Soap making was common in Italy and Spain during the 8th century and by the end of the 13th century, soaps were freely available in France. Here I'd like to share you some important tips on soap making, which can be used if you make your soap from scratch or use commercial soap base products:
1: Find wholesalers for the ingredients you will use most often, such as colors, scents, bases, oils, herbs, etc. Ebay can be a great place to find wholesalers or products at great discounts, especially bulk lots.
2. When making a layer soap, do not let layers cool completely, only till a film covers top and spray the layer with Alcohol in a mist bottle before adding a new layer, this will make the 2 layers bond and will be less likely to fall apart.
3. Do not make soap in during humid times, soap dries better if the air is dry, air conditioning and dehumidifiers will aid in lowering humidity if available, if not, store in a refrigerator until a dryer day, then take out and let completely dry.
4. Handmade soaps will be best if allowed to dry for at least 3 weeks after making before using. This allows the soap to completely harden, often home made soaps do not last as long, simply because they were not dried out long enough. You will also exten life of soap by using soap dishes with good drainage, so the soap dries between uses.
By the way, you will like these handmade soap loaves
and handmade soap logs
. Also you won't miss these great wholesale soap loaves