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

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

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