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

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

Soap Making Basics – How to Make Homemade Soap

Lye is one of the fundamental ingredients of soap making, so it's important to understand how to use it properly
Lye is one of the fundamental ingredients of soap making, so it's important to understand how to use it properly. Photo courtesy of flickr user maoquai. Soap making is not only a hobby, it can also be an addiction. You will no doubt be hooked once you start making that first batch of soap (here's our free suggested recipe). Whether you choose to make soap for personal use or for holiday gifts, it is always better to be knowledgeable of the general process. This post outlines the basics 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

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

Soap Making History – Where It All Began

The Soap Making History dates and stretches far back! The origin of cleanliness dates back to prehistoric times. The earliest people then know that water has cleansing properties.  They didn’t know just yet about soap. The early Greeks bathed for aesthetic reasons, and apparently, not with soap.  They cleaned their bodies with blocks of clay, sand, pumice and ashes. Clothes were washed without soap in streams. The ancient Egyptians also bathed regularly. They combined animal Read more