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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Lanolin
Wool fat. A fatty substance (wax) obtained from wool and used in soaps and cosmetics as a moisturizer.


Lard
The semi-solid or solid fat rendered from a hog.

Layering
The process of pouring multiple layers of soap, usually of varying colors.

Loofa
The dried fibrous section of the fruit from the plant (Luffa aegyptiaca) used as an exfoliating sponge. Also spelled loofah or luffa.

Lye
The common name for sodium hydroxide.


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