What is handmade soap?
soap making complex, many steps from creating a recipe or formulation to the final packaging and labelling. designing selling making marketing branding cutting packaging. using raw materials
The NZSMA defines handmade soap as follows:
- The soap or soap base is made with lye; and
- the majority of the processes are “by hand” and not by use of mechanised equipment.
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How soap is made
Describe process lye + oils, maybe short history blabla
Types of soap
Lye based soaps, soap bases, melt and pour soaps, milled soaps, blabla
Why lye is necessary, no soap without lye, no lye in end product, chemistry maybe, difference between soap and surfactants blabla
What consumers can do to make sure that the products they buy are safe to use. What to look out for blabla
Making health claims
What is and isn’t allowed. Health claims, therapeutic products and law blabla
Accreditation program to ensure soap makers abide by law blabla