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Here are the top ten articles for the Soapmaking Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. Essential oil Flashpoints
List of the flashpoints of essential oils
2. Use Sodium Lactate to make a hard bar of soap
Using sodium lactate to make firmer soaps
3. Water is important in soapmaking
Water plays an importat part in soapmaking. It is the medium through which the chemical process of soap making occurs. Understanding why, and the amount of water to use will enable you to speed or slow the drying of soap bars as well as prevent seizing during the tracing process.
4. The Easiest Soap Recipe
The easiest soap recipe for beginners is made from Crisco(trademark) oil. This recipe is perfect for the new soap maker as most of the ingredients are easily obtainable at the local grocery store or made using the materials you have at home.
5. Add Silk to Soaps
Information on adding silk products to soap and sources to buy silk protein and silk fiber for soaps.
6. Bay Rum Soap Recipe
Bayrum is a classic Caribbean scent used in this recipe with skin loving hemp oil and mango butter.
7. How To Make Soap Cigar Bands
How to make cigar bands for soap with detailed instructions
8. Why superfat soap?
What is superfatting? And why should you superfat soap. Superfatting soap produces a more moisturizing soap and decreases the pH in the final soap making it more gentle to skin.
9. Soap Making Classes in the USA and Abroad
A list of soap making classes available in the USA, Canada and Abroad
10. Frankincense and myrrh soap recipe
Frankincense and myrrh has been used for centuries both for healing and spiritual use. This soap recipe using both produces a rich and luxurious soap and deserves its place as a wonderful gift you give yourself or others. Included are detailed instructions as well as where to get the ingredients.
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