[ NEW! ] The book
“Soap Naturally – Ingredients and methods for natural handmade soap”
is now available in Australia, New Zealand, Europe and the Americas.
Find out about the soapmaking book we’ve all been waiting for from the SoapNaturally (book) page!
About the Natural Soapmaking email mailing list
The Natural Soapmaking mailing list (formerly known as Soap Naturally or SoapNatch), based in Australia for the enjoyment of Australian and international soap and toiletry makers, focuses on handmade soapmaking and skin care products that are good for the skin and respect the environment. Soapers and toiletry-makers from around the world, both expert and beginners, get together on Natural Soapmaking to exchange ideas, experiences and opinions, as well as to help each other in the problem-solving department.
Technically speaking, the Natural Soapmaking mailing list is a private email discussion group, which is accessed through your email program and (if available) your own Webmail. Unlike publicly hosted mailing list services, such as those offered by Yahoo Groups, there is no Web interface to Natural Soapmaking: this means you may not be able to access and post to the list from the list’s own Website, as all posts (messages) are privately exchanged between list members. As customary with email mailing lists, you will start receiving messages from the list as soon as the subscription process is completed. The confirmation message you receive at this point contains further details on how this list works.
Here’s a summary of our operating charter:
- For security and anti-spam reasons, subscription requests from generic email addresses, such as email@yahoo or email@hotmail, may not be processed.
- This list is moderated. Our posting guidelines provide a brief description of the principles of this list.
- Advertising in postings to the list is subject to approval. A directory of specialised soap suppliers is available for both members and non-members, and is a great starting point if you are looking at purchasing ingredients to make your own natural soap and toiletries.
- The basics of natural soap and cosmetics are well explained throughout the Natural Soapmaking Website. Refer to the Table of Contents for extensive information about soap making (different methods for making soap, soap and skin care recipes, lye calculators, common sources for the basic ingredients and tools, where to buy soap supplies, etc.) and natural skin care.
If you want to talk about natural soap and skin care products, this is the right place to be!
…so come along, and let’s talk soap!