Basics

Melt and Pour Shaving Soap

You want to start experimenting with shaving soap, but you’re feeling a little overwhelmed. Locating, buying, and handling lye and a myriad of oils can be confusing. If you just want to experiment with different fragrances and/or superfats, melt and pour soap can be a great way to go. In this post, I’m going to…
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Basics

Cold Process or Hot Process Shaving Soap?

Hello, shavers & soapers! In this post we're going to discuss the two predominant methods of small-scale soap making: cold process and hot process. As you'd guess, the difference between the two is the temperature the fat and lye react at. We're going to cover the differences between hot process and cold process, the benefits of each, and which…
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