Candle & Soap Making Basics

Learn everything you need to know about candle and soap making, from information on basic ingredients like lye, to the science behind the craft.
Homemade soaps with ingredients
Creating a Soap Recipe From Scratch Using Percentages
Shoppers, Soap factory.
Where to Buy Lye for Soap Making
Salt from the sea
Learn What Salts You Can Use to Make Homemade Bath Salt
Flowers and soap
Learn How Flower Petals Can Improve (or Ruin) Your Soap Bars
Herbal soaps
How Can You Use Teas and Other Herbs in Your Soap Recipes?
Pouring melted soap mixture into square container
How to Safely Clean Your Soap-Making Tools
Soap Labels
How to Label Your Soaps for Sale
how to make homemade candles
How to Make Homemade Candles for Beginners
Whipped body lotion in a jar
How to Keep Body Butter From Melting
Castor berry
How will castor oil help my homemade soap recipe?
A soapmaker brings oils and lye to light trace.
Speed Up or Slow Down Trace in Soap Making
White candlesticks tipped over on wood surface near lighted candle
Learn How to Recycle Candle Wax
Homemade Lye Soap
Use One of These Lye Calculators for Homemade Cold Process Soap
Milk and Honey Soap Bar
Why Add Honey to Your Homemade Soaps
Wooden spoon with salt and rosemary and sponges on burlap.
Adding Salt to Homemade Soap
Gift with empty mockup tag
Find out How to Label Your Homemade Candles and Soaps
Illustration depicting different soap making methods
Learn How to Make Homemade Soap
Crayons for candles
Are Crayons a Good Way to Add Color to Homemade Candles?
Two pieces of handmade soap
What is Cure in Cold Process Soap Making?
3 soaps made of glycerine, close up
Why We Should All Stop Calling It Glycerin Soap
Wrapped bars of soap with fresh rosemary
How to Give Handmade Soap a Proper Label and Great Packaging
White soy wax flakes for candle making on a gray marble background
How to Choose the Best Wax to Make Candles
Pouring olive oil for soap making
Choosing the Best Olive Oil for Making Your Own Soap
Illustration of hands pouring soap
Saponification in the Soap-Making Process
supplies and ingredients for making soap
Define 'Seize' in Making Soap
Bath bombs
Adding Color to Your Fizzy Bath Bombs
free soap molds
Inexpensive or Free Homemade Soap Molds You Can Find Locally
Handcrafted, homemade bars of soap
Essential Soap Making Equipment
Pouring the base layer of cold process soap into the mold
How to Figure the Volume of a Soap Mold
Natural exfoliants
Add Some Scrub to Your Soap with Natural Exfoliants
Lit Candles In Mason Jars On Table
Don't Burn Down the House! Choose Safe Candle Containers
White room interior decor with burning hand-made candle and bouq
How to Recycle and Reuse Candle Containers
Natural eco home decor with green leaves and burning candle on t
All About the Different Types of Handmade Candles
Eucalyptus essential oil bottles and leaves isolated close up on white background. essential oil falling from glass dropper.
How to Use Essential Oils Safely When Candlemaking
woman putting ribbon around soaps.
Do I Need to Use Distilled Water In My Soap Recipes?
Pink mica pigment powder
Mica Colorants in Soap Making
Creative occupation of candle making showing the pouring of liquid wax into jars
What is Cure in Candle Making?
Young woman pouring liquid lavender soap into moulds in handmade soap workshop
How Different Chemical Compounds Affect a Soap's End Result
Homemade organic soap
How to Superfat Your Homemade Soap Recipes
Learn the Real Differences Between Fragrance and Essential Oils
Five paraffin wax candles lit on a table.
Paraffin Wax for Making Candles
Terracotta Flower Pots Ready for a Busy Spring Garden
How to Use Terracotta Pots to Make Candles and Candle Holders