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How to Make Soap At Home [Infographic]

How to Make Soap

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

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

Soap Ingredients

Ingredients:

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  • 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

Materials:

  • Rubber gloves and glasses
  • Mold (or container, lightly oiled or lined with freezer paper
  • Spoons
  • Heat-resistant glass bowls
  • Knife
  • Newspaper
  • Pot Holders
  • Plastic wrap
  • Kitchen towel

Equipment:

  • Stainless steel pan (do not use copper or aluminum)
  • 2 stainless steel thermometers (candy thermometers work well)
  • Hand blender
  • Stove

 

Soap Making 101

Step 1

Lay down newspaper and put on protective gear.

Step 2

Place solid oil in pre-heated pot.

Step 3

Pour water into a separate bowl and add lye. – be very careful with lye, this chemical is extremely toxic if inhaled or touches skin

Step 4

Add liquid oil to melting solid oil.

Step 5

Mix both mixtures together and blend for 5 minutes.

Step 6

Add essential oils or herbs.

Step 7

How to Make Soap Step 7

Pour mixture into mold.

Step 8

Cover with towel to keep the heat in. Let sit for 24 hours.

Step 9

How to Make Soap Step 9

Remove from mold and slice.

 

Choosing an Essential Oil

Essential Oils

Carrot Seed

Rejuvenates skin, helps fade scars and improve tone of ageing skin.

Frankincense

Antibacterial and anti-inflammatory.

Geranium

Helps regulate oil production and reduces acne breakouts.

Lavender 

Helps with relaxation and reduce stress.

Lemon

Reduces the appearance of pores and great natural astringent.

Neroli 

Great for sensitive, mature, and oily skin. Great for stretch mark prevention and healing.

Patchouli

Promotes new cell growth and smoothes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Tea Tree

Antibacterial properties help protect skin from acne-causing bacteria.

Ylang Ylang

Controls oil production and minimizes breakouts.

 

Still need help? Follow along with this step by step tutorial with visuals!

 

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