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When I first started making soaps at home, it was simple, but that is when I made my mistakes and I had to go back to the simpler kind - melt and pour stuff. Then I progressed to cold processed. I wish I had a neat guide like the handcrafters companion, but I didn't so I stumbled along.
What is soap? Soap is a substance that's used for cleansing and it is made when a chemical reaction occurs between lye (Sodium Hydroxide) and fat.
Clay has been known as a therapeutic agent for thousands of years. Before we'll discuss the wonderful benefits of clay to the skin when used in soap and cosmetics, let's take a glimpse at fascinating facts about clay and its uses.
Whenever you make soap to give as a gift or sell to customers, it is always nice to jazz up the presentation by adding some decorations to it. This article will give you some easy decorating ideas to make your soap as attractive and beautiful as possible.
Hand made soaps, like all form of soap, are created through the process of saponification. In this, a metallic alkali reacts with fat or oil to form soap. Most soaps today are created with fats such as olive oil. Lye is used as the metallic base.
If you've had trouble finding a soap that's just right for you, and have struggled with cleansers with overpowering scents or artificial ingredients, then perhaps it's time to learn a thing or two about creating your own brand of hand-milled soaps. You'll first need two to three bars of plain white soap. Grate the soap into flakes - enough to make two cups.
Beyond colorants and essential or fragrance oils, there are a number of neat things you can add to your homemade soap. One of my favorites is honey (which is a humectant), but there is also milk, glycerin, silk, shea butter, tomato paste, cocoa powder, fruit juice and pulp, dried herbs and flowers, finely chopped oatmeal, cornmeal (for an exfoliating bar), poppy seeds, finely ground coffee beans, beer and wine, citrus zest, berry seeds, yogurt, aloe vera gel, ...
There are a number of ways to test your soap. The old, at-home method is to simply touch the tip of your tongue to a bar of soap. If it tastes like soap, then everything is in order. If, however, your tongue gets a sting, this means your soap is lye-heavy and should be thrown out. After you touch your tongue to the soap, rinse your mouth with water or mouthwash.
What memories do you recall when homemade soap is mentioned? Have you ever made homemade lye soap at home? It's amazing how many people have never ventured into the making of soap at home, while using the simple contents usually found in most homes. Do you save bacon grease in a dedicated container, so you can use it when you need a bacon flavor drizzled over fresh green spinach leaves? Well you don't know what you are missing.
Soap is something we use every day. It comes in solid form and liquid form. Most of us buy soap from stores, but making your own soap is so much more fun. It is an old and growing art. There are several ways to make soap. The most common is a method called melt and pour.
Goats' milk is rich with nutrients like proteins, vitamin A, B12, B6, E, beta casein, and minerals. Skin absorbs beta caseins easily and helps in rapid hydration of the dry skins. Goats' milk helps in moisturizing and soothing the skin as it is natural emollient.
I've always loved crafty people. The kind that could take a pile of rags and make the prettiest quilt you ever laid eyes on or could make candles in their kitchen that could pass for art. These people always amazed me. So when I was able to make something that had other people commenting on how neat my creation was, I was thrilled.
Call it Handmade soap, Handcrafted soap, Homemade soap, Herbal soap, Natural soap or Glycerin Rich soap. Whatever the name, it usually refers to the cold process of soap making. Hand made soap is "Glycerin Rich Soap." The glycerin is formed naturally by the cold process soap making method. In many commercial soaps, this extra glycerin, is harvested out. Since handmade soap makers don't harvest out the glycerin from their soap, all handmade soap is "glycerin rich".
A hundred years ago it was common for families to make their own soap, as retail stores were few and far between, and many Americans couldn't afford to shop for necessities, anyway. If they couldn't make or grow it themselves, they did without. Nowadays, of course, hardly anyone uses any product they didn't buy from a store. We've gained a lot in comfort, but we've lost a lot when it comes to self sufficiency.
The time it takes to make your own soaps, bath salts and home cleaning products may seem like a lot of work when the grocery store is only down the street - or in my case, just 20 minutes away. So why should we take the time to do it ourselves?
OK, I have to admit that this is something I never thought I'd do. This article is about making soap. Yes, making soap. I was somewhat astounded at how easy it can be to make your own soap. But let's start at the beginning. This all came about when my dear wife started having a reaction to the soap we bought at the store.
Wooden soap molds are exceedingly popular within the homemade soap making community and for very good reasons.
Did you know that make your own soap can be rewarding? You'll feel great about it and you can make money too. Soap making is an addicting craft for all the right reasons. Sure, you could venture down to store and buy soap (all of the good stuff is removed actually).
The art of soap making has been considered a mystery for quite a while, until it started being manufactured at a larger scale, and only through chemical means. There are countries however, where soap making is still made by the people using natural elements.
Soap is a necessity. Everybody; young or old, men or women, rich or poor uses it. Wouldn't it be great if you can make your own soap for living or perhaps for your personal needs? By doing this you can save money from buying commercially expensive soaps. This article focuses on teaching even first-timer of the hassle-free way to make soap.