Soap Beveling 101

If you are not a soapmaker, you may disregard this post. I had a request for information on how I bevel my soaps. The video is short and sweet, and I’ve already received some excellent feedback from my youtube subscribers.

I have been sending my soap scraps to Clean the World for several years now. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that more than 2 million persons die each year from diarrheal illness. These deaths occur almost exclusively among children younger than 5 years living in low income countries. Many of these deaths are preventable through proper hygiene practices. Clean the World is a very reputable organization, and I understand they have a hub in Canada now as well (although it has been brought to my attention that the Canadian hub only accepts monetary donations and volunteers). They accept all manner of soaps, including melt-and-pour! Use this link to find their mailing address, and don’t forget to request a tax receipt and include your own mailing address.

Are you a soap beveler? Why or why not?

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  1. Amy,

    Thanks for the video! Are the soaps past the 6th week mark when you bevel or recently unmolded?

    Also glad to know that I can send my soap scraps to Clean The World 😀

  2. Thanks for the video, your method of beveling is so much simpler then I have read or seen. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Would love to send my soap scraps to Clean The World, alas the Canadian branch only wants money and volunteers, for now anyway.

  4. Amy, how do you donate your soap scraps? Do you rebatch them into bars? I went to Clean the World but under “donate soap” they just have instructions for a fundraiser…what am I missing? 🙁

  5. @Jackie – Aw, shucks. I should have checked further before posting about it. Hopefully soon they will accept soap donations!

  6. @Amanda – I just visited their website again and realized it isn’t very clear how to do this. I wrote an email and have updated the blog post with the information. Thank you for bringing this to my attention!

  7. Great tutorial, thanks for showing us your fast way of doing this. I have a beveller I use but it can be a bit tricky to get it right. Also love the Clean the World idea, great there is a Canadian option as well.

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