Soap Making Recipes
Soap making is a hobby many people tend to adopt and continue today. This is a hobby that helps make interesting and attractive soaps in the comfort of the house. Basically, soap chips, glycerin, fragrance oils and color are the ingredients required to make soap. However, with the many soap-making recipes available today, different ingredients are required to make different types of soaps.
The basic soap-making recipe is one that uses glycerin make a melt and pours glycerin soap. According to this soap-making recipe, the required amount of glycerin has to be melted in the microwave. Once melted, fragrances and pigments can be added to the soap mixture. When stirring, bubbles may occur which can be removed using some rubbing alcohol before pouring the soap into the mold.
The soap then has to be left to cool for about twelve to twenty hours before removing from the molds. It is better to spray a cotton ball with vegetable cooking spray and then wiping the soap molds with this cotton ball to make it easier to remove the soap from the mold. However never try placing the soap in the refrigerator or freezer to speedup the cooling process as it only makes the glycerin come to the surface of the soap. Once the soap is removed from the mold, the soap has to be wrapped in a kitchen plastic wrap.
Another soap making recipe is one involving oatmeal. In this soap-making recipe, you have to melt 8 ounces of white or opaque base and 8 ounces of clear base. About half an ounce of oatmeal has to be ground in a coffee grinder to get a smoother and lighter exfoliation. The two melted bases have to now be combined, where you can add about half an ounce of fragrance oil and then stir well.
Adding a colorant is not a must; if required, it may be added. Then the oatmeal has to be added and stirred. After twenty or thirty seconds, the oatmeal sinks to the bottom of the bowl, or stays suspended. If it sinks, the soap base is not thick enough to hold the oatmeal. The mixing bowl has to now be covered using a saran wrap till the base cools or thick enough to suspend the oatmeal.
This mixture of the oatmeal soap has to now be poured into soap molds. Bubbles on the top of the soap has to be removed using rubbing alcohol. After cooling for a minimum of two hours, or a maximum overnight, the soap can be removed from the molds. Keep the soaps wrapped in saran wrap for longer moisture and fragrance from the soap.
This is just a few of the many soap-making recipes available today. The best place to turn to for soap-making recipes are soap making recipe books or the internet. There are many online stores selling soap making recipes. These different recipes have different interests in mind; some recipes make the skin softer while other recipes produce better fragrances. It is up to you to decide on the best soap-making recipe to produce soaps you will be proud of.
Soap Making Recipe for Beginners
Ingredients: 1 can (12 oz or 340 grams) 100% lye; 21 1/2 oz (605 gms) ice cold or part frozen distilled water; 5 lbs, 7 1/3 oz (2.48 kg) lard or all vegetable shortening.
Prepare the lye water by freezing 1/2 of the water into ice cubes and put the ice cubes and the rest of the water into the 1 to 2 quart bowl. Using the stirring spoon, pour lye slowly into the ice and water, stirring until the lye is all dissolved. Take utmost care with the lye, it is very sharp and will burn the skin and eyes. Any splatters should be washed off immediately with lots of water. Cover the solution to keep out air and allow cooling itself (or warm up) to about 85 degrees F. Melt the fat in the 4-6 quart pot or bowl. When the fat is melted, then cool it down to 95 degrees F. Prepare the box with its plastic trash bag lining, so the fresh liquid soap cannot leak out. When all is ready, start stirring the liquid fat in a clockwise direction while pouring the lye water into it in a thin steam until it is all added. Crutch the mix vigorously, using "S" pattern or use a hand blender alternating with a circular pattern until the mix begins to cool and thicken.
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