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Soap Making Tips & Tricks

Soap Making Tips & Tricks
The following are several Tips & Tricks submitted by Oregon Trail Customers (and a few by me!). We would love to hear your own personal Tips & Tricks and even add them to our resource list. If you have a great tip or trick to submit, please click on the "Submit Tip" button on this page or send us an email through our "Contact Us" page. Tips from Suz Q: How much flavor should I use when making Lip Products? Q: Are these flavors sweetened? Tips for Using Beeswax:Dedicate separate utensils for working with beeswax. Suz Equipment Care To keep your scale nice, slip it into a lightweight inexpensive plastic bag. Suz K. The best way I have found to clean containers with melted wax is to put it in the microwave for a few seconds to re-melt any wax, then wipe it out with paper towels. Happy Soaping, Kathy, Ozark County Arts & Crafts Cold Process Soap Making Now I just forget about the thermometer and watching temperatures and just soap at ambient temperatures (a little below or about 90 F). Juan P. Jen Ruth Related:  soap makingSoap and Perfume Making

Homemade Shampoo Soap Bars Recipe and Instructions By David Fisher Updated December 20, 2014. So you've been making your own cold process soap and using it in your shower for a while and love it. But what about using your soap as a shampoo? Many people use their cold process soap as a shampoo bar as well. But hair is different than skin, so you need to do a few things differently in order to have the best results. Formulating your recipe differently - both in terms of the oils chosen, but in the additives and superfat percentageUsing a vinegar or citric acid rinseKnowing that some people's hair just doesn't work well with real soap - and being o.k. with going back to a standard surfactant-based shampoo. RECIPESFirst, for the best results on your hair, there are a few changes you can make to your regular soap recipe that will help your soap work better on hair. continue reading below our video Play Video Here are three recipes to get you started. I list the percentages as well as the ingredients to make a 2 lb batch of soap.

Shampoo Bar Recipe The following tutorial demonstrates my own shampoo bar recipe. In this batch, we will be using a great hair-care essential oil blend that incorporates our therapeutic grade rosemary essential oil and tea tree essential oil as well as our invigorating pink grapefruit essential oil. We will also be using some unique additives including tussah silk and raw eggs! Furthermore, this recipe has a large portion of castor oil which produces an awesome lather. Are you ready to start using a paraben free and SLS/SLES free shampoo? This soap recipe will produce 5 pounds of soap and will fit perfectly in our 5 pound acrylic soap mold or 5 pound wooden soap mold. Here is a picture of our finished product produced by my shampoo bar recipe: Get the Kit! Get the shampoo bar recipe kit today and make all natural shampoo right in your kitchen! I also encourage you to pick up the 5 pound acrylic soap mold or 5 pound wooden soap mold from Shampoo Bar Recipe Kit: $65.94 Don't forget...

Botched Batches! Miller's Homemade Soap Pages: *APOLOGY* ... to those of you who have emailed me and have never heard a peep out of me... I'm sorry. I don't have as much time for personal email responses as I once did and added to that have been occasional travel, garden catch-up, church responsibilities, soapmaking and orders and more visits from children and grandchildren who have moved nearby. I just can't keep up. If you'd like to contribute your experiences and/or frustrations to this page, just send an email and I'll post it if I think it would be helpful to others or offers new information. NOTICE: If you have AOL, please be sure that if you have any sort of filter turned on, that you enter my email address as one that will be accepted before you send me the question. For more email contributions and FAQ's your can visit the following: Is your soap giving you the blues? Posted by: Anawyn from the Latherings Forum/Used with Permission (I just love this!) Thank you for an informative web site. Hi!

Soap Making: Learn how to make soap. about - Making Soap Mag Making Soap, Cosmetics & Candles — the Magazine Satisfying one’s curiosity begets opportunity; acting upon opportunity opens doors of enlightenment and motivation, which results in creating something truly novel and useful, ultimately uniting a community. This is what happened. It all started back in 1996 when Kathy Tarbox (the publisher) encountered “essential oils” in an article she read. So intrigued, she took to the information superhighway, where, essentially, she had read a bit about essential oils in soap making, and was inspired by the first internet soap-list. She wanted more information, but there was nothing out there that guided independent soapmakers. In January of 2016, print copies were introduced along with re-branding of the title to Making Soap, Cosmetics & Candles as our readership has increased to also comprise those who make all manner of cosmetics and candles as well as soap. View Past Issues!

