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

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

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

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

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

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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