Small Project "Making home made soap"
Are You New to Making Soap?
If you're new to this art then you need to know that there are different types of soap that can be made at home.
Of the examples of types of soap; bar soap, liquid soap, transparent or glycerin soap, cream soap and whipped bar soap.
There are many methods can be used in making soap, when you decided what type of soap you would like to craft, you can then decide on what method to use.
You can practice making soap in good looking shape using molds or craft it using hands, so you'll be able to sell them.
How to make soap?
I prefer the room temperature method for 2 reasons; the first is because it's easy and second is no high temp that might saturate oil used in making soap.
Here is a detailed procedure for making soap at room temperature.
Room temperature procedure to make soap at home
- Prepare the mold you're going to use.
- Measure out the additives such as scent, colour or botanical. Set them all aside.
- Weigh out and place all hard oils (butters, coconut oil, palm oil, tallow, lard, ...) into your soap pot.
- Weigh out the liquid oils and set them aside as well.
- You must start preparing lye solution by weighing out the water, then the sodium hydroxide. Slowly pour sodium hydroxide into water, gently stir until the crystals are completely dissolved.
- Once the lye solution has become clear, you can slowly pour it over the hard oils in your soap pot. "The lye solution will become very hot and that heat will be used in melting hard oils.
- Gently mash hard oils in lye solution with your stainless whisk then slowly stir until the hard oils have completely melted.
- Finally mix with all stuff with a stick blender until the soap traces.
- After it traces add the scent and colour that match the ingredients, and add any other additives and blend then pour into your soap mold.
Avocado Oil Soap "For dry skin"
The room temperature procedure can be used to make this soap.
45 g Avocado oil 10%
135 g coconut oil 30%
135 g Comfrey Infused Olive Oil 30%
135 g Palm Oil 30%
163 g Distilled water
63 g Lye
1/2 tsp lemongrass
1/2 tsp rosemary extract
orris root powder
1 tsp confectioner sugar
1/4 tsp chromium oxide
1 tsp sweet orange
1/2 tsp Sw. Almond/Vit. E (80:20 blend)
Vanilla and Almond Soap
This soap is great for removing dirt and oil from the skin without drying.
Vanilla is for fragrance and ground almonds provide a nice texture for soap and helps scrubbing.
- 1 cup whole almonds
- 3 bars Castile soap
- 3/4 cup distilled water
- 3 tbsp almond oil
- 1/4 tsp vanilla fragrance oil
- Grind almonds to fine powder in a food processor.
- Shred the soap bars and.
- In a heavy saucepan put water and leave it to boil; then reduce heat to a simmer.
- Remove the pan from heat and add other ingredients and mix well.
- Spoon liquid soap into molds and let set for at least five hours.
Coconut & Olive Soap
1 cup olive oil
1 cup coconut oil
1 cup melted tallow (animal fat)
2 tbsp lye (heaping)
1/2 cup cold distilled water