Soapy Stuff: So, you want to make a Bar of Shampoo! I'm really not anybody special, but was driven to create a good shampoo bar for my personal use. I knew I was going to make a lot of test batches so I limited my batches to 1 pound or less. All the shampoo bars make good body soap, so nothing was wasted, but I recommend if you make a shampoo bar that everybody is raving about it, don't take it for granted that YOU will like it. Make small batches & change things slowly. One thing I have learned is that even 1/2% of superfat can make a difference you can feel, not to mention each different oil & combination. Hair can be so individual even in the same family, so creating a shampoo bar that everybody loves is going to be elusive. Commercial shampoos MUST contain preservatives. Preservatives are a necessary evil as you do not want a bottle of moldy, bacteria ridden product, yet they ARE poisons. Silicons make your hair artificially beautiful. Water, also, plays an important role in good looking, healthy hair.

Soap and Saponification - Chemistry Preparation & Chemical Structure One of the organic chemical reactions known to ancient man was the preparation of soaps through a reaction called saponification. Natural soaps are sodium or potassium salts of fatty acids, originally made by boiling lard or other animal fat together with lye or potash (potassium hydroxide). Hydrolysis of the fats and oils occurs, yielding glycerol and crude soap. In the industrial manufacture of soap, tallow (fat from animals such as cattle and sheep) or vegetable fat is heated with sodium hydroxide. The crude soap obtained from the saponification reaction contains sodium chloride, sodium hydroxide, and glycerol.

room temperature soap making I was researching a new soaping technique when I came across using the room temperature soap making method was the best method to achieve the look for the technique. What room temperature soap making method? Well I would not describe as a different method, it is a variant to the cold process soap making method. Before going any further let me tell you that I am not in a specific camp...some soap makers swear by hot process soap making, certain melt and pourers cannot understand why anyone in their right mind would handle lye and start from scratch and then there are the hard core cold process or nothing soap makers. I dabble and I am still testing all the methods and have not really defined to one technique. But I must admit that juggling ice bathes and heat can be trying when I am working on a larger recipe. You will use cold process soap making recipes for room temperature soap making. Gather your soap making supplies and equipment Your workspace should be covered.

Cranberry Lane Make-it-Yourself Bodycare, Soap and Soapmaking Supplies, Soapmaking Kits, Essential Oils, Herbs, Waxes, Molds, Lye Calculator, and Kits Cranberry Lane's Lye Calculator Simply enter the weights of the oils or waxes in your soap formula and the calculator will determine the amount of Sodium Hydroxide and Water required. Units Neither the author nor the company can be held responsible for damage, injury or otherwise resulting from the use of the lye calculator, formulas, information or materials listed. | Home | Company Profile | On-Line Store | Newsletters | | Store Hours & Locations | Lye Calculator | Catalogue Request | | Soapmaking Instructions | contact us ©2011 Cranberry Lane Natural Beauty Products making-soap.html# Learn how to make soap at home or on the homestead. Easy step-by-step instructions for making homemade soap with with lye with instructional videos. There are also soap recipes for clear soap, hard soap, saddle soap and laundry soap, among others. Making soap at home can be a fun and rewarding experience and seldom takes more than an hour and a half out of your time. However, many of you may have been put off trying out this hobby after reading about all the dangers and cautions that go into soap making. There are certain cautions that you do need to take, however, thousands of people around the world make homemade soap every day of the year safely and without getting hurt in any way. Here you will find easy, step-by-step instructions on how to make soap at home, how to make lye out of wood ash, and some soap recipes that will help the novice or beginner soap maker to the more adventurous and advanced. It is true when I said that you can safely make soap at home. Never add water to lye.

Saponification-The process of Making Soap (Theory) : Class 10 : Chemistry : Amrita Online Lab To study the saponification reaction for preparation of soap. Soaps and detergents are essential to personal and public health. They safely remove germs, soils and other contaminants and help us to stay healthy and make our surroundings more pleasant. Soaps are made from fats and oils or their fatty acids. What are fatty acids? Fatty acids are merely carboxylic acids consisting of a long hydrocarbon chain at one end and a carboxyl group (-COOH) at the other end. Saturated fatty acids:Fatty acids contain carbon-carbon single bonds called saturated fatty acids. Unsaturated fatty acids:Unsaturated fatty acids contain one or more double bonds between carbon atoms. If the fatty acid has a single carbon-carbon double bond in the molecule, it is known as a mono-unsaturated fatty acid. If a fatty acid has two or more carbon-carbon double bonds in the molecule, it is known as poly-unsaturated fatty acid. Linoleic acid { CH3(CH2)4CH=CHCH2CH=CH(CH2)7COOH } is a poly-unsaturated fatty acid. Hard soap