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Following you on instagram now, looking forward to inspiring post of soapy delights!. Lye is a strong base that is very caustic and can cause chemical burns just like any strong acid would. Become a contributor Do you know if there is a substitute in your lavender soap recipe?. Contribute to our site of essential oil per pound of cold process soap. Heart’s Content Farmhouse is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advert program designed to provide a means for website owners to earn advertising fees by promotional material and linking to amazon. Writers wanted If you’re new to making natural handsewn soap, you should read my four-part series on natural soap making. I talk more about my reasoning in my post about lye. If you’re using melt-and-pour soap you do not need to cure the soap. These instructions are for cold-process soap, and it always needs curing. A few notes – calendula will turn brown in the soap. I will follow the recipe of course. However, other soapmakers, including the Soap Queen, say you can use up to 33% if you balance the recipe with a higher superfat. I added olfactory sensation and did a layered look at 5% superfat. It’s a 68-page guide that teaches you how to make natural handstitched soap and includes recipes towards the end. Lemon Shea Butter Soap by Simply Stacie. Submit post I can’t believe I forgot to include Castor oil :( It was my first Soap from scratch, I was overwhelmed I guess. I think that soap was unmolded too soon! If you find it’s sticky or soft to the touch, let it sit for a few more days until it’s firm. Want to contribute to our website Then, you can add that at trace. Can the recipes above be made with melt and pour please and if so how would I work out quantities? Thanks so much x. Guest article Knowing how each one works will help you decide which tutorials you want to tackle. Tagged With: back to basic cold process, back to basics, back to basics kit, Beginner, Cold Process, simple and gentle cold process soap. If you grow your own herbs, this could be the recipe for you. Just bring up to run this recipe through the Lye Calculator after any substitutions, as virgin coconut oil has a slightly contrastive SAP value. What would happen to soaps if I stopped too early? 2) I use a recipe that uses breastmilk, suggested by another more experienced soap maker, i find myself using a lower somatesthesia – approx 30’C (~86’F). There is no direct substitute for palm oil, and recipes without it can be on the softer side. They’re good all-rounder recipes but if you make a batch and think it’s too cleansing for your skin, use a recipe that has less cleansing power. I also recommend reviewing the first blog post in this series, which is all about how to handle lye safely. So glad you love the recipe! Palm oil adds some great firmness to your soap, and there is no direct replacement for it. Thank you for your phrase Robyn. Maybe I should have not use the mica and Fo for my first time :). My love of plants healed me from a debilitative illness, so I know the power of garden therapy primary. I got the oils from the health food store. com/bramble-berry-news/sunday-night-spotlight-sodium-lactate/. Guest post by By covering the soap, you’re forcing it through gel phase. Could I replace tallow with lard? Kind regards Karen. You’re very welcome Andrea! Isn’t it so much fun to experiment with new recipes and techniques? It’s very addictive for sure. Want to contribute to our website By covering the soap, you’re forcing it through gel phase. Guest posting guidelines I’ve made three batches of cold process soap before, they turn out ok for home use, but I would like to ask a couple of questions. You can definitely add color and fragrance to this recipe! It’s fun to be able to customize your recipes with your favorite scents and colors. Making soap is really very easy. Tagged With: back to basic cold process, back to basics, back to basics kit, Beginner, Cold Process, simple and gentle cold process soap. Just by combining some oils and lye, you make soap. Guest poster wanted com/bath-and-body-tutorials/tips-and-tricks/learn-prepare-colorants-cold-process-soap-making/. Contributing writer While you probably won’t want to invest in soap making supplies on your first try, there are inexpensive sets accessible for those who enjoy making soap. I’m wrapping it up with 3 or 4 towels and heating the oils & lye to 45C. The photo above should help you see what the soap should look like at that stage. com/bath-and-body-tutorials/tips-and-tricks/why-did-my-soap-turn-brown/. Thanks for sharing this article. Submit an article When I first wrote this post in 2013, I had bought lye with the intent of making soap again. And adjustments aren’t hard but do take some practice. Some of these processes are easier than others. Hi Vee, cold-process soap recipes tend to have up to 33% coconut oil and it’s a personal advantage really. If your skin is dry, try a moisturizing milk base. Plenty of others to explore here on Lovely Greens too :). Also, we actually have a post about how to water discount scheduled for next week! I think that will be very helpful for you. Following the directions on my simple recipe, I attempted to unmold after about 36h. hi sam- the lye amount and oils are what determines the superfat. Submit content Many people do not know of the negative effects, and it would be great if you did a little extra and made them aware through your blog. However, CP is just one of four variant soap-making methods.  Now, let’s get started making soap!. I think that I may have stopped blending it a bit too soon. This course features entirely natural materials without man-made scents or additives. Before Trying it I wanted to check with you if you’ve tried them both ways? I do not want to make a batch and have a fail…like end up with browned specks in it from the fresh herbs having turned off colour. com/bath-and-body-tutorials/tips-and-tricks/explaining-and-preventing-soda-ash/. Hi Claire, I use the Soap Kitchen for a lot of ingredients. They are very similar methods, the main difference being hot process soap is “cooked” after it is blended. I can hardly wait for the final results in a month or so. It's an easy and unusual treat for a soap that you can also use in the shower or a soaking bath. Then, add the solution at trace. Contribute to this site A base of coconut, canola, castor, sesame oil, Shea, and kokum butter is blended with lime, vetiver, and cedarwood substantial oils. Guest blogger I have been struggling with powdery lye on the surface of my dried olive oil soap. You can add this muscle-relieving ingredient to a melt and pour goat's milk soap base. Everything I’ve read, though makes me think that you shouldn’t have any problems with it. Contribute to our site With so many different options and combinations, there is truly a perfect natural soap for everyone. But mostly improtantly, there should be plenty of lather and big bubbles. The most difficult step to understand is when to stop stick blending and what ‘trace’ looks like. Of course, we are here if you have any questions. Hi Allegra, the lye solution is at a 35. Sodium lactate is another great option. Was wondering if aroma were to be added, about how much would be ok without effecting the quality of the soap?. It makes the soap making process easier too. I then went into making balms,nsalves, sugar scrubs and am enjoying my success in this field. You put the flower petals in that mixture, or do you mean after the lye is mixed with the oils. And any recipe that uses my garden-grown lavender is a favorite of mine due to the amazing scent and natural beauty that it lends to any recipe! . And I will definitely try these tricks andwill let you know. Hi Zahir, thank you for your kind words!. Just be aware that if you add extra water to this recipe then it may take quite a long time to firm up. com/Pages/Fragrance-Calculator. It seems different soapmakers have preferences as to whether they blend to light, medium or full trace before pouring. Guest posting com/bath-and-body-tutorials/tips-and-tricks/how-to-blend-essential-oils-safely/. Thank you SO much Kelsey, this was very helpfull, will read up on the links you posted too! 🙂 Take care, and all the best, ~Mona in Norway. Thank you so much for this recipe! My sister is susceptible to coconut so I want to make her Castile soap. I made this soap and I’m waiting for it to cure before I test it out. There's no need to work with messy chemicals like lye with a melt and pour base. After you’ve blended everything together, you can pour the mixture into a soap mold. This soap also has a long working time once you’ve reached trace. my finished was very hard only after 3 days, is there any problem when i use this soap? the reason why i did that is that i wanted to test whether my soap don’t thicken very quickly before i pour it in the mold, and to some extent my experiment was successful. You can skip it, or top the soap with calendula. All of this combined is plenty when just start out! Don’t overburden yourself. Articles wanted Everyone I have ever given the soap to raves about how wonderful homemade soap really is. I have been noticing that as the soap sets in 24 hour. Now, a good place to start is Creating A Soap Recipe or my Creating Personalized Soap Recipes video. Submit post Hi Ganor, All of my soap recipes have a superfat level, most of them like this one have around 5%. Hi Ellen and I’ve had quite a few people ask this before. If you opt for a coffee-infused homemade soap, add used coffee grounds for its excellent exfoliating value. Hello, I would like to thank you, as you are doing a great job for the people. Olive oil gives soap a mild and creamy lather. Definitely great links you’ve shared with me. That way you can weigh ingredients without the scale working the weight of the container in. Help! I’ve just started my first attempt – I had everything ready and prepped and practiced – I poured the lye and salt, carefully, into the water – all ready with my gloves and mask and goggles. All went well except for the FO; it was the seizing kind but of course I did no know that then… I was so proud of my first soap. The trick is to lightly shred them before adding, and it may take a few experiments to get it right. Want to write for My question is that I’d love to use Frankincense and Myrrh oils in my next batch, but I’m not sure how much of each I should add. You can also use tallow or palm kernel flakes to add firmness to the bar. No, purees are not part of the chemical makeup of the soap bar.


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If you rely solely upon this advice you do so at your own risk. I'm working to perfect a recipe that uses this solution in place of water. com/bath-and-body-tutorials/tips-and-tricks/river-runs-deep-explanation-glycerin-rivers/. Please I want to know the quantity of lye & the amount of oil. Become guest writer Did you have that problem? Even then, I didn’t want to cut it because the bottom side was not even as firm as the top, which was sort of like the top of a cake just out of the oven. That goes for all of our cold process recipes. You’re very welcome Kirsten! If you have any other questions definitely let us know. But the bars are a bit soft, even a week later. do you have any experience or guidance on using a dried powdered mugwort to use in soap, as in, when to add it and possibly how much? thanks for any help,. 5oz of essential oils, and I didn’t realize how MUCH that was! I tried to combine what I had, added Jojoba oil, then realised after some research that Jojoba oil is a wax, not oil, and didn’t want to chance messing up my first soap, so scratched that. There is, however, a book that describes how you can make M&P soap base in your kitchen. Fragrance oils can be blends of essential oils or they can be artificially produced. And if you’d rather do some reading, Bramble Berry carries a wide range of books on the topic, including my newest book, Soap Crafting. I divided the unscented soap mixture and added coffee grounds to one part and tangerine essential oil and poppy seeds to the rest. I love all your soap recipes, they always turn out perfect, never had a failed batch. During this time, water evaporates from the soap making it firmer and longer lasting in the shower. Perfectly fine to make a double or triple batch :). Hi Anita, this soap isn’t proper for washing dishes with as it has a 5% superfat. is it a good idea or bad? help me. Her natural process is simple, versatile, and successful!. And they looked so messy!!!! I was so disappointed so I’ve never tried soaps again. Also, have fun giving cold process soap a try. That way you can weigh ingredients without the scale working the weight of the container in. If you like, you can add salt to that distilled water. Also make sure that the stick blender head is always subaquatic. That is the total amount, including both frankincense and myrrh. Palm oil adds some great firmness to your soap, and there is no direct replacement for it. com/bath-and-body-tutorials/tips-and-tricks/use-fragrance-calculator/. The lye amount is definitely correct. it means that i use 1litre of sodium hydroxide lye water in 1litre of oil, if i may say. Guest author Taking so long to stir in the lye bit by bit, that it almost cooled to room temperature. They mix the powdered colorants ahead of time—combining each of the pigments in olive oil with a frother typically used for frothing milk for coffee for the last-ditch smooth mixture. Can I use grapeseed or sunflower oil instead of the palm oil? I have olive, coconut, grapeseed, and sunflower oils already. Guest blogger guidelines I would emphatically advise not using the soap anymore because it’s lye heavy. Guest blogger Poppy seeds are a bit heavy, so wait until the soap cools a bit before you add them in so they don't fall to the bottom. I can’t believe I forgot to include Castor oil :( It was my first Soap from scratch, I was overwhelmed I guess. Thank you for sharing your knowledge! I am thinking about trying to do soaps for myself and your page is full of valuable information. So I tried this recipe and so far it has gone well. It is important to use distilled water! Tap water can have microbes or bits of metal inside that do weird things in your bar. I’m very new to soap making – made 6 batches so far. com/watch?v=yR6ttCSrLJI&list=PLAADF6209996265D2. It’s fine for our skin, but it can make our hair very brittle as well as feel like a tangled bird’s nest. If you grow your own herbs, this could be the recipe for you. More likely, my soap used too much lye for the amount of (low quality) oil I was using. They don't need to be cured like soap, so you can use them right out of the mold for your next bath. Allow the lye water and the oils to cool to 130°F or below (and are ideally within 10 degrees of each other). Want to write for We've gathered 21 easy homemade soap recipes for beginners, including shampoo soap bars. If your water is soft and you filter it, it should be fine to use. It isn’t fancy, and STILL curing! I decided to try my hand at HP, and used coconut and olive oil. Because we don’t carry those I’m not 100% sure of the usage rate. Suggest a post For pictures and other information on cold process soap making, check out our other homemade soap article here. To resize your batch, you can use our Lye Calculator! To do so, click “Percentage,” then enter how much you want your oils to weigh. Castile soap takes much longer to come to ‘Trace’ than other soap recipes. I stirred and stirred it because the lye is in big crystals. I added peppermint essential oil and ground oatmeal at trace (trying to control my eczema). Sponsored post by This was my first batch of soap and it came out just perfectly. To might be able to make this simple soap with items you already have in your kitchen pantry. When it's made into soap though, it creates a very hard bar that is very cleansing and bubbly. As I attempt to understand the process I plugged the recipe into your lye machine. Hi Deenie and thanks for the heads up on the links!. com/bramble-berry-news/sunday-night-spotlight-sodium-lactate/. But it is no more difficult to make this recipe than any of the others. I love that you showed variants made from basic recepy. There are only ten real steps in the recipe below. Similar to how cherry blossoms only bloom for a short time each year, these cherry blossom soaps are not meant to last long. I made my first cold pressed soap batch Saturday, with a very similar recipe to the one above. Guest post by I have made a second batch and poured beautifully, then all of a sudden it erupted like a volcano. Matt and Betsy are overzealous about living naturally and building a like-minded community focused on the property lifestyle. Doing so helps to avoid soda ash from forming. © 2021 Soap Queen • Site Design by Emily White Designs. That way the soap hardens faster, helping prevent the formation of soda ash. Submit your content The coconut oil is nice and cleansing, the castor oil helps create bubbles and the olive oil is nice and moisturizing. You click the 2x tab in the recipe field for the doubled amount. We can easily find liquid coconut oil only. Hi there! Your site has been a wonderful guide for my new found love of soap making and I think I’m ready to start CP soaping. That will disperse any bubbles. Thank you for your lovely instructions :-). Want to write a post Adding softer oils to your recipe can help. The palm oil we use is a light yellow oil that is solid at room temperature. The weather may affect how you store your soap though! If it’s very warm, you may not need to insulate the soap if you prefer it go through gel phase. When I finally sat down to find a good recipe for it, I became overwhelmed!. Coconut oil is great for laundry soap! It’s very cleansing, and does a great job cleaning clothes. Palm oil is best for this recipe. Didn’t add fragrance but did add some ground/chopped oats. This recipe makes forty ounces, which nicely fills a good sized wooden mold. Your soap pH level is just right! Handmade soap pH level is right around 9-10. One of the reasons I wanted to try this was because I loved the pale yellow color. With less water in the batch, there is less to evaporate and the soap will cure more quickly. That will help make the bar more gentle. Submit a guest post Saponification: Saponification refers to the chemical reaction that occurs when oil and lye molecules create new soap molecules. This soap falls on the learning end of the spectrum. It is by far the best soap ever. Yes, I would definitely recommend using a solid that has a similar texture to the ingredient you wish to substitute it for. This is the rare and terrifying soap volcano! It can happen with any soap recipe and usually when the temperatures are too hot. It gives you a good starting place when trying to troubleshoot. hello, thank you for answering my question, then am going to try to soaping around 100-130F as you recommended i will be informing you the results, but with the Hot process i see a lot of bubbles in your soap (basing on your photos you posted) what happened?. I’d use the Soap Calc to see what it says but your ingredients will work. Thank you SO much Kelsey, this was very helpfull, will read up on the links you posted too! 🙂 Take care, and all the best, ~Mona in Norway. Can I sub caster oil instead of Palm oil?. You’re very welcome Kate, so glad you’re enjoying the posts and videos! Thanks a bunch for watching. You’re welcome Karen! Also, some of our international customers like to go together on shipping to help split those costs. Oatmeal-infused soap is popular for soothing dry, itchy, and sensitive skin. Use this type of soap for instant stress relief. Become an author And my take away is that I was probably doing too much and going beyond my skill level. I want to do a very small batch because I am so new and I am afraid of messing it up. Homemade soap making is my number one passion, so if I have a day to do nothing, I’ll just make it all day. You can also add coconut oil or tallow up to 33%. ? 2) Can we add (more) glycerin to a recipe? Is it ok / not really adwised or / perhaps not really neccesary? If it is ok – how much? If not ok – why not? 3) Living in Norway we have a lot of change in the weather on a daily basis (in the summer – humid one day, dry and warm the next, then a bit chilly, and so on. Typically, we mix our colors with oil ahead to help them publicise easily. The lye amount is definitely correct. This recipe was super easy, and I think it came out great. I have the soap calculator and the 3-4 oils I want to use, but I don’t realise how to decide the % of oils to use. Also, you can steam your soap to get rid of it, or rub the soap with an old pair of nylons to scrub it away. Some are less safe though so either stick with the amounts and types in trusted soap recipes or do your research. hi diane, try babbasou or a blend of 60% olive and 40% shea to replace the weight of the palm. You can use your own chopped mint, lemon balm, or other herbs in unit with a zesty blend of herbal essential oils.


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Hi Natalie, Yes, you can try that. Wait for both to cool somewhere between 95° and 105°. We like to stick blend to thin trace when we’re working with more intricate designs, as it gives us more time to work. Contribute to our site Set yourself up for success, and keep it simple. Knowing how each one works will help you decide which tutorials you want to tackle.   Soda Ash: Soda ash forms when unsaponified lye reacts with of course occurring carbon dioxide in the air. com/bath-and-body-tutorials/tips-and-tricks/hot-process-hero-2/. Then, plug in the percentages of oils in this recipe listed above, choose a superfat level and hit “Calculate. HI Katie If I want to make a very large batch of this soap (like 6 or 7 loafs) then any pointers or advice you can give me? and how do I know how much to put when entering info in the lye calculator? and which lye calculating machine do you recommend>?. I also have a whole soap making section up on the blog with all sorts of soaps like glycerin soap, liquid soaps, and shave soap. com/bramble-berry-news/beginning-soaper-resource-roundup/. Keep in mind that a water discount will cause your soap to thicken a bit quicker, so be prepared to move fast. HI Katie If I want to make a very large batch of this soap (like 6 or 7 loafs) then any pointers or advice you can give me? and how do I know how much to put when entering info in the lye calculator? and which lye calculating machine do you recommend>?. It’s not that you can’t use your soap before then. Read full Disclaimer & Disclosure statements here. If milk gets too hot, it can scorch and discolor the soap. Can I add black cherry odor oil to this?. See how to make cold-process soap here. Stainless steel, tempered glass, and enamel are all good choices for mixing bowls. Submit content This series of tutorials includes four cold process recipes that are perfect for beginning soapers. I thought that since it was basically sunflower oil it wouldn’t act particularly strange. Guest post by Make these pretty little soap bars for gifts or to inspire your bath routine. I love the process of making soap, but what I love even more is developing recipes for it. Submit article Basics is good! You generally can’t go wrong with a good basic recipe. I just need to better know what part you don’t fully understand. I already have a few supplies and organic oils and essential oils. Sponsored post: Any lye container that includes that information does not sound legit. The first two soap recipes I shared after this one, my Pumpkin Spice Soap and Gingerbread Soap were both soaps based on this very recipe. Are they weight ounces? Fluid ounces?!?!?!?. I have been soaping at around 40-50’C (104-122’F) which I think is warm enough. Then, when the soap is in the mold, pop it on a heating pad set to medium for 20 minutes. Don’t worry, it’s not permanent and will go away after a few minutes. I would like to make your Simple Castile soap with honey and oats. Garden Therapy is a player in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon. All herbal material must be dried. I followed this recipe but omitted the salt and the lilac-colored ( i also forgot to strain my lye) but it came out beautifully! It’s even white colour. You can use palm kernel oil, but it is only able to be used up to 15% and will make the soap thicken faster. I hadn’t watched any videos and spent hours stirring the batter waiting for it to trace. Guest posters wanted In part 4 I say that you can have a mini volcano if the water/infusion you mix with your lye has both sugars in it AND is more than half-hearted in temperature. Are you able to tell me what weight of grapeseed oil I would use? Also if I wanted to put some lavender essential oil in how many drops would I use in this recipe?. As for your superfat level, that is the amount of freefloating oils in your recipe that isn’t turned into soap by lye. Can you please fix the link? The one above points to a lotion recipe. Because we don’t carry those I’m not 100% sure of the usage rate. Sponsored post by I don’t make shampoo bars (or share recipes) because no matter how you go about it, cold-process soap ends up with a very alkaline pH. Also, Saffire Blue has become less reputable over the years but I hear good things about Candora Soap. Thank you Lydia :) And you could definitely add milk and keep that creamy white appearance. When you make them, do you wash your utensils with vinegar and re-use them in the kitchen like you normally would (the bowls, knife, and hand mixer) or do you have separate utensils for soap making?. Guest posting rules I followed the directions very cautiously and the soap came out lovely. I would like to make my own soap but I am so muddleheaded about it? Is it really hard and complicated as the book is saying? What is your suggestion if I want to make a soap with soft end result? Can we replace any of the oil above with rapeseed oil?. Once you're familiar with the cold process method, you’re free to move into experimenting with designs. (For more information, read our article: Can You Make Soap Without Lye?). As for aloe vera, yes, you can use it to make a type of liquid soap. This is just what I needed to dive into soap making. To be honest, seeing that most of the calculations and recipes were deliberate in ounces really intimidated me too. This recipe for a handsome, heavenly-scented cold process soap is ideal for a beginner to tackle. Guest posters wanted I’m still trying to perfect that one…but am getting closer. I would also like to try this and add an essential oil for smell. You can resize this recipe, or any other, by using a soap calculating machine like this one. This scrumptious-smelling soap reminds me of the holidays, especially topped with festive saffron. © 2021 Soap Queen • Site Design by Emily White Designs. For your next batch, you may want to use a heat repellent spatula with color that won’t transfer. One trick, however, is to keep match the color with the fragrance. I can unquestionably help you out! What oils do you have for the recipe? Let me know and I can suggest some combinations you may like. I also had this scary bubbling soap monster, and believe it might have been due to a few grains of caustic soda not properly liquified. I guess it would change the color and it depends on if you are in the mood to do a little experimenting, I would 🙂 If you do try it, make sure you use a lye calculator to check your recipe, and could you please let us know how it goes. Basic Cold Process Recipe (Super fat 5%):  8 oz. All of those are really similar and are solid at room temperature. Then, you need to aright mix and measure your soap making oils. More likely, my soap used too much lye for the amount of (low quality) oil I was using. See the safety warnings below for more information!). Want to contribute to our website Just wondering where I may have gone wrong so I learn to use the expert correctly. i have made three more batches just ever-changing oils but keeping the basic receipe as thsi one. Guest post- Coconut and palm oil both give the soap firmness. I wanted to show you how to work with other ingredients without complicating things too much. Sponsored post A sieve is like fine mesh, not a colander if that’s what you used? Sieves catch all the things. The outside of the jug did feel warm, but still no other reactions. Your new life in France sounds amazing Lisa! Enjoy every moment of it :) Sorry to hear of your bees — was it the asian hornet that attacked them? Also I’m VERY jealous that you may live in an area where Alkanet grows. thank you so much! can this soap be used on skin AND hair? what is your experience?. com/bath-and-body-tutorials/tips-and-tricks/free-beginners-guide-to-soapmaking-common-soapmaking-oils/. Guest post guidelines com/bramble-berry-news/beginning-soaper-resource-roundup/. This project comes straight from the garden and is a fun way to combine the stars and bars. But even then, volcanos are quite rare and it’s only ever happened to me once. Contributor guidelines I would recommend adding 15% butter total, otherwise the recipe can be dry and brittle. Then at the top under number 2, select your best-loved value and put the total weight of the batch size you want to make. Please email a photo tanya at lovelygreens dot com. Or keep up on to the fourth part in this soap making for beginners series:. I’m assuming you mean the 3-oil soap recipe and yes you may. What I do is take the percentage of oil that I want fat out and set that aside. The aloe vera liquid does change colors to a yellowish green when the lye is added, so we recommend cooling it beforehand to prevent some of that discoloration. I hate to cut in on the reply line, but I tried green color (soap and food color) and I ended up with the most sightly hue of red! Later I tried blue, and ended up with a wonderous pink! It’s a good thing I hadn’t already scented it with baby powder, lol!. In fact, the longer and more treated your hair, the more likely that soap will leave it ending up like a bird’s nest. You can! Keep in mind every butter and oil you add will change the consistency of this bar. That’s so exciting, congratulations Nancy! I absolutely love Spearmint, it smells so fresh. These soaps look much more difficult to make than they actually are. One of the books at home that I loved was a book about making your own soaps and perfumes. It’s best to wait! Seasoned soapers, what kind of recipe did you make for your first cold process project? Did you bite off more than you could chew? I would love to hear about your experience! If you are a newbie, I hope you give this project a try =). Just by combining some oils and lye, you make soap. You may also like Anne-Marie’s new book, Pure Soapmaking. nz/crafts/other/auction-976853831. com/bath-and-body-tutorials/home-crafts/three-diy-laundry-soap-recipes/. They’re good all-rounder recipes but if you make a batch and think it’s too cleansing for your skin, use a recipe that has less cleansing power. Then, you can add the other amounts and covert from there. This recipe creates up to eight bars of simple unscented soap. The bars with a ten inch mold are oversized but you can still get the full recipe in there. com/bramble-berry-news/sunday-night-spotlight-sodium-lactate/. Hi Nandita, An all palm oil soap would not be a good recipe because it would be neither bubbly or cleansing. At this point, I have enough soap recipes published on Garden Therapy that I thought it was time to give you a post where you can find them all listed in one handy place. I think I entered the correct weight of each oil. I don’t think it was the olive oil, but not going to worry about it. Guest posts com/bramble-berry-news/beginning-soaper-resource-roundup/. This is most people’s complaint about do-it-yourself soap, and this recipe takes care of it. It also helps you to use fewer oils (spending less money) in a father soap recipe while maintaining a solid bar with fluffy lather. It’s fine and I used rough edge chunks to make liquid soap. New soapers often want to dive in head first with layers, swirls and fragrances. Good morning Tanya! It’s Leena again! I have two quick questions. run it through a lye calculator first 🙂.


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Once I reached trace, I decided I couldn’t resist trying out adding things to my soap…. Red palm oil creates a lovely color in soap! So nice and warm. As you say, it’s very hard to replicate but can be a little scary when it does happen. Want to contribute to our website Thanks! And yes, I did just get the new book! It arrived a few days ago, and I read it all at once quickly. Hi Anganie, your scale should have a tare button, or function. Guest posting guidelines It may cause a choking sensation in your throat. according to your recipe mine is totally wrong. In other words, this recipe contains 5% less lye than necessary to turn 100% of the oils into soap. So can I add fresh Aloe to your basic soap recipe and swap out the water weight wise?. Want to write an article Olive oil, Coconut oil, and shea butter, but she also used soybean oil which I have not seen in your recipes. Thanks for answering and linking to me to the soap behaving badly page. Hi Ioana, and yes, if you wish to add fragrance, you can stir it in at trace (when the recipe thickens). What a way to make bathtime feel more like an adventure than a chore for little ones. Guest post I stirred and stirred it because the lye is in big crystals. Guest post policy While soaping, you don’t want to be running around looking for a spatula or whisk! Because this recipe does not have any complex designs, the tools are minimal. I’m still trying to perfect that one…but am getting closer. Submit content Hi Tanya, I’m new to soap making. CAN YOU PLEASE SEND ME INFORMATION ABOUT SOAP MAKING. I can’t wait to use them :D Thank you! Mhel. " There’s sure to be a soap for an occasion for a family or friend or even just an amusingly substantial project. These beautiful, magically shaped soaps also sparkle because of the mica and glitter additives. It may be a challenge to use fresh flower petals in a soap. Sorry, but you’d need to create a wholly new soap recipe if you omit palm from the recipe. It doesn’t affect the final bars at all. Too low and it’ll come together quickly, but be coarse and crumbly. com/bath-and-body-tutorials/cold-process-soap/superfatting-soap-an-explanation-2/. The point when the ingredients have emulsified enough to no longer separate is called “trace” in soapmaking. com/bramble-berry-news/olive-oil/.  If you were to drizzle a bit of soap of top, it would stay instead of sinking in. I forgot to add the salt but that’s cool! I also added some lemon zest and poppy seeds to change things up and help the citrus scent from the eo stay in. When you’re done making soap, always clean your instrumentality that has been exposed to lye. Originally I wanted to also put in 15% of cocoa butter, but I don’t think I have that much, so I left it out and added 8% jojoba oil and 5% sweet almond oil. Debemos conocer el punto exacto cuando hay que dejar de batir. Guest post by Fragrance oils can be blends of biogenic oils or they can be artificially produced. Guest article While you could clean everything really well, it’s best not to take a chance. The process moves much more quickly with warm ingredients. Guest-blogger Our olive oil goes through both darker and lighter batches. Tutorials on soapmaking, bath fizzies, lotions and more. This is a guest post by I in the beginning thought it was gelling, I read that in your blog, but it just went a dark brown. of sodium lactate per pound of oils to your cooled lye water. Submit post You can tell it’s blended when there are no streaks of oil in the batch. Mix that well before adding it to the soap. But what went wrong????? Why did my mixture keep setting before I could get it out of the bowl and into the moulds? Unless some one on here can yell me what I did wrong, then I guess I’ll never know. Become an author Weigh out the oils and melt the coconut oil if it’s in a solid state. You can skip it, or top the soap with calendula. Firstly, I thank you for this page very much. I can’t believe that I could make my own soap! I can create it based on my kids’ preferences. To use that clay, use a ratio of 1 teaspoon of clay in 1 tablespoon of water. We love this lavender dream soap recipe because it's perfect for a reposeful spa day ambiance.  The inside dimensions are 11″ x 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″. Can you tell me a bit more about your recipe, including what fragrance you used? Also, what temperatures are you soaping at, and how are you storing the soap? Thanks Julia! 🙂. Afraid to make my activated charcoal face soap? Consider adding around a containerful of activated charcoal to this recipe at trace for an easy version. Can they be adapted for melt @ pour?. Trace – the thicker your trace, the less likely it will be that your soap develops ‘Soda Ash’, that white powder that sometimes develops on top of soap. So can I add fresh Aloe to your basic soap recipe and swap out the water weight wise?. Soft oils will help the soap trace more slowly, and also add moisturizing properties. Hi thank you for sharing this recipe, I have two questions. Hi 😊 This recipie was my first ever attempt at soap making. What would make a good substitute for Palm Oil and is the mixer used above the only type that can be used? I have a regular beater but not sure if that will work. Or experiment by layering various colored and scented bath salts within one jar for a rainbow effect. I don’t think the book I had read when making soap for the first time was quite as emphatic about that as most places I have read since. This recipe makes forty ounces, which nicely fills a good sized wooden mold. I have made 3 batches so far: Lemongrass, eco-friendly basic soap, and tonight I made the Simple Herb Soap. I tried making a rose petal perfume, but it made a brown liquid that went bad right away. Add in lavender buds plus orange, patchouli, and lavender essential oils for a more complex blend. I am actually going to make this recipe. What did I do wrong? I measured correctly. There are a lot of steps in soapmaking and it’s easy to miss things when making soap as a beginner. I suggest this recipe for people experimenting with natural soap colorants and for those to work their best, they need to be used in white soap. Submit guest article Your new life in France sounds amazing Lisa! Enjoy every moment of it :) Sorry to hear of your bees — was it the asian hornet that attacked them? Also I’m VERY jealous that you may live in an area where Alkanet grows. This scrumptious-smelling soap reminds me of the holidays, especially topped with festive saffron. Can you do multiple colors to do a swirl loaf with this recipe?. I think you meant to comment on the previous post about the lye not being correct. My recipe was palm, coconut and olive oil at about 25% each (the basics, I’ve never had problems with them,) cocoa butter at about 5 or 10% (I forget, but never had problems with this either,) grapeseed oil at around 5% (new for me, but I had it and wanted to try it,) and coffee infused sunflower oil for whatever was left. As for the oiliness, that may be just your interpretation of your first batch of soap. Coconut oil is often added to improve lather, and other oils may also be added to give the soap other properties. Guest posts You can also add coconut oil or tallow up to 33%. I’ve just made my first CP batch with your recipes, and I love it. Hi Tanya! First of all, thank you so much for your blog with all your precious advices to success in making first batches of soap – which I did 😊 However, I have a mull over about which oils/butters I may use : does refined or uncouth suit better for saponification?. We like to stick blend to thin trace when we’re working with more intricate designs, as it gives us more time to work. I suggest this recipe for people experimenting with natural soap colorants and for those to work their best, they need to be used in white soap. Some are less safe though so either stick with the amounts and types in trusted soap recipes or do your research. When it looks like vanilla pudding it’s at “trace” and you’re good to go. Will I need to adjust the amount of lye used or other ingredients due to different percentage of purity or does this not affect the recipe measurements (example: 99% purity versus 98% or 97%)?. com/bath-and-body-tutorials/tips-and-tricks/when-to-insulate-handmade-soap/. This melt and pour recipe calls for vanilla color stabilizer. I have just made the honey and oat soap you have posted in this page. Contributor guidelines ) You can add it as-is (frozen) to the water and then add the lye. You sure can! This recipe will work for the hot process method as well. I boiled down the water into a concentrated tannin-rich solution. Can you please advise? Whether I should use the liquid soap or fix it somehow?. I had bought a liter of olive oil to make soap earlier that morning, but I decided that my husband wasn’t going to be impressed with a soap that wouldn’t lather much…. I have been living in South Africa for the past year and so was thinking of using rooibos tea in place of the water, pairing that with orange essential oil. Publish your guest post This series of tutorials includes four cold process recipes that are perfect for beginning soapers. You should always use 100% sodium hydroxide, or lye in crystal form. That includes oil, water, and lye. I love the silky luxury of foaming hand soap, but I don’t love using chemicals and substances I can’t even pronounce in my products. Wait for both to cool somewhere between 95° and 105°. Palm oil adds some great firmness to your soap, and there is no direct replacement for it. I love the wbesite it has taught me a lot of things. Guest posting guidelines com/bath-and-body-tutorials/cold-process-soap/palm-free-vertical-twist-tutorial/. That will disperse any bubbles. If you wait, it becomes soap and all it takes to clean it is a soak in hot water. In other words, this recipe contains 5% less lye than necessary to turn 100% of the oils into soap. For a small investment, you can get a soap making set that includes a silicone-lined wooden soap mold, and a wooden cutting set for easy, uncoiled cutting!. The first batch is always an adventure, and a great learning experience! Also, how awesome are stick blenders? They emulsify that soap in no time. I can help! To covert those measurements, I like to use a search engine. You may want to contact the manufacturer to find out more.


