Soap Visor Review: A New Kind of Safety Gear

Wearing Op-d-Op visor for soap making

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 option? There is now with the Soap Visor! When Alegna Soap approached Modern Soapmaking to review this new product, I wasn’t sure what to expect. 100% of the time […]

How to pH Test Soap the Right Way & Why It Matters!

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 there is so much conflicting information on the internet pH testing soap! I hope to clear up a lot of common misconceptions […]

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 […]

Using Essential Oils Safely When Formulating Bath and Body Products

Using Essential Oils Safely When Formulating Bath and Body Products

I’m a big old safety nerd, and students are always happy to find sections on safety in my soapmaking and formulating classes. Since I’m currently in the middle of writing a whole series about using essential oils, I figured it’s high time we address some ingredient and formulating safety as well as using essential oils […]