How to Make Soap
So... you want to learn how to make soap... but where do you even start?
Do you dream of creating that perfect little scent bursting masterpiece that can only call the Louvre its home? Maybe you envision creating your own successful natural soap company.
For some of you, however, you would just like to learn how to make soap for one simple reason: so that you can take part in this wonderful, unique and extremely fun craft that so many love.
Whatever your goals are, I have one thing to say: Congratulations!
You've come to the perfect place to learn everything there is to know about making homemade soaps, no matter what your level of expertise!
For the newbie, this will take some time to master, but I know that you're ready for it. I'll be by your side every step of the way... and don't worry; it's going to be a ton of fun. I promise!
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Enough talk... let's get right down to fun... uh... I mean business.
On this page, I'm going to highlight in detail each lesson every beginning soap maker should go over in order to learn how to make soap successfully. Click on the blue text to enter that particular tutorial. Once you've finished all of them, you'll be ready to move on to actually making soap.
- In order to learn how to make soap, it is best to start from the beginning. If you want, you can start from the very beginning! Click here to read a brief history of soap making.
- Next, make sure that you understand exactly what soap is (you may just be surprised). It's absolutely vital that you know what you're working with.
- Now review these essential soap making safety tips. Be sure to do this important step before you start.
- As you already know, there is more than one way to do just about anything. With soap making, this is especially true. In fact, there are four main methods of homemade soap making, each of which is completely unique. Before you can start making soap, you'll need to decide whether you want to use the melt and pour, rebatching, hot process, or cold process soap making method.
In addition to there being multiple ways of making homemade soaps, there are also many different types of soap. In fact, I feel that there are as many different soaps as there are soap makers as every creation has a flare of originality.
Some soap classifications overlap tremendously. For example: all handmade soaps are "lye soap" and most soaps at one time or another had glycerin in them. Nonetheless, being able to understand some classification of soaps may be helpful.
While you are learning how to make soap, you will be exposed to many other soap types.
Now, sit back, relax and thoroughly enjoy everything that this site has to offer as you go through each lesson in this tutorial
Oh, and don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions!