Obedience, sacrifice, confession, repentance these are deeply personal spiritual practices, best shared in a trusted community. Unfortunately these practices and postures of the heart can become yokes that people are pressured into bearing. But condemnation, fear of failure, inadequacy is not how the Spirit moves us into spiritual discipline.
I love soapmaking because it is a craft that adds functional beauty - decadent soap to nourish our skin - to my everyday living. So many people feel intimidated about making soap and especially using lye. Don't be.
Online Resources & Lye Calculators
- Natural Soap Making by Jan Berry - this is a well recommended digital book on soapmaking.
- Lovin' Soap Soapmaking Studio
- Modern Soapmaking
- Soap Queen
- Soap Calc My favorite lye calculator and recipe generator
- Bramble Berry lye calculator and recipe generator
Where can I find lye and other ingredients?
See the list of online suppliers on this page.
The posts I've gathered below are intended to help you gain confidence, through knowledge and experience, in making your own soap.
Find all my soap and herbal posts here.
- Supply list for Hibernate Soapmaking Tutorial - Basic recipe and supply list for the soapmaking tutorial I am teaching as part of the Hibernate Retreat.
- (the ultimate) Healthy Homemaker Series ~ soap making, skin care & green clean - When I was just learning how to make these products it was harder to find recipes, now there are many resources.
- Soap Making Q & A ~ An Invitation - Q&A invite and how to produce a two-toned, swirled soap bar.
- Soap Making Supplies & Where to Find Them - In this post I walk you through all the things you need to make soap and where you might find them.
- How To Make Simple Soap ~ A Video Tutorial - This is a video tutorial for making a simple soap recipe.
- 4 Steps to Making Homemade Soap - How I learned to make soap and tips for you to learn soap making also.
- Homemade Laundry Soap - A very basic and tried and true recipe to make your own powdered laundry soap with a cold process soap base.