Category: Soap Making Guides

DIY Weekly Roundup 5/2/16 – Creating Soaps for Mother’s Day

Celebrate Mother's Day

Tips and guide for getting ready for Mother’s Day!! Creating soaps for the special Mother in your life is ever so easy!!! “The mother’s heart is the child’s schoolroom.” – Henry Ward Beecher Many of today’s shoppers are looking for something personal and beautiful that’s also affordable for Mother’s Day. Instead of spending money on… Read more »

DIY Hot Process Soap for Mother’s Day!

hot process soap bars

What is the difference between Cold Process and Hot Process Soap? The main difference between the cold process and hot process methods is temperature. In cold process, hot oils and lye are combined to initiate the saponification process.  Hot process soaping is fantastic and quick!  This method gives results in a style by design bar… Read more »

DIY Cold Process Soap for Mother’s Day!

colorful cold process soap

What is cold process soap?   Cold Process soap making is the act of mixing fixed oils (common oils include Olive, Coconut and Palm) with an alkali (Sodium Hydroxide or Lye). The result is a chemical process called saponification, where the composition of the oils change with the help of the lye to create a… Read more »

4/4/16 – Weekly Roundup – Getting Ready for Mother’s Day!


Mother’s Day is a very special holiday…having said that, you definitely want to give that perfect gift! Did you know that celebration of Mother’s Day began in the United States in the early 20th century; it is not related to the many celebrations of mothers and motherhood that have occurred throughout the world over thousands… Read more »

Saving Money on Soap Making Supplies

save money on soap making supplies

Are you saving money on your soap making supplies?  Do you know where to get the best deal? Cold Process, Hot Process or Melt & Pour!  We have the best pricing for all your soap making needs! Making handmade soaps does not have to be expensive when it comes to purchasing soap making supplies. Whether… Read more »

Three Reasons Why Handmade Soap Makes a Great Gift

hand made soaps perfect gift

DIY handmade soap is so much more than just soap!  It doesn’t have to be a struggle trying to find that perfect gift for the seasonal holidays! During the seasonal times of year, many shoppers are finding it difficult to choose just the right gift for their loved ones. If you are struggling to think of… Read more »

Encourage Your Customers with Sets and Series

create sets and series soap and marketing personal care products to women

  Need that perfect soap crafting idea for your products and gifts? Create your own sets and series…it’s easy!! Here is some very useful and help information for all your DIY skin, bath and body crafters! If you are looking for unique ways to promote your soap-making and beauty products, think about inspiring others to delve… Read more »

DIY Organic Natural Body Wash Recipe

diy natural body wash recipe

Make your own natural body wash in no time! While many people love homemade soap, others prefer body wash because it has great foaming and is easy to use. But you shouldn’t have to sacrifice all natural products to get the feeling you love. With the unscented organic body wash base from Stephenson it’s quick… Read more »

Melt & Pour Heart Soap Bouquet Tutorial

melt & pour heart soap valentine's day gift ideas diy

Give the gift of handmade soap this Valentine’s Day! While it might still seem far off, now is the time to start thinking about your Valentine’s day gifts! Nothing says “I love you” like homemade heart soap, and with melt & pour soap base it’s easy to make! Many people don’t like getting flowers because… Read more »

12/21 Weekly Giveaway: Almond Biscotti Fragrance Oil

almond biscotti fragrance oil weekly giveaway

Sign up to win 2 oz Almond Biscotti fragrance oil free! This week is all about fragrance, and we’re kicking it off with a chance to win 2 oz of Almond Biscotti fragrance oil free on your next order! This fragrance is great for the holidays or to enjoy all year round with rich almond… Read more »

DIY Exfoliating Melt & Pour Soap for Winter Skin

diy holiday exfoliating soap

To keep your skin healthy through the holidays! Being exposed to the cold winter air is tough on your skin, so this time of year take extra care to keep it healthy. Exfoliating soaps are a great way to get rid of dead skin and bring back that healthy glow. We’ll show you how to… Read more »

