If you're like me and you live no where near anything (except a Wal-Mart and a grocery store) then you may shop on the internet a lot. If you live in a more urban area then you may have great soaping resources near by. Check into it. But for this post, I'm going to address internet friendly resources.
Resource #1, Information:
Books! Your local library or Barnes and Noble should have a bunch of great book s that cover all different types of soap making. A highly recommended book is The Soapmaker's Companion.
The Soap Queen Blog recipes and all kinds of good info!
Lye calculators here and here.
CP soap recipes here.
Resource #2, Supplies:
Brambleberry I love their stuff! Great prices on all the fats, lye, molds and anything else you could need for CP soap or melt and pour soap! Not to mention, items to make lotions, make up, candles and more.
From Nature With Love They have GREAT essential and fragrance oils. This is my personal favorite when it comes to oils. They also have a wide range of other things, like Brambleberry, such as molds, bath accessories, candle making supplies, etc.
Mountain Rose Herbs Another great site for things like oils and fats, not to mention fun packaging containers, bulk herbs and tea!
Organic Creations They have a great list of organic supplies if you want to make organic soap.
I hope that this information is useful to you this month!