Soap Making Recipes: Soap Making for Beginners
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Soap is very essential in people's lives as this is used for personal hygiene which leads to and contributes to perfect health and a germ-protected body. Like other things, soap also undergoes a process before it became useful for whatever your purpose is.
This process is called the soap making process and this refers to the act of making soap which may entail manual process or machine process. There are lots of benefits with the soap making process especially when you make soap on your own and one is the fact that it makes a good hobby.
Since you are making your own soap, there is a feeling of satisfaction on your part brought about by your ability and success in making something useful out of your spare time.
and additives on that melted soap base. It is up to you to add coloring on your soap as long as they are skin-friendly. Stir the mixture well but be careful not to stir the mixture and create bubbles. After that, pour the soap mixture into a mold. You can use small molds so you don’t have to cut the soap into tiny pieces. Let the soap cool and harden inside the fridge. Usually, it takes only a few hours to harden. c.) The Re-batch Process of Soap Making. This refers to the process of soap making
making before you start the process. Lye. This ingredient is commonly known as sodium hydroxide and it is an alkaline substance which is considered the most basic ingredient for soap making. This is because of the fact that it has the ability to stabilize and make firm soap mixtures so when it comes to making hard soap, lye should never be missing. However, even if lye is very important, remember that lye is a corrosive substance. It has the ability to lead to skin irritations, especially if too
long as they are heat resistant or can withstand the heat of the melted soap mixture because these containers will be used to contain these hot and melted mixtures. Blender – This will be used for blending oils and additives together. Stick blender is the preferred type of blender as it thoroughly mixes and blends the mixture. Soap cutter – This will be used to cut the hardened soap. You can use a knife as long as it is really sharp enough to cut the soap smoothly. Towels and washcloths –
melt it using the microwave for at least 45 seconds. Stir from time to time to make sure there are no bulky pieces left that haven’t melted. -When the soap base is completely melted, you can add in your preferred fragrance oil as well as your colorant. For this recipe, first add in the red colorant. This may require you to set a aside another soap base mixture for the second colorant. -Stir the first fragrance and colorant mix and pour it onto the mold. -With the second batch of soap base
measure the oils you are going to use. Then, blend these oils and after these oils are well-blended, add the lye solution on it. Blend the lye and oil mixture and add some extras or additives that you wish to add like colors, fragrances, essential oils, etc. After that, you can pour the mixture on a mold. Let the soap mixture cool and harden. When it cools and hardens; you can start cutting it to your preferred sizes. b.) The Melt and Pour Process of Soap Making. This refers to the process of