Soap Making Recipes
Homemade soap is very easy to make. Simply, soap results from mixing together lye and oil with water as the catalyst – that is its basic ingredients, no mystery to that. Unlike commercial soaps, homemade soaps are made from the most natural ingredients and best of all, the glycerin is kept. Glycerin is the major conditional agent found in soaps that soothes out irritations and protects the skin.
By choosing carefully a good combination of oils, fragrances, color, herbs and other natural ingredients, your soap will become a unique and appealing character that commercial soaps can not compete with.
Basic cold process method
- Place the plastic container on the scale.
- Add water into the container then mix carefully in lye in 1 is to 3 ratios. For instance, for 10 ounces of lye, you will need 30 ounces of water. Keep in mind, add lye to the water – not water in lye.
- Let the water and lye mixture cool down, ideally for 1 day.
- Measure the oils and lard then pour them into an enamel or stainless steel container.
- Heat the container on the stove slowly until lard melts and create an even mixture.
- Stir the mixture gently and with the thermometer, check if the mixture has reached between 120 to 130 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Take the lye mixture and add in the fats and oils mixture slowly and carefully, mixting while pouring.
- Immediately pour your liquid soap mixture into plastic molds and let it cool down, ideally for 24 hours.
- You can mix in anything you want like rolled oats and grated lemon peel which will be great for oily skin or mashed papaya fruit wich is great for removing skin blemishes.
- Remove from molds and pack attractively.
Basically, you follow the cold process of making soap. When you reach letter I, that’s where you can create your own combination of oils, colors, fragrances, herbs and other natural ingredients. Here are a few combinations:
Oatmeal and goat’s milk soap
Uncooked rolled oats makes great exfolliants and absorbs excess body oil. Goat’s milk is an excellent emollient that effectively moisturize and soothes the skin. Goat’s milk contains vitamins B6, A, E and B12. It also contains beta-casein which are absorbed easily by the skin for fast hydration.
Almond and Vanilla soap
Adding roughly ground almond and vanilla to your soap mixture will give your soap a delicious fragrnace. Ground alsomnds are perfect for exfoliating the skin, effectively removes oil and dirt without drying.
Avocado and wheat germ soap
Use avocado oil, mashed avocado fruit and wheat germ. Wheat germ is an antioxidant and contains Vitamin E. Avocado also contains a lot of vitamins A,B,D and E which easily penetrates the skin to effectively moisturize it.
Carrot and sunflower oil
Add in finely ground carrot, carrot oil and sunflower oil to your soap mixture. Carrot seed oil is light orange in color and is known to have good revitalizing and toning effects. Sunflower oil is very rich in Vitamin E and helps maintain the skin’s natural moisture.
With a little bit of research, you can create different varieties of soaps intended for all skin types and problems.
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