How to Rebatch Soap to Fix Mistakes. After letting the soap heat for an hour or so, open the lid and stir gently.
At this point, you may just be able to mash it around a bit. You’ll see it’s probably starting to just begin to liquefy (to the consistency of thick applesauce,) and that the edges of the mass of soap are starting to get a bit translucent. Gently stir it up and put it in for another hour or so. After another hour, the soap will have liquefied more and will be more homogeneously translucent. What you want is for it to be...MORE completely liquefied (or at least completely softened) and translucent. In my crock pot, on low setting, this will take about 4 hours total. Handmade Hot Process Soap. Tools: A Scale that reads in Ounces to at least 1 tenth of an ounce.
(Example - 1.4 oz) Electric Stick Blender – You could use a Plastic or wooden Spoon to stir with but you will get tired of that. Glass Measuring Cups 2 Plastic Measuring Cups – these will be used for the lye and lye water only. Steel Table or Teaspoons – Used only to scoop out Ingredients out of the containers or Mixing up the coloring. Soapmaking Additive Chart. Business Insurance, FDA Labeling Regulations, Lye Calculator. Crockpot Castile Soap. When I started making soap, I learned from the book Handcrafted Soap, by Dolores Boone.
It is well worn – though I don’t follow the recipes, I follow the technique. I love the hot process soap method because it is fast and pretty hands-off. My style. My soap can be in the molds in about an hour and half, with only 15 minutes of hands-on time. Then the next day, it takes about 15 minutes to cut up the bars. Soap Queen TV Presents: How to Make Rebatch Soap. Ever wonder what Rebatch soap (or Triple Milled soap or French Milled soap) is?
In this episode of Soap Queen TV, I show you how to make Rebatch soap. Eight Acres: Soap with coffee grounds. Before I started making soap I used to buy a soap with coffee grounds in it.
It was a "gardener's soap", the coffee grounds were supposed to help with scrubbing dirt off your hands. Recently I decided to try making something similar. I found a few recipes (here and here) to get an idea of how much coffee to use. The recipes say to use fresh coffee grounds and fresh espresso to make the lye, but as we don't drink coffee, and this was just for washing hands, I wanted to use waste coffee grounds instead. We got some from a friend of a friend with a cafe and I dried them in the woodstove. Eight Acres: How to rebatch a soap disaster. I had made three batches of soap already, so feeling like a seasoned professional, I went ahead with another batch, even though my digital scales needed a new battery and I couldn't find my good thermometer.
I figured that I was so good at soap making now that I could be able to use my spare analogue scales and my cheese-making thermometer, even though the scale on both is pretty dodgy and the scales don't seem to zero properly. Yes, the scene is set for a soap making disaster. Unlike cooking, in which the amounts don't have to be completely accurate, soap making is really a chemical reaction in which you do need to measure out very accurately or it won't work. Gentle Coconut Milk Soap - Humblebee & Me. Last summer Debbi mailed me a few beautiful bars of her homemade soap.
One was a goats milk bar, and the other was hemp milk, and I loved them both. Smooth, creamy, and gentle. Sadly they are both gone now, so I set out to make something similar. I happened to have coconut milk on hand, so I thought that would be a good place to start. The resulting Gentle Coconut Milk Soap bars are white and creamy, gentle and unscented. Sadly the coconut milk scent doesn’t carry through, but coconut milk is still a lovely thing to have in soap.
Gentle Coconut Milk Soap20% olive oil 20% soy bean oil (or olive oil) 25% coconut oil 15% shea butter 14% lard 5% castor oil 1% stearic acid (or round the lard up to 15%)Calculate to 5% superfat (aka 5% lye discount)Per 500g (1.1lbs) oils:Calculate your recipe using SoapCalc to get your final, finite amounts of the fats, lye, and water.Follow standard soap making procedure. How to Make Sea Salt Soap. Coconut Oil Dietary Guidelines and Suggestions. Dr.
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I keep reading contradictory statements about preservatives (which ones to use, if they're necessary at all, etc). Are LiquaPar Optima, Optiphen, and Phenonip for use in bar soaps or just lotion/liquid soap products? If you could shed any light on these questions I'd greatly appreciate it--thanks for your time! Answer: Talk It Out Tuesday: Preservatives - Soap Queen. Color Soap Naturally - Infusing oil with herbs and spices - Lovin Soap Studio. Infusing oil is probably my favorite method of using natural colorants for coloring handmade soap. It works for most natural colorants but we’ll talk about the ones that do better using a different method as we go along.
When you infuse oil you don’t get the grainy speckled look you get when you add spice or herb powders to traced soap. You want to be sure to use a long shelf life oil for infusing. My favorite oil to use when infusing is olive oil. It is in all of my soap recipes. There are two main methods of infusing oils. How to Naturally Color Handmade Soap - Lovely Greens. This post may contain affiliate links. Thank you for your continued support of this site! Natural soapmaking is an exciting craft that anyone can do from the comfort of their own kitchen.
Using oils, essential oils, and the extracts of plants, flowers, minerals, and spices, you can be on your way to creating beautifully scented and colored soap for yourself and loved ones. This post lists many of the extracts you can use to create vibrant colors in your soap without the need for artificial compounds. Many might be in your kitchen cupboard or growing in your garden already. Natural Soapmaking for Beginners Series1. Untitled. From:Spartanburg, SC, USA Posted: March 4, 2013 I've been soaping actively for several months now, though I'm still wary about using a 5 lb mold. Homemade Natural Soap Albuquerque NM from Orange Magnolia Soapworks. How to Add Purees to Cold Process Soap - Soap Queen. Photo by Lara Ferroni. I all of her photos. Swoon. There are a wide variety of natural ingredients that can be used in cold process soap. From natural colorants and exfoliants to essential oils and extracts, new soapy ingredients are always popping up.
Cold Process Wine Soap Recipe. Disclosure: Blog posts may contain affiliate links for which I receive a small commission when you make a purchase. Full disclosure can be found . This cold process wine soap recipe is a creative way to use up that leftover wine that’s sat in the fridge too long or simply wasn’t too your liking. Like making homemade beer soap, however, you’ll need to take a few extra precautions and make sure you’re starting with icy cold wine and mixing in a sink or other contained area. Soapy Success. Soapmaking Triumphs... er, uhh...Experiences! In response to the most frequently asked question! This banner was generously and humorously contributed by Chris McClusky and it is so cute, I HAD to use it! :-) For a more detailed explanation, browse through the questions on the "Soapy Success" pages below, or link over to the MOST Frequently Asked Questions page!
Life has become too busy and the Soapy Success pages quite bloated, so I have not added new material for a long time. Most of these posts are old but still pertinent for the most part. Tea Tree Oil for Scalp. Tea tree oil, the essential oil derived from the Melaleuca alternifolia tree of Australian origin, can be a boon to you if you suffer from dry itchy scalp, dandruff, or any other scalp problems, even scalp fungus, psoriasis and scalp eczema! Insect Repellent Soap Recipe. On this page, I will be sharing with you my own all natural insect repellent soap recipe. For this batch, we will be using my natural bug repellent essential oil blend that includes citronella essential oil, eucalyptus essential oil and tea tree essential oil. Citronella essential oil is the key active insect repellent within this recipe. If you have never tried citronella essential oil as a bug repellent, you need to.
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