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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Food Chemicals Codex - The industry standard for listing food grade ingredients.

Prefix used to designate the approved use in foods, drugs and cosmetics.

Encasing a bar of soap in a non-woven fabric made of unspun wool fibers matted together using heat and water.

Used to anchor or stabilize a scent or fragrance, to slow evaporation.

Fixed Oils
The non-volatile oils obtained from botanical bases such as vegetable oils.

Flash Point
The lowest temperature that a liquid can form an ignitable mixture with air (vapor) near the surface of the liquid.

Floral Water
See hydrosol.

Fragrance oil.

A listing of ingredients in fixed proportion, usually expressed in percentages.

Fragrance Free
Contains no added fragrance products. There is no regulated definition for this term, and it is best to consult the ingredients list as some commercial fragrance free or unscented products contain a masking fragrance.

Fragrance Oil
Synthetic oils formulated to mimic natural fragrances. Sometimes blended with essential oils.

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