Make Homemade Soap

Why make homemade soaps?  Because you can customize it according to your needs.  Got oily skin?  Add in rolled oats to your soap concoction.  You can blend your own soap using natural ingredients like dried flower petals, orange peels, pine needles for exfoliating and different oils and scents.

Making homemade soap is becoming popular these days because many people are turning to natural ingredients.  Homemade soaps are pure, chemical free and very cheap.

Make homemade soap using the cold process

The cold process entails mixing together a lye solution (sodium hydroxide and water) with oils or fats to create a substance that is then blended thoroughly and poured into molds.  Allowing the concoction to thicken to its correct consistency is called by soap makers as tracing. The saponification process, where the lye responds with the oil and fat to make glycerin, gives the homemade soap its skin softening properties and mildness.

Make homemade soap using the melt and pour method

This is an easy process of making homemade soap.  Here, there is no lye handling therefore it involves no saponification. With melt and pour, a base soap (clear glycerin) is melted in a microwave or double boiler. Once the mixture is melted, color and fragrance can be added in order give the soap scent and make it look attractive.

Make homemade soap using the Hot Process

This process involves heating the mixture in order to burn off excess liquid. While this process is very hard to master, as it is hard to determine if the mixture has reached full saponification stage, but once soft mixture is attained, it can poured out into molds and used immediately.

Make homemade soap using the rebatching method

After making soap using the cold process, one can grate the bars of soap then melt it to a thick gel-like mixture. Rebatching is very easy to learn and is recommended for beginners.

Rebatching is done because it is easier to add in essential oils, scents and colors as the temperature is lower compared to other soap-making processes.  Some people do not even have to make soap first, as commercial soaps can be used.

Once you have mastered the soap making basics, it is fun to make your own soap recipes.  The possibilities in making homemade soaps are endless – it only takes a wild imagination!

Visit and learn in easy step-by-step instructions how to make homemade bath products using all the methods mentioned above plus recipe creation explained in depth - so you'll be creating your own wonderful recipes like a pro in no time!

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