HOW TO – Make soap

HOW TO – Make soap

Talbotron22 shows you how to make your own soap – “In a simple 1-step process using readily-available starting materials I show how you can make your very own soap. The soap can be cast into the shape of your choice: I have elected to make Virgin Mary Soap.” Thanks Tyler! – Link.


  • Making Soap – Link.
  • The Golden Book of Chemistry Experiments – 1960 – Link.

6 thoughts on “HOW TO – Make soap

  1. Epicanis says:

    “readily available”?

    Sodium Hydroxide now has to be ordered from specialty dealers because stores no longer carry it in this country because “it’s used to make Meth”. I’m not certain, but I suspect dealers are required to keep track of who’s buying it, much like stores are required to record the ID of anyone who buys a decongestant that actually works (because “it’s used to make meth”…)

    Better stock up on water now, before they figure out meth labs use water, too.

  2. diluded000 says:

    One of the Foxfire series of books also a good description of how to make soap. Something about wood ashes in a burned out hickory stump. Very low tech but interesting.

    – James B

  3. GourmA4 says:

    Isn’t sodium hydroxide lye? That should be readily available in as a drain cleaner – Red Devil comes to mind

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