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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.

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
Saponification Chart
How To Soap: The Bare Bones
Single Oil Soaps Avocado Oil

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