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Soapmaking is the combination of animal fat or plant oil and caustic soda or a strong alkaline solution to produce an anionic surfactant that can be used for washing and cleansing together with water. This category presents sites related to the process of making or manufacturing soap, not sites of soap products and manufacturers.
  • About.com: Candle and Soap Making

    Features candle and soap making videos, projects, recipes, discussions, and recommended readings.

  • Glossary for the Modern Soap Maker

    Definitions of terms and acronyms related to the soap making art and recreation.

  • Handcrafted Soapmakers Guild

    International nonprofit organization created to promote the handcrafted soap industry. Aims to facilitate the dissemination of information useful to soap makers.

  • Makesoap.biz

    Offers soap making courses and consultancy for those interested in putting up a soap and toiletries business.

  • Miller's Homemade Soap Pages

    Compilation of information related to soap making. Includes handouts in PDF, methods and procedures with notes, reference SAP chart, soap recipes, and a guide to finding ingredients.

  • Soap Making Essentials

    Provides an introduction to soap, information on soap making materials and methods, decorative and selling ideas, lye calculators, glossary, and forums.

  • Soap Making Resource

    Source for homemade soap making supplies and tutorials. Provides learning tools for beginners. Includes a saponification table.

  • Soap Teacher

    Promotes the art and business of melt and pour soap making with step-by-step instructions and answers to frequently asked questions.

  • SoapCalc

    Introduces cold and hot process soap making and provides an online calculator for recommended soap ingredient quantities.

  • Soaps -n- Lotions Forum

    Topics discussed include melt and pour soaps, cold and hot process soaps, fragrance, essential oils, hair care, and facial and lip products.

  • Teach Soap

    Source for instructions, recipes, tips, and other resources for soap making and other handcrafted products.

  • Teach Soap Forums

    Enables the sharing and discussion of soap making recipes, tips, and tutorials.

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