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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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Review: Soap Bar Lounge Soap Dish (Made in the USA Soap Dish to Sell with Your Soaps!) guest contributors starting a soap business

This post is brought to you courtesy of Izza.

Soap dishes may seem like a small detail, but when you are soap maker who has artfully designed your recipe, you wouldn't want your soap...

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Tutorial: Black Raspberry Vanilla Soap with Berries & Cream guest contributors soap recipes and tutorials

This tutorial comes to you courtesy of Leanna Blacher. 

If you have been making soap for any amount of time, you have either heard of or used a fragrance oil called Black Raspberry Vanilla....

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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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Tutorial: DIY Silicone Soap Mold for Novelty Soaps (+ How to Make Melt and Pour Soap Seashells) guest contributors soap recipes and tutorials

This post is brought to you courtesy of Ariane.

Since I live on an island surrounded by 300 kilometers of white sand beaches, I love to go shell hunting with my kiddos.

My customers...

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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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Critical Safety Measures Every Smart Soapmaker Should Know soap science and info

When many soapmakers first start out, they don't give much thought to how to make handmade soap safely. And when they do, their efforts are typically focused on the caustic nature of lye, and...

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Tutorial: Triple ITPS Lavender Soap Recipe guest contributors soap recipes and tutorials

This tutorial comes to you courtesy of Izza.

When it comes to cold process soap making, I have a deep passion for all things swirl and I just can’t resist the “in the pot swirl” ...

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Tutorial: Layered Basil Tomato Soap Recipe (Using Food in Soap) guest contributors soap recipes and tutorials

This tutorial is brought to you courtesy of Leanna Blacher.

There is nothing more exciting than going to a farmer's market in summertime. So many amazing fruits and vegetables are available and at...

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How to Efficiently Create a Masterbatch of Oils for Soapmaking in Soapmaker 3 soap science and info

When I originally wrote Efficiency in Scaling: Introduction to Masterbatching, Soapmaker 3 didn't have a lot of the great features it does now, so the workaround for creating a masterbatch of oils...

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The Latest Soap Design Techniques are Beautiful, But Are They Worth It? starting a soap business

A lot of folks found Modern Soapmaking through one of my tutorials or YouTube videos, and that's fabulous - really, it is! I love playing with new soap design techniques and of course,...

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