Liquid Soap with African Black Soap

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So many of you asked what to do with the leftover African Black Soap that you bought to make these salt bars… African Black Soap Salt Bars.  Well…you could put it in some liquid soap!  (I’m also working on a scrub…coming soon!) I didn’t know how well it would incorporate before trying it, but it […]

Essential Oil and Fragrance Oil Usage Rates in Cold Process Soap

I get asked ALL THE TIME, “how do you calculate fragrance oil and essential oil usage in soap?” Different soapmakers do it differently; this is simply my opinion. The amount of essential oil and fragrance oil used in soap should be calculated based on the base oil amount in your recipe and not the total […]

African Black Soap Salt Bar

This past weekend I was hanging out with Benjamin (Prairie Soap Company) at the shop and decided to knock out a few projects for my blog. I took along my favorite molds for salt bars and decided to do three different salt bars using interesting additives, natural colorants and amazing essential oil blends (which Benjamin […]

The Basic Soap Slab Swirl in My Shiny New Silicone Slab Mold

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Ahhhhhh…  Who doesn’t like to break in a new soapmaking mold?  Join me, won’t you?  Let’s do this. (Want to make your own silicone slab mold?  Get the eBook here.) The Recipe Olive oil – 16 oz Coconut oil – 16.8 oz Avocado oil – 4 oz Castor oil – 3.2 oz Rice bran oil […]

New Ebook from Lovin Soap – Create Custom Silicone Block and Slab Molds

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Creating a Custom Silicone Slab or Block Mold There are several quality silicone soap molds on the market these days in all kinds of stock sizes.  But what if you can’t find the exact size that you want?  I know several soap makers who have their ideal finished bar size and packaging just the way […]

The Patriotic Peacock Swirl

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What is the Peacock Swirl? The Peacock (also called Bouquet) swirl was created around the end of the 18th century as a paper marbling technique. The pattern resembles the plumage of a male peacock or a bouquet of flowers. I first saw it on marbled paper from Paper Mojo and immediately thought of soap. Although […]

Soaping with Hemp Milk – Milk in Oil Method

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Hemp milk is a great alternative to animal milks such as goat or cow if you want your soap to be vegan. Hemp milk contains omega essential fatty acids, proteins, amino acids and many more goodies. It has a great label appeal on soap and is perfect for certain target markets. This tutorial follows the […]

The Classic Oatmeal, Goat’s Milk and Honey Cold Process Soap – Milk in Oil Method

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Oatmeal, Milk and Honey is a classic soap to make. It’s one of the first soaps that I made when I first started to make soap. This method of milk soapmaking is a bit different than the other method where we used frozen milk in the lye solution. This method uses equal amounts of lye […]

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