How To Make Soap

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4 Hours

If you love easy soap making. This post will show you how to make an easy cold process soap recipe. Once you make the soaps it's perfect for mother’s day or for any gifting ideas.

Here is what you will need!

Soap making equipments

  • Scale
  • Infrared thermometer
  • Stick blender
  • Glass containers
  • Spatula
  • Stainless steel spoon
  • Sharp
  • Knife
  • Goggles
  • Gloves
  • 10 inch soap mold
  • Oils

If you are serious about cold process soap making even as a hobby, it's worth while to have these equipment solely for soap making and nothing else. Don't use your everyday containers for soap making. There are ingredients like lye that are toxic.

The oils need for cold process soaps:

  • 13.5 oz. Olive Oil
  • 9 oz. Coconut oil
  • 1.5 0z. Caster oil
  • 2 oz. Fragrance oil
  • 10. 9 oz.Distilled water
  • 4.6 oz. Sodium hydroxide lye

  1. Weigh the oils in a glass measuring container, make sure you take the weight off of the container first and use the true weight. Very easy to reset the scale. Put all the oil in a 64 oz. glass container. Set aside.
  2. With gloves and goggles weigh the lye in a glass container, weigh the water and oil in separate container as well.
  3.  With the gloves and goggle on prepare the lye mixture. 
  4. When the lye is added to water it becomes hot. With the thermometer cool down the lye to 130 F and the oils need to be warmed up to 130 F as well.

Warning when using Lye please read about the instructions and ingredients before using it. It can burn the skin.

5. When you reach the temps on both the lye mixture add it to the oils in the large glass container.

6. With the stick blender pulse it on and off until the mixture is pudding like texture.

7. Add the fragrance into pudding. Blend well again.

8. Once it is blended, pour into 10 inch silicone loaf. Let harden for 2-4 days.   Once it's hard, cut into 1 inch thick using that sharp knife. Afterwards you have to cure for 4 weeks in a dry area. Keep the soap uncovered.

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