Glossary for the Modern Soap Maker

Soap makers glossary of terms, definitions and acronyms.

A collection of terms, definitions and acronyms related to the art of soap making.

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Balsam
Aromatic resinous substances containing benzoic and cinnamic acid, such as Balsam of Peru.


Beeswax
Wax obtained from processing the honeycomb. Used in candles, soaps and lip balms.


Biodegradable
Able to be decomposed by biological agents, such as bacteria.


Biopein«
All natural preservative and stabilizing ingredient manufactured from a blend of botanical extracts.


Borax
Sodium borate, a white crystalline mineral generally used as an emulsifier or cleanser. Used in cream preparations as an emulsifier.

Botanical
Derived from the seeds, used in skin care preparations for its moisturizing properties.


Botanical Name
The Latin name assigned to distinguish one species from another, the scientific name composed of the genus followed by the species.


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