Here is a starter list of 'HOW TO MAKE SOAP' websites/forums.
This list is not exhaustive, there are many many online resources available on the subject.
The majority of soapmaking links/forums are from the USA respectively which is fine if you are learning to make soap and cosmetics...However, it is very important to familiarise yourself with the Australian legal framework for the import/production/manufacture and sale of cosmetics, including soap, within Australia.
LEGAL REQUIREMENT OF MAKING AND SELLING SOAP AND COSMETICS IN AUSTRALIA
Please note that if you intend to sell soap to the public in Australia, there are legal requirements to follow which are part of the Australian legal framework of the Department of Health's NICNAS (NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL CHEMICALS NOTIFICATION AND ASSESSMENT) SCHEME. The NICNAS policies for the production and sale of soap and cosmetics can be found here.
The following links are mostly USA based respectively.
Of course, the best resource to start with is the Australian soapmaking book and its 77 recipe counterpart, found on our website, here.
Basics of Cold Process Soapmaking
How to use SoapCalc (lye calculator), plus other calculators
Comparison of Soap Calc vs Soapee:
Common Soapmaking Oils
Soapmaking Terms and Abbreviations (USA terms)
OTHER SOAPMAKING RESOURCES:
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