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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. Add Silk to Soaps
Information on adding silk products to soap and sources to buy silk protein and silk fiber for soaps.
3. Use Sodium Lactate to make a hard bar of soap
Using sodium lactate to make firmer soaps
4. Face bar soap recipe
Easy Olive oil face bar
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. Where to Buy Lye
About two years ago lye was everywhere to be had, including the supermarkets. Then mysteriously all the lye disappeared from the shelves of the supermarket. The challenge now is to find new sources to get lye. Here is a list of places in the USA to purchase lye for soapmaking.
8. Bay Rum Soap Recipe
Bayrum is a classic Caribbean scent used in this recipe with skin loving hemp oil and mango butter.
9. How to use natural colorants in soaps
How to color soaps with natural plant material.
10. 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.
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