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    Let’s Go Coco with a DIY household cleaning soap!

    100% effective, 100% coconut oil  Are you looking for an easy DIY household soap to scrub your pots and pans, clean your floors, launder your linens, AND make your countertops sparkle? Look no further, Let’s Go Coco is what you need! This cold process soap uses 100% coconut oil as the lipid in this recipe and is formulated for household use only (not for your body). Because this recipe uses only coconut oil, it yields a soap with strong detergent action. And the essential oils we’ve chosen give it degreasing and sanitizing properties. It’s perfect for cleaning your house from top to bottom and doing your laundry too! Now, Let’s…

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    Everything you need to know to master trace

    Soapmaking is a journey. All along the way, you learn new things, discover various techniques, and perfect your skills. It’s a long-haul trip with something to learn at every turn—and that’s what’s so wonderful about making your own soap! Luckily, we’ve got several articles and special features to help you navigate these soapy waters. For anyone new to soapmaking, there’s one on how to make your first cold process soaps. For the veterans out there, we have a special feature on the effects of various oils and butters—an indispensable tool for developing your own soap recipes! We’ve also published a vast catalogue of our own recipes, a veritable treasure map…

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    This homemade soap captures Poseidon’s Rage!

    This soap recipe is all the rage Poseidon is said to be a quick-tempered, quarrelsome deity, known and feared for his angry outbursts. Gazing at the ocean’s immense, tempestuous waves, you can easily understand why the Greeks’ god of the sea was described as combative. That furious beauty is what we wanted to capture in this homemade soap recipe, Poseidon’s Rage! We use swirling embeds to capture the waves’ frothy swells set in a deep blue soap with a divinely unique scent. This soapmaking process involves two phases. First, you’ll make a white soap and leave it to cure for 24 hours before shaping it into spirals. Next, you’ll make…

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    Which oils and butters should I use in my homemade soap?

    Making your own soap: A beautifully complex process Soapmaking is an art—we’d even say a science! Shout out to our workshop la Science du Savon (note that all our workshops are offered in French only)! But even when you’re working from a recipe, soapmaking can be a little challenging at first. So, developing your own cold process soap recipe is definitely no small feat!  First, you have to master the , but there’s a lot more to it than that! The oils and butters you choose will also have a direct impact on your final creation. They influence not only the final colour of your soap—as we explain in this…

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    Behold the Gold in this homemade soap!

    This DIY soap contains a precious treasure! Behold the Gold in our new cold process soap recipe! Between two marble-white layers of soap hides a beautiful, softly shimmering amber-gold treasure, for a surprising and oh-so-elegant result!  Curious to know how you can create your own? The answer is a mix of cold process and melt-and-pour techniques. All you have to do is pour one layer of cold process soap batter, followed by a layer of beautifully tinted melt-and-pour glycerin soap, then top it with a final layer of cold process soap batter. It’s as easy as that! Not only is the finished product stunning, this DIY soap is a pleasure…