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

The Basic Soap Making Ingredients

Soap Making Basics: Soap Ingredients
Soap making is one of the most rewarding hobbies today. And Using The Correct Soap Making Ingredients is important to your success. This article is a very brief explanation of the ingredients needed to make soap at home - for our full, comprehensive breakdown on soap making ingredients please click here to learn more. Soap making: it’s not only fun but also when it is done with friends and family, can be a very memorable experience. It’s simple It’s easy and can bring  friends and family 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

How To Make Homemade Soap

How To Make Homemade Soap – It’s easier than you think Why make your own natural soap? Making your own all natural soap is a very easy and also beneficial. The differences between handmade and store-bought soaps are quite vast. Instead of using your preferred all natural oils that help balance skin moisture, commercially bought soaps add animal fat and synthetic chemicals to substitute them. It is also interesting to note that the cost to make homemade soap is actually lower than 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