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Soap Making Recipes and Tutorials

Soap Making Recipes and Tutorials
Soap Making Recipes, Tips & Tutorials Teach Soap is the premier site for soap making tutorials, soap recipes, soap making tips and everything you’d want to know about making soap and other handcrafted products including lip balms, lotions, bath fizzies and much more. From beginners to seasoned soap makers, Teach Soap has something for everyone! We cover everything from soap making recipes for beginners, to more complex cold process soap making recipes and techniques. Check out our tutorial for Hot Process (CPOP) Swirls (left). These simple cold process recipes are a great way to get started!

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Soap A collection of decorative soaps, often found in hotels Two equivalent images of the chemical structure of sodium stearate, a typical soap. Mechanism of cleansing soaps[edit] 14 Fresh Homemade Soap Recipes Homemade soap is easier to make than you think! Learn how to make your own soap several different ways like cold process and hot process with ingredients like glycerin, coconut oil, oatmeal and even natural soap recipes. There are 59 homemade soap recipes over on the Tip Junkie Creative Community, so if I don't have a specific home made soap flavor that you're looking for be sure to check over there as well. {high fives} Homemade Soap 1.

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How To Make Soap & Making Lye With Step-by-Step Instructions & Videos Learn how to make soap at home or on the homestead. Easy step-by-step instructions for making homemade soap with with lye with instructional videos. There are also soap recipes for clear soap, hard soap, saddle soap and laundry soap, among others. Making soap at home can be a fun and rewarding experience and seldom takes more than an hour and a half out of your time. However, many of you may have been put off trying out this hobby after reading about all the dangers and cautions that go into soap making.

Tanning Two men pressing the leather near the end of the tanning process in an American tannery. circa: 1976 Tanning is the process of treating skins of animals to produce leather, which is more durable and less susceptible to decomposition. Traditionally, tanning used tannin, an acidic chemical compound from which the tanning process draws its name (tannin is in turn named after an old German word for oak or fir trees, from which the compound was derived). Coloring may occur during tanning. A tannery is the term for a place where the skins are processed. Soap Recipe with Cocoa Butter and Shea Butter - Double Butter Soap Recipe It’s a month away from Christmas, so I’ve been spending my Thanksgiving weekend making soap for my Christmas gift baskets. It’s the one time of the year where I recall those good old days where I was making and selling soap online and at craft fairs. It’s also the time of year where splurge and make some extra special batches of soap. While I’ve really been in love with my last batch of 100% coconut oil soap, I wanted to make a batch of real luxury soap. While just a plain, every day bar of soap can be luxurious, most people equate luxury with the luxury oils like shea butter, cocoa butter, jojoba, and some of the other liquid oils. This recipe, called Double Butter, uses 25% butters.

101 Handmade Valentine’s Day Ideas I’ve gathered some creative tutorials, free printables and just plain fabulous ideas to help make your Valentine’s Day extra sweet this year! There’s a little something for your home, gifts for friends and ideas for your children to share at school. It doesn’t have to cost you a ton to make Valentine’s Day super fun.

Pioneer Woman Homeschooling Photos and Post By Emelie Sanders. When Momma takes us to the bookstore we each get a book; sometimes two–it depends on her mood, really. Usually, I take the longest time. I quickly scan the fiction area, then turn to the small nook of craft books. Saponification Chart For Soap Making A saponification chart or saponification table takes out the guesswork of soap making and wondering how much lye or caustic soda, also known as sodium hydroxide, you should be adding to each type of fat that you decide to use. Elaine White, the American Soapmaker, is responsible for the following chart. Knowing the exact amount of caustic soda or sodium hydroxide should be added to the different oils or fats that you may use is important, because if you add too much, it could burn your skin.

How to Tan a Hide After hunting or processing livestock for the table, it's a shame to have to toss out a nice pelt. Here is a method of tanning hides that is low cost and low labor compared to other methods of “custom tanning.” I've personally used this system to tan sheepskins, deerskins, groundhog pelts, rabbit hides and goat skins. The procedure can be used for all kinds of mammal pelts when you want the fur to remain on the skin. It results in a soft, workable hide, which can be used as is or cut up for sewing projects. Salting Fresh Skins

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