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Creative Soapmaking

Projects, Experiments, and Investigations

(and some small mysteries)


My Soap and Lotion Books!

Smart Soapmaking book cover Milk Soapmaking book cover Smart Lotionmaking book cover Castile Soapmaking book cover Cool Soapmaking book cover

Here's where I get to share all the experiments I've done between writing my five books on soap and lotion making. There's a lot here that never made it into any of those books!

I've organized it in the form of a monthly magazine, so just scroll down till you see a month that interests you. And don't let the order confuse you—it starts in June, because that's when I started writing it!

The recipes are mostly just ingredients lists, because they assume you already know how to make soap. If you need directions, please see one of my books, Smart Soapmaking or Milk Soapmaking, or another reputable resource. Each recipe makes a 30-ounce batch.

The pictures I show are either my own photos or else Victorian trade cards or other paper ephemera from my personal collection.

In many of the articles, you'll find a section called "What Would I Do?" That's my corner for preferences, opinions and editorializing. Just look for this icon.


January

Sea Soaps

Soap Equipment and Ingredients


February

Chocolate Soaps

Resizing a Soap Recipe


March

Laundry Soap

Castile Soap

Increasing Lather


April

Egg Soaps

Designing Soaps for Different Uses

Analyzing and Fixing Problems


May

Silk Soaps

Floral and Fruit Scents

Wild, Weird, and Wonderful Soap Ads


June

Cucumber Soaps

Low Temperature Soapmaking


July

Citrus Soaps

Soapmaking as a Business


August

Herbal Soaps

Working with Trace Accelerants


September

Oatmeal Soaps

Selecting Vendors


October

Beer and Wine Soaps

Experimenting and Developing Recipes


November

Natural Colorants

Pumpkin Pie Soap

Taming Soda Ash


December

Wood Soaps

Soap Gifts

Shaving Soap

Home Fragrancing



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