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Hi everyone!

This community is for soapmakers and prospective soapmakers of all persuasions - cold process, hot process, rebatch, melt and pour, whatever you love. You're welcome to ask questions, troubleshoot, or show off your creations.

I'm mostly a high-olive DWCP (discounted water cold process) soapmaker, though I do a tiny bit of CPOP and the occasional bit of melt and pour. I've been soaping for five or six years now.

Useful Soapmaking Resources:


OzCalc lye calculator

DWCP Water Calculator

Miller Soap

Teach Soap

Aqua Sapone

Diane's Naturally

The Scent Review Board

How to make felted soap


I thought I'd kick off the community just by showing you a few of my latest soaps.

strawberrykiwi



choconilla

gintonic

truerose

unfragrancedcastile

cedarsaffron

What have you made lately?

Date: 2009-05-01 02:48 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ladyseishou
Beautiful soap! The colors make some of them look good enough to eat! And the sculptural aspects are so cool!

May I ask a (very dumb) question? Is soap making hard (something more than following a recipe kind of thing)? Is it something pricey to get started in?

Okay that was technically three questions. It's just since I started using homemade soap (purchased from a wonderful seller on Etsy), I've wondered how hard it would be to try making my own, to create my own scents. I don't want to bog the comm down with a bunch of newbie questions (unless maybe someone wanted to start a soap-making-for-beginners thread ^___^) so if someone could recommend a soap-for-beginner's book (or two) or website, I'd really appreciate it!

Date: 2009-05-01 11:42 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ladyseishou
Thank you very much! You've given me a place to begin (the Teach Soap site is very nice) and I like your snowflake analogy (which I will always try to remember). Thanks again!

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