There are many ways to make soaps and candles (actually they have a lot in common), some of them are almost ancient and inherited by every generation, but a lot of methods are new – they appeared as the technology developed and new chemical were available. The methods are also different from the ones used by our grandparents to make soap.
When you are making soaps and candles and you are interested only how they smell, look and act in targeted environments you might not be interested what ingredients you use, only their quality and safety are important.
But if you are dedicated to make natural products in your home the ingredients become very important. So let’s start with the basics: