My trips and tricks can cut your soap making cost, time and effort by half!
aking home made soap need not be a difficult process. Natural hand made soap can be made quickly and cheaply in as little as one hour (depending on the formulation) as soon as one understands the basics. After you learn how to make home made soap, all you need are the correct ingredients. And the proper techniques, of course. This is because soap is the product of a specific interaction between different chemicals. Therefore, it is very important that these ingredients are mixed together in the right amounts and the correct sequence.
You too can make soap at home without too much fuss. People have been manufacturing soap long before specialized machines for soap making were invented. Archaeological evidence has been found that the ancient Babylonians were among the first to make soap using a combination of water cassia oil and alkalis. The citizens of ancient Egypt created their soaps from animal fats, vegetable oils and alkaline salts and used these soaps for bathing and for cleaning wool. A full-blown soap factory has even been found in the ruins of Pompeii – complete with already made bars of soap. Even ancient Arabs were able to make their own soaps using various vegetable and aromatic oils.
All that information was presented to make a point: simply put, it is quite easy to make homemade soap even if you don’t have specialized, high end equipment. You can employ the standard, time-honored cold process which simply involves mixing lye and sodium hydroxide or potassium hydroxide with properly measured amounts of fats or oils. As the name cold process implies, this does not require heating of the ingredients. You can also personalize your homemade soap by adding essential oils, herbs and fragrances. You can then allow this mixture to cool in their moulds overnight.
"There is also what is known as the hot process. This involves boiling a solution of lye with fats and oils whilst stirring continuously. A salt infusion would then ensure that the soap constituent of this combination solidifies. The product of this is usable, high quality soap."
One of the most popular methods of making homemade soaps is the "melt and pour" system, wherein one melts a ready made soap mix and adds their own preferred ingredients to personalize the soaps. The base mix is easy to create and is actually being sold in most handicraft goods outlets and is extremely cost-effective. After the base mix is heated, it is easy to add moisturizing oils, milk, or other spices to spice up your soap and add to its benefits. Once this has been done, you can then pour it into the mould of your choice.
There are a multitude of advantages to using homemade soap.
First off, it is highly cost effective.
Second, using homemade soap is much more healthy for your skin than using industrial soaps. This is due to homemade soap’s higher fat content than what is found in industrially manufactured soap.
Third, you can then customize your homemade soap by adding emollients like shea butter, glycerin and jojoba oils.
Fourth, using these soaps is beneficial for many dry skin disorders.
Fifth, you can even add special ingredients not found in any commercially available soap. This is exceedingly practical when there is a need to treat skin disorders that requires the application of special herbs.
Sixth and most importantly, soap making can be an extremely interesting process, and it can give one a huge amount of satisfaction.
It is therefore no wonder that an increasing number of people would now choose to make their own homemade soap rather than buying it commercially.
How exactly can you make soap successfully, without the fuss, and without the waste that you would normally spend for from Do It Yourself kits? I will share with you secrets I have found from years of research. I’ve studied the process, tried what does not work, and found what really does work more effectively than any other processes.
Are you ready to join the thousands who have enjoyed this healthy, time-saving and cost-effective breakthrough?