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!
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.
Soda ash in soap making is that powdery white substance that forms on soap bars as they are curing. Learn how to prevent soda ash from forming on your soap!
Learning to make goat milk soap white isn’t as easy as it sounds. But with a lot of practice, I have discovered the secret to making and keeping it white.
Learning how to felt soap is simple! Felted soap is a bar of soap wrapped in wool. This creates an exfoliating bar lasts longer and is easier to hang on to.
Pigments, oxides, and micas are soap colorants that will help you achieve gorgeous color in your homemade soaps. Let’s learn how to use them to get the color we’re after.
Masterbatch is an easy way to speed up your soap making, or just about any other craft project process. Learn how to masterbatch the soap making process.
Today we will teach you the difference between salt soap and brine soap. We also include a DIY salt soap recipe along with a DIY brine soap recipe. Enjoy!
DIY shaving cream doesn’t work as well as DIY shaving soap. Find out why and learn how to make a natural homemade shaving soap that gives you a really close shave.
I make DIY travel soap so I can ensure I have a natural, chemical-free soap while traveling. I don’t like to bring full-sized bars because they take up too bulky and real estate is at a premium when traveling!
When people make DIY bar soap it often turns out too soft. We have the solution! Follow these 5 tips to make your bar soap hard and it will last much longer!
This is a fun bath jelly soap recipe the kids love. It’s a wiggly soap that makes bath time more fun AND gets them clean in the process. And what could be better than that? Enjoy this recipe!
Learn how to make soap in a slow cooker. Our basic cold process recipe of water, lye, and fat can be used for crock pot soap. It’s a great base recipe for creating many awesome soaps, and it’s a simple process that doesn’t take a lot of time or effort.
In soap making, should you make measurements using weight or volume? The question may sound simple, but it is the subject of MUCH debate! The good news is, the answer ends up being similar on both ends of the argument.
There are two ways to make homemade soap molds out of silicone and we’ll show you how to do both. Both involve a bit of work and time, but the results are inexpensive and so satisfying! You can use clear or colored silicone for your molds.
You all know I love making soap, I’d be happy I could do it all day! I’ve been doing it for a long time now, and because experience is a great teacher, I’m ready to share even more of my soap making tips with you!
If you don’t want to use palm oil but still want to make soap, there are some good alternatives. If you do use it we recommend sustainably-sourced palm oil that is organic and RSPO certified. Do you use palm oil, or some other alternative? What are your thoughts on the subject?