Easy & Quick Tips for Making Liquid Soap Successfully

When soapmakers jump into¬†making liquid soap, they often have trouble with the process because it’s quite different from bar soapmaking! Boundaries cannot be pushed in liquid soapmaking as easily as in cold process or hot process soapmaking, but there are certain tips and tricks that can help you make awesome liquid soap! I typically¬†write articles […]

Is Creamy Lightly Colored Hot Process Goat’s Milk Soap Possible?

Creamy Lightly Colored Hot Process Goat's Milk Soap

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! I adore goat’s milk as an ingredient in soaps: the sugar adds wonderful bubbles to the lather and the¬†cream is a¬†skin-softening moisturizer. Goat’s milk also adds a ton of label […]

Tutorial: Shaving Soap Recipe with Stearic Acid

Tutorial: Shaving Soap Recipe with Stearic Acid

Last year, Veronica shared her palm-free shaving soap recipe, and it’s been quite the hit! However, a lot of soapmakers have been requesting two modifications: A wet shaving soap formula with palm oil (not palm-free) A palm free shaving soap formula without soy Today, we’re going to tackle the first request: a traditional shaving soap […]

How I Started Making Big Batch Hot Process Soap

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 growth. So I thought I would share a little about my own experiences with my business! I started out as a cold process soapmaker. After getting really frustrated […]

Critical Safety Measures Every Smart Soapmaker Should Know

Prepping your ingredients and creating a flow with help you make handmade soap safely

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 not on any of the other ingredients or important safety measures. And even still, misinformation runs rampant on something as universally important […]

10 Simple Tips & Tricks for Smoothly Swirling Hot Process Soap

Swirling Hot Process Soap

The most common misconception¬†I hear about hot process soap is that they are “rustic” – I am pretty sure that means plain, simple and a little¬†boring! While I appreciate the elegance of single colored soaps, it¬†is mighty fun to make cool & beautiful designs in most of my soaps! And, you can, without a doubt, […]

A Hot Process Soap Tutorial: How to Hot Process Soap in a Crockpot

How to Make Hot Process Soap in a Crock Pot

When I first started making hot process¬†soap, I searched high and low for¬†a definitive set of steps, like a recipe, that would ensure my hot process¬†soap came out perfectly every time. However, once I understood saponification (the chemical reaction that happens when making soap) and was able to identify the stages of saponification, I became […]

Using Hot Process Soapmaking for Production Soaping

Swirled Hot Process Soap by Ridgeway Soapworks

Like many of you, I learned how to make soap using the cold process method. My soap story actually started with a large jar of coconut oil that I wanted to find a use for, and after a google search of “uses for coconut oil” learned that it is a wonderful¬†oil to use in soap. […]

How to Make The Best Wet Shaving Soap (Recipe Included)

no palm shaving soap lather

Shaving soap. It’s a big deal in the world of wet shavers, and now, having made it, I can see why. I ran into some issues when I first started to research shaving soap. Stearic acid is considered to be one of the best ingredients to use at high percentages in a shaving soap – […]