally friendly option for you and your family. Learn more and get started on our free blog at http://soapmakingadvice.com/ Read more

Who doesn’t want to save money?

The latest in our series of soap making inspiration: Do you want to be able to create cost effective and meaningful gifts for your friends and family? Do you want to express your creativity while making a product that is practical and useful? Have fun creating healthy, environmentally friendly soaps and save money at the same time - after your first batch of soap you will be making savings! Learn more and get started on our free blog at http://soapmakingadvice.com/ Read more

“Soap Making Made Easy” book review on curious-soapmaker.com

Soap Making Made Easy by Michelle Gaboya
Earlier this month, Evik from curious-soapmaker.com posted a comprehensive, honest review of our Ebook package, including "Soap Making Made Easy", "Soap Recipes" and "Soap Making: A Quick Guide" on her blog and shared with her readers. Below are some comments that Evik shared about the Ebooks, which you can read in full on her blog (see here for the full review). Thanks to Evik for sharing this review and for your honest feedback. Here are some of the comments that Evik shared in her review: The Read more

Liquid Soap Making Method

Practice makes perfect when it comes to your liquid soap. Photo courtesy of flickr user arenamontanus.
Practice makes perfect when it comes to your liquid soap. Photo courtesy of flickr user arenamontanus. This post covers off on just one of the many soap making methods available to you as a soap maker. Please click here to read our full, comprehensive post on the various options, with benefits and drawbacks, breakdowns of the process and much more covered for all the most popular soap making methods. Many soap making hobbyists start out by making bars of solid soap, because it is a fairly Read more

The Soap Making Made Easy Ebooks are now available for Amazon Kindle, Apple iBooks and all major Ereader devices

Soap Making Made Easy by Michelle Gaboya
After many months in the planning, we are excited to announce (finally) that all 3 of our Ebooks: Soap Making Made Easy; Soap Recipes; and Soap Making Made Easy: A Quick Guide; are now available for Amazon Kindle, Apple iBooks and all other major Ereader devices! You can now take full advantage of all the great features of Ereader devices, such as: - Optimised for reading on portable devices; - Easily add to your Kindle, iPhone, iPad, Nook, or other Ereader; - Adjust the font style; - Read more

Your Guide to Soap Making

Soap making is a precise hobby so it's important to focus and work at improving your skills. Photo courtesy of Flickr user vastateparksstaff.
Soap making is a precise hobby so it's important to focus and work at improving your skills. Photo courtesy of Flickr user vastateparksstaff. Ingredients It is fun making your own soap, but you must pay attention to your ingredients. When you read the label on the soap that you have purchased, you will surely get the impression that a lot goes into making a bar of soap. This simply isn't true. There are only two things that are required to make a bar of soap: fat and lye. Of course, the Read more

The Basic Soap Making Ingredients

All soaps consist of a few key ingredients. Photo courtesy of Flickr user Foot Fingers
All soaps consist of a few key ingredients. Photo courtesy of Flickr user Foot Fingers Soap-making is a delicate process, but the ingredients used to make soap are fairly simple: oils, lye, water, fragrances, colorants, and other, optional additives. The fats and oils used in soap can be derived from either animal or vegetable fat. Typically, soaps made from vegetable oils are softer than those made with animal fat. The most useful oils for soap-making are fixed oils - oils that can be raised Read more

Soap Making Method: Precautions For Working With Lye

Lye is an essential ingredient in soap making but it can be quite dangerous. Photo courtesy of Flickr user maoquai
Lye is an essential ingredient in soap making but it can be quite dangerous. Photo courtesy of Flickr user maoquai In Lye Soap Making Sodium hydroxide (NaOH) or potassium hydroxide (KOH), commonly known as lye, are essential ingredients for making soap. However, lye in all its forms can be quite dangerous, and there are certain precautions which must be taken when working with lye. Lye is very dangerous if spilled. It is a corrosive material, and can burn skin, or any other surface it comes Read more

How To Make Soap At Home: Learning The Soap Making Methods

There are various methods which can be used to make soap at home. Photo courtesy of flickr user trenttsd
There are various methods which can be used to make soap at home. Photo courtesy of flickr user trenttsd. In our last post, we explained some of the basic foundations for soap making, including ingredients, equipment and method. We have previously gone into detail on soap making ingredients and soap making equipment, so now it is time to expand on the soap making process. There are various methods which can be used to make soap at home. The basic process for making bars of solid soap is Read more