I’m often asked by those who are just starting out on how they can learn to become good at making soap. So today, this blog post is dedicated to all you newbie soap makers.
A lot of people CLAIM that making soap is easy. But those people who’ve actually tried it will often tell you that it’s more complicated that you think.
Personally, I learned how to make soap from my mom. It was something I saw her doing while I was growing up. So it was easy for me to get into it. But for those who are not as fortunate, here are the things you can do to learn this skill.
Where To Learn How To Make Soap?
Sign up and join a soap making class. For those who would like to be guided through the soap making process by a live instructor, then signing up for a class is the way to go.
Search the internet — or not! You can quickly google information on the basic steps to making soap, or the various types of soap making techniques that you can use. But you will need a lot of patience to sift through the many sources of information out there and a bit of caveat emptor, because not everything you read in the net is accurate. Looking for free recipes and free tutorials on soap making may seem like the way to go, but trust me — that’s the easiest way to get WRONG advice.
Get a book or a guide. For those who want to learn but don’t have the time to join a class, or would like to learn at their own pace, getting a book or a guide can really help. Even those who’ve already joined classes often find that having a book helps them practice and improve their soap making techniques.
What I like about “The Super Soap Making Book” is the fact that this downloadable book contained plenty of easy soap making recipes that beginners can really practice on. It’s currently $22.15 $17.00 for the ebook only and $27.00 for ebook + audio set.
“Soap Making Fun”, on the other hand, comes in video format — which is perfect for newbies as you can see EXACTLY what goes on in each step and how things should look like. It’s a little more expensive, but still only $49.95 for the entire Cold Process training set. He offers 50% off sales from time to time, so if you want to be notified next time simply subscribe to my mailing list (top right) and I’ll let you know.