Want to know how to make soap? If you want to know the basics and start making your own scented bar soap, check this out!
How to Make Soap
As you may have known by now, I love homemade products. Not only do you know what goes into it but it's also an inexpensive way of getting quality products all the time. Lately, I've been dabbling on how to make soap and mind you, it's scented! I love how you can change how it smells and it's just really amazing. If you also want to make your own bar soap, just follow this infographic!
A special shout out to Fix.com for this amazing infographic.
Soap Making Basics: How to Make Scented Bar Soap
Soap Making Preparation
- 2/3 cup coconut oil
- 2/3 cup olive oil
- 2/3 cup palm oil
- 1/4 cup lye
- 3/4 cup water
- Essential oil
- Rubber gloves and glasses
- Mold (or container, lightly oiled or lined with freezer paper
- Heat-resistant glass bowls
- Pot Holders
- Plastic wrap
- Kitchen towel
- Stainless steel pan (do not use copper or aluminum)
- 2 stainless steel thermometers (candy thermometers work well)
- Hand blender
Soap Making 101
Lay down newspaper and put on protective gear.
Place solid oil in pre-heated pot.
Pour water into a separate bowl and add lye. – be very careful with lye, this chemical is extremely toxic if inhaled or touches skin
Add liquid oil to melting solid oil.
Mix both mixtures together and blend for 5 minutes.
Add essential oils or herbs.
Pour mixture into mold.
Cover with towel to keep the heat in. Let sit for 24 hours.
Remove from mold and slice.
Choosing an Essential Oil
Rejuvenates skin, helps fade scars and improve tone of ageing skin.
Antibacterial and anti-inflammatory.
Helps regulate oil production and reduces acne breakouts.
Helps with relaxation and reduce stress.
Reduces the appearance of pores and great natural astringent.
Great for sensitive, mature, and oily skin. Great for stretch mark prevention and healing.
Promotes new cell growth and smoothes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Antibacterial properties help protect skin from acne-causing bacteria.
Controls oil production and minimizes breakouts.
Still need help? Follow along with this step by step tutorial with visuals!
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