Soapmaking Guide is an ever-expanding wealth of knowledge of science and art underlying soap creation.
Homemade soap is healthy and safe daily necessity. It’s inexpensive, easy to make, custom for your skin and hair. Making soap is a fun family activity.
Uses and safety of lye for a soap maker. When lye soap is made correctly, it has no more lye in it. Lye soap is perfectly harmless.
Homemade soap alleviates acne and balances skin moisture. It is used for seborrheic dermatitis, eczema, sunburns, insect bites, hypersensitivity reactions, etc.
A variety of handmade soap types: personal, novelty, seasonal, medicated, scented or unscented soap, guest soap, glycerin soap, and more.
A vocabulary of the most common terms used by soap makers at all levels from beginner to advanced. New terms are added regularly.
Castile soap is made of 100% olive oil. Bastille soap is made of at least 70% olive oil and other oils, fats, or butters in the remaining 30%.
Soda ash is harmless. It may form in curing. Many homesteaders like this rustic patina for an authentic charm, but others prefer glossy soap.
Simple chemistry experiment demonstrates that the white cast called “soda ash” on soap is not soda ash or sodium carbonate.