I still remember when I got my own homemade soap kit. I was in high school and after I received homemade soap as a gift, I told my dad that I wanted to try my hand at it. Now, high school was over ten years ago for me, so there was no Pinterest. There was a homemade soap kit that my dad got me, though.
So I gave it a whirl. And it was absolutely horrible. I mean, the kit itself was cool, but my soap came out all wrong. I just remember it being kind of greasy and sticky at the same time. It was gross. I’m gagging now just thinking about it. I ultimately decided that soap making was not my forte and never tried it again. Once I heard that traditional homemade soap was made using animal fat, I was reassured that I didn’t want anything to do with making soap.
Every time I see homemade soap for sale, there is a little ache in my heart, knowing that I could be doing that. So, I checked Pinterest to see if there were any tutorials for making soap without using animal fat. Because if it’s it not on Pinterest, it probably doesn’t exist. Obviously. And, wouldn’t you know it, there are.
Here are some cool tutorials for making soap, one of them even includes beer!
Tutorial on making cold-process soap, by Soap Deli News. There is A LOT to making soap.
Next time someone gives you handmade soap as a gift, give them a hug.
Liquid hand soap tutorial, by The Bungalow Boutique
Eco-friendly soap video tutorial, by Soap Queen
Oatmeal soap tutorial, by olallieberry. She has a whole bunch of cool things on her blog.
You should check her out just because
It’s with great pleasure that I bring to you, beer soap tutorial, by Great Cakes Soapworks
Have a soap recipe you want to share? Put it in the comments!
All of the pictures are from the tutorial sites. You can either click on the picture or on the link to be directed back to each website.