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

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

Lye Soap Making

This article briefly explains the properties of lye and the importance for lye as part of the soap making process. Please click here to read our full, comprehensive article on soap making with lye, including a free basic soap recipe, or to learn more about homemade soap download our free soap making guide. You may have asked this before, what exactly is lye? Lye is a caustic alkaline chemical that dissolves substances like fat, and has a high degree of reactivity with other materials. It Read more