DIY Layered Christmas Melt & Pour Soap

christmas melt & pour layer soap diy

The perfect last-minute gift! The holidays are a short two weeks away, which means if you haven’t bought or made gifts for your friends and family yet, you’d better get started! Home made soap is a great present any time of year, but during the holidays when you have lots of people to shop for… Read more »

How to Make Holiday Shower Jellies

diy shower jelly soap melt & pour tutorial holiday

With Jelly Melt & Pour Soap! Since LUSH popularized shower jellies in their personal care line, thousands of people have discovered why these fun soaps are great for kids and adults alike! Also called bath jellies or jelly soap, these unique soaps are soothing, highly moisturizing, and just plain fun. And with our jelly melt… Read more »

Types of Melt & Pour Soap Base

crystal argan oil melt & pour soap base

And what to use them for! Here at the Chemistry Store we pride ourselves on offering a wide variety of melt & pour soap bases so you can find one that fits your needs perfectly! But for a beginner soap maker or anyone just starting out with melt & pour, having so many options can… Read more »

Basic Hot Process Method & Recipe

hot process soap recipe tutorial

How to Make Hot Process Soap Hot process soap, often called crock pot soap, is a great way to cut down on cure time. With the holidays growing closer, it’s a little too late to make cold process soaps, but hot process is ready to use right away, and it could make the perfect gift… Read more »

Should you cure hot process soap?

should you cure hot process soap?

To cure or not to cure? That is the question. The question that many soap makers ask themselves when they try hot process soap for the first time. Some people will insist you still have to cure hot process soap for 4-6 weeks like cold process. Others say you can use it right away. But… Read more »

Basic Hot Process Soap Making Terms

hot process soap making terms and meanings

And What They Mean Hot process and cold process soap making are similar in many ways, so many of the terms that we use for cold process apply to hot process as well. If you’re just getting in to making hot process soap, however, you may have noticed some terms that are strange or are… Read more »

Hot Process vs. Cold Process Soap

hot process soap vs. cold process

What’s the difference & what does it mean for soap making? Many soap makers start out with cold process, and it’s often considered the standard when it comes to soap making. But you’ve probably heard about hot process as well and are wondering, what’s the difference? Well, the main difference between cold and hot process… Read more »

DIY Liquid Hand Soap for the Holidays!

diy holiday liquid hand soap

Impress your guests with homemade liquid soap! Hand soap is something you use all year round, but it’s easy to change it up for different holidays. Most people will buy seasonal scents to get themselves and their guests into the holiday spirit, but why buy liquid hand soap when you can make your own for… Read more »

Making Holiday Present Soap with Cold Process

holiday present cold process soap tutorial

The perfect gift for the holidays! Soap making is one of the most creative hobbies out there. With so many different recipes, swirls, and unique colors to choose from, there’s a lot you can do to make your soap stand out! But figuring out how can be overwhelming. To help you create your unique holiday… Read more »

Slow Trace Cold Process Soap Recipe

cold process soap recipe

Get ready for the holiday season! The winter holidays are a short six weeks away, which means it’s time to start making your cold process soaps! Handmade soap makes a great gift, especially when paired with other homemade bath and body products, so it’s perfect for the holidays. If you plan on making cold process… Read more »

Basic Cold Process Soap Making Terms

cold process soap making terms & meanings

What does trace even mean? When you first get started in soap making, you’ll notice a lot of terms being thrown around. Trace, cure, and acceleration are just a few that many soap makers use. Before you can really understand the soap making process and make your first batch, you need to know what these terms mean…. Read more »

Everything You Need to Start Making Cold Process Soap

cold process soap equipment

Including Soap Making Equipment & Ingredients One of the most common questions beginners ask is, what exactly do I need to start making soap? While many blogs and tutorials out there give you recipes, few of them list the equipment used. To help you get started making cold process soap, we’ve put together a basic… Read more »

11/9 Weekly Article Roundup: DIY Soap Molds

diy soap molds milk carton

Get started making soap fast with these recycled soap molds! When you first start researching and learning how to make soap, it may feel like you’ll never be ready to make your first batch, but once you decide to take the plunge, you’ll probably want to get started right away. With fast shipping at the,… Read more »