When I first started looking for instructions to make soap, I found lots of websites and forums with helpful information on cold-process soap. There was so much information, though, that it was a bit overwhelming.
I wanted a tutorial that would give me just the basics and show me step-by-step how to make soap. With pictures.
So this is the tutorial I wished I had. When I titled this series “A Beginner’s Guide to Soapmaking”, the Beginner is me. These are the pictures and instructions from the very first time I made soap. It turned out awesome! You can do it too.
You can start by reading about what you’ll need:
1. Ingredients - a soap recipe, and where to find the ingredients.
2. Tools – a list of the kitchen supplies you will need.
OR you can jump right in and see how it works:
3. Process – pictures and notes for each step of the process.
4. Finish – pictures and notes for what to do the next day.