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Bar Soap or Liquid? Three reasons why the bar is better... - Amani Soaps

Mar 7, 2023

Bar Soap or Liquid? Three reasons why the bar is better...

Hello there! Today, we're going to settle a long-standing debate in the world of soap: bar soap vs. liquid soap. As your friendly neighborhood soap nerd, I'm here to set the record straight and tell you why bar soap is the clear winner. 
Spotlight on Earl Gray - Amani Soaps

Mar 1, 2018

Spotlight on Earl Gray

Learn all about one of our popular fragrances, Earl Gray.

Oct 18, 2017

Tips for handmade soap

People frequently ask me about the best way to get the most life out of their handmade soap. In the interest of folks...

Feb 8, 2016

Behind the scenes at Amani Soaps + a lesson in physics

My soap is made with a combination of liquid oils (olive oil, avocado oil, and castor oil) as well as solid oils/butt...
Understanding Soap Making - Amani Soaps

Aug 11, 2015

Understanding Soap Making

Soap is a bit like curry. Sure you can buy straight yellow curry powder but most chefs will tell you that the very best curry is made by carefully combining lots of different spices. The end result is a dish where all the spices work to create something greater than the sum of its parts. But…it pays to know your ingredients. Too much of something (usually chili) and you’ve got a flop. Soap making (saponification) is a chemical reaction between a base and an acid. Generally the base is sodium hydroxide while the acid is one or more oils or fats.

Apr 28, 2015

The trouble with short cuts

I've been making soap a long time. Thirteen or fourteen years to be not very precise. I can't remember exactly becaus...
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