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com/bath-and-body-tutorials/tips-and-tricks/formulating-cold-process-recipes/. Contribute to this site Keep in mind when making soap that you have to be very careful with the lye. They cannot be used interchangeably in soapmaking though since they have diametrical saponification values — they need different amounts of lye to convert them into soap. Just like a conceiver baker will use an existing cake recipe, so too should you use recipes that have already been formulated. A regular beater usually takes at least two hours to emulsify the soap, while the stick blender does that in just a minute or two. Clays can also cause cracking but shouldn’t be the issue in this case. Submit a guest post These sweet and adorable sugar scrubs look good enough to eat. We recommend 1 teaspoon of salt in 1 ounce of water per pound of soap. Sponsored post by If you like softer, more moisturizing bars, you can add more soft oils like avocado oil. We also have a post on how to blend essential oils safely that’s really helpful. Ar first I was going to make a pure Castile soap. Submit post In my easy pumpkin spice soap, I have used paprika or achiote to add an orange color to the soap. In your recipes, you don’t mention this step and in some you say to put it in the freezer. I think think this recipe fairly close to the first batch of soap I ever made, except I didn’t know where to get palm oil with the color removed at the time so I just used red palm oil from the African store. Volcanoing soap is rare but it does happen on time. Guest article I just accomplished my very first CP batch ever. Thank you Kelsey This is information is soooo helpful and I also went through the preventing soda ash blog and i found it very very helpful :))…. my finished was very hard only after 3 days, is there any problem when i use this soap? the reason why i did that is that i wanted to test whether my soap don’t thicken very quickly before i pour it in the mold, and to some extent my venture was made. com/bath-and-body-tutorials/cold-process-soap/taiwan-swirl/. These are great because you can peel the mold right off. Add in lime soap coloring and lime essential oil for a refreshing treat. Guest posters wanted Make a pretty floral soap colored with rose clay and scented with essential oil. Learn how your comment data is processed. That means it needs a different amount of lye to transform into soap than ordinary solid coconut oil. Contributing writer Once your temperatures are right, it is time to combine. Contributor guidelines com/Orange-10X-Essential-Oil-P4441. I am a newbie in cold process and i have found a lot or recipes for Hot and Cold process. No other soap feels quite as gentle as a bar made out of extra virgin olive oil. com/bath-and-body-tutorials/tips-and-tricks/talk-it-out-tuesday-colorants/. Maybe if I try to break up the crystals it’ll work? Any ideas? Thank you. This DIY foaming hand soap is easy to make, inexpensive, and effective! Follow these simple steps to make this homemade foaming hand soap!. No color & fragrance oil, the room somatic sensation was good & the oils & lye water were cool. Hope you have a great time with your first batch :). I absolutely love playing with all the fun add-ins like natural colors and botanicals. After a couple of days simply rip the paper carton off your soap to get it out. Sponsored post I’d do that if you can before using it on your skin just to avoid any complications. There are always new soaping tricks to learn or new colors to try. If you have very dry skin or eczema, try a very mild 100% olive oil soap recipe. Want to write for The weather may affect how you store your soap though! If it’s very warm, you may not need to insulate the soap if you prefer it go through gel phase. Contribute to our site Unless you know which oil you are using, you can’t just use the same amount of lye for all oils and expect the soap to turn out the same. Accepting guest posts I know in the comment above you mentioned something about making the lye water equal to the oils, and that your recipe was quite hard. We love using 5% because it adds some extra luxury to the bar, but doesn’t make it too soft. There’s another reason that I’m sharing this recipe. Is vitamin E an standard antioxidant to use and can you use the fine form or liquid form?. If so what would the measure be. And thank you for all this great information on your site!. Thanks so much! Taking so many soap notes lately, and hopefully they’ll result in much needed expansions to my soap repertoire!. You’ll learn various techniques to create visual effects in the soap, as well as how to use natural and cosmetic colors to alter the soap to your desired look, whether it’s vibrant or more of an organic vibe, and how to embed objects and soap shapes into your soap bars or loaves. My question is whether is this recipe (with 57% olive oil, 24% coconut oil, 8% jojoba oil, 6% shea butter and 5% almond oil) going to entirely fail (i. This is my first time making soap so I’m a total newbie 😀I followed the recipe except for heating up the olive oil. Hmmm I have been making soaps with 5 % superfat as you guys recommend. I love that recipe too! The bar is so nice and bubbly. Accepting guest posts In addition, you can use almost any box or container that you may have on hand for your mold. Can the recipes above be made with melt and pour please and if so how would I work out quantities? Thanks so much x. I hope this helps and good luck with your soap making!. I need a good organic formula for helping my skin. Sponsored post It turned out just fine…i had it sprayed with 99% Iso propyl Alcohol later as well. I just started to gather supplies in the last few weeks. Thank you so much for your help, Karen. I just made my first batch of CP last night using this recipe. If allowed to clump on the bottom, it could heat up all at once and cause an explosion. While it lathered up and no longer stung my skin, it still wasn’t a great soap. Palm oil adds some great firmness to your soap, and there is no direct replacement for it. You’ll be washing forever and you could burn your hands on the component part lye. When made properly, no lye remains in the finished product. How To Make Raspberry Ripple Swirled Soap. By that point, the saponification process, the material reaction which turns lye and oil into soap, would have finished. Sponsored post Keep in mind when making soap that you have to be very careful with the lye. Do you have any experience with poppy seeds and DOS? and do you have an idea for a recipe with high coconut oil amount and e. Hi Fiona, if you ever wonder about a superfat, you can always pop a recipe into the online SoapCalc and it will let you know. Guest post policy (Some soaps, like the pure Castile soap, need to cure for longer first. We actually urge making small test batches at first so you can see how the soap feels and adjust from there. Just wondering where I may have gone wrong so I learn to use the calculator correctly. I don’t think it will lather any less, but the lack of creaminess is a deal-breaker for me. We actually recommend making small test batches at first so you can see how the soap feels and adjust from there. In 1994 I came across a book on soap making and thought, “Well, gee, it can’t be too hard. Everything about this recipe ensures that the end product is good for you and the planet. Guest posting rules In soap does a few things, including help stop soda ash from forming and movement up the time it takes your soap to ‘Trace’. Thank you for a great series of articles – I have been making soap for a couple of years just for my own use and to give to family as presents – I have been cerebration about maybe selling them. be too soft / not even solid) or should I just acquisition that cocoa butter that I lack (or use what I have left of it and gain olive and decrease some other oil?). I was wondering, when figuring out the weight of the soap (to put into the fragrance calculator) should I add up the weight of all the ingredients? Or do I leave the weight of the water out?. Saponification: Saponification refers to the chemical reaction that occurs when oil and lye molecules create new soap molecules. For this recipe, find a goat's milk melt and pour base, then add citrus constitutional oil and dried orange slices. Become an author You can also decrease your superfat level! Soaping at a 2-3% superfat will eliminate some of the freefloating oils in your batch, firming your bars up a bit. Guest-blogger com/bath-and-body-tutorials/cold-process-soap/buttermilk-bastille-baby-bar-on-soap-queen-tv/. Doing so will help bubbles within the soap to come to the surface. Guest post guidelines If your batch is lighter, it may be that the batch of olive oil was lighter overall. I ended up throwing most of my soap away, only to find a bar, years later. Guest post policy I promise you’ll love your homemade soap. Guest post opportunities EIGHT: Once the soap is all poured into the mold, firmly tap the box on the counter. Guest blogger In soap does a few things, including help stop soda ash from forming and movement up the time it takes your soap to ‘Trace’. As I just mentioned, the ingredients for this soap are very simple. I just made my first batch of CP last night using this recipe. Contributor guidelines Hi! Could I add some dried calendula to this? If so, at which point should I add it in? And also, could I add some green clay? If so, how much and when? Thanks!! And thank you for all the resources on this site!!!. Articles wanted Lye is a strong base that is very caustic and can cause chemical burns just like any strong acid would. They are dispersed, not with chemicals bonded. We find they’re a bit more faithful. do you use red palm oil? thats all i saw at the store and it was expensive. Aunque en la receta diga un tiempo exacto de batido, debemos estar pendiente de la consistencia que va adquiriendo la mezcla, ya que dependiendo del tipo de batidora que tengamos la mezcla se puede espesar de forma rápida o puede durar mucho para espesarse. A great place to start is 33% coconut oil, 3% castor oil and 64% olive oil. In my mind, a good cold process soap should clean well, not dry the skin, and have a evident fragrance. Learn how your comment data is processed. Submit a guest post The book shared ways to be frugal. Allow the soap to cure for 4-6 weeks. Plastic food storage containers also work well. For my first cold process soap I did a recipe that I did a lot of research to put together with lard, olive oil, coconut oil, kokum butter, Shea butter and castor oil.


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Thank you very much Kelsey, seems like my method is alright. I’m a starter in the soap making industry. Could you update your post to reflect the disciplined link — if it still exists? Thanks for sharing your work! =). You can literally make this recipe with just three ingredients if you choose — water, lye, and olive oil. Nevertheless, you ask a very good question here, regarding the effect substitution can have on the overall quality and properties of soap. You’re very welcome Andrea! Isn’t it so much fun to experiment with new recipes and techniques? It’s very addictive for sure. Submit guest article I can unquestionably help you out! What oils do you have for the recipe? Let me know and I can suggest some combinations you may like. It’s likely the soap will be too soft and not have good lather, even after it cures. I’m thinking that may have happened here. All you need is a mix of Epsom salt, sea salt, baking soda, essential oils, and foodstuff. Submit a guest post I would recommend adding 15% butter total, otherwise the recipe can be dry and brittle. Pull apart the sides of the mold from the soap (is using a flexible mold). com/bramble-berry-news/sunday-night-spotlight-sodium-lactate/. DIY Natural is about rediscovering the traditional value of doing things yourself, doing them naturally, and enjoying the benefits. If you wait, it becomes soap and all it takes to clean it is a soak in hot water. You’re welcome, so glad you like the page Karen! 🙂. ) I haven’t done a lot of experimentation with aloe yet- maybe I should. It will give the soap a reddish pink tint though. Kids love thing gummy, so why not make some jiggly soap to make washing hands more fun. Thank you for your answers in advance – also thank you for sharing all the awesome recipes and the in-depth tutorials with the explanations that are understandable to a human being 😉 I have never known I’d ever know so much about soap making ….  The inside dimensions are 11″ x 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″. Absolutely! You can add cocoa butter up to 15% in your recipe. A base of coconut, canola, castor, sesame oil, Shea, and kokum butter is blended with lime, vetiver, and cedarwood substantial oils. The question is, when adding puree for coloring, do I need to recalculate oil and lye solution amounts?. Unless you know which oil you are using, you can’t just use the same amount of lye for all oils and expect the soap to turn out the same. Guest post: (That’s especially for using a commercial aloe that may have other ingredients that could react badly with the lye. Can you also infuse your herbs? instead of putting dried herbs? how does that work. You can add the goat milk powder at trace if you wish, but it needs mixing in a little liquid oil or it will be clumpy. Coconut oil is ablutionary and firming, palm oil is firming and olive oil is moisturizing. Guest post: While soaping, you don’t want to be running around looking for a spatula or whisk! Because this recipe does not have any complicated designs, the tools are minimal. FIVE: Turn on the stick blender and pulse several times. I read your article on making soap with essential oils, and want to confirm that once I know how much essential oil to add, I can just add it into this base recipe and I don’t have to recalculate the original ingredient amounts? Thanks!. Heart’s Content Farmhouse is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for website owners to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon. So this is a good basic safe soap to have on hand. , left dentistry and the United States to found Oh, The Things We'll Make!, writing to you from the Spanish Riviera. Stainless steel, tempered glass, and enamel are all good choices for mixing bowls. Articles wanted Can we use sesame oil (Gingelly oil) rather using olive oil. Whether you gel your soap is personal preference. Guest post policy You’ve also learned about the equipment you need to make soap and safety precautions. com/bath-and-body-tutorials/cold-process-soap/superfatting-soap-an-explanation-2/. Thanks so much, glad you love the blog!. Two of the exceptions to this are tallow soap and pure olive oil soap. My guess is that your lavender essential oil is really a olfactory perception oil. Hi Jason and I'm pleased to hear you've found my tutorials helpful :) Regarding Tannin water soap…please give it a miss! That water remainder is acidic and not only will it stop your soap from lathering but it can also burn your skin. July 21, 2015 Filed Under: Cold Process Soap. Also, with recipes we advocate using weight measurements. So am I right to understand that – let’s say I want to ditch the palm oil in favor of cocoa butter – 45% olive oil, 30% coconut oil, 15% cocoa butter would be a decent bar? I also remember reading somewhere you could do an 80/20 bar with coconut oil and olive oil, but I don’t remember which is 80 and which is 20 or what the advisable superfat was. For instance, if you type “1 ounce in grams” in Google, it gives you 28 grams. Click here to learn more about gel phase. Then, you need to aright mix and measure your soap making oils. You may also like Anne-Marie’s new book, Pure Soapmaking. The point when the ingredients have emulsified enough to no longer separate is called “trace” in soapmaking. Can I backup extra virgin olive oil for regular olive oil in these recipes?. Want to contribute to our website I have been told many times that it is very important to have the oils and the lye solution at certain temperatures in order to with success make soap. I have also added coffee grounds to it from time to time. Who knows, maybe the caffein in coffee can help with circulation and combatting cellulite. of sodium lactate per pound of oils to your cooled lye water. You can also checkout the digital downloads for that instant gratification factor. com/bath-and-body-tutorials/cold-process-soap/using-the-bramble-berry-lye-calculator-2/. Handmade soaps are made using a variety of natural sources, such as plant-based oils and butters that are rich in nutrients, vitamins, and antioxidants. But you will need your fully lined mold, precooked lye water, pre-mixed oils, stick blender, and a spatula. Submit post Thanks for the great post!! you provide the best way to make soap at home. The ex gratia lavender requisite oil will give it a beautiful floral scent and the sodium lactate or salt helps to harden the bars. You’re very welcome Kate, so glad you’re enjoying the posts and videos! Thanks a bunch for watching. My question is that I’d love to use Frankincense and Myrrh oils in my next batch, but I’m not sure how much of each I should add. I read your articles on gel phase and want to gel my next batch. Soap made with a lot of soft oil (oil that’s liquid at room temperature) will take longer to harden and cure. Awww, I’m so happy to hear that, Karin! Thanks!. If you buy via the links here we may earn an affiliate commission at no cost to you, learn more. I made a similar soap as this mastermind one.  (Find high quality dried herbs here. Thank you for all the tips and tricks that you have shared! First a coupple of questions that I haven`t yet seen being asked, and google gave me no help either, sorry if my questions are painfully inept despite my heavy reading up on the subject: 1) Will making cold prosessed soap produce a soap that will have a large or medium occurance of glycerin/glyserol? If so – how much aprox. By 10 % water discount means that I do 10% superfat? or just reduce the amount of water to 10% ? no matter what the amount of NaOH is ?. com/bath-and-body-tutorials/tips-and-tricks/free-beginners-guide-to-soapmaking-common-soapmaking-oils/. com/bramble-berry-news/sunday-night-spotlight-sodium-lactate/. From this recipe, you can learn how to use other additives. 134) as olive oil so the % of each ingredient should stay the same, right? Thanks!. Basic Cold Process Recipe (Super fat 5%):  8 oz. (Soaps made with only coconut oil are very cleansing and provide a great, bubbly lather, but they can be drying on the skin. Submit blog post Thank you so much for this Debra. Thanks, Martina! The best of luck with it!. We love using pigments in cold process soap. You may try running that recipe through again. Coconut oil is often added to improve lather, and other oils may also be added to give the soap other properties. Submit guest post But for the next time I make this, because I think I will like this formula, (I have very sensitive skin), how much fragrance or essential oil and colorant can I add? I can’t seem to find anywhere if adding fragrance and colorant will change the amount of other oils or lye mixture. can i do thing to save them?. As I attempt to read the process I plugged the recipe into your lye calculator. Let me help you try to understand it. Writers wanted com/bath-and-body-tutorials/tips-and-tricks/formulating-cold-process-recipes/. You must have been though this process Just wondered if you could share your experience and offer any pointers or a good cheap tester – many thank for a great ingeniousness. It’s somewhat thinner than pudding. And both of them smell amazing, which is why I combined them into this delightful energizing rosemary peppermint morning shower soap. Lye is the most common alkali used for making homemade soap. Tanya,May I ask a question about the soap calculator on soapcalc. Bar soaps have a crystalline structure that keeps them hard and gives them their shape. I wish there was a way to intended an image. ) Get the recipe for Orange Vanilla Cinnamon Soap in my post on cold-process soap making. Coconut oil is great for laundry soap! It’s very cleansing, and does a great job cleaning clothes. Charcoal & Vetiver Soap Recipe from Tweak and Tinker. Hello ! I am trying some of your recipes, and some call for distilled water, and some just clean cold water. This is a guest post by After my first batch, I was totally hooked. I have a question, I love your Lemongrass recipe! Can I just exchange the colour and the essential oils and use and repeat the recipe? would it work for any other as well as with the lemongrass. I’ve tried to make each as easy to understand as possible but if you’re still unsure, have a read through the Natural Soap Making for Beginners Series:. So, if you added it at 15% in this recipe, you can add the palm oil at 24. You accept the use of cookies by closing or dismissing this notice, by clicking a link or button or by continuing to browse other than. My favourite is poppy seeds, although you can use anything that’s coarse and doesn’t melt in liquid soap batter. Sponsored post However, you can add palm kernel flakes for hardness! We recommend using the flakes at 15% or less in your recipe. I make soap of: 400 grams Palm kernel 200 ml lye solution. Should you use independent equipment for making your soap? Is lye toxic? Read more about lye in my post about using lye in soapmaking. 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com/bath-and-body-tutorials/cold-process-soap/palm-free-vertical-twist-tutorial/. I love this recipe, I did add colorants and make a design but I LOVE it!!. com/bath-and-body-tutorials/cold-process-soap/a-palm-free-in-the-pot-swirl/. The scent of oils stays in the dressed soap recipe. Now that I have gotten over the hurdle that has kept me from making soap again all of these years, I foresee myself experimenting with it quite a bit. com/bath-and-body-tutorials/cold-process-soap/taiwan-swirl/. Guest author It’s best not to pour hotter than 140F, as I find you can end up with some unsightly soda ash on the surface of your soaps. Hello, thank you for sharing all the awesome recipes, am happy with that. I thought that since it was basically sunflower oil it wouldn’t act particularly strange. Hi Mhel, and I’m so pleased that you’re doing so well learning to make soap. Always be extra careful when using lye. In 1994 I came across a book on soap making and thought, “Well, gee, it can’t be too hard. I didn’t use a perfume oil other than the coffee. I’m going to try and make it, yes, I already tried a little bit my own but I’m worried about it being good. SAFETY FIRST: Suit up for safe manipulation practices! That means goggles, gloves and long sleeves. Hi Caitlin, almost all of the recipes I share are for small batches of just 1-lb (454g) of oil. Guest article Yes of course! A spoon of treated charcoal can give you a gray to blue-gray like this soap, but three teaspoons will give you something closer to black. How much lye and water are you using for your recipe?. Starting my own dangerous undertaking in soap making. I don’t think it was the olive oil, but not going to worry about it. Basic Cold Process Recipe (Super fat 5%):  8 oz. Looking for guest posts Thanks for a great Castile soap recipe!!. I also have a whole soap making section up on the blog with all sorts of soaps like glycerin soap, liquid soaps, and shave soap. You only need the few ingredients for this basic recipe, but you also do need certain tools and proper mixing containers etc to actually make the soap too. CAN YOU PLEASE SING ME UP FOR YOUR NEWSLETTERS. com/bath-and-body-tutorials/tips-and-tricks/formulating-cold-process-recipes/. It was an awesome soap! I started making CP from my 6th batch or so and have done CP ever since. Guest posters wanted My first soap was the lots of lather. May I add something else? If you have yogurt, sooner plain full fat or full cream, you can add 2 ounces as water refilling at trace for a harder bar. Make a batch for gifting the men in your life. so it’s really personal preference and doesn’t affect the fattened bar, just the process. Can you tell me a bit more about your recipe, including what fragrance you used? Also, what temperatures are you soaping at, and how are you storing the soap? Thanks Julia! 🙂. lye, so I’m not altogether sure why you’re getting 5. I now teach classes on how to make soap, along with several other natural products. Guest-blogger Hi Tanya, I am planning on making soap this weekend and really excited to try your recipes! My question…are your soap recipes good for people with eczema issues? My husband has had good luck with the homemade soaps that I have purchased, but when comparing her list of oils on the paper wrap to your recipes I found that she used a collection of most of the same oils. Guest posts It lathers well but it seems to leave my skin feeling dry afterwards. Of course, I was then concerned what would happen now I did not have the right temperature haha. They think it is “unsafe” to use your soap before the curing time passes. First of all, it creates a good hard bar with plenty of lather. & Join 10,000 Subscribers to SavvyHomemade. In the pint jar, add your three oils together. My first recipe was 20% superfat coconut oil soao. When you make them, do you wash your utensils with vinegar and re-use them in the kitchen like you normally would (the bowls, knife, and hand mixer) or do you have separate utensils for soap making?. You can experiment with adding clays or spices for color too. I love your recipes and video on soap making. If you grow your own herbs, this could be the recipe for you. That’s right Stacie, you can make the floral soap recipe using the hot process method too. Epsom Salt Soap by Dream a Little Bigger. Thank you very much for this recipe, I’m a beginner and all of the steps are provided are very helpful. A small test batch would be really helpful to see how it feels. Although the other two soap recipes don’t include palm oil, I’ve introduced it for this one for three reasons. I had no idea that i can make soap at home. Also, we have some great cold process soaps made with natural colorants! I’ll include links below. One question that I’ve had recently is about the percentage of coconut oil in these recipes. Become a guest blogger For instance, it may take a bit more heat to get the soap to gel in an air conditioned room. When I first started, I was definitely bullied by the lye. It gives a good introduction to what to expect from ingredients, equipment, cold-process soap recipes, and the soap making process. Poppy seeds are excellent for exfoliating because they remove dead skin cells, moisturize, and improve blood airing. Thank you Tamara, so glad you like the Soap Queen blog! You can definitely add aloe vera to this recipe. Want to write for hello, i tried to soap at around 120F and there was a slight improvement as far as quick thickening of my soap is concerned because it took some few seconds to thicken, but still it doesn’t allow me to pour into my molds. Accepting guest posts Hi Jason and I'm pleased to hear you've found my tutorials helpful :) Regarding Tannin water soap…please give it a miss! That water remainder is acidic and not only will it stop your soap from lathering but it can also burn your skin. I just disclosed this wonderful world of soap making recently by happening and I’m in the process of gathering all the tools and ingredients. Please also be aware that fragrance oils (synthetic fragrance) comes in variants that are safe for soap and those that are meant for candles, and are unsafe for skin contact. However, if you’ve made cold-process soap before you might be a little alarmed by the time that some of the steps taken. yes it should be fine! just run through a lye expert 🙂. I hope this helps and good luck with your soap making!. Suggest a post Once I reached trace, I decided I couldn’t resist trying out adding things to my soap…. com/bath-and-body-tutorials/cold-process-soap/palm-free-vertical-twist-tutorial/. […] You can make soap without beeswax, however, I wanted to use the beeswax I had on hand because the scent is wonderful and it has conditioning properties that I wanted to in my soap. Want to write a post The aloe vera liquid does change colors to a yellow green when the lye is added, so we recommend cooling it beforehand to prevent some of that discoloration. Contributing writer By my 5th soap I was doing a 1:1 water discount and I put the rest as either coconut milk, goat milk, or cream. I see in your post you say to stir it in… I used the stick blender and I’m wondering if that extra fermentation caused the problem. It could be the soaping physical property or the soaping temperature combined with exterior/air temperature. Become a guest blogger What I would suggest, though, is that you at least melt the coconut oil before using it if it’s solid when you are going to make soap. I was wondering if the soap recipes can be doubled or tripled. Guest-blogger Glycerin is an superior moisturizer that coats the skin and gives it a silky soft feeling. If you’ve never made Cold Process soap before, stop here! I highly advocate checking out our FREE four part SoapQueen. These small ‘blooms’, or personal-sized soaps, will only last for a few uses. What would make a good substitute for Palm Oil and is the mixer used above the only type that can be used? I have a regular beater but not sure if that will work. " Her approach here is to test new scents in a small-batch, contained recipe before executing in a full batch of soap. In my mind, a good cold process soap should clean well, not dry the skin, and have a noticeable fragrance. Contribute to our site The pumpkin spice soap tutorial shows you how to work with added sugars like goat milk and fresh pumpkin puree. Hi Katie, i just want to make sure your superfat for this recipe is 5% Thanks. I don’t see how/why the necessary oils would be plummy at that point. This is a soap that you spend the time to create and enjoy, not one that you rush through. I thought that since it was basically sunflower oil it wouldn’t act particularly strange. I already made my first soap with honey last year and we are down to the last piece and now i want to make more. Now that I have gotten over the hurdle that has kept me from making soap again all of these years, I foresee myself experimenting with it quite a bit. This is a great page for soap making, one of the best I have found. Contribute to this site Superfat can be a difficult idea to understand, especially in the SoapCalc. com/bath-and-body-tutorials/tips-and-tricks/when-to-insulate-handmade-soap/. Also, you can steam your soap to get rid of it, or rub the soap with an old pair of nylons to scrub it away. Find a juicy aloe plant so you can extract fresh aloe for the soap. Plus, the typical light vegetable oils like corn oil or canola oil, just don’t make very good soaps on their own. The basic version is amazing, and what’s even better is that you can easily customize it to suit your tastes. In addition, you may need to line your mold. com/change-customize-soap-recipe/. Also, have fun giving cold process soap a try. Lye is a caustic chemical, so Beau advises how to handle it properly, as well as the measurements of each ingredient so that you can be in control of the chemical body process. Citrus Poppy Seed Swirl Soap by Humblebee & Me. Yes, I would definitely recommend using a solid that has a similar texture to the ingredient you wish to substitute it for. Can you post a link to it for me? I love the idea of a good lather that will moisturize too! I am so excited to try this out! I make lotions and balms now and I am wanting to try out handmade soap to sell for my side hustle too?. Does it matter what temp the water is before adding the lye?. That is normal! I would recommend waiting another week and trying to unmold then. Ok, so what do you think? I am in reality in Bulgaria and I’ve tried to reiterate what’s on the caustic soda instrumentality to see if it’s mixed with something else. Most oils can be used at the rate of 15-20 drops or around a teaspoon per batch of this size. This recipe creates up to eight bars of simple unscented soap. Guest-post can i step-up lye water solution or what went wrong?.


