Top Ten soapmaking Articles

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. Preparing Your Kitchen for Soaping
How to prepare your kitchen for safe soap and/or cosmetic making

2. Essential oil Flashpoints
List of the flashpoints of essential oils

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. Soaping Safely
There's no reason to be afraid of soap making. All you have to do is be properly prepared.

5. Popular Techniques in Soap Making
A look into several popular techniques in soap making -- including some advantages and disadvantages of each one.

6. How to use natural colorants in soaps
How to color soaps with natural plant material.

7. How To Make Soap Cigar Bands
How to make cigar bands for soap with detailed instructions

8. The Truth About Lye
Curious about lye in soapmaking? Learn more about lye and answer the age old question -- Does this soap contain lye?

9. How to make rebatched soap
Rebatched soap is a method of soapmaking that takes advantage of leftover soap pieces, remelting them and adding ingredients to make a more luxurious type of soap.

10. Types of papers used for wrapping soap
A perusal of different kinds of paper used to wrap soap

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