Cold Process Soap


Soap made with salt has always fascinated me, but I have never tried to make it. Today that will change! There are two ways to make soap with salt. The first way is to simply add salt to the soap batter for a scrubby bar. This works well using fine […]

Soleseife (Brine) Soap


I set out yesterday to make soap, but what I made was a mess. Because this might help someone else, I’ll share my experience here. The recipe I used was just fine, and I ran it through our Lye Calculator to determine how much water and lye needed to be […]

Soap On A Stick – DRAT!


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All information in this blog comes from the excellent book “Soap & Cosmetic Labeling” by Marie Gale. If you make true soap, and you don’t make any cosmetics claims, your soap can be sold without any label. What?! That was my reaction. True soap is defined in the Food, Drug […]

Labeling Your Soap



Lavender always makes me smile. It’s a fragrance I enjoy smelling. Lavender Flowers Fragrance Oil is a beautiful, spring-fresh scent of lavender without excess or the medicinal smell often associated with lavender essential oil. I love that Lavender Flowers Fragrance Oil plays nicely in cold-process soap with no discoloration and […]

Lavender Flowers Soap











There are so many great techniques to try when soaping. In-the-pot swirls are among my favorite. They are easy and forgiving, and the results are so satisfying. I’ve been watching lots of videos and admiring the different bars created with this technique, and now I’m ready to make some for […]

Fun With In-The-Pot Swirls