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A sieve is like fine mesh, not a colander if that’s what you used? Sieves catch all the things. I have freshly bought stuff to try soap making and I had a recipe wanted to try and bought the ingredients reported to it. Of course, we are here if you have any questions. I now teach classes on how to make soap, along with several other natural products. However, there is the added price of supplies for the soaps you’ll create. Alternate between using the stick blender to stir the mixture, and pulsing the stick blender. Tweaked the recipe a bit and 10 batches later, I’m thrilled. Use cinnamon or cocoa powder for brown soap, powdered chlorophyl for green, turmeric for yellow, and beetroot for orange. The soap is sticky and the mold didnt come out nice. Become guest writer com/bath-and-body-tutorials/tips-and-tricks/formulating-cold-process-recipes/. After combining the oils, pour the lye solvent into the oil mixture. Guest post courtesy of I will try again but maybe with a higher water content. I think think this recipe fairly close to the first batch of soap I ever made, except I didn’t know where to get palm oil with the color removed at the time so I just used red palm oil from the African store. I thought it was linked but I cannot find it anyplace. Now, almost three year later, I can turn out several batches in the time that first one took. Welcome to the movement! (read more). I am looking to leverage lye and I see polar purity percentages. It was an awesome soap! I started making CP from my 6th batch or so and have done CP ever since. It has 32 cold process recipes made with natural colorants, essential oils and infusions. I’m wondering about this nice and bubbly recipe. Thanks! Also, my Eco FRiendly soap is curing. If you prepare yourself for that, then making it is easy. Maybe I should have not use the mica and Fo for my first time :). By using this site, you are agreeing to the site’s terms of use. Why just pour Epsom salt into a tub when you can make muscle relief more fun with Epsom salt soap. But mostly improtantly, there should be plenty of lather and big bubbles. Thank you for the recipe! I have not tried to make soap yet and I am thinking it’s because of the computation and a lot of other oils that you usually find in recipes which intimidate me a bit. If you decide to have a go at making homemade soap, I would love to see some photos and hear how you got on. I’ve just made my first CP batch with your recipes, and I love it. In addition, you can use almost any box or instrumentation that you may have on hand for your mold. That is normal! I would recommend waiting another week and trying to unmold then. It is a bit softer at first than some recipes, use sodium lactate if you are using a mold with any detail. While the oils used in your batch may affect gel phase, physical property is a much bigger factor. You can also add coconut oil or tallow up to 33%. A great way to receive the basic soaping tools is with the Beginner’s Soaping Tool Kit, or click the “Buy it Now” button for the tools obligatory for this project, lye and kit to your cart to your cart separately. And if you’d rather do some reading, Bramble Berry carries a wide range of books on the topic, including my newest book, Soap Crafting. Did I like the results, not very much, which is why I am still making the same old basic soap. Guest post guidelines It helps to infuse some of the color out of the petals and into the lye solution. Poppy seeds are a bit heavy, so wait until the soap cools a bit before you add them in so they don't fall to the bottom. You can also review the digital downloads for that instant gratification factor. For this recipe, you’d add about 2 tsp. I love all your soap recipes, they always turn out perfect, never had a failed batch. And I’m giving soap to all of my friends and acquaintances…. Sponsored post Can we use sesame oil (Gingelly oil) rather using olive oil. Guest posts Copyright © 2009 - 2021 DIY Natural™Privacy Policy | Disclaimer and Disclosure. Once this home-brewed green tea and lemongrass soap is ready to use, the fragrance will make you feel like you just stepped into a spa. Be sure you know what you have. com/bramble-berry-news/beginning-soaper-resource-roundup/. I was testing a recipes with 35%coconut, 5%castor, 10%almond, 50%olive oil (5%superfat). It’s going to feel amazing on the skin. […] & Lavender Princess Silk Soap Simple & Gentle Cold Process Soap Creamy Orange Cold Process Tutorial Butterfly Swirl Soap Tutorial Holly Berry Cold Process […]. Want to write an article That way the soap hardens faster, helping prevent the formation of soda ash. For the Fragrance Calculator, you’ll want to enter the total weight of the soap. Sponsored post by They lack that squeaky-clean feeling given by coconut oil soaps. This post was written by (Liquid soaps don’t have this same crystalline structure, which is why you don’t need to cure them before using them. This melt and pour soap recipe is simple since it's pre-mixed, but with a little customization, it becomes an artisan item. A lot of fatty tissue creams do add caffeine! Coffee is also known to help remove odors, so it might be a good soap for cleaning up in the kitchen too. In which step do you add color and smell. Aside from being nourishing for the skin thanks to the cocoa and Shea butter, this soap has flecks of gold and brown mica (a colorant for soap) in it to give it texture and golden, fulgid color. They think it is “unsafe” to use your soap before the curing time passes. I was so happy with myself to create such art! I’ve been told once you get through your first soap batch, you’re on your way. If you wait, it becomes soap and all it takes to clean it is a soak in hot water. Those recipes may look a bit more complicated because you need to add heat to the ingredients to make them (or hot process them. Add any exfoliants when the soap is thick enough to be able to suspend them within the soap. Guest post courtesy of I enjoy melt and pour for quickly making fun, decorative soaps. During this time, water evaporates from the soap making it firmer and longer lasting in the shower. I suggest you use distilled water to make the lye solution. Ordinary tap water has impurities that can cause soap scum and can cause your soap to go off quickly. Thanks for all of you tips and tricks Andrea. com/bath-and-body-tutorials/cold-process-soap/superfatting-soap-an-explanation-2/. This post was written by Don’t substitute liquid lye or drain cleaners such as Drano. Using the soapcalc, it says that it is not good for cleansing. Weigh out the oils and melt the coconut oil if it’s in a solid state. I am interested in making my next batch with your Oatmeal Milk and Honey FO and ground oatmeal. Guest posting For the Fragrance Calculator, you’ll want to enter the total weight of the soap. These are the types of ingredients that your skin, hair, and body and will love. This recipe is measured entirely by weight. Submit your content Did you add any other ingredients besides oil, lye and water? Also, where are your oils from? Thanks for responsive my questions. com/bath-and-body-tutorials/tips-and-tricks/unmolding-cold-process-soap-from-plastic-molds/. Could this recipe be used as a melt and pour base once it has cured?. Add in lime soap coloring and lime essential oil for a refreshing treat. Hi! First of all, thank you so much for making all the resources available on your website, plus all the videos!. I also sell my soaps and other products online, at local follow markets, and at the state fair each year. Reusing them this way gives them a second life. omg-I used a stick blender for the first time after reading about this on your website and the soap was almost too thick to pour before I accomplished it!!! SO much faster! This changes everything. These items are not very dearly-won and some of them you will have already, some you can make and some you will need to purchase. Hi Melissa, Yes! Clays work well as colorants and are easy to add and blend in at trace to get a uniform color. Starting my own dangerous undertaking in soap making. Hi Natalie, Yes, you can try that. Sponsored post by Another thing that’s printable is my new Natural Soapmaking Ebook. Do I have to change thing to adjust for the oatmeal? Also, your fragrance calculator does not work in my iPad, can you tell me what fragrance amount would be?. Submit guest post I would recommend adding 15% butter total, otherwise the recipe can be dry and brittle. Can you please advise? Whether I should use the liquid soap or fix it somehow?. The most difficult step to understand is when to stop stick blending and what ‘trace’ looks like. Thanks! And yes, I did just get the new book! It arrived a few days ago, and I read it all at once quickly. You can create your own MSDS by literally copying the information from another MSDS sheet for the same herb. I’ve only made HP soap (50/50 coconut oil and olive oil and LOVE it!) so far and think I’d prefer it over CP soap. Bubble Bath Bars by A Beautiful Mess. However, I am worried that the pH is too high. To use that clay, use a ratio of 1 teaspoon of clay in 1 tablespoon of water. Keep in mind, some fragrances can turn your batch brown or make it thicken quickly. September 10, 2020 · 94 Comments. Didn’t add olfactory perception but did add some ground/chopped oats. Give that a try to see what you think! Then, you can adjust from there. What I would suggest, though, is that you at least melt the coconut oil before using it if it’s solid when you are going to make soap. Have a go at making it again and good luck :).


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You can leave palm oil out of your recipe though! In this case, you can increase the amount of olive oil in the recipe to cover the palm oil. Try clay clay in this recipe. Plenty of others to explore here on Lovely Greens too :). I was so happy with myself to create such art! I’ve been told once you get through your first soap batch, you’re on your way. Thank you for your time, just starting making soap so all just a bit new to me!. Sponsored post by How can I make a soap that will really focus on the properties of the extract and not the oils? If it’s possible, what will be its measurements? Your reply could really be a huge help thank you!. 93% ( 120gx100/454g) Won’t the soap with this percentage of coconut oil be very drying to the skin. Guest posts wanted If you're giving soap as a gift, consider a perfume that most people would enjoy, such as lemon essential oil. Guest contributor guidelines If you want to use aloe, you’d want to sub it for part of the water. You can also add coconut oil or tallow up to 33%. The beauty of this soap recipe is that it embraces state. I had bought a liter of olive oil to make soap earlier that morning, but I decided that my husband wasn’t going to be impressed with a soap that wouldn’t lather much…. Whether or not your soap gels also depends a lot on your climate! For instance, our Soap Lab gets quite hot in the summer. See the safety warnings below for more information!). com/bath-and-body-tutorials/cold-process-soap/palm-free-vertical-twist-tutorial/. A hard bar of soap will last much longer!. Guest post guidelines There are a lot of steps in soapmaking and it’s easy to miss things when making soap as a beginner. I had slight trace and I stopped. Guest poster wanted My favourite is poppy seeds, although you can use anything that’s coarse and doesn’t melt in liquid soap batter. com/bath-and-body-tutorials/tips-and-tricks/trace/. My available oils are just palm kernel oil and important oils from lemon grass to Eucalyptus. I am trying to make an aloe vera soap with pure frozen aloe. Prepare your Mold: For this recipe, we are going to use a box rather than a mold. Hello Tanya! I am new to soap making and I am just in the process of ordering my supplies so that I can get started. Are Frankincense and Myrrh safe to use in amounts similar to lavender? Is there a chart, or an EO calculator someplace that would include these two? I have had no luck exploratory the internet. Guest posters wanted Hi! Could I add some dried calendula to this? If so, at which point should I add it in? And also, could I add some green clay? If so, how much and when? Thanks!! And thank you for all the resources on this site!!!. Do I have to change anything to adjust for the oatmeal? Also, your fragrance calculator does not work in my iPad, can you tell me what fragrance amount would be?. Submit a guest post I would like to make your Simple Castile soap with honey and oats. Not only are the ingredients simple to find, but there aren’t a lot of them. All herbal material must be dried.  Some plastics may melt, so don’t use plastic bowls. I thought I read somewhere on your site you used palm kernel oil in your recipes? Must have been mistaken. ” I remembered my great grandmother from Sweden had made it, and so had my mother when I was much younger. It’s alright to add all the oils in at the same time – you’ll still have your percentage of superfatting but it will be a mix of all the oils you used rather than just one key oil of your choice. My first recipe was 20% superfat coconut oil soao. Whether or not your soap gels also depends a lot on your climate! For instance, our Soap Lab gets quite hot in the summer. EIGHT: Once the soap is all poured into the mold, firmly tap the box on the counter. In short i doubled the recipe you gave us. Submit your content The gingerbread soap is just a fun recipe for Christmas time. After a couple of days simply rip the paper carton off your soap to get it out. Because we don’t carry those I’m not 100% sure of the usage rate. No, every oil has its own properties and amount of lye that is needed to turn it into soap. Just wondering why the olive oil needs to be heated? Is it ok that I did not heat up the oil? Thanks. After doing more research I have decided I don’t want to do the recipe as the measurements are in cups and I have come to realise it is better to use weights. My first soap was an only olive. Of course, we are here if you have any questions. Submit guest article Plus they are some of the more economical oils that are good for making soaps. Foaming Clay Soap by One Good Thing. I have been wanting to make soap for over a year, and I am still a little hesitant to work with lye. That will help the clay circulate evenly. Write for us Add in an extra packet of the gelatin to make the soap less wiggly.   Soda Ash: Soda ash forms when unsaponified lye reacts with course occurring carbon dioxide in the air. Become an author Made two more batches and made sure they didn’t go through gel phase, but the soap was very soft and after 5 days I forced them out of the mold. I have freshly bought stuff to try soap making and I had a recipe wanted to try and bought the ingredients reported to it. Hi Sonya, the 1-lb (454g) weight is the base oils used only. This recipe is nice and gentle, so it should work well for a baby! Coconut oil is very cleansing, and can be slightly irritating to sensitive skin. Become a guest blogger Always soap in a well-ventilated area. Want to contribute to our website com/bath-and-body-tutorials/cold-process-soap/hot-process-series-crock-pot-camo/. In any case, I was able to get the molds filled… We’ll see how it turns out. Can you tell me a bit more about your recipe, including what fragrance you used? Also, what temperatures are you soaping at, and how are you storing the soap? Thanks Julia! 🙂. If milk gets too hot, it can scorch and discolor the soap. omg-I used a stick blender for the first time after reading about this on your website and the soap was almost too thick to pour before I accomplished it!!! SO much faster! This changes everything. Guest author I would recommend checking with the concern of the spatula. Sponsored post by If you’re just beginning your soap making journey, start with this comprehensive course led by Beau Colin, a Dutch graphic intriguer and soap maker, on Skillshare. If you buy via the links here we may earn an affiliate commission at no cost to you, learn more. You sure can! This recipe will work for the hot process method as well. Bar soaps have a polycrystalline anatomical structure that keeps them hard and gives them their shape. Even though lye is caustic and dangerous to work with, after it reacts with the oils in your soap (through a process called saponification), no lye will remain in the dressed product. Since ingredients like that are often listed on the bottles of store-bought foaming soap, I set out to make a fantastic basic foaming hand soap recipe. Accepting guest posts We've gathered 21 easy do-it-yourself soap recipes for beginners, including shampoo soap bars. to the remaining soap I added purple clay and oatmeal, and about. Thank you for all your great tips!. Hi, I have been reading a lot regarding CP soap making on the net and learnt that the most preferred percentage for coconut oil use in the recipe should be not more than 20% other than the soap gets very drying to the skin ( 5%superfat off course) What I noticed in all your 3 basic recipes the coconut oil % is 29. Be sure you know what you have. Just to clarify, you added 8 ounces of coconut oil, 15 ounces olive oil, 11 ounces of palm oil and 8. Guest posts wanted I read your article on making soap with essential oils, and want to confirm that once I know how much essential oil to add, I can just add it into this base recipe and I don’t have to recalculate the original ingredient amounts? Thanks!. This is a guest post by com/bath-and-body-tutorials/tips-and-tricks/formulating-cold-process-recipes/. It helps the bars unmold more quickly. Aren’t they so nice? We just love them, it makes soaping so much faster. You’re going to have to play with the calc to get a good result though. Lavender is popular, as well as chamomile. As for the mandarin orange poppy seed soap, it just sounded like a fun combination to me. Head to your email and find the message I just sent you. It is strategic to use distilled water! Tap water can have microbes or bits of metal inside that do weird things in your bar. I actually have few items sitting in the cart on brambleberry. many thanks and sorry for the super long and annoying comment!. com/bath-and-body-tutorials/cold-process-soap/cold-process-beginners-kit/. Eventually, I found a good basic book on soapmaking and re-started from there. Become a contributor I probably refined an unknown mixture of vegetable oils. I resized my oils to 11 ounces, which gave me 16. Olive oil gives soap a mild and creamy lather. it means that i use 1litre of sodium hydroxide lye water in 1litre of oil, if i may say. DISCLAIMER: Information on DIY Natural™ is not reviewed or endorsed by the FDA and is NOT intended to be substituted for the advice of your health care line. This recipe for a handsome, heavenly-scented cold process soap is ideal for a beginner to tackle. Then, add the colorant 1 dispersed teaspoon at a time until you get a color you like. com/poppy-seed-lavender-soap-recipe/. Submit an article No color & fragrance oil, the room somatic sensation was good & the oils & lye water were cool. Makes a 1 lb or 454-gram batch which is exactly six bars if you use this soap mold. Hmm, that’s strange! Temperatures of 100F are just right, and not too hot. I see in your post you say to stir it in… I used the stick blender and I’m wondering if that extra fermentation caused the problem. Even often used recipes can be off and it’s good to get in the habit of checking the calculations with all lye soaps. They don’t morph or fade, and give you great color. That way you can weigh ingredients without the scale working the weight of the container in. I read your article on making soap with essential oils, and want to confirm that once I know how much essential oil to add, I can just add it into this base recipe and I don’t have to recalculate the original ingredient amounts? Thanks!. A temperature of 86F is a good place to be. Perfectly fine to make a double or triple batch :). This cold process soap recipe is the best ever. Hi Leena, if the color is darker, it’s probably because the soap gelled (heated up after you poured it into the mold) or you used olive oil that is richer in color. Ar first I was going to make a pure Castile soap.


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It helps the bars unmold more quickly. com/Oatmeal-Milk-And-Honey-Fragrance-Oil-P3931. com/bath-and-body-tutorials/tips-and-tricks/free-beginners-guide-to-soapmaking-common-soapmaking-oils/. Experiment with several essential oil blends and soap colorants. If you wanted the soap to retain as much of the berries’ beneficial properties I’d not make cold-process soap though. Hi! I have not yet taken the final step of actually MAKING soap yet, but decided to read up a lot (lot!) on the subject first. Then, Beau gives pointers about ingredients to customize soap to your personal taste—including herbs, scents, and other additives, as well as publicity your soap bars. Submit guest article You need soap that has 0% superfat, otherwise the soap will leave an oily residue on your dishes. After a couple of days simply rip the paper carton off your soap to get it out. See the safety warnings below for more information!). My popular molds for making soap are silicone molds. Guest post guidelines 7oz water is a 55% lye root. This ensures that all of the lye has been used making the soap safe. Hi Leena, if the color is darker, it’s probably because the soap gelled (heated up after you poured it into the mold) or you used olive oil that is richer in color. The soap is sticky and the mold didnt come out nice. Are you do soap making gift sets in your shop?? Would make fantastic presents with just the right amount of everything for people to have a first try and making soap. com/bath-and-body-tutorials/cold-process-soap/sudsy-shampoo-bars/. Cold process soap naturally has glycerin in it. Years ago I spoke to the chemist who does my own safety assessments about this very thing. can i change magnitude lye water solution or what went wrong?. Do you happen to know why this occurred? Thanks!. Submit a guest post com/make-soap-with-essential-oils/. While you can buy special soap molds, you can also use other materials that you likely already have at home. Guest blogger The soap computer will then show the total weight of lye and water required. It mainly happens when the soap overheats. It was the heat and pour method, how on earth can anyone get that so wrong lol?. hello, i tried to soap at around 120F and there was a slight improvement as far as quick intensifying of my soap is interested because it took some few seconds to thicken, but still it doesn’t allow me to pour into my molds. Hi Julai, this recipe is for olive oil soap and doesn’t contain palm oil. Though this recipe results in a soap with a light scent of coffee, the oils balance out and often overpower the fragrance. Guest post by I found some goats milk on Amazon. Contribute to our site Secondly, even the most expensive palm is less expensive than most other oils. The soap computer will then show the total weight of lye and water required. Contribute to our site  A silicone mold requires no prep. It’s better to see how much lye is in a recipe and create a controlled lye diligence. Also, jojoba oil is totally fine to add to soap! We modify using it around 10% or less in the soap. so i will b honest I just can’t understand this lye or oil activity part. Check out the Soapy Session Preparation and Setup Guide for tips. I’m wrapping it up with 3 or 4 towels and heating the oils & lye to 45C. I tried looking for a supplier of sodium lactate locally but I’m having a hard time (I’m from the Philippines). More Posts You'll Love13918 A Natural Homemade Sunscreen Recipe That Works!Making natural homemade sunscreen is fun and easy. I'm a originator at soap making, and all your advices aré really useful. That causes discoloration and an unpleasant smell. i have tried some of them and soaps turned out amazing. I did quite a bit of research as well prior to my asking for your thoughts and I couldn’t come up with a solution either. Stainless steel, burnt glass, and enamel are all good choices for mixing bowls. Suggest a post Grapeseed and flower oil are both liquid at room temperature. Suggest a post In fact, years later, I don’t even remember the book mentioning that you should let your soap cure; it probably did; I in all probability had. Guest post You can definitely add color and fragrance to this recipe! It’s fun to be able to customize your recipes with your favorite scents and colors. Blog for us The Eco-Friendly soap looks like it may not be the same colour of white throughout…but it is still curing. when mixing the lye i found i still had little bits at the bottom. If I did the math correctly, your recipe of 2. For my first cold process soap I did a recipe that I did a lot of research to put together with lard, olive oil, coconut oil, kokum butter, Shea butter and castor oil. One of the books at home that I loved was a book about making your own soaps and perfumes. Now, before anyone says anything, I started off with a degree in Chemistry before I decided to switch to Mathematics for convenience. Hi Tanya, I am doing some prep work to make herbaceous plant soap! Can’t wait, it is so beautiful! I was curious how you dry your petals? Do you cut off the bud when drying the petals? I have some drying but I did not cut off the bud and the flowers close up. Guest blogger guidelines After about 30 seconds, test for trace. Foaming Clay Soap by One Good Thing. While it is a simple preparation, it’s best to take this tutorial on once you’ve mastered handling lye and the basics of cold process soap making. I’d do that if you can before using it on your skin just to avoid any complications. Guest author What is the exact amount of water that we need to put please? I can see in the reicep that it says 10-15 oz water. If you like your recipes on the firmer side, you can decrease the olive oil by 15%. Anne-Marie, I’m your newest #1 fan! I would like to read everything I can before making my first batch, not to be perfect, but trying not to waste anything 😉 Thank you for sharing all these wondrous ideas, tips, expertise, goodness… Oh my! I thank God I found your movies and websites. Guest column Personally I think adding the wax during the melting phase is better since beeswax is better used to harden bars rather than moisturise the skin. I now teach classes on how to make soap, along with several other natural products. And you have the simplest form of homemade soap known as melt and pour soap if you want to make soap at home without using lye. com/bath-and-body-tutorials/cold-process-soap/a-palm-free-in-the-pot-swirl/. I would like to use your recipe, but I don’t have a special thermometer. You don't want the soap to squirt out of your child's hands and on to the floor. 2 oz distilled water, to get a good gentle soap? i will be happy for your help please. In your recipes, you don’t mention this step and in some you say to put it in the freezer. Hi, I really want to try this, but one quick chew over first. Well, while it’s true that the saponification process is usually finishing up in the first few days after making your soap, it is pretty much finished in a few days time. Head to your email and find the message I just sent you. Contributor guidelines In the first two parts of this series, I introduce you to common soap making ingredients. Soap made with a lot of soft oil (oil that’s liquid at room temperature) will take longer to harden and cure. To speed this process up, you can add 1 tsp. Hi Zahir, thank you for your kind words!. Kids love thing gummy, so why not make some jiggly soap to make washing hands more fun. Can I sub caster oil instead of Palm oil?. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Submit guest article Have a go at making it again and good luck :). 7oz water is a 55% lye root. com/bath-and-body-tutorials/tips-and-tricks/how-to-substitute-oil-in-cold-process-recipes/. I have watched many beginner soapers become disheartened right off the bat, because they attempt techniques that even advanced soapers struggle with. Contributing writer I made my first soap with olive, sweet almond and coconut oils. Then, add the root at trace. I want to say thank you for helping us future soap makers. You can tell it’s blended when there are no streaks of oil in the batch. Guest post opportunities Set Up Your Area: Before soaping, it’s helpful to have your soaping area prepared before you start. Submit blog post these look awesome!! I’m sorry if I’m repeating a question from earlier … what is the shelf life for home-cured products?. My first soap was the lots of lather. Guest posters wanted Distilled Water, but after that i made the lye water equal to the all oils in weight ( i. com/bath-and-body-tutorials/tips-and-tricks/why-did-my-soap-turn-brown/. It turned out well, but I also did a lot of reading and video watching to see others do the process – including Anne Marie’s CP DVD, before I was ready to actually give it a try. Submit guest article Hi there! Your site has been a wonderful guide for my new found love of soap making and I think I’m ready to start CP soaping. We also have an awesome recipe that uses olive, palm, coconut and cocoa butter you may like! I’ll include a link below. Just remember to run this recipe through the Lye Calculator after any substitutions, as virgin coconut oil has a somewhat different SAP value. With less water in the batch, there is less to evaporate and the soap will cure more quickly. This is a guest post by That includes oil, water, and lye. of sodium lactate per pound of oils to your cooled lye water. Also, thanks for pursual us on Instagram! We appreciate it. Soap-on-a-rope is more than just fun to say. Can you give your opinion on this?. I love citrus scents and use them a lot in my homemade products. Sodium lactate is another great option. Definitely great links you’ve shared with me. com/bath-and-body-tutorials/tips-and-tricks/free-beginners-guide-to-soapmaking-common-soapmaking-oils/. But it's in the little extras that you add it, and the careful balancing of oils that soap becomes truly incredible. I will try again but maybe with a higher water content. And I am still struggling with the size of the recipe because i don’t want to make a big batch and spoil the ingredients. You only need the few ingredients for this basic recipe, but you also do need certain tools and proper mixing containers etc to really make the soap too.


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Oatmeal doesn't have a fragrance, so it's nourishing and lovely paired with honey, almonds, and a sweet almond fragrance. I am a experienced hot process soaper, but recently decided to try my hand at CP. While the lye part scared me at first, it was well vented and I got through it just fine! The recipe I had called for 1. Submitting a guest post 😉 ) to using very warm ingredients. However, with all the correct safety precautions, soaping is totally fun and you’ll start to catch on quickly. Find a juicy aloe plant so you can extract fresh aloe for the soap. All of this combined is plenty when just start out! Don’t overburden yourself. Many soap recipes include oils and butters that are naturally a deep yellow or even greenish-yellow in color. I will try a different recipe soon. It’s really very hard to know but I suspect you used the incorrect amount of ingredients. Your email address will not be published. Guest poster wanted I'm hoping the tannin-rich statement will produce a soap that will be cosmetically beneficial. Guest post: This FREE 5-day mini course will teach you how to grow a greener garden with less money, waste, and effort. Make sure to brush aside the salt water solution from your liquid amount. I proceeded, though, and continued to make my soap, excited, hopeful, and hopeful. I had bought a liter of olive oil to make soap earlier that morning, but I decided that my husband wasn’t going to be impressed with a soap that wouldn’t lather much…. Essential oils are more natural, but their scent is more subtle and doesn’t last as long. Didn’t add fragrance but did add some ground/chopped oats. (Watch this video to see what trace looks like. I am pretty surrounded by wild flax and elderberry in my area, I am curious if anyone has tried either of those out in soaps? I also think Alkanet may be in my area so I need to explore that option for dyes too! Anyway – a big thank you for sharing your wealth of information (I am not a blog person at all normally!) but found all your blog posts super, super helpful. Soap can only be called soap if it goes through the saponification process of turning fats and oils in water and sodium hydroxide into soap. Now, going back through them again. Here are the basics of additives:. The latter is not only more pricy but is far darker in color. In the eyes of a purist, Castile soap uses olive oil as the only oil in the recipe. Of course, if you have organism bar molds it works fine with them as well. When dispersion alcohol, we suggest spritzing the top of your soap every 15 minutes for the first hour. com/Pure-Soap-Making-How-to-Create-Nourishing-Natural-Skin-Care-Soaps-P6298. I want to do a very small batch because I am so new and I am afraid of messing it up. I ended up throwing most of my soap away, only to find a bar, years later. I thought that maybe it was because I didn’t let it sit or “cure”. com/bath-and-body-tutorials/tips-and-tricks/free-beginners-guide-to-soapmaking-common-soapmaking-oils/. Become a contributor uk This website or its third-party tools use cookies, which are necessary for its functioning and required to achieve the purposes illustrated in the cookie policy. That includes oil, water, and lye. But still confused as to how much water exactly I should use if I would like a 5% superfat. Crystal Soaps by A Beautiful Mess. Become guest writer That means they mostly don’t affect the original recipe. 7oz water is a 55% lye root. Hi Melissa and great to hear! Palm oil and palm kernel oil come from the same tree, Elaeis Guineensis. Soap making can be very simple or you can make it as complicated as you like. Taking so long to stir in the lye bit by bit, that it almost cooled to room temperature. Guest post This post may contain assort links. That said, in most cases filtered water should be fine to use. After you make a few batches, you may find your perfect recipe is different than this one. They don’t morph or fade, and give you great color. Would I be fascinated in teaching? I got talked into it and started the following January. Contributor guidelines This is the rare and terrifying soap volcano! It can happen with any soap recipe and usually when the temperatures are too hot. Ensure that the olive oil is well in-date when purchasing from food suppliers, and if it comes in metal tins, you can use them to create these gorgeous succulent planters. The lye, the measuring, it was all back in the lab for me. It was the heat and pour method, how on earth can anyone get that so wrong lol?. Your email address will not be promulgated. This lavender oatmeal soap is calming and calming for your skin. The coffee grounds and poppy seeds can help with scrap when using the soap. Because it is thicker, it can form air bubbles as you’re putting it in the mold. I have a couple of white bits left in each bar of Castile Soap after two weeks – please can you help?. I love the simplicity of this recipe. It may look like a high-end decorative soap from a fancy shop, but it’s easily homespun. com/bramble-berry-news/sunday-night-spotlight-brazilian-clay/. Until everything is combined and you have reached a thin “trace”. Suggest a post Coconut oil is great for laundry soap! It’s very cleansing, and does a great job cleaning clothes. Most dealings soap is actually detergent, which is the reason for the difference in pH levels. Contribute to this site I am very new to soapmaking (actually, is there a word that’s even before a person being a newbie? If so, that’s me. This side needs to be facing up. Submit content It will give the soap a reddish pink tint though. Want to contribute to our website I even substituted Palm Oil for Tallow and it was still correct. deciding which percentage of oils to use – fully fledged soap makers will know this but your best bet is to think olive oil first, then coconut, then other oils. Guest post: It isn’t fancy, and STILL curing! I decided to try my hand at HP, and used coconut and olive oil. No content on this site may be reused in any fashion without written commendation. com/bath-and-body-tutorials/cold-process-soap/defying-the-rules-of-soapmaking-100-coconut-oil-soap-with-aloe-vera-and-a-mantra-swirl/. I poured it on top and it make intriguing natural mixes of colors. A Skillshare membership costs about $168 annually (roughly $14 per month) and is around $32 per month otherwise. It's tempting to want to add a ton of ingredients to your soap recipe, but sometimes simple is the way to go. Pour your soap in that top opening, allow it to harden into a block. I have been noticing that as the soap sets in 24 hour. Here, Tania demonstrates two, cold process soap techniques to achieve striped soaps with even, straight, and uniform stripes. Guest article I have a lot of frozen goats milk that I would like to use in my soap. Have you considered using nonfunctional butter? It’ll make your skin feel heavenly! The reason I use step-down in this recipe instead of a cosmetic butter is simply that it’s so much cheaper and for a new soap maker who may make mistakes, which can get costly pretty quick. Hi Tanya, I’m new to soap making. I can mix colorant and perfume and make any soap that I desire. Sponsored post by A sieve is like fine mesh, not a colander if that’s what you used? Sieves catch all the things. Terrified about the lye and allll te warnings I made it in the yard, suited up like an traveller. It turned out well, but I also did a lot of reading and video watching to see others do the process – including Anne Marie’s CP DVD, before I was ready to actually give it a try.  (Find 100% pure essential oils here. Use your choice of chopped herbs for this recipe. Want to write for As for second if am whrite understand when i make a recept in calculator i put 7% “superfat” for example and after i start preparation i separate these 7 % particular oil and add them just in trace? Thank you. I find that cold-process soap of any kind turns my hair into a bird’s nest. Guest posters wanted No one working here so the majority of the stuff will be Christmas presents. I am applying for the certificates for my own recipes, but am wondering how I can use the herbs from my garden and sell the soap, and abide by the EU regulations when the products won’t have the relative MSDS and allergen certificates etc. The first batch turned out great, then the next, but the next after that was a dismal failure. I am not going to attempt the wondrous bar that you sent me but just want to do thing simple at first. Hi there, just short question for measurements – are all measurements for weight? I mean if all ingredients (oils, lye, water) are in weight units (like grams) or liquids (oils, water) are in mililiters and solid (lye) in grams?. Hi I’m Noel, just wanted to know if you have any unskilled person tips for someone like me. Submit post Learn how your comment data is processed. Use about ¼ cup of dried plant material per batch of this size. Can I use it in the recipe and follow the same weight? Or how can you help me with this please 😟😇. Gently tap the blender on the bottom of the bowl several times to release any bubbles that got trapped by the stick blender head. Instead, I was led to various lye calculators that would help me formulate my own soap recipe. First, you need to learn how to safely mix your lye solution. I am sooo happy to find your site. This post was written by of sodium lactate per pound of oils to your cooled lye water. I’ve never made a batch of this beyond multiplication it. Hi Ellen and I’ve had quite a few people ask this before. Submit article This recipe also only uses four main soaping oils so it will be less high-ticket to make than the floral soap above. I want to learn how to make soaps…pls help. Hurrah! I have now made 4 batches of soap and am well on my way to being dangerously addicted ;) Christmas presents are sorted for this year haha! I’m just struggling to get my head around a couple of things. No need to calculate your recipe :). Palm oil is best for this recipe. I’m sorry Sue but these are cold-process recipes. Each oil has a distinct SAP value, which is the amount of lye needed to completely modify 1 gram of an oil or butter. It won’t affect the time it will take to un-mold but overall, the bar will become harder sooner. I have already bought all the ingredients and they are the same you have listed however instead of palm oil I have grapeseed oil. yes it should be fine! just run through a lye expert 🙂.


