Soap making recipes and resources

Please Note: this is a resource page for students of my soap making workshops. However all are welcome to use the information and links collected
Although they can be used for cold process soaps, most of the Cuardach recipes are hot processed.

Beginner Soap Making workshop Lists and "how to"
Once you have taken the workshop and used up your soap that you took home here are some reminders on lists and methods

Cuardach Farm Recipes
Cuardach Farm recipe are given out as part of our workshops however all are welcome to use them. If you have any questions on the Cuardach recipes please feel free to email.

Basic Soap Recipe with 80% Lard, Coconut oil, and Castor oil (note this recipe has a really lengthy trace time but a very creamy soap with fine lather)
Links to other soap recipes outside the farm
Soap recipes 101
Humblebee and me   (more than just soap) She is Canadian as well 

Specialty Soaps and Projects From DeeAnna Weed at 

Egg soap. Add a little cackle and crow to your soap, easy peasy.

Pine Tar soap. Tips for making this classic but tricky soap

Laundry soap mix. The "hows and whys" of making an effective dry laundry soap

Salting-out soap scraps. An alternative to rebatching soap scraps

Making wood ash lye. For those who want to make soap the old fashioned way.

Felting bar soap. How to cover bar soap with wool fiber -- useful for travel and fun for kids

The reason I will not use or endorse Palm oil 
Due to the incredible amount of damage to the environment and animal habitat that is caused by the harvesting of palm oil and palm oil plantations many soap makers including myself have decided not to use palm oil in any of our products. The devastation of habitat is killing many species of wildlife. Some soap makers are still using what they call sustainable harvested palm oil. However even sustainable palm oil contains up to 30% palm oil that is not harvested in a sustainable and non damaging manner. 
The regulation of sustainable palm oil is not reliable. The round table on palm oil which is the international governing body admits it is not enforcing the penalties set for use of non sustainable palm oil.
Therefore I have made a personal decision not to use any palm oil in my soaps, soap recipes, sell items in my shop that contain palm oil, nor endorse anyone who markets items with palm oil as an ingredient. Its a small amount but I sincerely believe that every effort can make a difference.

Soap Packaging

How to fold those gorgeous soap envelopes to give or sell your soaps :  by smellicious soaps from Nevada

CNF forms in Canada ( Cosmetic Notifcation form)

must be submitted for anyone selling soap and cosmetics in Canada

How to complete a Cosmetic Notification form -

How to fillout forms part 1  Handcrafted Bath and Body Guild

How to fill out forms part 2   Handcrafted Bath and Body Guild

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