Calculating your water amount for soapmaking

I get questions all the time about how I come up with my water amounts. I do not use a lye calc to get my water amounts. I simply use a lye calc to get the correct amount of lye … Read More

Flowers on Cold Process Soap

Original flower design tutorial here… Here is how to create flowers on top of your cold process soap.  You’ll need a slow moving cold process soap recipe, squirt bottles and skewers. The recipe: Sweet Almond oil – 1.25 oz Coconut … Read More

Creating Custom Colors using Oxides and Ultramarines – Color Palette 1

One of my favorite things to do as a soap maker is to mix colors! I’m by no means an expert but I wanted to share how I mix, test and use colors. In this post we’ll focus on oxides … Read More

Color Soap Naturally – Calendula and Paprika, Layers and Swirls

This is an advanced soap design using natural colorants.  It includes calendula and paprika for color and texture and swirling and layering techniques.  I’ll also show you how to do the thin cocoa line you can see between layers. Bring … Read More

Color Soap Naturally – Advanced multi colored design with infusions

Okay, so making a solid colored soap with an infusion is easy. But what if you wanted to color a soap four different colors using different infused olive oils? You wouldn’t want to make your standard recipe, divide the traced soap in individual … Read More

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