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Nettle Soap Recipe with Lime and Spearmint. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. For people who are mathematically gifted, formulating recipes can be as fun as the design of the soap! Thanks for sharing your experience. Publish your guest post The basic version is amazing, and what’s even better is that you can easily customize it to suit your tastes. com/bath-and-body-tutorials/tips-and-tricks/soap-behaving-badly/. Most dealings soap is actually detergent, which is the reason for the difference in pH levels. Hello Tanya, Thank you for your reply. A lot of cellulite creams do add caffeine! Coffee is also known to help remove odors, so it might be a good soap for cleansing up in the kitchen too. The slices are heavy, so add them after the base has cooled down slightly so it's not as thin and watery or else the slices will fall to the bottom of the mold. Can I hot process this exact recipe? Thanks!. They can also help remove dead layers of the skin. According to Ringgold, "I have had my fair share of overhand soap batches that seize, freeze, rice, and accelerate. Palm oil adds some great firmness to your soap, and there is no direct replacement for it. However, there is the added price of supplies for the soaps you’ll create. ” I remembered my great grandmother from Sweden had made it, and so had my mother when I was much younger. This is most people’s complaint about do-it-yourself soap, and this recipe takes care of it. Rinse it out and open the top — no need to cut it open. com/bath-and-body-tutorials/cold-process-soap/defying-the-rules-of-soapmaking-100-coconut-oil-soap-with-aloe-vera-and-a-mantra-swirl/. ? Would it make any difference to the drying feeling to add coconutmilk? Best Regards, Camille. Even when you spray alcohol, that soda ash can sometimes appear. If the soap is safe after a few days, why should you let it cure for several weeks?. Further, most homemade soap recipes use ounces or grams and ingredients must be weighed to get good results. Submit an article & Join 10,000 Subscribers to SavvyHomemade. Can I add black cherry fragrancy oil to this?. Guest column Fractionated coconut oil is created to be liquid at room temperature and is used in lotions and as a carrier oil. After combining the oils, pour the lye solvent into the oil mixture. Palm oil adds some great firmness to your soap, and there is no direct match for it. The risk is that you may reach a “false trace” and stop mixing your soap before it’s really ready. It turned out well, but I also did a lot of reading and video watching to see others do the process – including Anne Marie’s CP DVD, before I was ready to actually give it a try. Making soap is really very easy. Are Frankincense and Myrrh safe to use in amounts similar to lavender? Is there a chart, or an EO calculator somewhere that would include these two? I have had no luck intelligent the computer network. They lack that squeaky-clean feeling given by coconut oil soaps. Thanks Kelsey …Will keep you posted and will definitely look forward reading about the “water discount post” …Your comments are very very helpful and illustrative :))). Debemos conocer el punto exacto cuando hay que dejar de batir. No color & fragrance oil, the room temperature was good & the oils & lye water were cool. No, every oil has its own properties and amount of lye that is needed to turn it into soap. A water discount means you add a bit less water to your batch. If you’re using melt-and-pour soap you do not need to cure the soap. This DIY foaming hand soap is easy to make, inexpensive, and effective! Follow these simple steps to make this homemade foaming hand soap!. I made this soap and I’m waiting for it to cure before I test it out. When making cold process soap, you can lower the pH level to 7 using citric acid if you like! That makes the soap feel a bit more gentle. Contributing writer I had a lot of lab participate before making my first batch of soap and did a lot of investigate on what to expect, how to handle the unexpected, etc. If you like, you can add salt to that distilled water. Blog for us thank you so much for sharing you soap recipes with us. I loved being outside in the garden, and growing herbs in every little spare area of the garden. com/bath-and-body-tutorials/tips-and-tricks/free-beginners-guide-to-soapmaking-common-soapmaking-oils/. Suggest a post Can I add black cherry odor oil to this?. I just completed my very first CP batch ever. Contributing writer I only realised toward the end, that I had mixed all the oils together, instead of leaving the superfatting oil aside to mix at light trace. For this recipe, you’d add about 2 tsp. Guest-blogger If you're giving soap as a gift, consider a fragrance that most people would enjoy, such as lemon virtual oil. When I did that, i simply doubled the amounts in the reccipe I iddn’t recalculate thing. And I will unquestionably try these tricks andwill let you know. Can you explain why you don’t modify your soap after pouring it into the molds?. Knowing how each one works will help you decide which tutorials you want to tackle. Contribute to this site Likewise, mint candy boosts energy and enhances mental focus. It’s really an esthetic way to display soap that also efficaciously keeps it from sitting in a little puddle in your shower. It’s really an esthetic way to display soap that also efficaciously keeps it from sitting in a little puddle in your shower. This soap falls on the learning end of the spectrum. The question is, when adding puree for coloring, do I need to recalculate oil and lye solution amounts?. Submit post We usually do a mix of both! If the ingredients are listed in ounces or grams, that is a weight measurement. They don't need to be cured like soap, so you can use them right out of the mold for your next bath. Guest poster wanted Refining the oil was a horrible, messy process, and I don’t know what sort of quality fat I ended up with. Sponsored post Though it’s lower grade for food, it’s perfect for soap. And if you’d rather do some reading, Bramble Berry carries a wide range of books on the topic, including my newest book, Soap Crafting. Browsing through your posts on cold process soaps, I decided to fight my urge to do the beautiful colored soaps and do this one instead as my first ever cold process soap. If it’s someplace that’s too warm (near a radiator, sunny window, etc) then this can overheat your soap. It also is quite helpful to use the lye solution while still warm. Note that you should only use a tiny amount of beeswax in your recipes (only 1-2%) and that the goats milk should be added to the lye in your recipe slowly and in its frozen state. Accepting guest posts Hi Tanya, My first batch was splendiferous and everyone loved it. By 10 % water discount means that I do 10% superfat? or just reduce the amount of water to 10% ? no matter what the amount of NaOH is ?. Guest post opportunities I tried making a rose petal perfume, but it made a brown liquid that went bad right away. Stir until the salt is fully dissolved. Each harvest should have a batch number, harvest date and a MSDS sheet. I wish there was a way to intended an image. 4ºC, but solidifies when it’s colder than that. Bubble Bath Bars by A Beautiful Mess. For this recipe, you’d add about 2 tsp. Basic bath salts make an easy gift because they're fun to make and customize. With that being said is this soap drying to the skin?. Guest blogger guidelines There are lye calculators online that will help you to formulate a recipe for a balanced bar of soap. My first soap was the lots of lather. g i use: 1litre of oil (e. We like to stick blend to thin trace when we’re working with more intricate designs, as it gives us more time to work. It makes the soap making process easier too. You will immediately see the lye and oils begin to come together, and begin to create a creamy yellow color. Guest author This melt and pour recipe calls for vanilla color stabilizer. Become a contributor For more experienced soap makers: you can make this recipe at just above room temperature if you choose. Guest post I do think lotion is easier though 🙂. You'll need to click the confirm button to complete the registration. Cracking and crumbling in many cases indicate issues with somatesthesia and/or the lye amount. This size created perfect thin bars that are easy to hold and use. You can add certain oils and butters to help firm your soap up though! For instance, adding a hard butter, like cocoa butter up to 15%, can harden the bars.   You can find purpose and happiness at home. Please help because when i calculate 200ml of the 1ltr lye solution is equal to 60grams lye concentration in the 200ml. “Trace” refers to the stage in soap making when the oils and the lye have begun to change state and the chemical process of saponification (becoming soap) begins. I would recommend making a small test batch without the coffee oil to see if you get similar results. Then, you can add that at trace. 2 oz distilled water, to get a good gentle soap? i will be happy for your help please. Sorry, but you’d need to create a wholly new soap recipe if you omit palm from the recipe. Alternate between using the stick blender to stir the mixture, and pulsing the stick blender. I would love to link to this post if you didn't mind. For instance, if I want a 1 pound batch, I will guess the oils will weigh 12 ounces.  I also use it with a 10-inch silicone mold but it fills it to the top and then some (you see in the video).


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She loves making things herself in order to keep control of what goes in them. It’s an optional ingredient though. It may cause a choking sensation in your throat. Many soap making recipes use common ingredients like milk, honey, and essential oils. 2oz of necessity oils (which likely will go away after the soap cures). Maybe when I get a little more comfortable with making soap I will try another recipe. so can I second-string it with any other oil? 2. You can use the online SoapCalc to help adjust a recipe though. Sponsored post: so i will b honest I just can’t understand this lye or oil activity part. CAN YOU PLEASE SEND ME INFORMATION ABOUT SOAP MAKING. You know when you get really excited about making something…. The beauty of this soap recipe is that it embraces state. hi abisha, the recipe has all of those listed. Guest post courtesy of com/bath-and-body-tutorials/tips-and-tricks/hot-process-hero-2/. I was wondering if the soap recipes can be doubled or tripled. I’ve not used fresh sea buckthorn berries in soap before but imagine it could give the soap a similar colour that the oil does — yellow to orange. (Pour the lye into the water and not the other way around. Can I add rose kaolin clay to color this soap?. You'll need to click the confirm button to complete the registration. Guest poster wanted My favorite molds for making soap are silicone molds. Consequently, it’s much easier and you get the same results time after time. We love this lavender dream soap recipe because it's perfect for a reposeful spa day ambiance. If you’re still unsure about using palm oil, I have a simple eco-friendly soap recipe that will be right up your street. Could you please tell me how much and when to add honey and oats. Guest author hi abisha, the recipe has all of those listed. Publish your guest post Once the soap has been cut into bars, set them aside for several weeks to dry and “cure”. Contributor guidelines DIY Milk and Honey Soap by Happiness is Homemade. Contributing writer You can also add coconut oil or tallow up to 33%. July 21, 2015 Filed Under: Cold Process Soap. when mixing the lye i found i still had little bits at the bottom. Guest blogger (Soaps made with only coconut oil are very cleansing and provide a great, bubbly lather, but they can be drying on the skin. I proceeded, though, and continued to make my soap, excited, hopeful, and optimistic. One tub gets the rose clay and the other the kaolin clay and metallic element dioxide mixture. This recipe does require a lot of different oils, so if you don’t want to invest in all of these oils before you get comfortable making soap, try my homemade cleaning soap or mango butter hand soap first. This FREE 5-day mini course will teach you how to grow a greener garden with less money, waste, and effort. While you probably won’t want to invest in soap making supplies on your first try, there are inexpensive sets accessible for those who enjoy making soap. Guest posting rules No one working here so the majority of the stuff will be Christmas presents. Use laurel or cocoa powder for brown soap, powdered chlorophyll for green, turmeric for yellow, and beetroot for orange. Submit article Hello and thanks for this pulchritudinous blog! I’m going to try to make soap for the first time ever and am going to try you Simple Herbal Soap Recipe. Thank you Tamara, so glad you like the Soap Queen blog! You can definitely add aloe vera to this recipe. One of the reasons I wanted to try this was because I loved the pale yellow color. Then i tried my hand at “Aleppo soap” with laurel oil and olive oil. I added olfactory sensation and did a layered look at 5% superfat. Just wondering, if I did stop a bit too soon, do you know what will happen to the soap? It’ll take 28 days to cure, so I am just speculative if it will turn out ok? Thanks! Leena. So, I can enter in smaller amounts in the “Resize Batch” section. New soapers often want to dive in head first with layers, swirls and fragrances. Since I originally wrote this post, I’ve shared more soap recipes. Sodium lactate is helpful as well. I wish there was a way to intended an image. Essential oils are more natural, but their scent is more subtle and doesn’t last as long. Submit an article Still love that recipe, even use it for washing hair. If it does not dry consistently, is it still OK to use and what could I have done wrong? Any tips are appreciated! Thanks! Leena. It is very grave not to substitute ingredients like for like when you’re soap making. Cheers for that, just a little typo in the soap sort. Thank you so much for your help, Karen. Scrape the sides of the bowl to ensure you get every last bit of soap!. Can you explain why you don’t insulate your soap after pouring it into the molds?. The amount of coconut oil in a recipe really comes down to personal preference and skin type. Even though lye is caustic and dangerous to work with, after it reacts with the oils in your soap (through a process called saponification), no lye will remain in the dressed product. com/Pages/Fragrance-Calculator. To prevent false trace in your next batch, we recommend soaping around 100-130F. Can’t wait to finally try it! I love your websites and all of your videos! Next year I definitely add a soap & skin care garden to my veg patch. You can use our Fragrance Calculator to mold the amount of scent! It will give you a light, medium and strong extolment. Guest post courtesy of And they looked so messy!!!! I was so disappointed so I’ve never tried soaps again. If not, let it sit for a couple more days. Your website is a fantastic resourcefulness for us soap makers. Become a guest blogger DIY soap is loaded with natural and aromatic products that are better for your skin and the planet. Almond Oatmeal Goat's Milk Soap by Mom Makes Joy. That ensures everything stays melted as you soap and gives you time to work with your design.   You can find purpose and happiness at home. Is my problem more with the mold itself or unmolding too soon? Is it workable to re-batch the whole thing and try the mold again? Thx!. A regular beater usually takes at least two hours to emulsify the soap, while the stick blender does that in just a minute or two. I am new to and excited to try soapmaking. com/change-customize-soap-recipe/. Hi Natalie, Yes, you can try that. I can help! To covert those measurements, I like to use a search engine. It’s going to feel amazing on the skin. Sponsored post by Can you tell me a bit more about your recipe, including what fragrance you used? Also, what temperatures are you soaping at, and how are you storing the soap? Thanks Julia! 🙂. This post may contain assort links. Submit a guest post Use about ¼ cup of dried plant material per batch of this size. Articles wanted You can add this muscle-relieving ingredient to a melt and pour goat's milk soap base. After you’ve perfect the basic cold process soap making technique, I recommend that you take it a step further by creating your own unique DIY soap recipe from scratch using my calculator and formulation guide. Making natural home-cured sunscreen is fun and easy. I see you have written that there are two oils which can be used in cold process soap making, without having to add other oils, olive oil and tallow. I need a good organic formula for helping my skin. For instance, if I want a 1 pound batch, I will guess the oils will weigh 12 ounces. Hi Mira, Liquid coconut oil is mostly ‘Fractionated coconut oil’ and will have different properties and a much different SAP (saponification) value. (Coconut oil is normally liquid at temperatures above 76ºF/24. Add color and fragrance and stir by hand or slowly with the stick blender. Hi there, just short oppugn for measurements – are all measurements for weight? I mean if all ingredients (oils, lye, water) are in weight units (like grams) or liquids (oils, water) are in mililiters and solid (lye) in grams?. ONE: Slowly and carefully add the lye to the water and gently stir until the lye has fully dissolved and the liquid is clear. I’m about to try making soap for the first time! Thanks for the inspiration. Certain fragrance oils can cause the batter to separate.  Use three or four weeks later. I have wanted to try to make soap for some time and finally took the plunge. Write for us of essential oil per pound of cold process soap. Should you use separate instrumentality for making your soap? Is lye toxic? Read more about lye in my post about using lye in soapmaking. Saying that, it could turn out to your liking though so give your recipe a go! Just try making a smaller test batch first :). Guest contributor guidelines I did try this recipe with cold refrigerated brewed coffee as full water replacement, and 2 tsp dried coffee grounds (used) to the batter at trace. Doing so helps to avoid soda ash from forming. If you are curious, have a read of my piece on changing and customizing a soap recipe. All you have to do is to mix a lye solution by mixing the lye with water. This soap is still a very thin trace. com/change-customize-soap-recipe/. I have lived here all my life, still don`t get our weather, lol) Any general advice for me to avoid any soapy booby traps dealing with ever changing weather?. Guest blogger guidelines of sodium lactate per pound of oils to your cooled lye water. For the rest of it, let it sit for several days. com/bramble-berry-news/sunday-night-spotlight-sodium-lactate/. com/bath-and-body-tutorials/tips-and-tricks/how-to-substitute-oil-in-cold-process-recipes/. Basically, over the weeks of curing, the soap should have better lather and improve in quality. com/bath-and-body-tutorials/tips-and-tricks/soap-behaving-badly/. Accepting guest posts com/bath-and-body-tutorials/tips-and-tricks/how-to-add-lye-to-milk-for-cold-process-soap/.  The How to Substitute Oil in Cold Process Recipes also has some great knowledge for formulating your own cold process recipes. Matt and Betsy are overzealous about living naturally and building a like-minded community focused on the property lifestyle. You should, however, NOT do that! After further investigation, I learned that you could inadvertently be setting off a chemical substance reaction that gives off enough heat to burn you further. This recipe is a bit involved, but if you love the look of small crystals and clusters of gemstones in the shape of soap, this is a perfect project. of sodium lactate per pound of oils to your cooled lye water. 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Dirty palm oil is killing the rain forests and no amount of soap can wash your hands clean of that. You can even purchase her handmade products on Amazon! Connect with Debra Maslowski on G+. Give that a try to see what you think! Then, you can adjust from there. com/Pure-Soap-Making-How-to-Create-Nourishing-Natural-Skin-Care-Soaps-P6298. Hi Tanya! Soo excited to finally find something complete with regard to castile soap. Hi, I made this recipe and added coffee grounds to it. And both of them smell amazing, which is why I combined them into this delightful energizing rosemary peppermint morning shower soap. Of course, I was then concerned what would happen now I did not have the right somatic sensation haha. If you have any questions about the process, feel free to ask! We’re happy to help. For opal, she uses lemon sugar and lavender lemon of the essence oils and teal, purple, and pink coloring, layered with white and treated with a hanger swirl to mimic the iridescent effect of the stone before topping it with "soap frosting" and a pastel drizzle. To answer your question about forgetting to use castor oil in this recipe — it will likely be harsh on your skin. It’s extracted using a solvent but the end product is pure oil. First measure your lye and water separately using a digital scale, then carefully combine them. They will give you an idea about how cleansing vs. The problem with olive oil in soap is that it isn’t considered to be as “cleansing,” nor does it make a bubbly lather.  If you were to drizzle a bit of soap of top, it would stay instead of sinking in. I even substituted Palm Oil for Tallow and it was still correct. The result is a smokey marbled soap with distinctive and deeply grammatical gender scents that you'd find in the most delicious men's colognes. During gel phase, the soap gets hot and gelatinous – up to 180F. It is a more advanced technique because it requires some extra steps. I have watched many mastermind soapers become discouraged right off the bat, because they attempt techniques that even advanced soapers struggle with. If the lye water is a bit too cool when it’s added, it can start to change integrity the hard oils (coconut) in your batch. To add a scent to the soap, consider adding essential oils or fragrance oils. Unrefined (Virgin) coconut oil may have no extra scent at all in the final soap. If you’re interested in soap making, I highly encourage you to give it a try. Sponsored post: Why do I do it? Sometimes to save money, sometimes because it's healthier, but I always love having control of the ingredients!​ Oh, the things we'll make!. The calendula will brown on top of the soap as well, but not throughout the bars. I have been soaping at around 40-50’C (104-122’F) which I think is warm enough. I just made a new batch of soap and it went all sorts of strange. They’re considered soft oils, and will make this recipe softer than if it had palm oil. com/bath-and-body-tutorials/tips-and-tricks/sunday-night-spotlight-coconut-oil/. By that point, the reaction process, the chemical opposition which turns lye and oil into soap, would have finished. Who says you can't be creative with a melt and pour soap base? Loofah soaps are easy to make with this proficiency. Click here to learn more about gel phase. Castile soap made with extra virgin olive oil is mild and a warm yellow color. Sponsored post: com/bramble-berry-news/sunday-night-spotlight-sodium-lactate/. Hi there, just short oppugn for measurements – are all measurements for weight? I mean if all ingredients (oils, lye, water) are in weight units (like grams) or liquids (oils, water) are in mililiters and solid (lye) in grams?. Become guest writer I have watched many mastermind soapers become discouraged right off the bat, because they attempt techniques that even advanced soapers struggle with. You may have a few ingredients already on hand, such as the sugar. The next part in this series goes through the full soap making process, step-by-step. You may want to try a few batches with water first to get comfortable. Please email a photo tanya at lovelygreens dot com. I have already bought all the ingredients and they are the same you have listed however instead of palm oil I have grapeseed oil. Guest post- Cuando batimos más de la cuenta, el proceso de cuajado se hace muy rápido y no nos da tiempo para poner la mezcla en los moldes. com/bath-and-body-tutorials/tips-and-tricks/free-beginners-guide-to-soapmaking-common-soapmaking-oils/. Sodium lactate is helpful as well. Guest post guidelines Can you make soap without Lye?. It all goes into festive mason jars for gift-giving or display in your home. Do you know if there is a substitute in your lavender soap recipe?. You can use the online SoapCalc to help adjust a recipe though. Also, this recipe is unscented but if you wanted to add essential oils, use this chart to figure out how much of each to use. Submit post com/change-customize-soap-recipe/. After the first few days, the soap is “safe” to use. Stainless steel, burnt glass, and enamel are all good choices for mixing bowls. 5oz of essential oils, and I didn’t realize how MUCH that was! I tried to combine what I had, added Jojoba oil, then realized after some research that Jojoba oil is a wax, not oil, and didn’t want to chance messing up my first soap, so scratched that. Because we don’t carry those I’m not 100% sure of the usage rate. Looking for guest posts Your soap now may have gone through gel phase! It’s a bit trickier to tell sometimes with uncolored soap. I was afraid that first-time soap makers would stress if their soap hardened too quickly. com/bath-and-body-tutorials/cold-process-soap/defying-the-rules-of-soapmaking-100-coconut-oil-soap-with-aloe-vera-and-a-mantra-swirl/. I am pretty obsessed with my dehydrator and have been drying everything I can get my hands on – including lots of wild flowers. Thanks! Also, my Eco FRiendly soap is curing. For this recipe, you’d add about 2 tsp. Many soap making recipes use common ingredients like milk, honey, and must oils. Guest posts Unfortunately, cold process soap does not make great shampoo bars in my opinion. Not to mention it feels amazing. Some soaps, like my coconut oil laundry soap, move from thickening to solidifying very quickly, leaving little time for personalizing your soap with essential oils, colorants, or exfoliants. A hard bar of soap will last much longer!. I know fragrances vary if you want a big scent or just a small scent, but I just wasn’t sure if my receipt would change if I add colorants and frangrances to this. htm – would that be a suitable substitution? I’d hate to end up with thing that looked fake and tacky! Do you think the quantity mandatory would be similar? Many thanks :). Would you know of a chart or machine that includes these two essential oils?. After the first few days, the soap is “safe” to use. I thought I read somewhere on your site you used palm kernel oil in your recipes? Must have been mistaken. You’re very welcome Mona! We are happy to help. just not too hot… room temp is good. Hi JD, I’m so happy to hear that! I hope it helps with the eczema and that you enjoy your soap!. I suggest you use distilled water to make the lye success. Click here to read more about me and the story behind Garden Therapy. Coconut oil is great for laundry soap! It’s very cleansing, and does a great job cleaning clothes. So this is a good basic safe soap to have on hand. although I am spraying Iso Propyl Alcohol …Can you guide me what can be the workable reason. Make a pretty floral soap colored with rose clay and scented with essential oil. If you’re just beginning your soap making journey, start with this comprehensive course led by Beau Colin, a Dutch graphic intriguer and soap maker, on Skillshare. Do you think that will make a difference with his eczema? Just curious…I will be using your recipes anyway though…Thank You!!. ) Get the recipe for Orange Vanilla Cinnamon Soap in my post on cold-process soap making. Guest post policy Many people think that the curing time is important because it allows the chemical reaction (aka. And since I don’t know what temp I was soaping at, the answer is “hot and probably too hot” since I am pretty sure it was hotter than my usual. Because it’s a hard oil, you can decrease the coconut and palm oil. hello my Expert, i have been using fortune buto (it is a rooted cooking oil in my country, it is light weight oil in type) to make my soap. Although optional, a esthetic clay can give a really lovely shade to your bars. The main two ways I have made soap are cold process and melt and pour. Here are some links to palm-free recipes you may like:. That will create a softer bar that’s moisturizing for dry skin. Guest post courtesy of Thank you Kelsey This is information is soooo helpful and I also went through the preventing soda ash blog and i found it very very helpful :))…. If you’d like a harder bar of soap that releases faster from the mold, you can add sodium lactate to the cooled lye water. We actually recommend making small test batches at first so you can see how the soap feels and adjust from there. I’m a starter in the soap making industry. It won’t affect the time it will take to un-mold but overall, the bar will become harder sooner. Soap made with a lot of soft oil (oil that’s liquid at room temperature) will take longer to harden and cure. Wherever you're at, it will prove to be a fun and easy class. This recipe creates up to eight bars of simple unscented soap. Honey in any soap naturally benefits skin thanks to its antibacterial properties that can also brighten up a dull complexion. It also is quite helpful to use the lye solution while still warm. I avoid it altogether in this recipe, though I’d argue that using sustainable palm oil is not a bad thing. You can add certain oils and butters to help firm your soap up though. This soap recipe has a longer working time that will allow people to have fun adding ingredients to their soaps. This course on Udemy is designed for those new to soap making or those with some experience. I have a interview that follows on from this query. ? I am heading to make my first soap ever using your recipe after all the learning on the net regarding CP soaping. hi sam- the lye amount and oils are what determines the superfat.


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I’m loving all your recipes!! Is this an ideal soap for baby’s? Or is there another you can recommend I make for my baby?. Home | The Best Cold Process Soap Recipe. I like cold-process soap most as my everyday soap. The most difficult step to understand is when to stop stick blending and what ‘trace’ looks like. You can read more about what pomace olive oil is and how it’s extracted here. The reason I use almost 30% in the beginner recipes is that it will create a hard enough bar that will be easy to unmold for beginners, doesn’t use palm oil or tallow (for those who want to avoid both), won’t go off due to oils that go rancid quickly, and that won’t be drying for most skin. Silicone loaf pans are great for making a block of soap that can later be cut into bars. I think it would be a good idea to recommend property palm oil for your recipes, because regular palm oil is soooo harmful to our planet. Everything about this recipe ensures that the end product is good for you and the planet. Guest post Superfat oil – this is an area that the soap calc does need work in my opinion. I can help! To covert those measurements, I like to use a search engine. Charcoal & Vetiver Soap Recipe from Tweak and Tinker. Guest posts Can you please fix the link? The one above points to a lotion recipe. 35% coconut oil (with only a 5% SF) is much more than most recipes call for. Are you able to tell me what weight of grapeseed oil I would use? Also if I wanted to put some lavender essential oil in how many drops would I use in this recipe?. Laurel oil wasn’t readily handy so soap makers in the Castile region of Spain started making soap without it. nz/crafts/other/auction-976853831. After a couple of days simply rip the paper carton off your soap to get it out. Thanks so much for that recipe Julia! I have a couple ideas about what may be happening. ONE: Slowly and carefully add the lye to the water and gently stir until the lye has fully dissolved and the liquid is clear. 35% coconut oil (with only a 5% SF) is much more than most recipes call for. You can also make melt and pour soap at home very easily and skip the lye, as well as the weighing and mixing of the ingredients. Sponsored post by These small ‘blooms’, or personal-sized soaps, will only last for a few uses. Guest article If you’re new to making natural handsewn soap, you should read my four-part series on natural soap making. Everyone I have ever given the soap to raves about how fantastic home-cured soap really is. There's no need to work with messy chemicals like lye with a melt and pour base. During gel phase, the soap gets really hot and gelatinous. I was just confirming that the amount of lye in the recipe was the correct amount. I wondered if I can take any basic recipe like this and add fragrance and colorants (within the recommended limits) to make it smell and look the way I want. Become a contributor I really have few items sitting in the cart on brambleberry. Thanks for answering and linking to me to the soap behaving badly page. It turned out well, but I also did a lot of reading and video watching to see others do the process – including Anne Marie’s CP DVD, before I was ready to actually give it a try. Contribute to our site I had no idea that i can make soap at home. if the total weight of oils is 8. I don’t like using chemical colors. (I also have a vegan glycerin soap recipe available. At that point you would simply be creating your own recipe that you would run through a lye calculator. Guest posting guidelines Freezing will slightly shrink the soap as well as harden in slightly. I love that you provided pictures of the trace process. 5% discount in this case, how do we actually arrive at that number? The same question applies to how we calculate percentages of any of the ingredients in a recipe. Stir until the salt is fully melted. Sponsored post Coconut oil is very cleansing, so using it above 30% can cause potency annoyance. Soap making can be expensive, so the fewer ingredients you use, the more money you’ll save. This recipe also only uses four main soaping oils so it will be less high-ticket to make than the floral soap above. About 1 teaspoon per pound is a good place to start. Can I reduce the size of your recipes and obtain the same quality of soap?. After my first batch, I was totally hooked. Hi, this blog of yours it's awesome. Contribute to our site My problem is that, I’m going to make a cleansing bar soap, but the essential oils may affect the entire purpose of my project. Add in lavender buds plus orange, patchouli, and lavender essential oils for a more complex blend. All of this combined is plenty when just starting out! Don’t overload yourself. This soap also has a long working time once you’ve reached trace. Her natural process is simple, versatile, and successful!. Well, while it’s true that the saponification process is usually finishing up in the first few days after making your soap, it is pretty much finished in a few days time. Submit content Hi There! Lovely post! I've been making soap for about a year and a half now, and I've been using a wire multi-cutter, which leaves bumps and grooves on my soap. This bar has a great scent to wake you up and get rid of strong cooking smells from chopping onions and garlic!. Hi, this blog of yours it's awesome. That is normal! I would recommend waiting another week and trying to unmold then. But it does sound like an interesting craft. If you’re fascinated in even more cold process soap recipes, there are loads in this piece, or browse through all my recipes. Hi, this blog of yours it's awesome. Hope you have a great time with your first batch :). I can say that this recipe created a really nice, firm and poised bar. Then, you can add the other amounts and covert from there. Each produces a very different type of soap, but both are equally useful. Thank you for all your great tips!. I will follow the recipe of course. Hi I am trying to make soap but something keeps going wrong, my question is, when I am advisement my oils, do I have to include the weight of the container that I am measuring in?. Guest poster wanted For your next batch, I would recommend soaping at higher temperatures (120F-130F). I have been struggling with powdery lye on the surface of my dried olive oil soap. every recipe i have read say to wrap in towel to keep warm. Try my herbal tea foaming hand soap version, which combines all the foamy fun of store-bought soap with the benefits of herbs and the comfort of knowing that you are using a very safe product. Hello – Thanks so much! I followed the recipe exactly except I added lavender EO and the batch turned out lovely. Just remember to run this recipe through the Lye Calculator after any substitutions, as virgin coconut oil has a somewhat different SAP value. Charcoal & Vetiver Soap Recipe from Tweak and Tinker. However, you can add palm kernel flakes for hardness! We recommend using the flakes at 15% or less in your recipe. Submitting a guest post A small test batch would be really helpful to see how it feels. If you wait, it becomes soap and all it takes to clean it is a soak in hot water. Guest post by Thank you for sharing your knowledge! I am thinking about trying to do soaps for myself and your page is full of valuable information. Hi Andrea! So glad to hear your recipe turned out well. After you’ve perfect the basic cold process soap making technique, I recommend that you take it a step further by creating your own unique DIY soap recipe from scratch using my calculator and formulation guide. com/bath-and-body-tutorials/tips-and-tricks/why-did-my-soap-turn-brown/. It’s really an aloe, cucumber, and carrot soap mixed with manuka honey and scented with citrus. Thank you for all the tips and tricks that you have shared! First a coupple of questions that I haven`t yet seen being asked, and google gave me no help either, sorry if my questions are painfully inept despite my heavy reading up on the subject: 1) Will making cold prosessed soap produce a soap that will have a large or medium occurance of glycerin/glyserol? If so – how much aprox. Yes and yes! For the green clay, you can mix 2 teaspoons of clay into 2 tablespoons of water. I am pretty obsessed with my dehydrator and have been drying everything I can get my hands on – including lots of wild flowers. hi diane, try babbasou or a blend of 60% olive and 40% shea to replace the weight of the palm. Should you use separate instrumentality for making your soap? Is lye toxic? Read more about lye in my post about using lye in soapmaking. It would also give more lather and a really squeaky clean feeling afterward! The problem with that is that coconut oil greatly reduces the working time. Here’s a guide to soap molds that you might find useful. Hi, I’m a newbie to soap making so have decided to start the easy way using the ‘melt & pour’ method for now. I just finished making a batch. com/Pure-Soap-Making-How-to-Create-Nourishing-Natural-Skin-Care-Soaps-P6298. I started soap making in 2010, using this Dutch website, became a member of their forum (that closed in 2012). It’s best to wait! Seasoned soapers, what kind of recipe did you make for your first cold process project? Did you bite off more than you could chew? I would love to hear about your experience! If you are a newbie, I hope you give this project a try =). com/Orange-10X-Essential-Oil-P4441. You can! Keep in mind every butter and oil you add will change the consistency of this bar. If you have extra-sensitive skin, substitute the coconut oil for babassu oil in this recipe. Also, jojoba oil is totally fine to add to soap! We advocate using it around 10% or less in the soap. We recommend 1 teaspoon of salt in 1 ounce of water per pound of soap. This melt and pour recipe calls for vanilla color stabilizer. Submit blog post I stirred and stirred it because the lye is in big crystals. Submit blog post While you can simply up the coconut oil as you suggest, the lack of shortening will make the bar feel less creamy. You can also checkout the digital downloads for that instant gratification factor. If you’re using melt-and-pour soap you do not need to cure the soap. Is my problem more with the mold itself or unmolding too soon? Is it workable to re-batch the whole thing and try the mold again? Thx!. Further, most home-baked soap recipes use ounces or grams and ingredients must be weighed to get good results. Don’t reliever liquid lye or drain cleaners such as Drano.


