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

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

Natural Soap Colorants

There are many natural options for coloring your soap. Photo courtesy of Flickr user jules-stonesoup
There are many natural options for coloring your soap. Photo courtesy of Flickr user jules-stonesoup. There are many options when it comes to coloring your homemade soap. Artificial colorants are often more vibrant than natural colorants, but many people like the idea of using all-natural ingredients in their soap. This post focusses on natural soap colorants, but you can read more about the various soap colorant options in our comprehensive post by clicking here. There are also safety concerns Read more

Synthetic Soap Colorant Options

Synthetic soap colorants can be used to great effect. Photo courtesy of Flickr user Horia Varlan
Synthetic soap colorants can be used to great effect. Photo courtesy of Flickr user Horia Varlan. Many soap makers prefer to use natural soap making colorants for their soaps, as opposed to synthetic ones. However, if the natural colorants don't work for you, or are too expensive or unpredictable, there are a variety of synthetic colorants that can be used. This post focusses on synthetic soap colorants, but you can read more about the various soap colorant options in our comprehensive post 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

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

Which Soap Making Colorants Do You Choose?

There are many variants for soap colorants
There are many variants for soap colorants – Photo courtesy of Flickr user necrocake. Soap Making Colorants—which one to choose? There are several different soap colorant options that are available for soap makers. Natural soap colorants are more favored by expert soap makers as it is much safer to use. You can get amazing results with natural dyes and you don’t need to go the synthetic route to get soap that people buy. The best soap making advice I can give you is to try the natural Read more