How To Prevent And Get Rid Of Soda Ash

Soda ash forms during the soap making process when the unsaponified lye reacts with the carbon dioxide that’s naturally in the air. It forms a cloudy film on the surface of your bar giving a whitish powdery effect. It happens more on slab molds than loaf molds...

Superfatting

Students often ask me about superfatting. It seems to be a confusing topic, so let me simplify this for you.       What is Superfatting?   When you make cold process soap you use a formula to work out how much lye you need to convert your oils and...
Using Olive Oil in Your Soaps

Using Olive Oil in Your Soaps

Olive oil is one of the most popular oils used in soap making. In cold process soap it creates a mild, gentle lather and you can use it up to 100% of your recipe to make a Castile soap. The name comes from the Castile region of Spain, where the soap is thought to have...
Altering Your Recipes

Altering Your Recipes

It is relatively simple to alter your recipes once you know the characteristics of the oils and butters. You can use the chart below to help you to substitute oils in a recipe. What do the characteristics of the oils mean? Oils, butters and fats are usually classified...
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