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Thank you, just received my order from Soap Kitchen…!. Everything I’ve read, though makes me think that you shouldn’t have any problems with it. The point when the ingredients have emulsified enough to no longer separate is called “trace” in soapmaking. Click here to read more about trace, including what thin, medium and thick trace looks like. I assumed at first that people made their own soap so as to buy a more gilded product would be cheaper…but am I correct in thinking, the prime reason is that its a ‘hobby’ ??. com/bath-and-body-tutorials/tips-and-tricks/free-beginners-guide-to-soapmaking-common-soapmaking-oils/. To me its like a social welfare!! Anyway, I need Clothes cleansing soap making formula from you. Hola! Me parece que lo batiste más del tiempo adecuado. My first batch was Castile soap: just lye, water and olive oil. Are Frankincense and Myrrh safe to use in amounts similar to lavender? Is there a chart, or an EO calculator somewhere that would include these two? I have had no luck intelligent the computer network. How To PH Balance Soap & Test The Level. It may look like a high-end decorative soap from a fancy shop, but it’s easily homemade. I am glad you are recommending to use a mask and googles. do you use red palm oil? thats all i saw at the store and it was expensive. Stainless steel, burnt glass, and enamel are all good choices for mixing bowls. What you’ll need to do is create a record of your harvests though. Crystal Soaps by A Beautiful Mess. I mixed them when they were both at 100F was that too hot maybe?. You’ll also learn everything you need to know about oils, butters, and fragrances and how to add moisturizing and exfoliating properties to them. I know fragrances vary if you want a big scent or just a small scent, but I just wasn’t sure if my receipt would change if I add colorants and frangrances to this. I’m about to try making soap for the first time! Thanks for the inspiration. Welcome to the movement! (read more). Many people do not know of the negative effects, and it would be great if you did a little extra and made them aware through your blog. It helps the bars unmold more quickly. Can you make soap without Lye?. Guest poster wanted This soap falls on the conditioning end of the spectrum. Even though i am troubled with my recipe. Handmade Goat's Milk Citrus Soap by Hello, Wonderful. I have already bought all the ingredients and they are the same you have listed however instead of palm oil I have grapeseed oil. This is a soap that you spend the time to create and enjoy, not one that you rush through. Allow the soap to cure for 4-6 weeks. Want to write a post Did you add any other ingredients besides oil, lye and water? Also, where are your oils from? Thanks for responsive my questions. You can also add coconut oil or tallow up to 33%. Guest author Just wondering where I may have gone wrong so I learn to use the calculator right. Coconut oil is great for laundry soap! It’s very cleansing, and does a great job cleaning clothes. Submit guest article Always add lye to the water (not water to lye), and start stirring right away. For this recipe, find a goat's milk melt and pour base, then add citrus constitutional oil and dried orange slices. Where I live I get palm olein oil instead of palm oil. You won’t need to change anything about the recipe for the oatmeal! It is considered an additive.   There is a very basic non-beeswax soap recipe found here. Can I add black cherry odor oil to this?. com/bath-and-body-tutorials/tips-and-tricks/soap-behaving-badly/. Thanks! Also, my Eco FRiendly soap is curing. Mix all the components right in your […]. You are very welcome, we are happy to help! 🙂. I would recommend making a small test batch without the coffee oil to see if you get similar results. For instance, if I want a 1 pound batch, I will guess the oils will weigh 12 ounces. Mix all the components right in your […]. Debemos conocer el punto exacto cuando hay que dejar de batir. You click the 2x tab in the recipe field for the doubled amount. That should help prevent any drag marks or bumps. All of this combined is plenty when just start out! Don’t overburden yourself. If you do, the chance that these oils will stay in your soap as the superfatting oil is higher. Any ideas first on how to get a nice true light yellow without chemicals, and secondly, if there are any other beginner cp bars that have natural colors and swirls? Thanks. You only need the few ingredients for this basic recipe, but you also do need certain tools and proper mixing containers etc to actually make the soap too. It is hard to say exactly how much is in the final bar, as it’s a natural occurrence during the soaping process! I wouldn’t advise adding extra glycerin to the soap. Making soap for the first time can be quite confusing, so that’s totally normal. com/bath-and-body-tutorials/tips-and-tricks/free-beginners-guide-to-soapmaking-common-soapmaking-oils/. I have a bunch of small yogurt containers that I think would make great sample soaps. Submit blog post omg-I used a stick blender for the first time after reading about this on your website and the soap was almost too thick to pour before I accomplished it!!! SO much faster! This changes everything. But it is no more difficult to make this recipe than any of the others. After you’ve perfect the basic cold process soap making technique, I recommend that you take it a step further by creating your own unique DIY soap recipe from scratch using my calculator and formulation guide. Become a contributor I dont now which compounds shoud use at first, second and etc. (For more information, read our article: Can You Make Soap Without Lye?). If it’s solid at room temperature, you can replace some of the coconut or palm oil with it. It’s best to wait! Seasoned soapers, what kind of recipe did you make for your first cold process project? Did you bite off more than you could chew? I would love to hear about your experience! If you are a newbie, I hope you give this project a try =). I tried looking for a supplier of sodium lactate locally but I’m having a hard time (I’m from the Philippines). Submit article Try again, and I recommend that you use one of the beginner soap recipes I have here on Lovely Greens. This post was written by These are the types of ingredients that your skin, hair, and body and will love. If not, you may want to avoid using it to be extra careful. Popped it out of the silicone molds the next day and as I am sure many first timers have done , used it in the shower that day. so it will 5% no matter what amount of water you use. I then add a swirl effect with brown spices like cinnamon and clove. Handmade Goat's Milk Citrus Soap by Hello, Wonderful. Some of these processes are easier than others. Hi Katie, i just want to make sure your superfat for this recipe is 5% Thanks. Use this type of soap for instant stress relief. As I just mentioned, the ingredients for this soap are very simple.  Any extra oil left in the soap and not attacked by the lye is called a ‘superfat. Hi Robyn and thank you :) What I mean is that you mix the lye and water unitedly and while it’s hot, add the flower petals. These days yes, it can be pricey depending on how many variations you have in mind. Basically, over the weeks of curing, the soap should have better lather and improve in quality. By creating an account, you will be added to our newsletter which you can unsubscribe from at any time. This is a guest post by Use about ¼ cup of dried plant material per batch of this size. Other possible exfoliants to use are colloidal oatmeal, sugar, and salt. Because we don’t carry those I’m not 100% sure of the usage rate. Guest posting Yes… I bought lilac-colored all-important oil. It helps the bars unmold more quickly. Accepting guest posts This unscented soap  has three vegan recipe variations so you can choose which is the right one for you. A caution on the orange essential oil though…it will evaporate very quickly from your bars leaving them smelling unscented. What would happen to soaps if I stopped too early? 2) I use a recipe that uses breastmilk, suggested by another more experienced soap maker, i find myself using a lower somatesthesia – approx 30’C (~86’F). It mainly happens when the soap overheats. Guest-blogger com/bath-and-body-tutorials/tips-and-tricks/formulating-cold-process-recipes/. Coconut and palm oil both give the soap firmness. so i will b honest I just can’t understand this lye or oil activity part. Guest post by You could have also added the shrub oil too soon. Sponsored post: Instead, I was led to various lye calculators that would help me contrive my own soap recipe. Submit content For pictures and other information on cold process soap making, check out our other homemade soap article here. Sponsored post by com/bath-and-body-tutorials/avocado-spearmint-cold-process-soap-tutorial/. Could you explain why you use a 34,8%/65,2% ratio?:). I’ve made three batches of cold process soap before, they turn out ok for home use, but I would like to ask a couple of questions. Stainless steel, tempered glass, and enamel are all good choices for mixing bowls.


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i have made three more batches just changing oils but keeping the basic receipe as thsi one. com/bath-and-body-tutorials/tips-and-tricks/gel-phase/. Hi Tanya, I am doing some prep work to make herbaceous plant soap! Can’t wait, it is so beautiful! I was curious how you dry your petals? Do you cut off the bud when drying the petals? I have some drying but I did not cut off the bud and the flowers close up. In the eyes of a purist, Castile soap uses olive oil as the only oil in the recipe. What would be your suggestion for a good baby laundry soap? I am assuming that you would grate after cure, add borax and washing soda and make it into either powder or paste. However, if it is your first time making soap, then I powerfully recommend to just follow the recipe exactly how it’s written. If your batch is lighter, it may be that the batch of olive oil was lighter overall. Write for us Crystal Soaps by A Beautiful Mess. You can still use the bars, but just keep that in mind. Contributing writer Sign up for the weekly Lovely Greens newsletter to get new ideas straight to your inbox for free:. I am trying to make an aloe vera soap with pure frozen aloe. i’ve never used palm olein oil so i’m not sure how it would change the recipe. Head to your email and find the message I just sent you. Hi This didn’t work so well for me. You can use palm kernel oil, but it is only able to be used up to 15% and will make the soap thicken faster. Click here to learn more about the term super fat. Do you have any video and recipes on making soap using a soap base?. Guest blogger guidelines By my 5th soap I was doing a 1:1 water discount and I put the rest as either coconut milk, goat milk, or cream. February 21, 2020 · 84 Comments. You have to walk the line between cleansing and moisturizing, long lasting and high lather, and all the other different characteristics that make a good bar of soap. There are as many variations of soap as there are colors in the rainbow. Guest poster wanted I loved it and haven’t looked back since. Hmm, that’s strange! Temperatures of 100F are just right, and not too hot. I would not urge what I did to someone just starting out. It is written on the bottle that it contains 60% of sodium lactate. My interrogate is whether is this recipe (with 57% olive oil, 24% coconut oil, 8% jojoba oil, 6% shea butter and 5% almond oil) going to totally fail (i. How much lye and water are you using for your recipe?. You’ve also learned about the equipment you need to make soap and safety precautions. SEVEN: Once your soap has reached medium trace, pour it into the mold until all the soap is in the mold. Submit guest post It was covered with brown spots (aka. hi! this was a very encouraging recipe 🙂 i haven’t tried my hand in making soap before, but i’m gathering supplies and information. For more reading on this subject take a look at my in-depth guide on why we use Lye (sodium hydroxide) which is definitely worth a read. com/bath-and-body-tutorials/cold-process-soap/defying-the-rules-of-soapmaking-100-coconut-oil-soap-with-aloe-vera-and-a-mantra-swirl/. The soap can be used before the full cure time, but will not last as long. I’m considering a soap colorant but it is sold in liquid form similar to essential oils. Thank you Kelsey This is information is soooo helpful and I also went through the preventing soda ash blog and i found it very very helpful :))…. Doing so helps to avoid soda ash from forming. Submit content DIY Jelly Soap by Gluestickblog. I added fragrance and did a layered look at 5% superfat. Guest posting rules It’s very controversial and confusing but I’ve written a piece on why boycotting palm oil could warn the environment even more than using it. When you’re stick blended your soap, you want to mix until it’s fully emulsified. Handmade soap is not only therapeutic and fun to make, but it’s a great way to infuse the healing properties of plants into thing that touches our skin daily. Always add lye to the water (not water to lye), and start soul-stirring right away. I don’t count the prepping step or the last item that explains shelf-life. Since I primitively wrote this post, I’ve shared more soap recipes. You’re very welcome Mona! We are happy to help. A very common soaping recipe is 33% coconut oil, 34% olive oil and 33% palm oil. Guest posters wanted Allow the soap to sit in the mold for 3-4 days. I read your articles on gel phase and want to gel my next batch. Accepting guest posts Do you know if there is a substitute in your lavender soap recipe?. Then you measure your oils, using your scale, zeroing out the scale before each addition. Guest post opportunities   Below, you can see that when the stick blender is pulled out of the mixture, the drips or trailings of soap do not suspend on the top. Want to write an article If it thickens too fast, sometimes you’re not able to get it fully blended, causing that separation. You can use the same recipe for both cold and hot process. Guest-post The palm oil we use is a light yellow oil that is solid at room temperature. Guest posters wanted I was wondering if the soap recipes can be doubled or tripled. In 1994 I came across a book on soap making and thought, “Well, gee, it can’t be too hard. Added chromatic EO at 5% to keep it simple. Coconut oil is great for laundry soap! It’s very cleansing, and does a great job cleaning clothes. We have a really helpful blog post that talks about when to discriminate and when not to. I do believe this is where I slipped up. Plastic food storage containers also work well. Some people mistakenly choose to make “hot-process soap” vs. You may want to try a few batches with water first to get comfortable. omg-I used a stick blender for the first time after reading about this on your website and the soap was almost too thick to pour before I realized it!!! SO much faster! This changes everything. A few notes – calendula will turn brown in the soap. Hiya! Coconut oil is amazing stuff…especially if you use it right away on your skin. Submit guest post Two questions, is it important to use distilled water? And I used a high superset recipe with saltwater instead of distilled, any experience with this?. I can say that this recipe created a really nice, firm and balanced bar. That’s awesome, sounds like your research really paid off! The great thing about soap is it’s a operation of art and science. I just have a few questions: 1. It’s second-grade olive oil, cheaper than extra virgin olive oil, and often found in bulk food stores. Suggest a post This post may contain assort links. If you have any questions before getting started emphatically let us know. Hello, thank you very much for this lovely recipe. Submit your content My first batch came out great thanks to you. I taught people how to make soap for a total of 11 years in Minnesota. I had a lot of lab participate before making my first batch of soap and did a lot of investigate on what to expect, how to handle the unexpected, etc. Crystal Soaps by A Beautiful Mess. Publish your guest post It wasn’t this recipe because I tend to make up my own and just stick them in the lye calculator, so I’m just posting my question under this recipe because I love your site and I’m hoping you might answer anyway. My husband even asked if I could do exactly the same soap again, but it is not easy to reproduce this mistake. Guest-blogger During gel phase, the soap gets really hot and gelatinous. Red palm oil creates a lovely color in soap! So nice and warm. I really have few items sitting in the cart on brambleberry. com/bath-and-body-tutorials/tips-and-tricks/free-beginners-guide-to-soapmaking-common-soapmaking-oils/. You can tell it’s blended when there are no streaks of oil in the batch. Submit a guest post I am not going to attempt the wondrous bar that you sent me but just want to do thing simple at first. If it’s firm to the touch, you can unmold. I show how to do it in my post about how to make a peppermint candy soap. Submit content What a way to make bathtime feel more like an adventure than a chore for little ones. Head to your email and find the message I just sent you. It’s also 35% off until July  31st! The only ingredient you need to buy separately is lye, and any tools you may need. Should I bring the fundamental quantity higher?. Contributing writer If you grow your own herbs, this could be the recipe for you. Guest post by I’m here to show you how to build a simple life you’re proud of with your own two hands. After you’ve blended everything together, you can pour the mixture into a soap mold. Thanks so much for your advice! I've made several attempts to research soap-making, and your session is the most balanced and practical that I've found. Thank you very much, Tanya, for your explanation. For those who want more lather and more cleansing, check out my modified beginner soap recipe in the notes section of the recipe card below. ) added to the base soap (while the lye is still active) is not a good idea, since the caustic lye will destroy most of the beneficial properties and the additives will not be at their best advantage. © 2021 Soap Queen • Site Design by Emily White Designs. Maybe if I try to break up the crystals it’ll work? Any ideas? Thank you. In fact, the longer and more treated your hair, the more likely that soap will leave it ending up like a bird’s nest. No tengo mucha experiencia haciendo jabones, pero cuando los hago, suelo dejar de batir cuando tiene más o menos la consistencia de una malteada, lo que me permite manipular la mezcla para agregar aceites esenciales, hierbas o colorantes. We actually urge making small test batches at first so you can see how the soap feels and adjust from there. The soap mixture will lighten in color and become thick.


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Guest post opportunities This project was designed for somebody who has never made cold process soap before. For this recipe, both the oils and lye were around 120°F. Of course, if you have organism bar molds it works fine with them as well. This soap is a conditioning soap that is perfect for the face and body!. Hmm, I’m a bit stumped as to why that’s happening! How long are you stick combining your soap?. There are as many variations of soap as there are colors in the rainbow. so i will b honest I just can’t sympathize this lye or oil measurement part. Place the recipe into the Soap Calc tool mentioned in the post, make note of all the figures for ‘Soap Bar Quality’ then edit the recipe to your heart’s content. I have had lye splashed on myself and it is not a pleasant experience. Hi Caitlin, almost all of the recipes I share are for small batches of just 1-lb (454g) of oil. Guest post opportunities It’s extracted using a technique that eeks every last drop out of the olive pulp, making sure nothing goes to waste. Although, after being in Spain for many years now, I still weigh myself in pounds and not kilos, I much prefer seeing these sorts of things in grams than ounces. In addition, you may need to line your mold. Submit your content the spatula I used was red and well red plié blue is purple…. ) What is still in the mold seems like maybe a mixture of clumps and liquid. How do I stand-in the liquid with it? Thanks. Guest blogger If you’ve ever heavily traveled to the open markets in the south of France, Italy, or Spain you’ll have seen lots of Castile soap. I made the majority of the soap in a polymer bread pan using lavender essential oil. Articles wanted We also have a post on how to blend essential oils safely that’s really helpful. Submit guest post Read the Official Soap Kitchen blog:. This was my first batch of soap and it came out just perfectly. Why just pour Epsom salt into a tub when you can make muscle relief more fun with Epsom salt soap. If you can’t find sodium lactate, you can use a salt water solution! We like using that with palm free recipes, as they’re a bit softer. com/bath-and-body-tutorials/tips-and-tricks/free-beginners-guide-to-soapmaking-common-soapmaking-oils/. Guest author You’re very welcome Andrea! Isn’t it so much fun to experiment with new recipes and techniques? It’s very addictive for sure. 5oz of essential oils, and I didn’t realize how MUCH that was! I tried to combine what I had, added Jojoba oil, then realised after some research that Jojoba oil is a wax, not oil, and didn’t want to chance messing up my first soap, so scratched that. Can I just procreate the measurements by 2 or 3?Is that ok to do? Don’t want my soap to be too lye heavy or have other issues. Enhance natural soaps with many other incredibly good ingredients that come straight from the earth, such as botanical extracts and life-sustaining oils. These small ‘blooms’, or personal-sized soaps, will only last for a few uses. Guest author Too much sunflower oil in a recipe creates soap that goes rancid or gets DOS easily. It will then get thicker, more like a thin mayonnaise. I am not sure if it was the oils, but I used pomace olive oil, a good quality palm oil and coconut oil. I agree the soap was definitely separating. I was wondering if the soap recipes can be doubled or tripled. Submit blog post But still confused as to how much water exactly I should use if I would like a 5% superfat.  When you mix the lye with water, it will heat up and fume for about 30 seconds to a minute. I think think this recipe fairly close to the first batch of soap I ever made, except I didn’t know where to get palm oil with the color removed at the time so I just used red palm oil from the African store. Guest-blogger These are great because you can peel the mold right off. Guest blogger guidelines My first soap was the lots of lather. Hmm, it sounds like that soap is getting soda ash. It’s well worth the effort as you can completely customize your soap with natural additives and colours. SEVEN: Once your soap has reached medium trace, pour it into the mold until all the soap is in the mold. Do I have to change anything to adjust for the oatmeal? Also, your fragrance calculator does not work in my iPad, can you tell me what fragrance amount would be?. When I came to North Carolina in 2004, I had to hunt around a bit to find a venue, but ended up at a local college in 2007 and have been there ever since. Plus they are some of the more economical oils that are good for making soaps. Let me help you try to understand it. The soap can be used before the full cure time, but will not last as long. And adjustments aren’t hard but do take some practice. Stir it into the lye solution once it’s cooled. ) You can also reduce the amount of water when mixing the lye solution, and add the same amount of defrosted aloe at trace. Hello, Thank you for all of your lovely tips and recipes. Also, clay does quicken trace, so be prepared to work a bit faster. Scented with essential oils from forest trees that make it both fresh and woodsy, this soap will perk you up and combat the dreariness that comes with the long, cold winter nights. Pull apart the sides of the mold from the soap (is using a flexible mold). I need a good organic formula for helping my skin. Very strange, and one I had to google. That gave me a little more than I wanted – 17. Natural Nails! There are many ways to keep nails neat and pretty without chemicals or a lot of money so let’s explore 10 ways to do just that. Maybe I should have not use the mica and Fo for my first time :). I even substituted Palm Oil for Tallow and it was still correct. Keep in mind, some fragrances can turn your batch brown or make it thicken quickly. Would you recommend different ratios in the oils?. For instance, this soap is made with steeped green tea leaves. You’re so welcome Kimberly :) Happy soaping!. You can up the recipe to 30% coconut oil 70% olive oil if you like. I promise you’ll love your homemade soap. So I tried this recipe and so far it has gone well. Hi Amanda, this will work with just about any soap mold, there are literally hundreds of soap molds available to choose from. Hi Chelsea, I have since updated the recipe and you can find the other version in the recipe notes within the recipe card. I do think lotion is easier though 🙂. Guest post guidelines Now it’s time to get to the fun part — making your first batch. The term emulsify and trace are often used interchangeably. com/bath-and-body-tutorials/tips-and-tricks/a-guide-to-weight-vs-volume/. Once your temperatures are right, it is time to combine. I read somewhere about using table salt for this purpose, is this something you would recommend as a substitute?. com/bramble-berry-news/sunday-night-spotlight-sodium-lactate/. TWO: Combine the coconut oil, olive oil and palm oil (remember to fully melt then mix your entire container of palm oil before portioning). Submit an article For more information about how and why to use a lye calculator, check out my post about how to adjust and formulate soaps with one. You can definitely add color and fragrance to this recipe! It’s fun to be able to customize your recipes with your favorite scents and colors. In other words, this recipe contains 5% less lye than necessary to turn 100% of the oils into soap. Submit post Hi, this blog of yours it's awesome. if the the computing work, you will get a bar of soap that will “work” but it will be different than this recipe. As I attempt to read the process I plugged the recipe into your lye calculator. I’m very new to soap making – made 6 batches so far. com/bath-and-body-tutorials/tips-and-tricks/a-guide-to-weight-vs-volume/. There are also special colorants sold specifically for soap. (Pour the lye into the water and not the other way around. Looking for guest posts  This means your soap had thickened up JUST a little. DISCLAIMER: Information on DIY Natural™ is not reviewed or endorsed by the FDA and is NOT intended to be substituted for the advice of your health care line. That said, in most cases filtered water should be fine to use. Maybe you can use Shea in your next batch!.  Use three or four weeks later. WOW- so much great information. Also, you saw the bits before you started stick blending it? If that happens again, sieve the oil and lye mixture again to get them out. I also added the coffee oil that you get after you infused the oil and then let it secernate into infused oil and what I think is the pure coffee oil. Tanay – What does it mean Coconut oil 76 degrees / 92 degrees and fractionated? I just order a tub of coconut oil – and have no idea what it is?. com/bath-and-body-tutorials/tips-and-tricks/sunday-night-spotlight-coconut-oil/. But before I give you the lowdown on all the amazing features on offer, I thought I might mention that you can get 10% off the course right now. Can you post a link to it for me? I love the idea of a good lather that will moisturize too! I am so excited to try this out! I make lotions and balms now and I am wanting to try out handmade soap to sell for my side hustle too?. Can you post a link to it for me? I love the idea of a good lather that will moisturize too! I am so excited to try this out! I make lotions and balms now and I am wanting to try out handmade soap to sell for my side hustle too?. I originally thought it was gelling, I read that in your blog, but it just went a dark brown. I have four batches of soap curing. I think I entered the correct weight of each oil. Hi Tanya! Thank you for that lovely recipe. Who knows, maybe the caffein in coffee can help with circulation and combatting cellulite. Lye calculators no longer intimidate me either. That gave me a little more than I wanted – 17. Ordinary table salt can help with this too but Sodium lactate is far more dependable. I’d love to try some of your flower soap recipe (and others) but these use the cold process method. Contribute to our site com/bramble-berry-news/sunday-night-spotlight-sodium-lactate/. This recipe is a bit involved, but if you love the look of small crystals and clusters of gemstones in the shape of soap, this is a perfect project. If you’re interested in soap making, I highly encourage you to give it a try. It is hard to say exactly how much is in the final bar, as it’s a natural occurrence during the soaping process! I wouldn’t advise adding extra glycerin to the soap.


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We left this recipe at room temperature, and it went through partial gel phase. The 14g of essential oil is based on staple oils that have a 3% usage rate in soap. This is just what I needed to dive into soap making. I would not recommend what I did to someone just turn out. If you want to make a true coffee soap, you could try substituting coffee for part of the water in the recipe. com/bath-and-body-tutorials/tips-and-tricks/formulating-cold-process-recipes/. That will ensure it’s nice and toasty, and goes through gel phase. Guest post: If you’ve ever heavily traveled to the open markets in the south of France, Italy, or Spain you’ll have seen lots of Castile soap. This is very elucidative for any kind of DIY products. The chemical activity between lye and oil ingredients is called saponification, which creates soap (and leaves no lye in the finished product). Still love that recipe, even use it for washing hair. Thanks so much, glad you love the blog!. With false trace, the soap will start to thicken almost as soon as the lye is added. Heat in a microwave for about a minute, or place the jar of oils in a pan of water to heat. (That’s peculiarly for using a commercial message aloe that may have other ingredients that could react badly with the lye.  Pour your water into a cup you don’t care much about, then add the lye to the water, stir it until it dissolves, and set it someplace it will not be knocked over, drank, or otherwise messed with. Give that a try to see what you think! Then, you can adjust from there. By that point, the reaction process, the chemical opposition which turns lye and oil into soap, would have finished. Sponsored post by I proceeded, though, and continued to make my soap, excited, hopeful, and hopeful. Blog for us It’s like Christmas baking while showering. your post was very informative. Become guest writer I would like to make my own soap but I am so confused about it? Is it really hard and complicated as the book is saying? What is your suggestion if I want to make a soap with soft end result? Can we replace any of the oil above with rapeseed oil? and i am so happy for your kind. Sponsored post: If you like your recipes on the firmer side, you can decrease the olive oil by 15%. Keep sharing this type of helpful articles. The result was a nice orange soap! I’ve made several batches since then…. You can adjust the scent volume here up to 3% of all the oils and water added together. Guest posting guidelines Palm oil is best for this recipe. Want to write an article It’s a return to basics and a great way to use the soothing ingredients in soap without any additives. Use gloves and eye protection and a mask if desired. You’ll be washing forever and you could burn your hands on the residual lye. A few notes – calendula will turn brown in the soap. You can see some examples of in my melt and pour soap idea book, Good Clean Fun. Looking for guest posts Also, if you select a different oil like olive oil pomace instead of the olive oil pure used in the recipe, that amount can differ slightly. We’ve found that keeps everything nice and melted, and gives you plenty of time to work. I love the process of making soap, but what I love even more is developing recipes for it. This lavender oatmeal soap is soothing and calming for your skin. Make sure to run that recipe through the Lye Calculator again after any substitutions!. Best of all, making one pound batches is great for trying lots of recipes rather than just one big one. Either that or I’m just not recognising gel when I see it. Sponsored post by com/bath-and-body-tutorials/cold-process-soap/using-the-bramble-berry-lye-calculator-2/. Guest post- Tweaked the recipe a bit and 10 batches later, I’m thrilled. After this point, you pour the soap into the mold. com/bath-and-body-tutorials/cold-process-soap/using-the-bramble-berry-lye-calculator-2/. I am pretty obsessed with my dehydrator and have been drying everything I can get my hands on – including lots of wild flowers. I make all of my own soap because it is fun, is great for my skin, and makes beautiful gifts. This recipe is comprised of coconut oil, palm oil and olive oil. 5oz of essential oils, and I didn’t realize how MUCH that was! I tried to combine what I had, added Jojoba oil, then realized after some research that Jojoba oil is a wax, not oil, and didn’t want to chance messing up my first soap, so scratched that. This is one of four polar soap making methods I use here on SavvyHomemade. If you're making a rose soap, add rose essential oil and a bit of rose mica colorant to your base. Add in chromatic buds plus orange, patchouli, and lavender essential oils for a more complex blend. Then pour the soap on top of the loofah. Submit a guest post Was wondering if fragrance were to be added, about how much would be ok without effecting the quality of the soap?. My Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe For Glowing Skin. (For more information, read our article: Can You Make Soap Without Lye?). com/bath-and-body-tutorials/tips-and-tricks/free-beginners-guide-to-soapmaking-common-soapmaking-oils/. Sponsored post by Made two more batches and made sure they didn’t go through gel phase, but the soap was very soft and after 5 days I forced them out of the mold. Also, clay does accelerate trace, so be precooked to work a bit faster. You can do, but it's said that extra virgin takes a lot longer to 'Trace'…and it's also more expensive and not necessarily all that much better for your skin once it's transformed into soap. Guest posts wanted I myself am moving towards eliminating all forms of palm oil from my blog and my life in general, so I will definitely be taking another look at this recipe in the near future. Hi Marge, not really as you need something that can sit in the soap mixture, or use a thermometer gun. Become a guest blogger To be honest, seeing that most of the calculations and recipes were deliberate in ounces really intimidated me too. Here are some links to palm-free recipes you may like:. Lots of things can be used as exfoliators in soap. I made a list of things I needed to buy, go everything, came home and forgot a couple of things, this morning went out again, and had to go out yet again. Submit an article Thanks so much for your description, that helps me out! It sounds like that soap is separating. Sadly I cannot find the recipe so wanted to try something as gentle, but with a bit of scent. Browsing through your posts on cold process soaps, I decided to fight my urge to do the beautiful colored soaps and do this one instead as my first ever cold process soap. In practice, though, I find this soap to be great! I don’t have a problem with this soap leaving a greasy residue, and it feels perfectly cleansing to me. Hi Tina! Color and fragrance is added when the oils and lye water are first emulsified. Stainless steel, tempered glass, and enamel are all good choices for mixing bowls. It’s one that I use regularly and again it will fit 1-lb batches perfectly. com/bath-and-body-tutorials/tips-and-tricks/free-beginners-guide-to-soapmaking-common-soapmaking-oils/. Guest post guidelines CAN YOU PLEASE SEND ME INFORMATION ABOUT SOAP MAKING. At that level, the soap should feel really nice on your skin. I would recommend checking with the manufacturer of the spatula. It doesn’t give the soap the same qualities and it also has a much different saponification value. I tried looking for a supplier of sodium lactate locally but I’m having a hard time (I’m from the Philippines). Blog for us And my take away is that I was probably doing too much and going beyond my skill level. This cold process soap recipe is the best ever. Suggest a post setAttribute( "id", "comment" );. com/bath-and-body-tutorials/tips-and-tricks/learn-prepare-colorants-cold-process-soap-making/. For a soap that looks and smells like dessert, use cinnamon cocoa fragrance oil and cocoa powder. The result can be instantly adjusted by changing your preferred superfatting level or water/lye ratio. Is this possible? I don’t mind if it takes time. Submit an article Heat in a microwave for about a minute, or place the jar of oils in a pan of water to heat. Is Sodium Hydroxide (Lye) also called caustic soda?.  Or just leave it wrapped up overnight. If you like your recipes on the firmer side, you can decrease the olive oil by 15%. You use (I think) herbs and flowers you have grown in your garden. Because it’s a hard oil, you can decrease the coconut and palm oil. Wear protective gear (eye goggles, gloves, long-sleeved tops, and pants) when working with lye. Guest posters wanted Allow the soap to sit in the mold for 3-4 days. Is Sodium Hydroxide (Lye) also called caustic soda?. I wondered if I can take any basic recipe like this and add fragrance and colorants (within the recommended limits) to make it smell and look the way I want. I am not sure if it was the oils, but I used pomace olive oil, a good quality palm oil and coconut oil. Guest column It explained how to clean used cooking oil for making soap. com · All Rights Reserved · Content must not be reproduced in any format. the last thing is that if using a recipe from a alignment of the oils above is 8 weeks of curing enough ??. com/bath-and-body-tutorials/tips-and-tricks/how-to-substitute-oil-in-cold-process-recipes/. It has quite a unique lather though that I’ll call creamy but you’ll hear others call slimy. A lot of people prefer using a pure Castile soap, made with only olive oil. 2 ounces of liquid can be aloe vera, or you can do a 50/50 mix, 30/70 mix, etc. Being a soaper is all about being adaptive! 😉.


