Gelling, or the gel phase in soap making, is when the center turns hot and translucent. You may or may not want gelling so here’s how to control it better.
Homemade dish soap is easy to make. It saves you money, helps rid your home of the toxins in commercial cleaners, and is a fun and sustainable project.
I created this homemade DIY shampoo bar because I get a lot of requests for a solid shampoo bar. This simple recipe will leave your hair soft and shiny!
I work in food service so learning how to remove grease stains from clothes is a must. My working solution for grease stain removal is a soap-based paste.
This is a basic cleaning soap recipe that can be used in MANY other DIY cleaning recipes. This useful soap is easy to make and great for general cleaning.
Having trouble getting onion and garlic smell off your hands? This odor-eliminating coffee ground soap recipe does that and smells just like a cup of coffee!
This colorful Easter egg soap recipe looks and smells beautiful! You can display it in your bathroom with pride or even give some away as gifts this Spring.
There are many different things people put in their homemade soap. This article shows you which soap making ingredients to avoid when making your own soap.
Gift bags are expensive! So I learned how to make a DIY gift bag using some old fabric I had lying around the house. Follow along to learn to make your own.
This is veteran soap maker Debra Maslowski’s “Oils for Soap Making guide”. It helps you decide which oils to use based on what properties you want your soap to have.
This DIY herbal mint melt and pour soap recipe is made with dried mint and essential oils. This is a great way to easily make your own natural soap at home.
This recipe shows you how to make glycerin soap. It makes a fun, moldable base (purged of all lye and oils) that you can make into many shapes and colors.
After learning how to make liquid soap I worked to simplify and perfect my recipe. It’s all natural and works great as a shampoo, body wash, hand soap, and even dish soap!
Making soap is a passion! Sometimes things go as planned but sometimes weird things happen, like glycerin rivers. Don’t worry, we know how to avoid them!
Rebatching soap is the simple process of fixing a failed batch. Anyone making a lot of natural homemade soap has a failed batch sooner or later. Now we can fix it!
Learn how to make soap from Debra Maslowski who has been making homemade soap for decades. Her natural process is simple, versatile, and it always turns out!
As a soap maker, people always ask me about lye. Why I use it, it is toxic, what are the precautions, and even how to make lye at home. It’s actually simple to make lye from scratch. Here’s how!
When recipes are written in parts, it’s a scaling recipe that gives you the freedom to choose the amount to make. You can use this concept with all recipes.