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Making Soap with Natural Soapmaking (once Soap Naturally)
Soapmaking information:
What is Natural Handmade Soap and How is it Made?

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There are many ways of making soap, and consequently many different types of soap. On the Natural Soapmaking (once Soap Naturally) Website, we encourage you to aim for the best, that is, for handmade soap that is as natural as possible. Here is our descriptive definition:


Natural handmade soap:
Soap that is made through a process that exploits the naturally occurring saponification reaction between natural fatty acids (vegetable oils, animal fats) and an alkaline solution, using as little chemicals (catalysts, surfactants, scenting agents, manipulations) as possible. In order to be as natural as possible, handmade soap uses ingredients and tools that are both sustainable and locally available. Several applicable soapmaking methods are described in the Natural Soapmaking Handbook and referenced to from the Soapmaking Information section on this Website. In our definition, natural handmade soap does not include Melt & Pour, nor industrially manufactured soap bases (soap flakes, soap noodles), but can be made starting from naturally handmade glycerin soap bases through a method called rebatching.


If you are new to soapmaking and would like to learn how to make natural handmade soap without wasting time, money and resources... we suggest that you start with a good soapmaking book:

Soapmaking Books: Soap Naturally - Ingredients, methods and recipes for natural handmade soap: the ultimate guide to making natural soap

Soap Naturally - Ingredients, methods and recipes for natural handmade soap answers all questions about natural soap.

This book is now OUT OF PRINT.

BETTER HANDMADE SOAP BOOKS ARE IN!

Visit the Super-Naturally Website
for NEW handmade soapmaking books everybody want to have!


Once you have gained a good understanding of soapmaking, you can refer to the Natural Soapmaking (once Soap Naturally) Web Table of Contents for information on how to access the Natural Soapmaking (once Soap Naturally) mailing list, as well as for the largest online collection of natural handmade soap recipes and natural skin care resources.

If you have any soap making related questions that are not addressed here, feel free to contact the ListMums for soapmaking advice.




  
The Natural Soapmaking Cookbook: 77 star recipes for superior skin-friendly, eco-friendly handmade soaps. Super-Naturally series, Making soap... naturally. The ultimate soapmaking books for soap makers of all levels.

Soapmaking Books:

The Natural Soapmaking Cookbook: 77 star recipes for superior skin-friendly, eco-friendly handmade soaps
is the second volume in the Super-Naturally series about Making Soap... naturally
All books in the Super-Naturally series are locally available in Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada and Europe.
Discover the soapmaking books we've all been waiting for!
Natural Soapmaking Cookbook details


Editors & maintainers:
Ersilia Vitale [ ccdream --at-- iprimus.com.au ],

Marina Tadiello, Patrizia Garzena
[ Soap book authors: Soap Naturally - Ingredients, methods and recipes for natural handmade soap]
[ Soap book authors: The Natural Soapmaking Handbook; The Natural Soapmaking Cookbook ]

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