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Accepting guest posts I can mix colorant and perfume and make any soap that I desire. A great place to start is 33% coconut oil, 3% castor oil and 64% olive oil. Fragrance oils can be blends of biogenic oils or they can be artificially produced. Of course, I was then concerned what would happen now I did not have the right temperature haha. Can you tell me if the 1 teaspoon of sodium lactate of you receipe is some powder or liquid. One of the reasons I wanted to try this was because I loved the pale yellow color. I thought that since it was basically sunflower oil it wouldn’t act particularly strange. This post was written by I plan to make a batch of herbal soap and wondering if should dehydrate my herbs first. It’s really an aloe, cucumber, and carrot soap mixed with manuka honey and scented with citrus. Coconut oil is great for laundry soap! It’s very cleansing, and does a great job cleaning clothes. Contribute to our site I suggest you use distilled water to make the lye solution. This post was written by omg-I used a stick blender for the first time after reading about this on your website and the soap was almost too thick to pour before I accomplished it!!! SO much faster! This changes everything. tv series on Cold Process Soapmaking, peculiarly the episode on lye safety. I find the smell of olive oil covers up any substantive oil by the time the soap is cured. Coconut oil on the other hand at 100% is over the top for cleansing. Contribute to this site If you’ve never made cold process soap, it’s doable, but it will take time and patience. Guest post- I have been making this recipe minus the fragrance for a very long time. I have a bunch of small yogurt containers that I think would make great sample soaps. You absolutely can! However, I would run it through a sap estimator so you can adjust the amount of lye as necessary. Hi Alison, replacing an oil with another in a cold-process soap recipe isn’t easy. Thanks so much! Taking so many soap notes lately, and hopefully they’ll result in much needed expansions to my soap repertoire!. I eventually want the same recipe, but one I can modify the colors and scents to make lots of variations in the bars. Sponsored post by One trick, however, is to keep match the color with the fragrance. Wanting to make a bigger batch of this soap. Click here to read more about trace, including what thin, medium and thick trace looks like. Here are some links to palm-free recipes you may like:. For instance, if you type “1 ounce in grams” in Google, it gives you 28 grams. Submit guest post Make sure you still have your goggles on! Sometimes soap can jump up during this process =) Spray the top of the soap with 99% isopropyl alcohol. ) Get the recipe for Orange Vanilla Cinnamon Soap in my post on cold-process soap making. Hi Mira, Liquid coconut oil is mostly ‘Fractionated coconut oil’ and will have different properties and a much different SAP (saponification) value. Personally, I prefer a medium trace but that’s just me :). Copyright © 2021 Tracy Ariza · Disclaimers and Disclosures · Privacy Policy · Cookie Policy. Thicker trace is also preferred by soap makers who like to create textures on the tops of their bars, fluffy meringue-like spikes and the like. It’s a 68-page guide that teaches you how to make natural handstitched soap and includes recipes towards the end. Lovely recipe! Can we replace the olive oil with some other oil? Such as sesame or coconut oil which are more readily gettable in rural India… Thanks!. You’re welcome Karen! Also, some of our multinational customers like to go in concert on merchant marine to help split those costs. I like cold-process soap most as my everyday soap. For instance, some 100% olive oil soap can take several weeks before it’s firm enough to unmold. Write for us I love that you provided pictures of the trace process. I made my first cold pressed soap batch Saturday, with a very similar recipe to the one above. Tagged With: back to basic cold process, back to basics, back to basics kit, Beginner, Cold Process, simple and gentle cold process soap. Guest author Subscribe to get all the latest. Also, we emphatically recommend a stick blender. No worries, we are happy to help!. I like cold-process soap most as my everyday soap. Added chromatic EO at 5% to keep it simple. If you have any other questions let me know! 🙂. Thank you SO much Kelsey, this was very helpfull, will read up on the links you posted too! 🙂 Take care, and all the best, ~Mona in Norway. I can say that this recipe created a really nice, firm and balanced bar. I would like to make my own soap but I am so confused about it? Is it really hard and complicated as the book is saying? What is your suggestion if I want to make a soap with soft end result? Can we replace any of the oil above with rapeseed oil? and i am so happy for your kind. Mention @diynatural or tag it #diynatural!. I can hardly wait for the final results in a month or so. Both saponify just fine but I do recommend using refined coconut oil for soap making.  A silicone mold requires no prep. Our olive oil goes through both darker and lighter batches. You can add baking soda, washing soda and borax as well! You can also add citric acid, borax and vinegar for the really heavy duty loads. Did you have that problem? Even then, I didn’t want to cut it because the bottom side was not even as firm as the top, which was sort of like the top of a cake just out of the oven. Hi there, just short question for measurements – are all measurements for weight? I mean if all ingredients (oils, lye, water) are in weight units (like grams) or liquids (oils, water) are in mililiters and solid (lye) in grams?. I thought that since it was basically sunflower oil it wouldn’t act particularly strange. Hello – Thanks so much! I followed the recipe exactly except I added lavender EO and the batch turned out lovely. We recommend soaping above 100F, and pouring the soap when it’s thicker. Through your posting here I’ve made my first batch of olive oil soap! One thing didn’t quite go right. Hi Allegra, the lye solution is at a 35. com/bath-and-body-tutorials/cold-process-soap/palm-free-vertical-twist-tutorial/. Hi, I’m a student and I’m currently having a project where I’m trying to find out if pineapple peels’ extract is effective for removing dirt on clothes. Can you post a link to it for me? I love the idea of a good lather that will moisturize too! I am so excited to try this out! I make lotions and balms now and I am wanting to try out handmade soap to sell for my side hustle too?. Guest contributor guidelines Hi Tanya, thank you for all the information on your website, it’s so informative! I’m just looking at ingredients to try soap making for the first time, please can you let me know the best place to source these in the UK? Thank you. com/bath-and-body-tutorials/tips-and-tricks/unmolding-cold-process-soap-from-plastic-molds/. Doing so helps to avoid soda ash from forming. Click here to read more about me and the story behind Garden Therapy. Learn how your comment data is processed. I understand that liquid soap should be used right away but as I check the pH it’s still 9. Refined generally means that it’s been processed to be odorless and/or light in color and it usually refers to solid oils and butters. com/Pages/Fragrance-Calculator. It’s very controversial and confusing but I’ve written a piece on why boycotting palm oil could warn the environment even more than using it. 🌼  Buy Garden Therapy a plant. I read somewhere about using table salt for this purpose, is this something you would recommend as a substitute?. Hi Janine, and do check out this piece on how to change and customize a soap recipe :). However, that just makes it a bit more skin loving. This week is all about the basics of cold process soap making. Olive oil is great for making soaps for face and body for that very reason. i did pour this in a sieve but bits still went in my soap i followed your recipe. Thanks for the recipe! I’m wondering if this soap will be moisturizing enough without adding an extra superfat oil after?. I’m also glad you’ve mentioned that shortening more often than not has palm oil in it. Become guest writer Mmeanwhile I’ve fallen in love with making my oen soap, even got my husband involved. If you’re interested in soap making, I highly encourage you to give it a try. Through your posting here I’ve made my first batch of olive oil soap! One thing didn’t quite go right. Because palm oil adds firmness, recipes without it can take longer to unmold and cure. They don't need to be cured like soap, so you can use them right out of the mold for your next bath. Now, I am always sure to wear long sleeves, a high neck line, long pants, gloves, googles and a mask. It’s called trace because you can usually leave a mark on the surface when you drizzle a small amount of the mixture over the surface. This unscented soap  has three vegan recipe variations so you can choose which is the right one for you. Guest post by Who says you can't be creative with a melt and pour soap base? Loofah soaps are easy to make with this technique. Epsom Salt Soap by Dream a Little Bigger. I love basic recipes as well! I usually make soap with 3-5 oils. Some are less safe though so either stick with the amounts and types in trusted soap recipes or do your research. I don’t think the book I had read when making soap for the first time was quite as emphatic about that as most places I have read since.   You can find purpose and contentment at home. If you want to use aloe, you’d want to sub it for part of the water. Poppy seeds are a bit heavy, so wait until the soap cools a bit before you add them in so they don't fall to the bottom. I understand that liquid soap should be used right away but as I check the pH it’s still 9. Everything well except the bar weighs more than 454g. It's one of the easiest "soap" recipes to make and these little cubes last for up to six months. Can we use sesame oil (Gingelly oil) rather using olive oil. It’s a firm plastic soap/candy type mold that came with a beginner kit. You can add certain oils and butters to help firm your soap up though. I love that recipe too! The bar is so nice and bubbly. my finished was very hard only after 3 days, is there any problem when i use this soap? the reason why i did that is that i wanted to test whether my soap don’t thicken very quickly before i pour it in the mold, and to some extent my venture was made.


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Guest-post Copyright © 2009 - 2021 DIY Natural™Privacy Policy | Disclaimer and Disclosure. Guest post- Probably the best one for babies is the pure olive oil castile soap recipe. This lavender oatmeal soap is soothing and calming for your skin. Guest-post I would recommend adding 15% butter total, otherwise the recipe can be dry and brittle. com/bath-and-body-tutorials/tips-and-tricks/formulating-cold-process-recipes/. The one thing in homemade soap you can’t substitute is lye. Want to contribute to our website THREE: Place your stick blender into the oils. Homemade soap making is my number one passion, so if I have a day to do nothing, I’ll just make it all day. Since ingredients like that are often listed on the bottles of store-bought foaming soap, I set out to make a fantastic basic foaming hand soap recipe. Can you please fix the link? The one above points to a lotion recipe. Her method is to use sample vials of fragrance oils to test with rather than committing to a large amount of olfactory perception that may not work in the soap. I love basic recipes as well! I usually make soap with 3-5 oils. Hello, thank you for sharing all the awesome recipes, am happy with that. I managed to get the mixture to achieve trace just fine, poured it in a mold, and then was covering it with plastic wrap when it suddenly started foaming and foaming. Thin plastic like yoghurt pots can be used, but they are not ideal for soapmaking. More likely, my soap used too much lye for the amount of (low quality) oil I was using. Many people do not know of the negative effects, and it would be great if you did a little extra and made them aware through your blog. This is a very gentle recipe and great for most people. although I am spraying Iso Propyl Alcohol …Can you guide me what can be the workable reason. Ar first I was going to make a pure Castile soap. By that point, the reaction process, the chemical opposition which turns lye and oil into soap, would have finished. For example if the recipe calls for 22 oz of oil, and the container weighs 2 ozs, when my scale says 24 ozs, will that be correct for the recipe that calls for 22 ozs of the oils?. Then, when the soap is in the mold, pop it on a heating pad set to medium for 20 minutes. Guest post guidelines I had tried another basic recipe from the net and it turned out not too well for me unfortunately. hi sam- the lye amount and oils are what determines the superfat. Aren’t they so nice? We just love them, it makes soaping so much faster. Hi Robyn and thank you :) What I mean is that you mix the lye and water unitedly and while it’s hot, add the flower petals. Firstly, I thank you for this page very much. Most dealings soap is actually detergent, which is the reason for the difference in pH levels. There are only ten real steps in the recipe below. Use this type of soap for instant stress relief. Hi Melissa and great to hear! Palm oil and palm kernel oil come from the same tree, Elaeis Guineensis. Your first batch also teaches you what trace looks and “feels” like. Submit article  Stir by hand for a full 5 minutes. com/how-to-naturally-color-handmade-soap/. Do I have to change thing to adjust for the oatmeal? Also, your fragrance calculator does not work in my iPad, can you tell me what fragrance amount would be?. I would like to make my own soap but I am so muddleheaded about it? Is it really hard and complicated as the book is saying? What is your suggestion if I want to make a soap with soft end result? Can we replace any of the oil above with rapeseed oil?. com/change-customize-soap-recipe/. com/bath-and-body-tutorials/home-crafts/three-diy-laundry-soap-recipes/. As for your superfat level, that is the amount of freefloating oils in your recipe that isn’t turned into soap by lye. We usually do a mix of both! If the ingredients are listed in ounces or grams, that is a weight measurement. I forgot to add the salt but that’s cool! I also added some lemon zest and poppy seeds to change things up and help the citrus scent from the eo stay in. With false trace, the soap will start to thicken almost as soon as the lye is added. Soap making can be very simple or you can make it as complicated as you like. It’s also a Vegan recipe since there are no animal products enclosed. com/Pages/Fragrance-Calculator. Hi Ellen and I’ve had quite a few people ask this before. I followed this recipe but omitted the salt and the lilac-colored ( i also forgot to strain my lye) but it came out beautifully! It’s even white colour. Nothing happened! No steam or fumes. I can’t believe that I could make my own soap! I can create it based on my kids’ preferences. com/Pure-Soap-Making-How-to-Create-Nourishing-Natural-Skin-Care-Soaps-P6298. com/bath-and-body-tutorials/tips-and-tricks/explaining-and-preventing-soda-ash/. That means a bit of extra oil is added to the soap. She taught Matt and Betsy how to make soap so they decided to bring her on as a staff writer! Debra recently started an organic herb farm in the mountains of Western North Carolina. The most difficult step to understand is when to stop stick blending and what ‘trace’ looks like. Maybe when I get a little more comfortable with making soap I will try another recipe. Stir until the salt is fully dissolved. Added chromatic EO at 5% to keep it simple. Hot process has a texture sort of like mashed potatoes. I just made a new batch of soap and it went all sorts of strange. Popped it out of the silicone molds the next day and as I am sure many first timers have done , used it in the shower that day. Guest posts wanted Grapeseed and flower oil are both liquid at room temperature. Sorry for the long comment, but just wanted to get this sorted out before entering the soapy stake 😀 ~Mona. To make soap completely from scratch (as opposed to melt and pour with premade soap bases), you'll need to use lye, which is a caustic salt known as sodium hydroxide. Thank you for your answers in advance – also thank you for sharing all the awesome recipes and the in-depth tutorials with the explanations that are understandable to a human being 😉 I have never known I’d ever know so much about soap making …. Guest posts Some of these processes are easier than others. This side needs to be facing up. What would happen to soaps if I stopped too early? 2) I use a recipe that uses breastmilk, recommended by another more experienced soap maker, i find myself using a lower temperature – approx 30’C (~86’F). Thank you SO much Kelsey, this was very helpfull, will read up on the links you posted too! 🙂 Take care, and all the best, ~Mona in Norway. Guest contributor guidelines Keeping that in mind, protect yourself when making soap!. You'll need to click the confirm button to complete the standardization. For instance, if you type “1 ounce in grams” in Google, it gives you 28 grams. Can I add Cocoa Butter to this basic recipe? What would I need to alter, and by how much? Thanks!. This attractive lavender ombre soap is lightly scented with bush and contains moisturizing rich shea butter. I have watched many mastermind soapers become discouraged right off the bat, because they attempt techniques that even advanced soapers struggle with. It is hard to say exactly how much is in the final bar, as it’s a natural occurrence during the soaping process! I wouldn’t advise adding extra glycerin to the soap. While you can buy special soap molds, you can also use other materials that you likely already have at home. I tried making a rose petal perfume, but it made a brown liquid that went bad right away. com/bath-and-body-tutorials/tips-and-tricks/formulating-cold-process-recipes/. Hi there, just short question for measurements – are all measurements for weight? I mean if all ingredients (oils, lye, water) are in weight units (like grams) or liquids (oils, water) are in mililiters and solid (lye) in grams?. Can you tell me if the 1 teaspoon of sodium lactate of you receipe is some powder or liquid. For a most magical milk and honey soap, use a honeycomb mold. I avoid it altogether in this recipe, though I’d argue that using sustainable palm oil is not a bad thing. To find that amount out, I multiplied 16 ounces by. Sorry, but you’d need to create a wholly new soap recipe if you omit palm from the recipe. com/bath-and-body-tutorials/tips-and-tricks/why-did-my-soap-turn-brown/. It would make great laundry soap for baby as well. The problem is, by now I am beyond frustration. To prevent that, we like to pop it in the freezer. Though it’s lower grade for food, it’s perfect for soap. I was taught that the best time to add additives is during the milling process. Just wanted to say that it would be useful to have a print friendly option, I don’t have an iPad so am reliant on printed notes :-). It can eat holes in fabric and cause burns on your skin. Writers wanted Try bentonite clay in this recipe. Hi, this blog of yours it's awesome. I see you have written that there are two oils which can be used in cold process soap making, without having to add other oils, olive oil and tallow. Guest posting guidelines See how to make cold-process soap here. I talk more about my reasoning in my post about lye. Guest contributor guidelines I have a question about the phase after you pour the soap into the mold. You’re welcome! So glad you like the tips and tricks. Write for us We like to stick blend to thin trace when we’re working with more intricate designs, as it gives us more time to work. Here, Tania demonstrates two, cold process soap techniques to achieve striped soaps with even, straight, and uniform stripes. Updated! Upon double checking – I elite palm kernel oil, not palm oil. After the layer is set, Tania repeats the process for the remainder of her stripes, so everything remains perfectly measured and even. September 14, 2015 at 10:45 am. At what point would you add the honey? Is it once the water and lye have been mixed together and the lye is cooling down? Many thanks :). Thank you very much Kelsey, seems like my method is alright. Upon rereading your website I realized I needed to also add an antioxidant. This side needs to be facing up. do you have any experience or guidance on using a dried powdered mugwort to use in soap, as in, when to add it and possibly how much? thanks for any help,. Guest posting so it’s really personal preference and doesn’t affect the fattened bar, just the process. If it is not even in colour when it is done, what is that a sign of and is it still OK to use? I am really looking forward to making Dandelion Soap! it is so beautiful! I am just waiting on some supplies and prepping my dandelions. Is there any difference between coconut oil and virgin coconut oil? Can I use virgin coconut oil wherever u have mentioned coconut oil? Please reply!!!!.


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I have been making this recipe minus the fragrance for a very long time. Ar first I was going to make a pure Castile soap. It will also be harder and last longer. Before diving into your first batch of home-baked soap, inform yourself with the four most common methods of soapmaking. Submit blog post com/bath-and-body-tutorials/tips-and-tricks/formulating-cold-process-recipes/. Want to contribute to our website I have a couple of white bits left in each bar of Castile Soap after two weeks – please can you help?. This would include aloe vera gel, oatmeal, dry milk powder, clays, cornmeal, ground coffee, salt, and anything else you may want to use. com/bath-and-body-tutorials/tips-and-tricks/explaining-and-preventing-soda-ash/. If your skin is dry, try a moisturizing milk base. Guest poster wanted I also highly recommend sticking out to the three most basic soaping oils: olive, coconut and palm. My recipe was palm, coconut and olive oil at about 25% each (the basics, I’ve never had problems with them,) cocoa butter at about 5 or 10% (I forget, but never had problems with this either,) grapeseed oil at around 5% (new for me, but I had it and wanted to try it,) and coffee infused sunflower oil for whatsoever was left. com/bath-and-body-tutorials/cold-process-soap/superfatting-soap-an-explanation-2/. Guest article Tutorials on soapmaking, bath fizzies, lotions and more. com/bramble-berry-news/sunday-night-spotlight-sodium-lactate/. Check out our article, 44 Ways to Color Homemade Soap Naturally, for even more ideas. This recipe contains a 5% superfat. Either way, though, had I made the soap right, it shouldn’t have stung days later. In any case, I was able to get the molds filled… We’ll see how it turns out. In addition, you may need to line your mold. You don't want the soap to squirt out of your child's hands and on to the floor. Sponsored post by According to Ringgold, "I have had my fair share of overhand soap batches that seize, freeze, rice, and accelerate. I poured it on top and it make fascinating natural mixes of colors. Guest column i have tried some of them and soaps turned out amazing. For example, if you added blue woad powder to this yellow olive oil soap recipe, you’d get green soap! But with white soap, your colors will come through true and bright. Hello Tanya, Thank you for your reply. Sign up for the weekly Lovely Greens newsletter to get new ideas straight to your inbox for free:. Submit your content We have found these amounts create a bar that’s firm, cleansing and moisturizing. The first is to expose ALL the oils in your recipe to the lye solution. Growing up, I was always fascinated in making things. I have been making my own soap for quite a while now. Submit article The soap mixture will lighten in color and become thick. Is this possible? I don’t mind if it takes time. Laurel oil wasn’t readily handy so soap makers in the Castile region of Spain started making soap without it. My first batch came out great thanks to you. In short i doubled the recipe you gave us. For instance, it may take a bit more heat to get the soap to gel in an air conditioned room. Guest blogger guidelines Alternatively, you can add the petals after trace, but the base soap color will be much lighter than if you added the petals to the hot lye method. com/bath-and-body-tutorials/tips-and-tricks/soap-behaving-badly/. Can you tell me a bit more about your recipe, including what fragrance you used? Also, what temperatures are you soaping at, and how are you storing the soap? Thanks Julia! 🙂. Thanks so much for your description, that helps me out! It sounds like that soap is separating. Not yet but thanks for the formal feedback :). Contribute to our site of sodium lactate per pound of oils to your cooled lye water. Hi I’m Noel, just wanted to know if you have any unskilled person tips for someone like me. hello, i tried to soap at around 120F and there was a slight improvement as far as quick intensifying of my soap is interested because it took some few seconds to thicken, but still it doesn’t allow me to pour into my molds. For some recipes, you may want to stop here. While soaping, you don’t want to be running around looking for a spatula or whisk! Because this recipe does not have any complex designs, the tools are minimal. To be honest, seeing that most of the calculations and recipes were deliberate in ounces really intimidated me too. Hello ! I am trying some of your recipes, and some call for distilled water, and some just clean cold water. I absolutely love playing with all the fun add-ins like natural colors and botanicals. Writers wanted It is strategic to use distilled water! Tap water can have microbes or bits of metal inside that do weird things in your bar. Contributing writer Use this recipe with natural soap colorants. If you have very dry skin or eczema, try a very mild 100% olive oil soap recipe. This lavender oatmeal soap is soothing and calming for your skin. Then, blend them with an immersion blender until they become emulsified. To add a scent to the soap, consider adding essential oils or fragrance oils. You should, however, NOT do that! After further investigation, I learned that you could inadvertently be setting off a chemical substance reaction that gives off enough heat to burn you further. I’m so excited!! I used this basic recipe but did add some Mentha spicata EO. com/bath-and-body-tutorials/tips-and-tricks/when-to-insulate-handmade-soap/. Submit blog post That will help shave off the drag marks for a smooth surface! You can also rebatch the soap if you like. my finished was very hard only after 3 days, is there any problem when i use this soap? the reason why i did that is that i wanted to test whether my soap don’t thicken very quickly before i pour it in the mold, and to some extent my experiment was successful. Become an author So this is a good basic safe soap to have on hand. Become a guest blogger I would avoid food colors since they don’t hold up well in soap. Guest posters wanted For hot process, is that the only change we need to make to the flower recipe, use 186g of distilled water? Could I still add yogurt at the end? I made the flower recipe cold process and it’s lovely! I then made the simple hot process recipe, but I didn’t have mango butter so I falsely substituted it with shea butter. As for the 80/20 bar, I imagine that’s 80% olive oil 20% coconut oil. Guest poster wanted Can you make soap without Lye?. September 28, 2020 at 10:34 am. Part of me had been wanting to try making soap again, but part of me was held back by my not-so-stellar first experience with soap making. Stick with cooler soaping temperatures when you’re working with sugars. Quite informative content! I usually mixed my essential oils in liquid soaps cause I didn’t know how to make DIYs. I’ve been researching and the other sites I’ve come across do not provide pictures to go by in detail and clarity. This recipe creates up to eight bars of simple unscented soap. Looking for guest posts Following you on instagram now, looking forward to inspiring post of soapy delights!. So am I right to understand that – let’s say I want to ditch the palm oil in favor of cocoa butter – 45% olive oil, 30% coconut oil, 15% cocoa butter would be a decent bar? I also remember reading location you could do an 80/20 bar with coconut oil and olive oil, but I don’t remember which is 80 and which is 20 or what the recommended superfat was. com/bath-and-body-tutorials/cold-process-soap/back-to-basics-creamy-orange-cold-process-tutorial/. It helps the bars unmold more quickly. It turned out just fine…i had it sprayed with 99% Iso propyl Alcohol later as well. Aunque en la receta diga un tiempo exacto de batido, debemos estar pendiente de la consistencia que va adquiriendo la mezcla, ya que dependiendo del tipo de batidora que tengamos la mezcla se puede espesar de forma rápida o puede durar mucho para espesarse. Aunque en la receta diga un tiempo exacto de batido, debemos estar pendiente de la consistencia que va adquiriendo la mezcla, ya que dependiendo del tipo de batidora que tengamos la mezcla se puede espesar de forma rápida o puede durar mucho para espesarse. Contributor guidelines I’ll bet it was just some little thing that you’ll catch the second time round :). How much soap will this recipe make? I have a 1kg mould – will the 1x recipe fill this mould or will I need to make more?. Add colorant and essential oil to make it pretty as well as healing. Always be extra careful when using lye. Submit an article This process makes the most nourishing, gentlest, and healthiest cleaner for your skin. Writers wanted Hi there! I’m very new to soaping and wanted to try this formula. Click here to learn more about gel phase. Welcome to the movement! (read more). com/bath-and-body-tutorials/tips-and-tricks/formulating-cold-process-recipes/. Guest post courtesy of Such an interesting guideline for those who want to make their soap creation. Have you considered using nonfunctional butter? It’ll make your skin feel heavenly! The reason I use step-down in this recipe instead of a cosmetic butter is simply that it’s so much cheaper and for a new soap maker who may make mistakes, which can get costly pretty quick. com/bath-and-body-tutorials/tips-and-tricks/formulating-cold-process-recipes/. Doing so will help bubbles within the soap to come to the surface. And any recipe that uses my garden-grown lavender is a favorite of mine due to the amazing scent and natural beauty that it lends to any recipe! . Just wanted to say that it would be useful to have a print friendly option, I don’t have an iPad so am reliant on printed notes :-). I will try a bit of a water refund next time. Years ago I spoke to the chemist who does my own safety assessments about this very thing. Soda ash is a harmless, and it’s most common on the surface of your cold process soaps, but sometimes soda ash can form throughout the middle of the bars. For coloring the soap, you can use iron oxides and/or micas. the oils that are available to me so far are; olive oil , sunflower oil, soy oil , palm olein oil, Carthamus tinctorius oil , canola oil , castor oil , and i might be able to make some tallow at home if i’m really determined (which honestly i’m not so keen on doing!). I agree the soap was definitely separating. If you rely solely upon this advice you do so at your own risk. Looking for guest posts This is one of four polar soap making methods I use here on SavvyHomemade.


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Then pour everything into your prepared mold. Can I reduce the size of your recipes and obtain the same quality of soap?. Bar soaps have a crystalline structure that keeps them hard and gives them their shape. Try bentonite clay in this recipe. But it is no more difficult to make this recipe than any of the others. At what point would you add the honey? Is it once the water and lye have been mixed together and the lye is cooling down? Many thanks :). Then, plug in the percentages of oils in this recipe listed above, choose a superfat level and hit “Calculate. com/bath-and-body-tutorials/tips-and-tricks/free-beginners-guide-to-soapmaking-common-soapmaking-oils/. I contacted the local adult education center and found the instructor had left the area. I give in-person soap making lessons here on the Isle of Man and most people end up making a variation of this recipe. I love the chasteness of this recipe. com/bath-and-body-tutorials/tips-and-tricks/formulating-cold-process-recipes/. The bars it creates are nearly pure white and absolutely perfect for coloring with natural ingredients. the spatula I used was red and well red plié blue is purple…. It would make great laundry soap for baby as well. Guest article Learning in feeling from you as the expert! Thank you very much. (In fact, if adding to the lye, I suggest you add it frozen because the lye may react with the aloe. omg-I used a stick blender for the first time after reading about this on your website and the soap was almost too thick to pour before I realized it!!! SO much faster! This changes everything. New to Soap Making!!! Gathering ingredients for my first batch…. Sponsored post by Her natural process is simple, versatile, and successful!. Guest post by We find they’re a bit more accurate. Hi Katie, i just want to make sure your superfat for this recipe is 5% Thanks. of sodium lactate per pound of oils to your cooled lye water. Hi Melissa, Yes! Clays work well as colorants and are easy to add and blend in at trace to get a uniform color. These are great because you can peel the mold right off. I read somewhere about using table salt for this purpose, is this something you would recommend as a substitute?. A water price reduction means you add a bit less water to your batch. Sponsored post by What would happen to soaps if I stopped too early? 2) I use a recipe that uses breastmilk, recommended by another more experienced soap maker, i find myself using a lower temperature – approx 30’C (~86’F). The first two soap recipes I shared after this one, my Pumpkin Spice Soap and Gingerbread Soap were both soaps based on this very recipe. If you’re interested in soap making, I highly encourage you to give it a try. It turned out well, but I also did a lot of reading and video watching to see others do the process – including Anne Marie’s CP DVD, before I was ready to actually give it a try. Thank you Kelsey This is information is soooo helpful and I also went through the preventing soda ash blog and i found it very very helpful :))…. Give that a try to see what you think! Then, you can adjust from there. It’s called trace because you can usually leave a mark on the surface when you drizzle a small amount of the mixture over the surface. I have downloaded your ebook and its marvellous. FOUR: Once bubbles no longer rise to the surface of the oils, gentle pour the cooled lye water down the shaft of the stick blender and into the oils. Thanks for all of the great content you put out!. For instance, some 100% olive oil soap can take several weeks before it’s firm enough to unmold. The lather will be grey with darker-colored soap, though. What a way to make bathtime feel more like an adventure than a chore for little ones. Hi Julie! You can play around with the soapcalc but a good recipe might be 30% coconut oil, 60% olive oil, and 10% castor oil. Can you make soap without Lye?. Is Sodium Hydroxide (Lye) also called caustic soda?. Submit guest article You can see some examples of in my melt and pour soap idea book, Good Clean Fun. This soap recipe has a longer working time that will allow people to have fun adding ingredients to their soaps. Charcoal & Vetiver Soap Recipe from Tweak and Tinker. You can use your own chopped mint, lemon balm, or other herbs in unit with a zesty blend of herbal essential oils. Can you substitute the shortening with cocoa butter or shea butter. In this video, Zakia tests 10 fragrances. Maybe when I get a little more comfortable with making soap I will try another recipe. Submit your content Cracks sometimes happen because of soaping at high temperatures or false amounts of lye. Yes of course! Crack on with your lovely local organic olive oil :). my finished was very hard only after 3 days, is there any problem when i use this soap? the reason why i did that is that i wanted to test whether my soap don’t thicken very quickly before i pour it in the mold, and to some extent my venture was made. Together, the recipe adds loads of bubbles while pacifying your skin. You’ll also learn everything you need to know about oils, butters, and fragrances and how to add moisturizing and exfoliating properties to them. Become a contributor Anyway, I melted my oils and added my lye, blended until I got to at least a medium trace, seemed like maybe more than medium, like it was about to start getting clumpy, but when I poured it into the mold it seemed like it was separating again and then lots of oil started leaking out of the bottom (wood mold lined with freezer paper. Writers wanted This recipe is a great basic one to start with because it’s nice and easy. Soda ash is a harmless, and it’s most common on the surface of your cold process soaps, but sometimes soda ash can form throughout the middle of the bars. Guest blogger guidelines Hi Tanya, My first batch was splendiferous and everyone loved it. Click here to read more about trace, including what thin, medium and thick trace looks like.  When you mix the lye with water, it will heat up and fume for about 30 seconds to a minute. It would also give more lather and a really squeaky clean feeling afterward! The problem with that is that coconut oil greatly reduces the working time. I’m very new to soap making – made 6 batches so far.  Any extra oil left in the soap and not attacked by the lye is called a ‘superfat. Thanks for the website, videos and all!. Sponsored post by Scrape the sides of the bowl to ensure you get every last bit of soap!. Charcoal & Vetiver Soap Recipe from Tweak and Tinker. May I add something else? If you have yogurt, sooner plain full fat or full cream, you can add 2 ounces as water refilling at trace for a harder bar. It’s an optional ingredient though. Guest contributor guidelines I got the oils from the health food store. Writers wanted It is by far the best soap ever. Most include individual instructions geared for that fact recipe. Can you tell me a bit more about your recipe, including what fragrance you used? Also, what temperatures are you soaping at, and how are you storing the soap? Thanks Julia! 🙂. Submit blog post com/bath-and-body-tutorials/cold-process-soap/soap-queen-tv-presents-how-to-make-rebatch-soap-2/. If your water is soft and you filter it, it should be fine to use. Hi LT, it’s just so that the temperature of the oil is comparable to the temperature of the lye answer. If you ever do use either, ensure that it comes from a sustainable source. Press ‘Calculate Recipe’ then ‘View/Print Recipe’ to see your recipe. I found some goats milk on Amazon. If you put all your oils in the pan before the lye-solution (so before before you even start stick blending) then your superfat in your final bars will be a little of each oil from your recipe. Coconut oil is used in almost every soap recipe and can create hard bars with lots of lather and cleansing power. I have kept the volcano soap, is there anything I can do with it or should I throw it out? Thanks again Kind Regards Bev. Stir until the salt is fully dissolved. Some people feel that soap containing more than 25-30% coconut oil is drying. We love using pigments in cold process soap. com/bath-and-body-tutorials/tips-and-tricks/trace/. Your tips will help me to make that right. As for the mandarin orange poppy seed soap, it just sounded like a fun combination to me. com/bath-and-body-tutorials/tips-and-tricks/free-beginners-guide-to-soapmaking-common-soapmaking-oils/. Guest-blogger Can you swirl the recipe to use as the base for another recipe?. Who knows, maybe the caffein in coffee can help with circulation and combatting cellulite. Submit guest post I just made my second batch of soap: Coconut, olive, shea butter and castor oil. Accepting guest posts For instance, adding a hard butter like cocoa up to 15% can harden the bars. setAttribute( "id", "a11b13109b1c7a1e5a05cf748e7cc8ac" );document. It would make great laundry soap for baby as well. Once you're familiar with the cold process method, you’re free to move into experimenting with designs. It is, however, a good starting point. This post was written by More Posts You'll Love13918 A Natural Homemade Sunscreen Recipe That Works!Making natural homemade sunscreen is fun and easy. Terrified about the lye and allll te warnings I made it in the yard, suited up like an traveller. This recipe is a bit involved, but if you love the look of small crystals and clusters of gemstones in the shape of soap, this is a perfect project. You'll get a seven-day free trial when you join. I make lye solution of: 1 ltr water 300 grams lye. I did add a little Coconut fragrance to it and have it all displayed in my art studio!. It also gives a nice level of moisturiser. com/bath-and-body-tutorials/tips-and-tricks/free-beginners-guide-to-soapmaking-common-soapmaking-oils/. Submit article So what did I do wrong? I wasn’t sure, so I decided to take a class. It’s slightly thinner than pudding. Likewise, peppermint boosts energy and enhances mental focus. Sponsored post by To learn more about properties of various common soap making oils, check out this blog post. First, the beauty of making your own is that you can make it with the ingredients that you choose and the fragrances that you like. So I gathered my ingredients and set forth to make soap. Can you make soap without Lye?. com/bath-and-body-tutorials/cold-process-soap/buttermilk-bastille-baby-bar-on-soap-queen-tv/.


