Soap making methods
It is the most common way to make soap at home using oils and an alkaline solution; Where you should bring some vegetable or animal oils, artificial colors, and a mold to form the soap, then follow these steps:
- Heat the oils in a soapy pot until it reaches a temperature of 100.
- Slowly add the alkali solution mixture, and mix the ingredients together until a cohesive mixture is formed.
- Add your favorite fragrance to the mixture, and color to color the soap, then put it in a mold.
- The soap takes about 24 hours to become solid, and four weeks to become usable after placing it in a cool, dry place.
Defrost and pour
It is one of the easiest ways to make soap. So that pre-made pieces of soap are melted on the stove or microwave, then added perfumes, colors, herbs, and other ingredients – as desired -, then poured them into the molds, and left to cool for a few hours, until they become solid, and ready to use,  This method can be used through:
- Cut the white soap into small and equal pieces. The ready-made soap is usually made of glycerin and coconut oil, which are two useful ingredients for the skin. The glycerin moisturizes the skin, and coconut oil nourishes it and gives it softness.
- Put the pieces of soap in a bowl, then put them in the microwave, heat the soap for 30 seconds, then stir it, return it to the microwave for another 15 seconds, and repeat the process until the soap completely melts, and leave it until it cools a little, or you can put the soap on the stove in a saucepan, and put it On medium heat, stir until melted, then remove from heat, transfer to a large bowl, and leave to cool.
- Adding several drops of essential or essential oil to soap, such as tea tree oil, because of its antibacterial properties, chamomile oil, which is also beneficial for sensitive skin, or lavender oil, which has antiviral and antibacterial properties.
- You can add about a teaspoon or a large of cinnamon or cardamom, as they are substances that have beneficial properties for oily skin prone to acne.
- Add artificial color to the mix, or natural colors with herbs, such as paprika powder to give it a reddish pink color, or cocoa powder to give it a light brown color.
- Put a thin layer of Vaseline on the soap bar, to make it easier to remove the soap at the end.
- Pour the soap into the mold, and wipe its surface with alcohol to get rid of air bubbles.
- Leave the soap until it hardens, and this takes approximately half an hour to an hour, and it can be placed in the refrigerator to speed up the hardening process.
- Remove the soap from the mold when it hardens, and cut it into small pieces.
- ↑ DAVID FISHER (5-1-2017), “How to Make Your Own Homemade Soap”, www.thespruce.com, Retrieved 11-23-2017. Edited.
- ↑ Lindsay Sheehan (6-8-2017), “12 Best Soap Recipes Anyone Can Make At Home”, www.naturallivingideas.com, Retrieved 11-23-2017. Edited.
- ↑ MELISSA KING (18-7-2017), “How to Make Scented Soaps”, www.livestrong.com, Retrieved 11-23-2017. Edited.
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