Why Weigh Soap and Cosmetic Ingredients?

Have you ever searched the internet for cosmetic formulas? A search for nearly any product turns up more variations than we can try in a year, perhaps more. The question is, of course, are they good? Will they provide the results we hope for? Are they well researched and written?  Although many factors determine a…

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MY MOTHER WON’T USE MY SOAP!

“My Mother won’t use my soap!” This is a reoccurring complaint from bath and body and candle makers everywhere. Those close to them stash their amazing gifts instead of enjoying them and sometimes even refuse them altogether. Why?  Naturally, makers want to share their creations with those closest to them, hoping the recipient is as…

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INS And Iodine Levels In Soapmaking

Creating the ideal bar of soap is the holy grail of soapmaking for many a modern soapmaker. The more we learn about the fatty acids that make up oils, the better our potential. The fatty acids we are concerned with in soapmaking are: lauric, myristic, palmitic, stearic, ricinoleic, oleic, linoleic and linolenic. ​Even armed with the knowledge of fatty acids, the concepts of INS…

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Linolenic Acid In Soapmaking

Fats and oils are made up of fatty acids, each a unique blend. Usually, we seek to create a well-balanced bar for general bathing, and it is the reason we mix oils rather than making soap with just one oil. We take advantage of the properties of several oils in search of that ideal bar, one that…

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