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Submit blog post Now I’am hooked on making home made soap there is nothing better for my skin. Now is the curing thing just when you create the base like this or do you have to wait for it to cure when you have a premade soap base as well?. Another way I’ve tried to make this recipe low-impact is by using a recycled mold. It’s only an aesthetic issue but to avoid it, always give the blender at an angle. This is a terrifically well written and researched series of articles. Some prefer to because of the vibrant colors, while others like the more matte look of ungelled soap. No color & fragrance oil, the room somatic sensation was good & the oils & lye water were cool. com/bath-and-body-tutorials/tips-and-tricks/formulating-cold-process-recipes/. After about 30 seconds, test for trace. Soaps made with only olive oil tend to be very conditioning soaps. The soap is thick enough to support the trailings and drops on the surface. Each is printable so that will make them easier for you to refer to as you’re making the soap recipe. […] & Lavender Princess Silk Soap Simple & Gentle Cold Process Soap Creamy Orange Cold Process Tutorial Butterfly Swirl Soap Tutorial Holly Berry Cold Process […]. Contributor guidelines We actually recommend making small test batches at first so you can see how the soap feels and adjust from there. For instance, the oils you use have natural batch variation. Publish your guest post So, I can enter in smaller amounts in the “Resize Batch” section. Accepting guest posts Hi Linda, I usually use a standard 1-litre (1-quart) carton for a 1-lb batch of soap. The problem is, by now I am beyond frustration. Guest posts wanted To add a scent to the soap, consider adding essential oils or fragrance oils. You may also like Anne-Marie’s new book, Pure Soapmaking. Years later, I think I know what the problem was…. Guest post by Making natural home-cured sunscreen is fun and easy. com/make-soap-with-essential-oils/. Want to write a post I was wondering, when figuring out the weight of the soap (to put into the fragrance calculator) should I add up the weight of all the ingredients? Or do I leave the weight of the water out?. I in the beginning thought it was gelling, I read that in your blog, but it just went a dark brown. Add any exfoliants when the soap is thick enough to be able to suspend them within the soap. com/Oatmeal-Milk-And-Honey-Fragrance-Oil-P3931. That means only ten sets of operating instructions on how to make eco-friendly cold process soap from scratch. Guest blogger guidelines It reminds me of walking through meadow flowers. & Join 10,000 Subscribers who receive our latest posts via email. Head to your email and find the message I just sent you. Submit your content For your next batch, you may want to use a heat repellent spatula with color that won’t transfer. It will feel great on the skin too! 🙂. Or possibly you added something that wasn’t in the recipe? Sugars like milk and honey can often lead to crumbly soap as can incorrect amounts of lye. It’s an optional ingredient though. Please I want to know the quantity of lye & the amount of oil. Because extra virgin has a chromatic color that comes through in the soap. They will give you an idea about how cleansing vs. Any extra oil left in the soap and not attacked by the lye is called a ‘superfat. Click here to read more about trace, including what thin, medium and thick trace looks like. Submit an article I will work my way through more of your recipes 😀 Thanks again for the recipes and production 😀. Guest posts Now, before we get started, let’s go over a few basic soaping terms. com/bath-and-body-tutorials/cold-process-soap/defying-the-rules-of-soapmaking-100-coconut-oil-soap-with-aloe-vera-and-a-mantra-swirl/. Guest posting I then add a swirl effect with brown spices like cinnamon and clove. It’s not alone clear when soap was invented but some of the earliest we know of was made of olive oil and laurel oil. Want to contribute to our website Exfoliants are great for garden soaps or soaps meant for cleaning greasy hands. In which step do you add color and smell. Make sure to run that recipe through the Lye Calculator again after any substitutions!. Freezing will slightly shrink the soap as well as harden in slightly. Suggest a post There are also times when you want to avoid gel phase, like when you’re working with milk. It turned out well, but I also did a lot of reading and video watching to see others do the process – including Anne Marie’s CP DVD, before I was ready to actually give it a try. Guest blogger EIGHT: Once the soap is all poured into the mold, firmly tap the box on the counter. You can experiment with adding clays or spices for color too. In the recipe section it says ‘The flower petals go in the lye solution just after it is mixed together’. I have coconut oil, caster oil and olive oil my lye but no idea what quantities to use. com/Pages/Fragrance-Calculator. com/bath-and-body-tutorials/tips-and-tricks/when-to-insulate-handmade-soap/. I divided the unscented soap mixture and added coffee grounds to one part and tangerine essential oil and poppy seeds to the rest. I purposely didn’t want to use a lot of different oils in this soap because seeing too many ingredients is enough to scare off founding father soap makers!. Become guest writer com/bath-and-body-tutorials/cold-process-soap/taiwan-swirl/. This recipe contains a 5% superfat. You can literally make this recipe with just three ingredients if you choose — water, lye, and olive oil. com/bath-and-body-tutorials/cold-process-soap/brine-and-rose-clay-cold-process-soap-soleseife-soap/. Guest posting guidelines Learn a practical skill, create gifts, and let your creativity run loose all at the same time by taking up the art of soap making. I made a similar soap as this mastermind one. com/bath-and-body-tutorials/tips-and-tricks/free-beginners-guide-to-soapmaking-common-soapmaking-oils/. In fact, I like it so much that I made an entire book all about melt and pour soap-making, called Good Clean Fun. Take, for example, her monthly series of birthstone soaps, such as opal (for October), sapphire (for September), emerald (for May), and more. It's one of the easiest "soap" recipes to make and these little cubes last for up to six months. The first is to expose ALL the oils in your recipe to the lye solution. I’ve had a look at some examples made from other people and it seems to give soap a brownish tone unless another colorant is used to counteract it. If the oils and lye water are pretty hot, it can cause the soap to qualify and thicken up fast. i’ve never used palm olein oil so i’m not sure how it would change the recipe. Thank you for getting back to me! It could be a temp issue as I was using my mother’s old 1970s sweet thermometer as I was too eager to wait for me laser gun, I bet it’s not as accurate as I would have liked! I’ll check the PH of the soap as well but if it’s just a looks thing, then I’ll make use of it instead of giving it away. Can you swirl the recipe to use as the base for another recipe?. Guest blogger You also have a mistake? Your essential oil recipe says lemon balm but your component list calls for peppermint!. Become an author if the the calculation work, you will get a bar of soap that will “work” but it will be different than this recipe. You’re very welcome Yerlin :) The tiny bubbles are likely from your stick-blending method. It really comes down to the water in your area — if it’s hard, has added chemicals, etc. com/bath-and-body-tutorials/tips-and-tricks/free-beginners-guide-to-soapmaking-common-soapmaking-oils/. You’ve belike heard of glycerin – ever wonder what it is? Handmade soap contains glycerin which is a natural product of the soap making process. Set yourself up for success, and keep it simple. Guest post- And I am still struggling with the size of the recipe because i don’t want to make a big batch and spoil the ingredients. (Pour the lye into the water and not the other way around. It won’t affect the time it will take to un-mold but overall, the bar will become harder sooner. It turned out well, but I also did a lot of reading and video watching to see others do the process – including Anne Marie’s CP DVD, before I was ready to actually give it a try. I’ve been researching and the other sites I’ve come across do not provide pictures to go by in detail and clarity. If you used a loaf pan or other large mold, now is the time to cut the soap into bars, as needed. com/bath-and-body-tutorials/cold-process-soap/sudsy-shampoo-bars/. You may also like Orange 10X Essential Oil! It gives soap a natural orange color. If you’re fascinated in even more cold process soap recipes, there are loads in this piece, or browse through all my recipes. Submit blog post That’s so exciting, congratulations Nancy! I absolutely love Spearmint, it smells so fresh. Guest post- Hence, the invention of pure olive oil soap. There is a very basic non-beeswax soap recipe found here. After you’ve perfect the basic cold process soap making technique, I recommend that you take it a step further by creating your own unique DIY soap recipe from scratch using my calculator and formulation guide. Keep in mind that a water discount will cause your soap to thicken a bit quicker, so be prepared to move fast. I wondered if I can take any basic recipe like this and add fragrance and colorants (within the recommended limits) to make it smell and look the way I want. Guest post opportunities After you make a few batches, you may find your perfect recipe is different than this one. This is a guest post by All of this combined is plenty when just start out! Don’t overburden yourself. We also have an awesome recipe that uses olive, palm, coconut and cocoa butter you may like! I’ll include a link below. It will also be harder and last longer. I’m still trying to perfect that one…but am getting closer. But in the mean time, thank you for the video on soap making and the simple recipes to try.


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After about 5 minutes, you can keep stirring or you can use an immersion blender (like this). com/Pages/Fragrance-Calculator. Suggest a post Take a look at these beautiful home-cured soap recipes, and make a batch of your own!. Hello and thanks for this pulchritudinous blog! I’m going to try to make soap for the first time ever and am going to try you Simple Herbal Soap Recipe. There is no direct substitute for palm oil, and recipes without it can be on the softer side. Also, if you select a different oil like olive oil pomace instead of the olive oil pure used in the recipe, that amount can differ slightly. Check to see exactly what type of coconut oil it is with the concern. Castile soap feels so amazing on the skin! It’s so soothing and gentle. Download Soap Made Easy & 3 DIY Steps To Perfect Skin. We recommend using weight measurements, like grams, rather than volume measurements, like litres. Guest article I don’t think it went through gel phase cause it’s pretty creamy white, similar to your photo above. Fragrances and colors are well thought out additives. Become a guest blogger SEVEN: Once your soap has reached medium trace, pour it into the mold until all the soap is in the mold. If you have a larger batch, you can up the rate to 2 teaspoons to 2 tablespoons and so forth. Thank you SO much Kelsey, this was very helpfull, will read up on the links you posted too! 🙂 Take care, and all the best, ~Mona in Norway. You can use the same recipe for both cold and hot process. I had considered adding more coconut oil to this soap. I would recommend adding 15% butter total, otherwise the recipe can be dry and brittle. Hi Tanya, thank you so much for this blog it’s the best one out there! I’m not sure if this has been asked before, but for the Honey, Oats and Beeswax Soap recipe, if you want to get the lovely brown colour you say to add the honey in lye solution. I can mix colorant and perfume and make any soap that I desire. Now, going back through them again. Submit an article Can you explain why you don’t modify your soap after pouring it into the molds?. You can add certain oils and butters to help firm your soap up though. For that recipe, a 5% superfat level would be a great protrusive point. Scrape the sides of the bowl to ensure you get every last bit of soap!. To be honest, seeing that most of the calculations and recipes were deliberate in ounces really intimidated me too. If it firmed up and you’ve cut it into bars then I’m sure that it will be fine, Leena :). First of all, it creates a good hard bar with plenty of lather. I found your recipes very clear and good but had this question. This recipe looks great! I was wondering if you knew the ph of this bar soap by any chance? I can’t wait to try it! Thanks!. Then, when the soap is in the mold, pop it on a heating pad set to medium for 20 minutes. Guest column More likely, my soap used too much lye for the amount of (low quality) oil I was using. I used a long wood mold with plastic wrap on the top and a towel natural covering the whole thing. FIVE: Turn on the stick blender and pulse several times. Heat in a microwave for about a minute, or place the jar of oils in a pan of water to heat. Although the other two soap recipes don’t include palm oil, I’ve introduced it for this one for three reasons. Storing it couldn’t have been a factor since it only got as far as leaking puddles of oil all over the kitchen floor. So, I decided to make a limited Castile soap, a soap that not only uses olive oil, but that also uses coconut oil. Accepting guest posts So I am new to this and getting ready to make this batch this weekend. just not too hot… room temp is good. I searched the web in Spanish, hoping to find some good soap recipes in grams, and I did!. I also recommend reviewing the first blog post in this series, which is all about how to handle lye safely. Wear protective gear (eye goggles, gloves, long-sleeved tops, and pants) when working with lye. Add color and fragrance and stir by hand or slowly with the stick blender. You are so welcome Kristine! We are so happy we are able to help you get started making cold process soap. Did you add any other ingredients besides oil, lye and water? Also, where are your oils from? Thanks for responsive my questions. One ingredient that you’ll come across a lot in cold process soap recipes is palm oil. I just need to better know what part you don’t fully understand. Lye is a strong base that is very caustic and can cause chemical burns just like any strong acid would. Can we use sesame oil (Gingelly oil) rather using olive oil. We also have a post on how to blend essential oils safely that’s really helpful. Hi Linda, you could add up to a teaspoon of honey, and a teaspoon of oats after the soap has traced. Want to write a post Let’s move on and take a look at the basic soap recipe, ingredients and method. Submit guest post Some of these processes are easier than others. Can’t wait to finally try it! I love your websites and all of your videos! Next year I definitely add a soap & skin care garden to my veg patch. I infused the sunflower oil and the coffee oil myself so I they might have decided to go wonky, I also could have done the lye calculator wrong since I counted the coffee infused sunflower oil as just sunflower oil and left out the coffee oil since I used it at only around the amount of a smell oil. That is normal! I would recommend waiting another week and trying to unmold then. If you do, the chance that these oils will stay in your soap as the superfatting oil is higher. If it’s frozen, it will keep the aloe from burning. Suggest a post I may have figured it out while washing up dishes…. As someone fairly new to soap making I am scared to death of lye so prefer to make it with melt and pour. Firstly, I thank you for this page very much. I taught people how to make soap for a total of 11 years in Minnesota. A water price reduction means you add a bit less water to your batch. Meaning, it needs a antithetical amount of lye to convert it into soap. Try my herbal tea foaming hand soap version, which combines all the foamy fun of boughten soap with the benefits of herbs and the comfort of knowing that you are using a very safe product. Sponsored post of essential oil per pound of cold process soap. They lack that squeaky-clean feeling given by coconut oil soaps. The recipe includes the three most common soaping oils, olive, palm and coconut. Added chromatic EO at 5% to keep it simple. No tengo mucha experiencia haciendo jabones, pero cuando los hago, suelo dejar de batir cuando tiene más o menos la consistencia de una malteada, lo que me permite manipular la mezcla para agregar aceites esenciales, hierbas o colorantes. As someone fairly new to soap making I am scared to death of lye so prefer to make it with melt and pour. Some soapers prefer it because it makes the colors pop. The flower will brown on top of the soap as well, but not throughout the bars. That will create a softer bar that’s moisturizing for dry skin. You’re very welcome Mona! We are happy to help. We recommend using weight measurements, like grams, rather than volume measurements, like litres. I am also very overwhelmed at this point. Can I backup extra virgin olive oil for regular olive oil in these recipes?. Her method is to use sample vials of fragrance oils to test with rather than committing to a large amount of olfactory perception that may not work in the soap. The pH was 9 when I placed the soap into mould, the bars are now curing. ” I remembered my great grandmother from Sweden had made it, and so had my mother when I was much younger. Many recipes you’ll find online or in books will be for larger batches but making six bars at a time is plenty. The most expensive is How to Make Melt & Pour Soap on Udemy, which costs about $120. Soap making can be expensive, so the fewer ingredients you use, the more money you’ll save. Guest blogger guidelines When I came to North Carolina in 2004, I had to hunt around a bit to find a venue, but ended up at a local college in 2007 and have been there ever since. I don’t want to scare you, but I do want you to be careful. For even more soap recipes for beginners check out my other recipes. Use laurel or cocoa powder for brown soap, powdered chlorophyll for green, turmeric for yellow, and beetroot for orange. Sorry, I forgot to ask, I have a silicone mould with individual soap cubes, and I noticed you advised someone to use a higher temperature (55C/130F) with this type of mould but with using honey in the recipe I should stick to lower temperatures. Accepting guest posts Can we use sesame oil (Gingelly oil) rather using olive oil. It’s very soothing and perfect for baby skin. Hi Tanya! First of all, thank you so much for your blog with all your precious advices to success in making first batches of soap – which I did 😊 However, I have a mull over about which oils/butters I may use : does refined or uncouth suit better for saponification?. I would avoid food colors since they don’t hold up well in soap. I’d love to get it cut so it can start oxidizing that outer layer, but I just don’t know that it would even be possible yet. I made soap for my daughter in-law’s wedding shower favors, made 55 full size bars and they turned out beautiful. Let’s move on and take a look at the basic soap recipe, ingredients and method. I loved it and haven’t looked back since. If you’re asking about substitution in general, the answer is no. Want to write an article Sorry if my questions are a bit naive and thanks for the help in advance!. A lot of people prefer using a pure Castile soap, made with only olive oil. The next morning or daylight you take it out and cut it into bars.


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Both saponify just fine but I do recommend using refined coconut oil for soap making. It will also start to become thicker. Try my herbal tea foaming hand soap version, which combines all the foamy fun of store-bought soap with the benefits of herbs and the comfort of knowing that you are using a very safe product. Guest blogger All you need is a mix of Epsom salt, sea salt, baking soda, essential oils, and coloring. To answer your question about forgetting to use castor oil in this recipe — it will likely be harsh on your skin. In that case, I would advise bumping the superfat to 15-20% in that case. This soap looks like a yummy loaf of lemon poppy seed cake. I need a good organic formula for helping my skin. The basic version is amazing, and what’s even better is that you can easily customize it to suit your tastes. Well, what are you waiting for? Now that you know how to make soap, GO MAKE SOME!. If you’re asking about substitution in general, the answer is no. I do still look at the lovely perfect shaped and finished soaps on line, but in remembering my failure of that first attempt, I never get further than just admitting the pretty picture of the soaps. com/bath-and-body-tutorials/cold-process-soap/using-the-bramble-berry-lye-calculator-2/. Wait for both to cool somewhere between 95° and 105°. I’d love to see some photos if you have any! The discoloration may just be from the olive oil. I wouldn’t suggest swapping out all of the water, though. Can we use sesame oil (Gingelly oil) rather using olive oil. Hi Vicky, Melt-and-pour soap is completely variant from cold-process (from scratch) soap making. Submit a guest post Once the soap mixture has been poured into the mold, place it in an area where it will be left untouched overnight. I love lemon grass and oakmoss, though not together. That said, in most cases filtered water should be fine to use. Contribute to this site Then you measure your oils, using your scale, zeroing out the scale before each addition. Many people think that the curing time is important because it allows the saponification (aka. To make soap completely from scratch (as opposed to melt and pour with premade soap bases), you'll need to use lye, which is a caustic salt known as sodium hydroxide. This isn’t an surgical formula — for example, how much of what oils are you using? As a beginner, I recommend that you make simple beginner soap recipes like this one that you’re commenting on. It's also easy to make at home with a goat's milk melt and pour base. Thanks so much for that recipe Julia! I have a couple ideas about what may be happening. The bars you make with it are very gentle on the skin, palm-oil free, and eco-friendly. Become a guest blogger Handmade Goat's Milk Citrus Soap by Hello, Wonderful. Why such a lond time perion in this case?. Katie, the instructor, starts by combining her lye-water solution into the oils. You can place your container on the scale and press tare to set the scale to zero. Soda ash is a harmless, and it’s most common on the surface of your cold process soaps, but sometimes soda ash can form throughout the middle of the bars. You can’t use it as a replacement for any soap recipe either — you have to create one specifically for the oils you’re using. com/make-soap-with-essential-oils/. I do think lotion is easier though 🙂. Sponsored post I already made my first soap with honey last year and we are down to the last piece and now i want to make more. Is there any difference between coconut oil and virgin coconut oil? Can I use virgin coconut oil wherever u have mentioned coconut oil? Please reply!!!!. Palm oil is not easily available where I stay. Guest blogger guidelines i’m sorry that this was a long intro!! but here is the questioning. Years later, I think I know what the problem was…. I tried making a rose petal perfume, but it made a brown liquid that went bad right away. Soapmaking is fairly complex, so research can in spades help before making your first batch! My first soap was actually that kit as well. Accepting guest posts To answer your question about forgetting to use castor oil in this recipe — it will likely be harsh on your skin. com/bath-and-body-tutorials/tips-and-tricks/free-beginners-guide-to-soapmaking-common-soapmaking-oils/. What about the preservative in this soap?. Is the recipe suitable to increase by 4? I have loaf size molds. You can neutralize the lye with white vinegar, then wash the equipment well as you normally would. Stainless steel, burnt glass, and enamel are all good choices for mixing bowls. com/Pages/Fragrance-Calculator. If you have any questions about the process, feel free to ask! We’re happy to help. In which step do you add color and fragrancy. Hi Tanya, I am doing some prep work to make herbaceous plant soap! Can’t wait, it is so beautiful! I was curious how you dry your petals? Do you cut off the bud when drying the petals? I have some drying but I did not cut off the bud and the flowers close up. I would avoid food colors since they don’t hold up well in soap. Articles wanted For your next batch, I would recommend soaping at higher temperatures (120F-130F). If you're giving soap as a gift, consider a fragrance that most people would enjoy, such as lemon virtual oil. Guest blogger I make bars that are not swirls of color and this picture is what I would like to achieve. It’s also 35% off until July  31st! The only ingredient you need to buy on an individual basis is lye, and any tools you may need. Most oils can be used at the rate of 15-20 drops or around a teaspoon per batch of this size. Give that a try to see what you think! Then, you can adjust from there. Guest posting guidelines To add a scent to the soap, consider adding essential oils or fragrance oils. This color survives the soap making process so any color you add could blend with it. You can make soap using a variety of methods (melt and pour, cold process, hot process, and rebatching), using natural ingredients and botanicals, or by taking an alternative approach and going for colorful, whimsical designs. For instance, it may take a bit more heat to get the soap to gel in an air healthy room. com/bath-and-body-tutorials/cold-process-soap/using-the-bramble-berry-lye-calculator-2/. This post was written by Then comes the pouring in the mold and the swirl. To speed this process up, you can add 1 tsp. Guest-blogger TWO: Combine the coconut oil, olive oil and palm oil (remember to fully melt then mix your entire container of palm oil before portioning). The term emulsify and trace are often used interchangeably. Feel free to ask, we’re happy to help. Olive oil gives soap a mild and creamy lather. Alternate between using the stick blender to stir the mixture, and pulsing the stick blender. To speed that process up, you can add 1 teaspoon of sodium lactate per pound of oils to your cooled lye water. Make it yourself so that you control the ingredients!. It's one of the easiest "soap" recipes to make and these little cubes last for up to six months. Melt them on your stovetop, bringing the temperature up to around 140. Guest poster wanted Such an interesting guideline for those who want to make their soap creation. That recipe would make a great bar! The coconut oil and cocoa butter would help firm it up a bit, and the olive oil feels nice and gentle on the skin. Maybe you can use Shea in your next batch!. Guest column Sorry if my questions are a bit naive and thanks for the help in advance!. Guest poster wanted All the soap recipes - all in one place!. I read elsewhere that castile can take longer to firm up so I left it in the mould for three days. It’s going to feel amazing on the skin. In which step do you add color and fragrancy. It would also give more lather and a really squeaky clean feeling afterward! The problem with that is that coconut oil greatly reduces the working time. Doing so can create glycerin rivers in the soap. g i use: 1litre of oil (e. Thank you for your answers in advance – also thank you for sharing all the awesome recipes and the in-depth tutorials with the explanations that are understandable to a human being 😉 I have never known I’d ever know so much about soap making …. If you don’t have limited experience, I would not recommend changing ingredients without running the recipe through a lye calculator. there’s nothing wrong with that, of course, it’s just a new existence. It helps the bars unmold more quickly. Hi Tanya! If I’m out of Shea Butter, can I substitute Cocoa Butter or would I have to recalculate the formula?. If the lye water is a bit too cool when it’s added, it can start to change integrity the hard oils (coconut) in your batch. Its from this website that i have learnt to make soap. If you like softer, more moisturizing bars, you can add more soft oils like avocado oil. Thank you so much Monica, glad you’re enjoying the blog and YouTube channel!. The added benefit of polymer molds is that they last a long time and the bars they produce look really authority. It explained how to clean used cooking oil for making soap. Take a look at these beautiful home-brewed soap recipes, and make a batch of your own!. While it lathered up and no longer stung my skin, it still wasn’t a great soap.  A silicone mold requires no prep. Some soaps, like my coconut oil laundry soap, move from thickening to solidifying very quickly, leaving little time for personalizing your soap with essential oils, colorants, or exfoliants. It reminds me of walking through meadow flowers. Guest post by When ready to unmold it, press on it and check for firmness. Temperature can definitely affect the soaping process! When it comes to soaping temperatures, we recommend keeping them around 100-130F. You can also add coconut oil or tallow up to 33%. com/bath-and-body-tutorials/tips-and-tricks/free-beginners-guide-to-soapmaking-common-soapmaking-oils/. I got the oils from the health food store. Suggest a post Any ideas first on how to get a nice true light yellow without chemicals, and secondly, if there are any other beginner cp bars that have natural colors and swirls? Thanks. Lye is a caustic chemical, so Beau advises how to handle it properly, as well as the measurements of each ingredient so that you can be in control of the chemical body process.


