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

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

5. In the mold hot proces soap tutorial
How to make in the mold hot process soap. Need natural handmade soap in a pinch? Then this is the type of soap you should be making. It has the look of cold process soap minus weeks of waiting for the soap to cure.

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

7. Everyday junk that can be used as soap molds
List of containers normally found around the house that were never intended as soap molds but can be used as such.

8. Add Silk to Soaps
Information on adding silk products to soap and sources to buy silk protein and silk fiber for soaps.

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

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

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