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Safety when working with Potassium Hydroxide
Potassium hydroxide is even more dangerous to work with than lye (sodium hydroxide). How to protect yourself when using KOH to create liquid soap.
Scams aimed at soapmakers
Some scams aimed at soap makers along with some advice on how to avoid being scammed.
Soap Making in the Tropics
Soap making in the tropics poses many challenges - and many rewards. Here is a rundown of things to be aware of when manufacturing natural soaps in paradise.
Fruit Enzyme Summer Mask Recipe
A great combination of fruits with various properties - makes a great summer skin pick-me-up.
How to make rebatched soap
Rebatched soap is a method of soapmaking that takes advantage of leftover soap pieces, remelting them and adding ingredients to make a more luxurious type of soap.
Water is important in soapmaking
Water plays an importat part in soapmaking. It is the medium through which the chemical process of soap making occurs. Understanding why, and the amount of water to use will enable you to speed or slow the drying of soap bars as well as prevent seizing during the tracing process.
Soap cigar bands with Japanese type graphics
This is a trio of soap cigar bands/ labels that are simple and uncluttered with Japanese type graphics. The labels are packaged in Microsoft Publisher so they are easy to customize and print.
Soaping for a cause
What can one soap maker do in a troubled economy besides looking out for new business? In a renewed spirit of giving, we can give away soap or any other items that we make. Find a charitable organization and give away those excess soap bars!
Where to Buy Lye
About two years ago lye was everywhere to be had, including the supermarkets. Then mysteriously all the lye disappeared from the shelves of the supermarket. The challenge now is to find new sources to get lye. Here is a list of places in the USA to purchase lye for soapmaking.
What to do with leftover soap scraps
Most folks who make soaps regularly have leftover soap scraps. These are the pieces of soap left over after cutting soap bars
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