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Soapmaking Guide

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Health Benefits of Lye Soap

Homemade soap alleviates acne and balances skin moisture. It is used for seborrheic dermatitis, eczema, sunburns, insect bites, hypersensitivity reactions, etc.

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Homemade Soap Types

A variety of handmade soap types: personal, novelty, seasonal, medicated, scented or unscented soap, guest soap, glycerin soap, and more.

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Glossary of Soapmaking Terms

A vocabulary of the most common terms used by soap makers at all levels from beginner to advanced. New terms are added regularly.

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Soda Ash is not Soda Ash

Simple chemistry experiment demonstrates that the white cast called “soda ash” on soap is not soda ash or sodium carbonate.