Free Soap Cigar Band Label Wrappers Fall Designs

Free Soap Cigar Band Label Wrappers Fall Designs

Free Soap Cigar Band Label Wrappers Fall Designs Enjoy a set of three free soap cigar band wrappers in multiple fall designs for use on your soaps. Simply download, print, write in your soap details, wrap around soap, and secure in the back with tape. These cigar band wrappers are free for personal or commercial use, however, the designs may …

Color Me Pretty Part 1 – Cosmetic Recipes

History of Cosmetics Civilizations have used forms of cosmetics for centuries in religious rituals, to enhance beauty, and to promote good health. Cosmetic usage throughout history can reveal a civilization’s practical concerns, such as protection from the sun, acknowledgment within a class system, or simply for beauty. In as early as 10,000 BCE, men and women in Egypt used scented oils and ointments to clean …

How to Make Textured Soap Tops

There are lots of ways to texture a soap top. No matter the method you choose, you will need a heavy or moderate-heavy trace to achieve the best results.  Here are ten textures and how to get them. All you need is a spoon and a thin implement from around the house (we used a paintbrush handle).  Do not feel that you can only add a texture …

New Online Gourmet Autumn CP Soapmaking Class

We are working on some special seasonal soapmaking courses with Bramble Berry. Our first seasonal theme is inspired by fall. It contains 5 soap designs that demonstrate one or more intermediate to advanced soapmaking techniques. Pumpkin Spice Swirl – uses drop swirl technique Twisted Licorice – layering followed by soap decorating Salted Caramel – layering with salted top Indian Corn – uses nonpareil design Turkey …

Oil Saponification Values SAP, Properties, and Availability Table

Oil Saponification Values SAP, Properties, and Availability Table

Oil Saponification Values SAP, Properties, and Availability Table  -While I was writing the Formulating Your Own Soap Recipes eBook, I compiled a lot of information regarding many oils from a variety of sources.  This allowed me to create a saponification table that lists SAP values for far more oils than any source I have found.  Additionally, most of the oils …

Beginner Soapmaking Series – Soapmaking Process Step by Step

These instructions explain how to make Cold Process soap from scratch. Prepare your work area Before beginning the soapmaking process, select a recipe and print a copy. Choose your work area. Typically an area of the kitchen is a good place to work, since there is access to the sink and stove. Any place that has good ventilation, a clean …

Beginner Soapmaking Series – Fats and Oils

Fats and oils come from many different plants or animals around the world, and each one adds unique properties to soap. Properties are determined by which fatty acids are in an oil.   There are many fatty acids, but these are the most common and important to soapmakers. These fatty acids and their properties include: Lauric Acid: Provides hardness, cleansing, …

Beginner Soapmaking Series – Lye Safety and Handling

Lye is a hazardous substance that must be handled with care.  It can cause serious chemical burns and blindness.  Lye is safe for soapmaking provided you take safety precautions. Always wear goggles or protective eyewear.  Lye, lye water, and fresh soap can cause serious eye injuries. Avoid injury by wearing goggles.  If you do get lye in your eyes, rinse with cold water immediately and seek medical attention. …

Beginner Soapmaking Series – Tools Every Soapmaker Needs

There are several items that you will need to make soap, many of which you may already own in your kitchen. Below is a list of basic essential tools. Protective gear – Eye protection and gloves are a must when making soap. Wear long sleeves, long pants, and close-toed shoes to protect your skin from coming into contact with lye. …

Formulating Your Own Soap Recipes eBook

Formulating Your Own Soap Recipes eBook

We are very excited about our newly released eBook.  It is a comprehensive guide to creating your own soap recipes and formulations. It walks you through everything you need to know and more on the subject. Nothing is left to guessing – know exactly what you are doing it and why. Topics include: Saponification and why you need to understand …