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6 principles of home experimenting

6 principles of home experimenting

If you succumbed to this noble and challenging hobby of making soaps and cosmetics at home, you prob[...]
Test of food colorants in soap - part 1

Test of food colorants in soap - part 1

lt is not difficult to color soap. But to color it exactly the way we want is an art! There is a [...]
Making natural soap from scratch I. -  Necessary ingredients, basic steps and methods

Making natural soap from scratch I. - Necessary ingredients, basic steps and methods

While I have been posting on some elaborate methods like liquid or transparent soapmaking, I did[...]
How to calculate the hot process superfat

How to calculate the hot process superfat

In my previous post I discussed an important difference between superfat and lye discount. You might[...]
Making 100% olive oil soap - tips, tricks and why it should be avoided by beginners

Making 100% olive oil soap - tips, tricks and why it should be avoided by beginners

If you like the idea of 100% olive oil soap and think that the simplicity of the recipe makes it an [...]
Superfat vs. lye discount - the difference to know

Superfat vs. lye discount - the difference to know

What is the difference between applying lye discount and superfatting your soap? And should we care?[...]
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Oil combinations I. - how to make soap recipe (or not)

I know that you are all enthusiastic to start soapmaking and make your own soap recipes. However, [...]
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How to make soap - 3 basic methods

When it comes to the question how to make soap at home, you can be recommended one of the 3 basic me[...]
What is soap - find out!

What is soap - find out!

Before you introduce yourself to the techniques of soapmaking, you need to understand what is soap. [...]
7 reasons why make your own soap

7 reasons why make your own soap

Why make your own soap? Soap it is not expensive, it is readily available in any grocery store, it c[...]
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