soapMaking?

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by Bornacentury2L8, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. Bornacentury2L8

    Bornacentury2L8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I see a lot of posts about soapmaking, and am interested in trying it. Where do I learn how? I see a lot of terms I have no Idea what they mean. Thanks
     
  2. azrc

    azrc Out Of The Brooder

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    I've done this for a while. It's really easy - easier than making a cake.

    You can just follow a reicpe (there are many on the internet) or make up your own. Just calculate the correct amount of lye to fat ratio. There are many online calculators, this is the one that I use. MMS .

    Just accurately get the ratios correct and you won't have a problem.

    Also, don't expect it to smell like commercial soap unless you dump a ton of perfume into it (I never have). It works just the same as bought soap.

    I don't think there's an economic advantage to making your own, but it's interesting and something to do.

    Good luck
     
  3. chiknwhisperer

    chiknwhisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 9, 2008
    Lowell, IN
    Go to Soap Makers Help thread. There are a bunch of us on there and we can help you become addicted... I mean we can help you through it. [​IMG]
     
  4. Morgaine

    Morgaine Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 22, 2008
    Texas
    I second what chiknwhisperer said. There is a ton of info on the soap maker's help thread. I also started a soap maker's reference thread that has links to places that show you how to start out.
     

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