Monthly Archives: March 2010

Lately, I’ve been dreaming about watermelon and I’ve even found myself with a mouthful of pillow one morning. You can imagine my disappointment when I realized that it was NOT watermelon! Today, I’m going to show you how I made my recent batch of watermelon soap. I don’t know that […]

Watermelon Soap

Dirk, one of our web programmers, wrote this excellent tutorial on making a simple soap mold. This tutorial allows anyone to make a mold just with lumber scraps! Enjoy! Making your own handmade soap is a great example of chemistry in practical use. You are mixing fats with a solution […]

Guerrilla Soap Mold

I’m so excited to share our latest additions to the catalog with you! We just released the Daisy Lip Balm Pots and they are just so much fun. These pots are easy to fill and a wonderful bonus is that you can stack several pots and have a collection of […]

New Containers

This is a question that comes up for everyone learning to make soap. I recently stumbled across this cute illustrated explanation of saponification. This is a fun way to enjoy learning about saponification without covering several whiteboards with chemical changes at the molecular level. I wish all confusing questions could […]

What is Saponification?

If you have ever been the Master Food Preserver Program with your local university extension office, then today’s paper might be familiar to you. If you aren’t familiar with home canning, this paper will still be useful to you as it explains why jars break, just like the jar in […]

Why Jars Break

Donna submitted her milk soaps for our Milk Soap Challenge. Here is her perspective on the process of making milk soap. Enjoy! First, here’s the recipe I used — it’s a little varied from my usual mix, because I wanted to use the last of my cocoa butter & shea […]

Milk Soaps Challenge