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Salt Soap Tutorial by Ladybug Soapworks. Note: These instructions are written for someone who has experience making soap and knows the potential dangers due to working with sodium hydroxide. 1.

Salt Soap Tutorial by Ladybug Soapworks

A sample recipe would have 80% coconut oil and 20% liquid oils. I like to use Avocado oil and castor oil as my liquid oil components. You can play around with proportions, but generally coconut oil should be kept above 50%. You should make sure to superfat between 15-20% to ensure that the coconut does not cause the bar to become too drying. 12.8oz Coconut oil2.4oz Avocado oil0.8oz Castor oil 4.82oz Water (reflects a 20% discount)2.43oz Sodium Hydroxide (reflects a 15% discount) 16oz Sea Salt 2. A. . • Scale• Protective gear: gloves, goggles, face mask• 2 medium plastic containers (32oz yogurt containers work great as do 32oz paint mixing containers.

B. . • Coconut oil (76°F)• Liquid oils of choice• Fragrance or Essential oil (optional)• Colorant (optional)• Sea salt (medium or fine grain) Soap Making Recipes and Tutorials. Miller's Homemade Soap Page. Lye-Ability: Making Castile Soap. I always thought soap making would take a lot of specialist equipment and expensive ingredients.

Lye-Ability: Making Castile Soap

But like so many things when you dig deeper, soap making can be done on the cheap. I chose Castile soap for my inaugural soap making experience. Why? Castile soap is expensive to buy; it has been known for hundreds, possibly thousands of years for its gentleness to skin AND I could get all the ingredients I needed at the grocery and hardware store. If you want some economical but super swanky Christmas gifts, this soap fits the bill. Castile soap is known for its gentleness, but not its lather, so don’t expect any big suds out of these bars. You’ll also need 170g (6 oz) of lye aka caustic soda aka sodium hydroxide.

Next you’ll need protective gear. Because you are working with lye, this is absolutely, positively NOT a young kid-friendly activity. Finally you’ll need mould for you soap. If you want pictures of the process have a look at SoapChix’s 13 Steps to Cold-Processed Castile Soap. DIY Soap Making & Recipes – From Beginner To Advanced. These make lovely gifts and the great thing about them is that various fragrances and ingredients can be mixed and matched to get exactly what you want.

DIY Soap Making & Recipes – From Beginner To Advanced

This big list of tutorials and recipes has everything from using grated bars of ready-made soap to whipping them up from scratch using lye and other items. Lots here for everyone! With Sea Salt: Sea salt, assorted oils (coconut, avocado, castor) and Sodium Hydroxide (for advanced crafters). Almond Rose: Here’s a simple method using just a few basic supplies, includes dried rose petals and more. down—to— Time For Tea: Easy project and packaged like tea bags (great gift idea for tea lovers).

Delectable: Glycerin, honey, ginger, cinnamon, ground cloves, oatmeal and chamomile tea. Crockpot Castile: This can be in the molds in about an hour and half, with only 15 minutes of hands-on time. How to make cold processed soap. I'm sure many of you are wondering: "Why make soap when I can buy it cheaply at the supermarket?

How to make cold processed soap

" My cold process soap is made with vegetable oils and when it is made and cured, it contains no harsh chemicals or dyes. Often commercial soap is made with tallow (animal fat) and contains synthetic fragrance and dye and retains almost no glycerin. Glycerin is a natural emollient that helps with the lather and moisturises the skin. The makers of commercial soaps extract the glycerin and sell it as a separate product as it's more valuable than the soap.

Then they add chemicals to make the soap lather. Making your own soap allows you to add whatever you want to add. I want to add a little about animal and bird fat. EQUIPMENT Stainless steel saucepan Wooden or plastic spoon Scales - most soap ingredients are measured by weight, not volume Jug - for holding oils Measuring jug - for measuring water.