Some individuals continue to make soap in the home. The traditional name
"soaper", for a soapmaker, is still used by those who make soap as
a hobby. Those who make their own soaps are also known as soapcrafters.
Handmade soap differs from industrial soap in that, usually, an excess of
fat is used to consume the alkali (''superfatting''), and in that the glycerin
is not removed. Superfatted soap, soap which contains excess fat, is more skin-friendly
than industrial soap; though, if not properly formulated, it can leave users
with a "greasy" feel to their skin. Often, emollients such as jojoba
oil or shea butter are added 'at trace' (the point at which the saponification
process is sufficiently advanced that the soap has begun to thicken), after
most of the oils have saponified, so that they remain unreacted in the finished
Above info courtesy Wikipedia
"I am still in
Trinidad and am starting my own handmade soaping
company using only essential oils and botanicals which
I import. So far it is going great and thanks to your
course I got on the right track which inspired me to
teach myself this art and now I have to say I am very
good at it... Thanks for changing my life Kolbjorn and I will let you
know how things progress."
Making Education Packs
The Aromantic Education
Packs and Recipes are a series of publications which have been designed
to provide you with soap making Recipes,
information and instructions needed to make your own soap and also other skin-care
products, from raw materials
using simple equipment. Also included is basic raw material information. These
unique soap making and skin care information packs reveal the soap making Recipes
and know-how you need to be able to start making dozens of different products,
cheaply and naturally.
Soap Making Courses
We offer you the opportunity to learn how to make soap, skin care and cosmetic
products that are tailor-made to specific skin conditions, either for your own
personal use or for those of you who are professional practitioners. Aromantic
offer a range of skin care and soap making courses
for all levels of experience supported by all the Education
Packs and Recipes that you need.
Please click here
to visit the courses area.
Soap Making Starter Packs
If you have yet to 'have a go' at making your own soap products, then this
is a great opportunity. We have designed a series of starter
packs for making soap and natural skin care and cosmetic products. These
packs come complete with soap making Recipes
and instructions so that you can make your own soap products easily and economically.
You don't need special equipment either- all you need are items from your own
you can make your own vegetable-based glycerine soap. Our small starter pack
makes up to 40 soap bars and our large one makes double. Each pack contains
full Recipes & instructions,
1 Kg solid Glycerine soap blend. Water-Based soap colours (WB); Red, Yellow, Blue (10ml
each) 100ml almond oil and a soap mould tray.
Order Starter Pack 13 Glycerine Soap
Shampoos with Conditioners
up to 5 litres of shampoo - for dry or greasy hair, hand soap and shower gel.
Each pack contains 1000ml Alpha, 500ml 'Sugar', 200ml Beta, 100g Omega, 25g
Guar Gum (in 5x5g bags) 10ml Lactic Acid, 30ml Paraben, 20x200ml plastic bottles
with flip-top lids.
Order Starter Pack 08 Shampoos
Soap Making Materials and Equipment
We provide all of the soap making raw materials and equipment that you need
for making your own soap and cosmetic products. Many of the soap making items
we sell such as our range of natural colours
are available exclusively from Aromantic.