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Use Sodium Lactate to make a hard bar of soap
Using sodium lactate to make firmer soaps
Using Essential Oils in Soaps - Lavender
Important information about using essential oils in soaps.
Using Neem Oil to make Soap
Neem oil soap recipe along with information about Neem oil
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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.
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
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.
Why superfat soap?
What is superfatting? And why should you superfat soap. Superfatting soap produces a more moisturizing soap and decreases the pH in the final soap making it more gentle to skin.
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