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Before making soap, you’ll want to make sure you know how to use lye safely. If you’re using a recipe, general soap-making instructions will help you turn a list of ingredients into a bar of soap. If you’re developing your own soap recipe, I’ve got a few tips and tricks including conversion tables and a table about the properties of soapmaking lipids and a directory of essential oils.
The history of soap is pretty fascinating, if not totally real. You might also be interested in how saponification – the chemical reaction that creates soap – works or even in how soap gets you clean.
Want to add a little something extra to your soap? Make a soap stamp so you can personalize all your bars.
Want some information from other sites? Here are some of the one’s I’ve found most useful.
|Lye and Saponification||Lye Calculator|
|How To||Soap: The Bare Bones|
|Single Oil Soaps||Avocado Oil|
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