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What Are the Best Soap Molds for Every Level? soap science and info starting a soap business

When you get bitten by the soapmaking bug, just about *everything* starts to look like a potential mold. However, with experience, you narrow down what kind of soap mold works best for you. Whether...

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Soap Visor Review: A New Kind of Safety Gear guest contributors soap science and info

This post is brought to you courtesy of Izza.

Safety gear in soapmaking is an absolute necessity, but goggles can be a huge pain. Especially for those of us who sport glasses. Is there another...

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4 Ways to Extend the Shelf Life of Your Essential Oils guest contributors soap science and info

This post is brought to you courtesy of Kacie.

Essential oils are a pricey investment for any soap and cosmetic formulator. It's one of the biggest complaints we see among makers who first tackle...

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How to pH Test Soap the Right Way & Why It Matters! soap science and info

One of the common questions that come up on Modern Soapmaking, especially in hot process tutorials and liquid soapmaking tutorials, is how to pH test handmade soap. It's easy to understand why when...

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Easy & Quick Tips for Making Liquid Soap Successfully guest contributors soap science and info

This article comes to you courtesy of Molly.

When soapmakers jump into making liquid soap, they often have trouble with the process because it's quite different from bar soapmaking! Boundaries...

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How to Better Understand Water Discounts When You Make Soap soap science and info

One of the most common issues I run into with soapmakers is not understanding how the lye solution in soapmaking works. For instance, a soapmaker might take one of our recipes and incorrectly use...

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Is Creamy Lightly Colored Hot Process Goat's Milk Soap Possible? guest contributors soap science and info

This post comes to you courtesy of Molly.

Think goat's milk is just for cold process soapmaking? Think again! Today, we're diving into how to make a creamy hot process goat's milk soap!

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The Best Soapmaking Supplier(s) in the Country news and updates soap science and info

A few weeks ago, I asked y'all to vote for your favorite soapmaking suppliers in the country and boy, did you respond! Almost a thousand soapmakers cast their votes! We narrowed down the best...

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How to Replace an Oil in a Soap Recipe Accurately soap science and info

One of the most common questions I get here on Modern Soapmaking is how to replace an oil in a soap recipe. I know and understand that not everyone uses or stocks the same oils in their soapmaking...

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How I Started Making Big Batch Hot Process Soap guest contributors soap science and info

This post comes to you courtesy of Molly.

I love to hear stories from other soapmakers about how they started their businesses, and what the turning points were that made a big difference in their...

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How to Make Hybrid Soaps Successfully (Mixing Melt and Pour with Cold Process Soap) guest contributors soap science and info

This post comes to you courtesy of Sharon.

Have you ever wanted to combine cold process soap with melt and pour soap for a stunning hybrid soap? If you want to attract attention online, or...

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How to Better Understand SoapCalc's Soap Quality Numbers soap science and info

A lot of soapmakers start formulating on their own based on SoapCalc's soap quality numbers, even though they are surrounded by mystery. Most soapmakers aren't exactly sure where the...

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