Color Basics
Colour wheel
Colour scheme
How to use colour
Natural inspiration
Tricks with colour
Light and colour
Color to match your inspiration
The Color of Things to Come
Colors with a kick
Colorful Living Room
Learning to Love Pink
Decorating ideas in Red
Chocolate Brown
How to: Paint
How To: Paint Your Pad
Connecting Rooms With Color
Adding Color to the Ceiling
Enlivening White and Beige
Color,Space & 'Fixed Assets'

How to Make Soap

Soap is a salt of fatty acid and it is formed out of a simple chemical reaction between fatty acids and an alkali. It is only the ingredients that separate a harsh soap from luxury premium soap just as there is a difference between a normal chocolate and a fruit and nut chocolate. With a prudent choice of oils and adding quality perfumes and an elegant color, you soap becomes a lovely piece competing with probably the one that is shown in your favorite soap commercial. Although, soap is a product of simple chemistry there are 4 methods of soap preparation at home namely: . Cold Process method .

Melt and Pour method . Re-batching or re-blending method . Hot Process method Amongst the 4 methods, the cold process is the most common method adopted. Cold Process Soap Making: The method involves taking calculated amount of oils, heating and melting the oils in a soap pot. Then add alkali to it. Thoroughly mix oils and alkali.

Add perfume or choice of fragrance. Mix again. It is optional to add colors and other additives. Then the soap mixture is ready. It can be poured into molds and allow some time to set.

Use rubber gloves because dealing with alkali can damage naked skin. Also alkali solution can be simple water dissolved or dissolved in other solvents such as beer, milk. They make soaps softer and can give added moisturizing quality to your soap.

Soap making can be fun and messy as well. So organize the workspace and keep all ingredients ready before you start making soap.

Jack Dalton is a writer for Monster Guide. You can find more information on How to Make Soap at Monster Guide.

Color Schemes

Fireplace Screens A Home Decor Solution - Many homes have a fireplace.

The Washing Machine From Hand Cranker to Automaton - A look at the evolution of the washing machine from its origins as a hand-cranked contraption.

Choosing the Right Children Bunk Beds - Bunk beds are wonderful pieces of furniture for your children, especially for siblings or twins.

Basic Home Security Products Explained - There are many options in today's security market.

Looking for Country Cottages - When you begin looking for your country cottage, there are a few things you need to understand right from the start.