Friday, July 31, 2015

Illustrated Tutorial - Mondrian Soap Pop

When I saw this picture of this soap pop I immediately thought of The Partridge Family bus.  If you would like to learn how to make this melt and pour soap pop from Soapylove, then check out this illustrated tutorial called Mondrian Soap Pop.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Back to Basics: How to Choose a Soap Mold

Soap making molds come in various shapes, sizes and materials. It’s crucial to consider what kind of mold you’ll be using when designing a soapy project. The mold will determine how big your batch needs to be, and may influence ingredients and cure time. One of the most popular soap mold options is a silicone mold. They are easy to clean with no lining necessary and come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Other mold options include recycled containers, plastic and wood molds. Each have benefits that may affect your soaping experience.  So if you want to choose the best mold for your soap making needs but do not know which one, then I would suggest reading the post from The Soap Queen called Back to Basics:  How to Choose a Soap Mold.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Simple & Gentle Cold Process Soap

So you decided you want to learn to make soap by the cold process method? I know you are excited to make your first batch of soap but there is a lot to learn and it may seem boring to some to go over some of the little things but it is important.  In her back to basics series, The Soap Queen has posted some really great information and here are instructions on how to make Simple and Gentle Cold Process Soap.  Please read through all of the information before you attempt to making this recipe.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

How Temperature Affects Cold Process Soap

The Soap Queen has been posting some really interesting back to basic lessons for cold process soap making on her site.  One of the lessons in her series that was recently posted was called How Temperature Affects Cold Process Soap.  If you are just beginner or an experienced cold process soap maker, learning about temperature is something we can all learn about.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Back to Basics: Lye Safety Guide

Are you new to make your soap by the cold process method?  Scared of lye? Here is a posting from the Soap Queen called Back to Basics: Lye Safety Guide. This posting definately covers it all.