Soap Making Supplies
Soap making is not expensive. The fact is, homemade soaps are so much cheaper compared to commercial ones.
Ever wondered what your soap is made of? Most commercially sold soaps are made from Isopropyl Alcohol, DEA, Triclosan and BHT that leaves your skin dry, tight and itchy.
During the process of making commercial soaps, the makers strips out glycerin from it and sells it separately. Glycerin is the major conditional agent found in soaps that soothes out irritations and protects the skin.
Homemade soaps not only contain natural oils including soybean, coconut and olive oils but also retain the glycerin. And with an assortment of available fragrances and readily obtainable natural ingredients such as oats, Aloe Vera, honey, milk, shea butter, etc., the possibilities for good smelling, relaxing and effective moisturizing soaps are limitless.
Lye, the basic soap ingredient can be purchased in hardware or grocery stores. Before purchasing, make sure the label "100% lye” as you do not want additives in it.
Fat and oils
You can combine any kind of oil or fat with lye to make your soap. Keep in mind, should you choose to use animal fat, make certain that it is clean, contain no salt, not rancid and free from solid particles.
Using animal fats such as lard or tallow will result to a denser soap. Natural coconut plant oils will produce a rich lather and olive oil will give silky and fine bubbles that are very calming to the skin.
Fragrance oils and herbs
You can purchase fragrance oils and herbs easily online, in soap making sites. Buying by bulk means cheaper price. To get the best deal, make sure to do comparison shopping first before you buy.
While most of the utensil that you will need for making soaps can be found in your kitchen, it is a good idea to buy another set of utensils to be used in your soap making projects only. This ensures that chemicals won’t mix with your food.
Lye, essential oils and fragrances will react with certain kinds of materials like tin, aluminum, iron, Teflon and copper. It’s best to use stainless steel, enamel or glass.
There are a lot of soap molds available today, from plain square ones to fancy ones. Wooden soap molds are the best for making large batches of soaps. They are available in variant of sizes which are made with easy un-molding benefits – one side can be removed after curing.
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