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This great way to learn how to make soap is brought to us by SoapMakingFun.com and looks like it could be a winner with those looking for a new hobby or someone looking to develop a cottage industry making luxury soaps.
SoapMakingFun.com claim that you can start making soap in 53 minutes which seems quite precise and probably some sales blurb. In reality I would say that you could have made your first batch of soap in a couple of hours depending on your skill level.
The process is called ‘Cold Process Soap Making’ whereby you are using fats such as olive or coconut oil and they react with lye to create soap. SoapMakingFun.com have obviously spent a long time creating their soap making course as it’s clearly laid out and list all the problems you may encounter as you learn the art of soap making.
Here are some of the more common questions that may arise as you learn to make soap:
- What is the right way to blend the oils with the soap mixture?What equipment do I need and where can I get the best price?
- How do I accurately measure the ingredients?
- What happens if the lye splashes on me?
- What does “trace” really look like?What how can I keep my soap from going rancid?
- How can I tell when the soap has cured long enough?
- What is the easiest way to get the soap out of the mold?
- Where can I get top quality oils without paying a fortune?
- How do I create custom scents without ruining my oils?
- I’ve done everything right, why did my soap turn out wrong?
All these questions and more are answered in SoapMakingFun.com course and there are comprehensive videos with step-bystep instructions.
In all we think this a really good course for those looking to start making soap or those that have a little experience and want to brush up on their soap making skills. The course is reasonably priced and you could easily recoup the cost by being ahead of the game and not making the mistakes budding soap makers may run into.