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How to Make Handmade Cold Process Soaps

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Handmade soap is gentler on skin because it’s made with natural ingredients, not synthetic ingredients found in most commercial soaps whose sole purpose is to create a foam or lather. Because of this many individuals who can’t use commercial soap, and have turned to using only handmade soaps. I first got into soapmaking because I was buying handmade soaps on a regular basis to satisfy my finicky skin. I soon discovered that soapmaking is quite addictive. Though it has grown more costly over the years since I first started making soap, if you don’t mind making soap in bulk, you’ll find it’s worth the expense for the sake of your skin. Plus, you can save money by using your handmade soaps to create your own laundry detergent.

How to Make Handmade Cold Process Soap

Making soap with lye can be a little scary at first. I know it took me over a year to get up the nerve to try my first batch of cold process soap. But once you get the hang of it you’ll wonder why you ever worried in the first place! Because it’s been such a long time – over two years – since I posted my Cold Process Soapmaking Tutorial and Handmade Soap Recipes I thought I’d share them with you again in one collective post. Don’t stop here though. Remember, research is the key to not only making soap properly, but to creating your own custom recipes as well. And, if you’re looking for a great place to buy organic soapmaking oils and ingredients, I highly recommend Mountain Rose Herbs.

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Cold Process Soap Recipes.

How to Make Handmade Cold Process Soap

Not quite ready to take the cold process soapmaking plunge but still want to make soap? I also have a small collection of handmilled soap recipes and melt and pour soap recipes you can try.