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Offline KeyLargoBees

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Thinking about venturing into making soap
« on: March 30, 2016, 11:52:53 am »
There are a ton of soap making books out there was wondering if anyone on here has any first hand reviews and could point me in the right direction :-)
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Re: Thinking about venturing into making soap
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2016, 09:06:01 pm »
Smart Soapmaking by Anne Watson
The Soapmaker's Companion by Susan Cavitch

Start with a recipe that calls for shortening, olive oil and coconut oil  - and lye [drain cleaner]

Since you're probably going to want to put beeswax in the soap, then learn how to use a soap calculator like http://soapcalc.net/calc/SoapCalcwp.asp

For more exotic oils, check out brambleberry.com.    She has a ton of tutorials, a great soap calc, and anything else you'd possibly want in soap and cosmetics.   Warning - it's as addictive as beekeeping.

Good luck!  I've been making soap for years so if you have questions, let me know - you can email me directly.

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