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I loved how easy this was to make and am going to feature some bars in a boutique. Become a guest blogger Can you make soap without Lye?. As for your temperatures, that is a good level to be at! If milk gets too hot, it can scorch. The soap mixture will lighten in color and become thick. Accepting guest posts com/bath-and-body-tutorials/cold-process-soap/cold-process-beginners-kit/. Guest poster wanted  The inside dimensions are 11″ x 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″. Heat in a microwave for about a minute, or place the jar of oils in a pan of water to heat. Submitting a guest post You are so welcome Kristine! We are so happy we are able to help you get started making cold process soap. It may cause a choking sensation in your throat. If you’d like for the recipe to be even kinder to the planet and your health, use organic oils. Hi Allegra, the lye solution is at a 35. Oatmeal-infused soap is popular for soothing dry, itchy, and sensitive skin. Making soap is really very easy. Distilled Water, but after that i made the lye water equal to the all oils in weight ( i. Hmm, it sounds like that soap is getting soda ash. Looking back, that book believably wasn’t as great as I remember it being. Mix that well before adding it to the soap. For the Fragrance Calculator, you’ll want to enter the total weight of the soap. Submit post I’d love to get it cut so it can start oxidizing that outer layer, but I just don’t know that it would even be possible yet. Want to write for I do believe this is where I slipped up. (Once you reach trace, the reaction will continue on its own, even if you stop mixing. Allow the soap to cure for 4-6 weeks. Even often used recipes can be off and it’s good to get in the habit of checking the calculations with all lye soaps. The lye can only combine with so much oil so whatever is left after will superfat your bars no matter if you add it in with the lye or at the end. Do you put the liquid oils in a container and place that instrumentation on the scale? I would obviously measure the glass instrumentality first and then subtract from the weight with the oil in it. For instance, the oils you use have natural batch variation. Hi Tanya! I’m so glad I found your website :) I’m a newbie in Soap making. Hi there! Your site has been a wonderful guide for my new found love of soap making and I think I’m ready to start CP soaping. I can say that this recipe created a really nice, firm and balanced bar. Hi Tanya, My first batch was splendiferous and everyone loved it. Added lilac-colored EO at 5% to keep it simple. I would like to stick with coconut oil, olive oil, shea butter, beeswax and goats milk. When we talk about there being 38% water in a cubature unit recipe, or a 37. You’re very welcome Yerlin :) The tiny bubbles are likely from your stick-blending method. Sodium lactate is another ingredient that adds firmness. Please also be aware that fragrance oils (synthetic fragrance) comes in variants that are safe for soap and those that are meant for candles, and are unsafe for skin contact. You also have a mistake? Your essential oil recipe says lemon balm but your component list calls for peppermint!. No one working here so the majority of the stuff will be Christmas presents. Some people mistakenly choose to make “hot-process soap” vs. Guest article It was rewritten in November 2020 to add new information, more links to other posts, and new photos. I avoid it altogether in this recipe, though I’d argue that using sustainable palm oil is not a bad thing. I also highly recommend projected to the three most basic soaping oils: olive, coconut and palm. If you have a larger batch, you can up the rate to 2 teaspoons to 2 tablespoons and so forth. Guest poster wanted Try bentonite clay in this recipe. That way the soap hardens faster, helping prevent the formation of soda ash. Thank you for sharing these recipes. It’s a firm plastic soap/candy type mold that came with a beginner kit. ) I haven’t done a lot of experimentation with aloe yet- maybe I should. My recipe was palm, coconut and olive oil at about 25% each (the basics, I’ve never had problems with them,) cocoa butter at about 5 or 10% (I forget, but never had problems with this either,) grapeseed oil at around 5% (new for me, but I had it and wanted to try it,) and coffee infused sunflower oil for whatever was left. I don’t like using natural science colors. I did add a little Coconut fragrance to it and have it all displayed in my art studio!. For molds, you can get soap molds at your local craft store or online here, or use siloxane baking pans (like this). It seems different soapmakers have preferences as to whether they blend to light, medium or full trace before pouring. Could you please enlighten me on those. Your email address will not be promulgated. Experiment with several essential oil blends and soap colorants. Sponsored post: If you really want to use a metal mold, make sure to line it. Hmm, that’s strange! Temperatures of 100F are just right, and not too hot. However, other soapmakers, including the Soap Queen, say you can use up to 33% if you balance the recipe with a higher superfat. Guest column DIY Milk and Honey Soap by Happiness is Homemade. Learn how to line molds including recycled boxes in this blog post. That means they mostly don’t affect the original recipe. Then you measure your oils, using your scale, zeroing out the scale before each addition. You only need the few ingredients for this basic recipe, but you also do need certain tools and proper mixing containers etc to actually make the soap too. You should, however, NOT do that! After further investigation, I learned that you could inadvertently be setting off a chemical substance reaction that gives off enough heat to burn you further. Can you tell me, is it okay to add aloe jelly to this soap to give it more moisturizing attributes? Do I need t run it through a lye figurer with the aloe??. Find a juicy aloe plant so you can extract fresh aloe for the soap. I just have a few questions: 1. If the lye water is a bit too cool when it’s added, it can start to solidify the hard oils (coconut) in your batch. I promise you’ll love your homespun soap. Your setup costs to start making soap at home will not break the bank! The full rundown of items that I recommend can be found at wholesale soap supplies and instrumentality. Sustainably sourced is more difficult! A very easy substitute is beef tallow but if you wish to make a vegetarian soap then a new recipe will be needed. I’m idea that with a higher percentage of hard oils like I this recipe the soap will naturally look creamy and opaque, is this true even if it goes through gel phase? Did you gel the soap in the finished picture above? Do different oils have more/less trouble going through gel phase? I am in VA making soap in the air conditioning. To answer your question about forgetting to use castor oil in this recipe — it will likely be harsh on your skin. For people who are mathematically gifted, formulating recipes can be as fun as the design of the soap! Thanks for sharing your experience. I would definitely advocate not using the soap anymore because it’s lye heavy. My first soap was an only olive. Guest post: Add any exfoliants when the soap is thick enough to be able to suspend them within the soap. Become guest writer the water will affect how quickly the soap batter comes to trace and how fast it cures. Subscribe to get all the latest. The pumpkin spice soap tutorial shows you how to work with added sugars like goat milk and fresh pumpkin puree. Thanks so much for all your help! Your wonderful website has me so excited to make all kinds of soap! Thanks for that! Leena. Write for us In fact, I like it so much that I made an entire book all about melt and pour soap-making, called Good Clean Fun. Add eucalyptus and oil oil for an extra fresh and healing fragrance. I go through the ins and outs of soap making with you and illustrate the process with quite a few photos. Guest post: A lot of fatty tissue creams do add caffeine! Coffee is also known to help remove odors, so it might be a good soap for cleaning up in the kitchen too. can you advise on a nice soap with lard and maybe 2 other oils also can you give me some advose on colouring as my soaps all come out wrong colour. You won’t need to change anything about the recipe for the oatmeal! It is considered an additive. A lot of soapers don’t use one at all but I’d recommend that you use your soap within a year to make sure your extra oils don’t go off. com/bath-and-body-tutorials/cold-process-soap/indigo-spoon-plop-soap-cold-process-tutorial/. Soap making is part craft and part science. Accepting guest posts I don’t count the prepping step or the last item that explains shelf-life. I in reality didn’t put any fragrance or anything in the recipe, it was my first try so I only used the recipe. It gives you a good starting place when trying to troubleshoot. If you like firmer bars, you can increase the amount of coconut and palm. Until everything is combined and you have reached a thin “trace”. Soap making can be very simple or you can make it as complicated as you like. com/change-customize-soap-recipe/ ) If you don’t like the scent of olive oil, don’t use extra virgin, use pomace olive oil. com/bath-and-body-tutorials/tips-and-tricks/talk-it-out-tuesday-colorants/. Maybe I should have not use the mica and Fo for my first time :). To find out how much lye and liquid to add to your recipe, you can use our Lye Calculator! To use the calculator, select the type of soap, the units you’d like and the superfat level. Also, Saffire Blue has become less reputable over the years but I hear good things about Candora Soap. Her natural process is simple, versatile, and successful!. In the first two parts of this series, I introduce you to common soap making ingredients. Make sure to discount the salt water set from your liquid amount. I don’t connect mixing the lye into the water outside or wearing prophylactic gloves or glasses. Guest-post Mmeanwhile I’ve fallen in love with making my oen soap, even got my husband involved. When I first wrote this post in 2013, I had bought lye with the aim of making soap again.


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For example, if you added blue woad powder to this yellow olive oil soap recipe, you’d get green soap! But with white soap, your colors will come through true and bright. Guest-blogger If you’re new to making natural handsewn soap, you should read my four-part series on natural soap making. They’re well-advised soft oils, and will make this recipe softer than if it had palm oil. After that is said, it is a safe process if you take precautions and are careful with what you are doing. You’re welcome! So glad you like the tips and tricks. There are two main types of refined Coconut oil – one melts at 76 degrees and the other at 92 degrees. Can you send those to [email protected]? Thanks so much.  The How to Substitute Oil in Cold Process Recipes also has some great information for formulating your own cold process recipes. If it’s frozen, it will keep the aloe from burning. So glad you love the recipe! Palm oil adds some great firmness to your soap, and there is no direct replacement for it. ? 2) Can we add (more) glycerin to a recipe? Is it ok / not really adwised or / perhaps not really neccesary? If it is ok – how much? If not ok – why not? 3) Living in Norway we have a lot of change in the weather on a daily basis (in the summer – humid one day, dry and warm the next, then a bit chilly, and so on. Melt and pour soap is made in a different way than cold process, so the answer is no. Guest blogger guidelines  A silicone mold requires no prep. Write for us Don’t worry though, I’m here to guide you through making some of the most skin-loving soap you’ll ever use.  If you were to drizzle a bit of soap of top, it would stay instead of sinking in. Olive oil pomace is chemically produced. If you use sodium lactate or salt to the lye solution, it’s best to dissolve either in the water BEFORE you add the lye, otherwise neither will dissolve the right way. I plan to include this on on my first order but it will be very costly if I opt to have it shipped every time I run out. I love lemongrass and oakmoss, though not put together. Soft oils will help the soap trace more slowly, and also add moisturizing properties. You may want to contact the manufacturer to find out more. I also sell my soaps and other products online, at local follow markets, and at the state fair each year. Thanks so much for your description, that helps me out! It sounds like that soap is separating. And if you’d rather do some reading, Bramble Berry carries a wide range of books on the topic, including my newest book, Soap Crafting. You can add baking soda, washing soda and borax as well! You can also add citric acid, borax and vinegar for the really heavy duty loads. I enjoy melt and pour for quickly making fun, cosmetic soaps. Can I add black cherry fragrancy oil to this?. Nevermind, sorry, I did the math wrong :(.  (Find 100% pure essential oils here. Debemos conocer el punto exacto cuando hay que dejar de batir. Hi, I have been reading a lot regarding CP soap making on the net and learnt that the most preferred percentage for coconut oil use in the recipe should be not more than 20% other than the soap gets very drying to the skin ( 5%superfat off course) What I noticed in all your 3 basic recipes the coconut oil % is 29. Guest article I probably refined an unknown mixture of vegetable oils. From this recipe, you can learn how to use other additives. It was an awesome soap! I started making CP from my 6th batch or so and have done CP ever since. If you opt for a coffee-infused homemade soap, add used coffee grounds for its excellent exfoliating value. What is the water percentage for this recipe 2. Thrilled to have found you Tanya. Too much coconut oil and your bars might be drying, too much castor oil and they might be sticky. I just happened to stumble on your website. Hi, I’m new to soap making, I don’t quite understand the super fat ting, but have you allowed for any in this recipe ???. One trick, however, is to keep match the color with the fragrance. ? I am heading to make my first soap ever using your recipe after all the learning on the net regarding CP soaping. My absolute favorite recipe on Soap Queen is the 100% coconut oil bar with 20% superfat, so I like to lean on a short ingredient list whenever I can. Plenty of others to explore here on Lovely Greens too :). Kids love anything gummy, so why not make some jiggly soap to make washing hands more fun. Adding softer oils to your recipe can help. Scented with essential oils from forest trees that make it both fresh and woodsy, this soap will perk you up and combat the dreariness that comes with the long, cold winter nights. Love all the accumulation in your blog. com/bath-and-body-tutorials/cold-process-soap/buttermilk-bastille-baby-bar-on-soap-queen-tv/. Only ever use lye that’s 99% Sodium chemical compound. (For more information, read our article: Can You Make Soap Without Lye?). It’s best to wait! Seasoned soapers, what kind of recipe did you make for your first cold process project? Did you bite off more than you could chew? I would love to hear about your experience! If you are a newbie, I hope you give this project a try =). Guest poster wanted Click here to read more about trace, including what thin, medium and thick trace looks like. The point when the ingredients have emulsified enough to no longer separate is called “trace” in soapmaking. Guest post by Now, I am always sure to wear long sleeves, a high neck line, long pants, gloves, googles and a mask. They can also help remove dead layers of the skin. ? 2) Can we add (more) glycerin to a recipe? Is it ok / not really adwised or / perhaps not really neccesary? If it is ok – how much? If not ok – why not? 3) Living in Norway we have a lot of change in the weather on a daily basis (in the summer – humid one day, dry and warm the next, then a bit chilly, and so on. If you have dry skin use 25% or less coconut oil though. Check out our article, 44 Ways to Color Homemade Soap Naturally, for even more ideas. The key to this recipe is the patience and skill required to create the even layers. Although you can squeeze the sides of the cups, the top is stiffer. Submit an article Then pour the soap on top of the loofah. However, it isn’t necessary to the soapmaking process, it’s just aesthetic! Soap that doesn’t go through gel phase will still turn into soap. At this point, I have enough soap recipes publicized on Garden Therapy that I thought it was time to give you a post where you can find them all listed in one handy place. This melt and pour soap recipe is simple since it's pre-mixed, but with a little customization, it becomes an artisan item.  It’s very important to get as much of the lye in contact with as much of the soap as mathematical. Become guest writer FIVE: Turn on the stick blender and pulse several times. com/bath-and-body-tutorials/tips-and-tricks/free-beginners-guide-to-soapmaking-common-soapmaking-oils/. It may cause a choking sensation in your throat. Is there a specific ratio when using these oils? On what basis did you decide the grams of each? Also, can you add bee wax to such kind of recipes?. Can I add black cherry odor oil to this?. (Once you reach trace, the reaction will continue on its own, even if you stop mixing. You’re very welcome Thom and well done on your soap making success :). Write for us It will belike be fine Marlene. Hi, first of all , I love this site, and this blog! Hope you have time to answer my question. I think that can not be stressed enough. Hmm, I’m wondering if your soap had false trace. Some wooden molds are sold with a silicone lining for easy use and cleanup. The type used in the photo is rose clay but you can get clays in many different shades. In the pint jar, add your three oils together. We actually recommend making small test batches at first so you can see how the soap feels and adjust from there. While the lye part scared me at first, it was well vented and I got through it just fine! The recipe I had called for 1. That causes discoloration and an unpleasant smell. The lye, the measuring, it was all back in the lab for me. My recipe was palm, coconut and olive oil at about 25% each (the basics, I’ve never had problems with them,) cocoa butter at about 5 or 10% (I forget, but never had problems with this either,) grapeseed oil at around 5% (new for me, but I had it and wanted to try it,) and coffee infused sunflower oil for whatsoever was left. We’ve found that keeps everything nice and melted, and gives you plenty of time to work. It's an easy and unusual treat for a soap that you can also use in the shower or a soaking bath. Upon rereading your website I realized I needed to also add an antioxidant. My question is that I’d love to use Frankincense and Myrrh oils in my next batch, but I’m not sure how much of each I should add. I think you meant to comment on the previous post about the lye not being correct. More likely, my soap used too much lye for the amount of (low quality) oil I was using. com/bath-and-body-tutorials/tips-and-tricks/gel-phase/. Submit guest post com/bath-and-body-tutorials/tips-and-tricks/free-beginners-guide-to-soapmaking-common-soapmaking-oils/. I’m not really familiar with the infused coffee oil, so I’m inquisitive if that may be doing some odd things in the batch. The wetness in the soap is evaporating, too, so the soap is getting harder. com/bramble-berry-news/sunday-night-spotlight-brazilian-clay/. What I do is take the percentage of oil that I want fat out and set that aside. It turned out just fine…i had it sprayed with 99% Iso propyl Alcohol later as well. The weather may affect how you store your soap though! If it’s very warm, you may not need to insulate the soap if you prefer it go through gel phase. Guest post courtesy of The worst disaster, though, was when I tried to make soap. Guest post by This color survives the soap making process so any color you add could blend with it.


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Just wondering, when you dry your dandelion petals do you cut off the bud and separate the petals for drying? Or do you leave on the bud. One tub gets the rose clay and the other the kaolin clay and metallic element dioxide mixture. You don’t need much, it’s very vibrant!. If you really want to use a metal mold, make sure to line it. I’m not the only one who likes using a acquisition soap for face and body. Guest post policy Just wondering, when you dry your dandelion petals do you cut off the bud and separate the petals for drying? Or do you leave on the bud. And any recipe that uses my garden-grown lavender is a favorite of mine due to the amazing scent and natural beauty that it lends to any recipe! . Contribute to this site Is there any difference between coconut oil and virgin coconut oil? Can I use virgin coconut oil wherever u have mentioned coconut oil? Please reply!!!!. Guest blogger guidelines Any lye container that includes that information does not sound legit. The color of your soap depends on several factors. Become guest writer Thanks, Tanya, for the useful tips!. Submit blog post Is this recipe gentle for a baby?. When you have sugars in your soap recipe (like honey), your soap will by nature become hotter once its poured into the moulds. com/Pure-Soap-Making-How-to-Create-Nourishing-Natural-Skin-Care-Soaps-P6298. Some soaps, like my coconut oil laundry soap, move from thickening to solidifying very quickly, leaving little time for personalizing your soap with essential oils, colorants, or exfoliants. Want to write a post PAID ENDORSEMENT DISCLOSURE: In order for us to support our website activities, we may receive pecuniary compensation or other types of remuneration for our endorsement, recommendation, testimonial and/or link to any products or services from this website. Sometimes it can be a little tricky to get them out, but as long as there’s a little give in the tray just persevere and you will be able to ease the soap out. Animal tallow can directly replace palm oil in a recipe (for you Sunnybrook and for those reading the comment above). com/bath-and-body-tutorials/cold-process-soap/superfatting-soap-an-explanation-2/. Plus, the typical light vegetable oils like corn oil or canola oil, just don’t make very good soaps on their own. While the lye part scared me at first, it was well ventilated and I got through it just fine! The recipe I had called for 1. Want to write for do you use red palm oil? thats all i saw at the store and it was expensive. I was taught that the best time to add additives is during the milling process. The palm oil we use is a light yellow oil that is solid at room temperature. Submit content Bars with a lot of olive oil do take longer to harden and unmold. The basic version is amazing, and what’s even better is that you can easily customize it to suit your tastes. Have you considered using nonfunctional butter? It’ll make your skin feel heavenly! The reason I use step-down in this recipe instead of a cosmetic butter is simply that it’s so much cheaper and for a new soap maker who may make mistakes, which can get costly pretty quick. I realize this post is a bit old but I’m curious about the broken link on this page under ‘Coloring and Decorating Soap Naturally’. So, while soap without palm will be on the softer side, you can definitely make a firmer bar with the ingredients I listed above. By Debra MaslowskiBeauty Recipes Soapmaking. FIVE: Turn on the stick blender and pulse several times. Anyway, I melted my oils and added my lye, blended until I got to at least a medium trace, seemed like maybe more than medium, like it was about to start getting clumpy, but when I poured it into the mold it seemed like it was separating again and then lots of oil started leaking out of the bottom (wood mold lined with freezer paper. Looking for guest posts com/bath-and-body-tutorials/back-to-basics-crisp-cotton-swirl-cold-process/. WOW- so much great information. If it’s someplace that’s too warm (near a radiator, sunny window, etc) then this can overheat your soap. Maybe if I try to break up the crystals it’ll work? Any ideas? Thank you. We love using 5% because it adds some extra luxury to the bar, but doesn’t make it too soft. Even when you spray alcohol, that soda ash can sometimes appear. Ar first I was going to make a pure Castile soap. Guest column Is there a specific ratio when using these oils? On what basis did you decide the grams of each? Also, can you add bee wax to such kind of recipes?. As for the coconut oil, you can use virgin in place of the regular coconut oil. It is strategic to use distilled water! Tap water can have microbes or bits of metal inside that do weird things in your bar. There's no need to work with messy chemicals like lye with a melt and pour base. Hi Alicia, smell oils will come with specific book of instructions on how much to use in cold-process soap. If you like, you can add salt to that distilled water. Soap making process) to complete. The latter is not only more pricy but is far darker in color. They come from the roots, stems, flowers, or seeds. Guest posts But what went wrong????? Why did my mixture keep setting before I could get it out of the bowl and into the moulds? Unless some one on here can yell me what I did wrong, then I guess I’ll never know. New soapers often want to dive in head first with layers, swirls and fragrances. The overlapping flaps of paper will help you to lever it out when it’s time to un-mold. of sodium lactate per pound of oils to your cooled lye water. Want to contribute to our website Add color and fragrance and stir by hand or slowly with the stick blender. com/bath-and-body-tutorials/tips-and-tricks/formulating-cold-process-recipes/. Since ingredients like that are often listed on the bottles of store-bought foaming soap, I set out to make a fantastic basic foaming hand soap recipe. How To Make Raspberry Ripple Swirled Soap. Why do I do it? Sometimes to save money, sometimes because it's healthier, but I always love having control of the ingredients!​ Oh, the things we'll make!. Look for floral soap molds to make these bath bombs gift-worthy. Guest contributor guidelines I have been wanting to make soap for over a year, and I am still a little hesitant to work with lye. However, there’s quite a bit of work involved in making a cold process soap—there’s quite a bit of chemistry and science involved, as well as some challenging, potentially dangerous ingredients. There are also special colorants sold specifically for soap. com/bath-and-body-tutorials/cold-process-soap/using-the-bramble-berry-lye-calculator-2/. For instance, the oils you use have natural batch variation. By explaining step by step process of soap making, they will achieve their first soap. i’ve never used palm olein oil so i’m not sure how it would change the recipe. I poured it on top and it make fascinating natural mixes of colors. When starting to make cold process soap, it can be alluring to take the “go big, or go home,” approach. I know fragrances vary if you want a big scent or just a small scent, but I just wasn’t sure if my receipt would change if I add colorants and frangrances to this. By 10 % water discount means that I do 10% superfat? or just reduce the amount of water to 10% ? no matter what the amount of NaOH is ?. I have made 3 batches so far: Lemongrass, eco-friendly basic soap, and tonight I made the Simple Herb Soap. Did I like the results, not very much, which is why I am still making the same old basic soap. com/bath-and-body-tutorials/tips-and-tricks/why-did-my-soap-turn-brown/. com/bath-and-body-tutorials/tips-and-tricks/why-did-my-soap-turn-brown/. Hi Leena, if the color is darker, it’s probably because the soap gelled (heated up after you poured it into the mold) or you used olive oil that is richer in color. To learn more about formulating your cold process recipes, check out this blog post. Guest author Cinnamon Cocoa Melt & Pour Soap by Soap Queen. com/bath-and-body-tutorials/cold-process-soap/brine-and-rose-clay-cold-process-soap-soleseife-soap/. Guest-post You can chop it into bars subsequently. Click here to add everything you need for this project to your Bramble Berry shopping cart!. Guest author I am new subbie to your YB account too. Hi Tanya, In suburban area to my questions below, I have one other. They lack that squeaky-clean feeling given by coconut oil soaps. Further, most home-baked soap recipes use ounces or grams and ingredients must be weighed to get good results. See the safety warnings below for more information!). We love using 5% because it adds some extra luxury to the bar, but doesn’t make it too soft. For coloring the soap, you can use iron oxides and/or micas. Some soaps, like a pure Castile soap, are often given much longer curing periods before use! Because they have much less lather and feel “slimier” than soaps made with only coconut oil, long curing times can help overcome those shortcomings. Add some glitter and soap coloring to entice your kids to use the soap. If the oils and lye water are pretty hot, it can cause the soap to qualify and thicken up fast. Submit guest article You won’t need to change anything about the recipe for the oatmeal! It is considered an additive. The one thing in homemade soap you can’t supplant is lye. To get rid of those air bubbles, make sure to tap the mold on the counter as you put the soap in. This post was written by It is sometimes referred to as a lye discount. I was wondering if the soap recipes can be doubled or tripled. Was it not really at trace and somehow tricked me, or did it get to trace and then untrace? And would maybe added the lye before the oils were cool enough cause that problem? I’ve made maybe a dozen batches of soap before with different oils and never had any serious problems. But it does sound like an interesting craft. It’s also great for healthier frying/roasting and doesn’t taste like coconut so you can use it for both soaping and in the kitchen. The result is a smokey marbled soap with distinctive and deeply virile scents that you'd find in the most delicious men's colognes. Thank you for getting back to me! It could be a temp issue as I was using my mother’s old 1970s sweet thermometer as I was too eager to wait for me laser gun, I bet it’s not as accurate as I would have liked! I’ll check the PH of the soap as well but if it’s just a looks thing, then I’ll make use of it instead of giving it away. I am new subbie to your YB account too. Guest post: hi soap queen, i have been making soap but am worried, my measurements are totally different from yours. We usually do a mix of both! If the ingredients are listed in ounces or grams, that is a weight measurement. Guest posting Thanks for all of you tips and tricks Andrea. Here are the basics of additives:. That would make for a quicker soap to make. Hi, I tried this recipe and the oil separated from the soap in the mold, I noticed this when I checked the soap after 24hours.


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com/how-to-naturally-color-handmade-soap/ ) for inspiration. Make these pretty little soap bars for gifts or to inspire your bath routine. For your next batch, you can add more moisturizing oils like avocado and sweet almond and reduce the coconut and palm oil. Could I ersatz mango butter for the Shea butter in the other recipes?. If the oils and lye water are pretty hot, it can cause the soap to qualify and thicken up fast. com/bath-and-body-tutorials/tips-and-tricks/formulating-cold-process-recipes/. Submit guest article I have been struggling with powdery lye on the surface of my dried olive oil soap. It turned out well, but I also did a lot of reading and video watching to see others do the process – including Anne Marie’s CP DVD, before I was ready to actually give it a try. The texture of the soap batter should be runny, and Katie splits it into two equal portions to be colored with natural botanicals rather than mica, ultramarines, or oxides. Is this recipe gentle for a baby?. Hello, thank you for sharing all the awesome recipes, am happy with that. A post shared by Bramble Berry (@brambleberry) on Jul 21, 2015 at 12:42pm PDT. I’d do that if you can before using it on your skin just to avoid any complications. It’s not alone clear when soap was invented but some of the earliest we know of was made of olive oil and laurel oil. With less water in the batch, there is less to evaporate and the soap will cure more quickly. I also sell my soaps and other products online, at local follow markets, and at the state fair each year. com/bath-and-body-tutorials/tips-and-tricks/a-guide-to-weight-vs-volume/. I am a newbie in cold process and i have found a lot or recipes for Hot and Cold process. Other things you want to have are a pint and a quart canning jar, newspaper, a stainless steel measuring instrument that reads between 90° and 200° (find it here), an old towel, and any additions you want to add to the soap. my finished was very hard only after 3 days, is there any problem when i use this soap? the reason why i did that is that i wanted to test whether my soap don’t thicken very quickly before i pour it in the mold, and to some extent my venture was made. In my country it’s hard to find solid coconut oil. Guest post guidelines I was wondering if anyone can shed some light, suppliers do not list that the stock is food safe, but things like cacao butter should be edible also correct? I can’t find any info on that and it would be nice to get everything at once!. A lot of fatty tissue creams do add caffeine! Coffee is also known to help remove odors, so it might be a good soap for cleaning up in the kitchen too. Keep in mind that the natural color of this soap is a light yellow and that can impact the final color of your bars. I have been living in South Africa for the past year and so was thinking of using rooibos tea in place of the water, pairing that with orange essential oil. Why? Because when you first make soap, it’s all fat and lye. I in reality meant that I’d like to use 100% pure Frankincense essential oil and 100% pure Myrrh intrinsic oil for my next batch. Starting my own dangerous undertaking in soap making. Download Soap Made Easy & 3 DIY Steps To Perfect Skin. These sea sponge soap bars are topped with natural sea sponges to make a very gorgeous, organic-looking handmade soap that lathers up beautifully. Hello! Thanks so much for sharing this great starter recipe. After you’ve blended everything together, you can pour the mixture into a soap mold. For instance, the oils you use have natural batch variation. Looking for guest posts It’s well worth the effort as you can completely customize your soap with natural additives and colours. Fragrance just adds scent to the recipe, and doesn’t affect the main recipe too much (except for a bit more oil added). Fresh Aloe Vera Soap by The Nerdy Farm Wife. I would definitely advocate not using the soap anymore because it’s lye heavy. com/bath-and-body-tutorials/cold-process-soap/back-to-basics-creamy-orange-cold-process-tutorial/. Hi Lisa — the citrus tree seed extract acts as an antioxidant and helps give your soap a longer shelf life. Cuando batimos más de la cuenta, el proceso de cuajado se hace muy rápido y no nos da tiempo para poner la mezcla en los moldes. You can also add exfoliants or other ingredients to really personalize the recipe. Don’t worry, it’s not permanent and will go away after a few minutes. I can unquestionably help you out! What oils do you have for the recipe? Let me know and I can suggest some combinations you may like. You can substitute tallow (beef fat) directly for palm oil, but there are no other direct substitutions. just wondering, if i use 76 coconut oil instead of refinedwould it change the whole recipie. For your next batch, I would change soaping at higher temperatures (120F-130F). Basic bath salts make an easy gift because they're fun to make and customize. For your next batch, you may want to use a heat repellent spatula with color that won’t transfer. You state “When your soap is at Trace, stir in the essential oil if you’re using it and then pour the soap into moulds. (In fact, if adding to the lye, I suggest you add it frozen because the lye may react with the aloe. Guest article Can you also infuse your herbs? instead of putting dried herbs? how does that work. The result is a white “ashy” appearance on the top of the soap. Articles wanted The olive oil was increased to ensure the bars are gentle. Blog for us com/bath-and-body-tutorials/tips-and-tricks/free-beginners-guide-to-soapmaking-common-soapmaking-oils/. Hi Nandita, An all palm oil soap would not be a good recipe because it would be neither bubbly or cleansing. Until everything is combined and you have reached a thin “trace”. This DIY foaming hand soap is easy to make, inexpensive, and effective! Follow these simple steps to make this homemade foaming hand soap!. I find that cold-process soap of any kind turns my hair into a bird’s nest. The Soap Making Process: Make, Mould, and Cure. If you're making a rose soap, add rose essential oil and a bit of rose mica colorant to your base. dear Tanya, which recipe is safe for a new born baby’? I would like to be sure about the recipe can you help me in this matter? thank you very much Mirta, from argentina. This post was written by To be honest, seeing that most of the calculations and recipes were calculated in ounces really intimidated me too. After you’ve blended everything together, you can pour the mixture into a soap mold. Use 1 containerful of sodium lactate per pound of oils in the recipe. This is very elucidative for any kind of DIY products. While it lathered up and no longer stung my skin, it still wasn’t a great soap. You’ve belike heard of glycerin – ever wonder what it is? Handmade soap contains glycerin which is a natural product of the soap making process. Guest post policy They lack that squeaky-clean feeling given by coconut oil soaps. I am in love with that recipe and my family and friends that have tried it loves it too, some have even asked to buy it from me. Articles wanted You can also review the digital downloads for that instant gratification factor. Writers wanted All you need is a mix of Epsom salt, sea salt, baking soda, essential oils, and foodstuff. I thought that maybe it was because I didn’t let it sit or “cure”. com/bath-and-body-tutorials/tips-and-tricks/hot-process-hero-2/. (Liquid soaps don’t have this same crystalline structure, which is why you don’t need to cure them before using them. Blog for us We love this lavender dream soap recipe because it's perfect for a reposeful spa day ambiance. Though Katie from Royalty Soap’s instructor was focused on creating a natural, clay-based soap, her YouTube channel is the place to go for fun and ultra-creative designs. Can I use different types of oils with the same ratios in the recipe? Will it still work?. The basic version is amazing, and what’s even better is that you can easily customize it to suit your tastes. I hope this helps and good luck with your soap making!. In fact, years later, I don’t even remember the book mentioning that you should let your soap cure; it probably did; I probably had. You'll need to click the confirm button to complete the standardization. I see you have written that there are two oils which can be used in cold process soap making, without having to add other oils, olive oil and tallow. do you have any experience or guidance on using a dried powdered mugwort to use in soap, as in, when to add it and possibly how much? thanks for any help,. Can you post a link to it for me? I love the idea of a good lather that will moisturize too! I am so excited to try this out! I make lotions and balms now and I am wanting to try out handmade soap to sell for my side hustle too?. I have a question about the phase after you pour the soap into the mold. I read somewhere about using table salt for this purpose, is this something you would recommend as a substitute?. That is the total amount, including both frankincense and myrrh. com/bath-and-body-tutorials/tips-and-tricks/free-beginners-guide-to-soapmaking-common-soapmaking-oils/. Ensure that the olive oil is well in-date when purchasing from food suppliers, and if it comes in metal tins, you can use them to create these gorgeous succulent planters. The idea was that it would demilitarise the lye as quickly as possible. so it’s really personal preference and doesn’t affect the fattened bar, just the process. Fractionated coconut oil cannot be used to replace solid coconut oil in soap recipes. I am a contestant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon. I would like to make my own soap but I am so muddleheaded about it? Is it really hard and complicated as the book is saying? What is your suggestion if I want to make a soap with soft end result? Can we replace any of the oil above with rapeseed oil?. It’s temperature that causes soap volcanos and you can avoid it event by keeping ambient and soap temperatures stable/low. Articles wanted This course on Udemy is designed for those new to soap making or those with some experience. Become guest writer Not yet but thanks for the formal feedback :). I then went into making balms,nsalves, sugar scrubs and am enjoying my success in this field. Guest posting guidelines I believe I’ve read that you shouldn’t use greater than 50% lye. Can you tell me, is it okay to add aloe jelly to this soap to give it more moisturizing attributes? Do I need t run it through a lye figurer with the aloe??. Learn how to make soap from Debra Maslowski, an expert veteran homespun soap maker. Once the soap has reached thin trace, it will continue to thicken over time. DIY Natural is about rediscovering the traditional value of doing things yourself, doing them naturally, and enjoying the benefits. Sponsored post Use gloves and eye protection and a mask if desired. And you have the simplest form of homemade soap known as melt and pour soap if you want to make soap at home without using lye. You have given me a new talent I never thought I could ever develop. There are many methods of making handmade soap, including cold process, hot process, milk soap, and rebatching. I’m a starter in the soap making industry. Submit guest post Thank you so much for these valuable information!!?. Each produces a very different type of soap, but both are equally useful. I don’t think it went through gel phase cause it’s pretty creamy white, similar to your photo above. com · All Rights Reserved · Content must not be reproduced in any format. If you are looking for a top-quality Ebook or course on how to make natural soap at home, I have some exciting stuff to share with you today. Hi! First of all, thank you so much for making all the resources available on your website, plus all the videos!. In which step do you add color and smell. Sponsored post: ) Get the recipe for Orange Vanilla Cinnamon Soap in my post on cold-process soap making. of sodium lactate per pound of oils to your cooled lye water. Is vitamin E an standard antioxidant to use and can you use the fine form or liquid form?. Make these pretty little soap bars for gifts or to inspire your bath routine.