Learn How to Make Soap: A Beginner’s Guide

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Learn how to make soap with this free soapmaking ebook designed for beginner soapmakers. This free soapmaking ebook contains information on how to make soap, using a lye calculator, how to formulate your own soap recipes, eight beginner soap recipes, creating custom soap labels and more.

Recently WorldLabel asked if I’d create a downloadable ebook for their blog with a collection of my beginner soap recipes. I was happy to not only take on the task but to go one step further. My new soapmaking ebook – which you can find here – gives more than just the basics of how to make soap. In addition to an updated cold process soapmaking tutorial (my last soapmaking tutorial was written many years ago!) and eight beginner cold process soap recipes, I also provide information on the equipment and ingredients needed to make cold process soap, getting over your fear of lye, how to use a lye calculator, information on formulating your own cold process soap recipes, how to make a simple DIY wooden loaf soap mold, figuring out how much soap is needed for a mold of any size, a tutorial on how to create your own custom soap labels, and a collection of helpful resources and references including soapmaking suppliers, lye calculators and more.

If you’ve considered learning how to make soap – whether you’ve had reservations about working with lye or are simply ready to dive in -download my free soapmaking ebook at WorldLabel blog. This free soapmaking ebook is presented in a straight forward, down to earth manner to help you create your very first batch of cold process soap and get it right the first time. Then, once you’ve mastered a few basic soap recipes, there’s information to help you explore soapmaking even further with the basics of formulating your own cold process soap recipes. This includes practical information on how to figure out what percentages of oils and butters are recommended in cold process soap as well as information on how using a lye calculator can help you to create the perfect cold process soap recipe.

My hands on advice not only acts as a guide to into how to make soap but encourages you to look further and learn more on your own by offering specifics on how and where to search to broaden your soapmaking horizons. And, because it’s a PDF, you can download this free soapmaking ebook and take it with you anywhere to read and reference at your own leisure by either printing it out or simply saving it on your favorite device.

I hope you find my soapmaking ebook helpful and that it leads you into a exploring a fabulous new world!

{ Download my PDF soapmaking ebook, Making Cold Process Soap for the First Time? How to make soap & beginner soap recipes to get you started!, from WorldLabel blog here. }

This natural homemade coffee soap recipe is made using real brewed coffee and the cold process soapmaking method and is easy enough for beginners. The caffeine in this homemade coffee soap recipe acts as a natural anti-inflammatory and is believed to help with skin redness and other skin aliments.

Already know how to make soap? Then you may also be interested in my latest cold process soap recipe for making natural coffee soap along with twelve other cold process soap recipes that contain food as an ingredient with everything from blueberries and tomatoes to wine and beer! You can find those cold process soap recipes here.

In addition you can find my full collection of homemade soap recipes and bath and beauty DIY’s at Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen. Follow me on Pinterest for even more homemade soap recipes and beauty DIY’s from around the web or keep track of all my new homemade soap recipes and other DIY creations by following Soap Deli News blog via Blog Lovin’ or Tumblr. You can also find me on Facebook, Twitter, G+ and Instagram.

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DIY Soap Cutter – A Simple Guide for Cutting Your Soap into Bars

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How to Make a Soap Cutter - DIY Soap Cutting Guide for Homemade Soap

If you’re looking for a way to consistently cut your homemade soap loaves into bars so that they the same size every time, then you need a soap cutter! There’s no need to purchase expensive equipment to do this, especially if you’re just starting out. Instead, craft your own handmade diy soap cutter.

How to Make a Soap Cutter - DIY Soap Cutting Guide for Homemade Soap

The measurements for this soap cutter are made to pair up with my tutorial on how to make wooden loaf soap molds. It can be used for both melt and pour glycerin soap and homemade cold process soaps. To get started you’ll need either craft wood or plywood that is 3/4″ thick, some screws, wood glue, an electric screwdriver and a saw in order to make your cuts. If you aren’t able to cut your own wood, you may be able to find a friend, neighbor or parent to give you a hand. (My dad made mine for me.) I have also heard that if you purchase wood from Lowe’s that they will cut to your specifications.

How to Make a Handmade Soap Cutter DIY

The two sides of your soap cutter should be cut to measure 6 1/2″ long by 5″ high. The bottom piece to your soap cutter will need to measure 6 3/4″ long by 3 1/2″ wide. The front stop – which keeps your soap from sliding out to ensure bars are all cut the same size – should measure 5″ long by 2″ high.

Assemble your soap cutter so that the bottom fits in between the two sides. The sides should rest flat on the surface with the bottom in between. Apply wood glue to hold the sides together and clamp until dry. Then put several screw into the side for extra hold. Now glue the front stop to the front of the soap cutter and screw in. Finally, use a saw to cut guides down the two sides and slightly into the bottom piece of wood. These cuts determine the size of your bars. About 3/4″ in make standard size bars in width. Make the cuts further out – 1″ or more – for thicker bars. Make sure the cuts are wide enough that the tool of your choice you’ll be using for cutting will fit into these slits. I use a Chef’s knife to cut my soaps with this soap cutting guide.

Making homemade cold process soap for the first time? Be sure to check out my DIY Soapmaking Tutorial as well as my Beginner Cold Process Soap Recipe.

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