Everything for making soap

Everything for making soap

Basic information and frequently asked questions

Soaps are appreciative gifts as well as practical home accessories. Making your own soap at home, with a scent and colour exactly as you want, was never easier. In our shop, you’ll find everything from soap bases and original silicone moulds through dyes and fragrance essences to practical tools. You can heat up soap mass at home in a microwave oven or in a water bath and you don’t need any special equipment.

What soaps can I make using your products?

There are 2 basic types of soaps - solid and cream. The solid ones are classic soaps that need to be melted, subsequently poured into moulds and you need to wait for them to set. As opposed to that, the cream soaps do not harden and you don’t have to melt anything before making them. The resulting soap has more of a paste texture and needs to be stored in jars with a lid.

What other specifics do cream soaps have compared to the classic ones?

As mentioned above, this mass is used mainly for making pastes or scrubs. They’re also sometimes called whipped soaps, as the soap needs to be beaten using a hand mixer or a beater before crafting. The base mass for a cream soap doesn’t contain water, so it’s possible to add even those ingredients that would tend to dissolve in water - for example, sugar or salt. You can also add water, oil and dyes into this material. However, never add water and oil into the same product. Always add just one of these ingredients into one product, and this also applies to oil-based fragrances.

How to dissolve soap mass?

Melting point varies a little for each soap mass, always follow the information for the specific mass. The melting itself can be done in a microwave or in a water bath.

What is Isopropyl alcohol for?

Isopropyl alcohol is important for making soap in silicone moulds. We recommend spraying the mould with Isopropyl alcohol before crafting in order to prevent the soap mass from sticking and so that the soap can be peeled off beautifully whole. Isopropyl alcohol can also fulfill a similar function in the case of making multilayered soaps, where it’s recommended to spray a small amount of this substance in between the individual layers, so they don’t intermix.

How to decorate soap?

Most often, soaps are decorated by adding special dyes or dried flowers, petals or various spices. It’s important to always only use materials that can’t harm the skin, but otherwise, it can be said that there are no limits in this respect. Dyes can be combined together in order to create various shades and it’s also possible to incorporate various layers into one bar of soap (don’t forget to apply Isopropyl alcohol if you don’t want the layers to mix).

How to scent soap?

In addition to colour and look, you can also add aroma to soaps by using special fragrance essences and essential oils. In our range, you’ll find several types of essences, most of them are 100% essential oils. It’s enough to add a couple of drops into the melted mass, which you then need to mix thoroughly. You can also blend fragrance essences to create original fragrant combinations.

How long does it take to make soap?

Naturally, that depends on what soap you want to make. The pouring itself will only take a moment, but you can’t underestimate the preparation and you also need to set aside enough time for the mass to harden. Making cream soaps is an exception, as they don’t set and don’t have to be melted either - making them will therefore take much less time.

Are the masses on offer vegan and not tested on animals?

Yes, our soap masses as well as dyes don’t contain any animal components (excluding the mass with goat’s milk) and they aren’t tested on animals.

How to pack soap?

If you want to give the soap as a gift, don’t forget stylish packaging! To make a beautiful gift package, you can use organza, jute or paper bags, or you can pick up scissors, glue and our creative papers, using which you can even upcycle an already existing box. A decorative ribbon or a washi tape will be the cherry on the cake.

ATTENTION: Test the soap first

Even though with the correct production procedure we haven’t encountered any unusual reactions to the soap masses, dyes or essences that we sell, we recommend always testing the soap on a small area of skin. Some people might be more sensitive even to the added flowers, spices or combination thereof.