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How to Make Soap
First, you’ll need soap molds in order to shape
your soaps. You’ll be able to choose from a wide variety
of shapes and designs. Some have flower imprints; some
have graphic designs such as Egyptian or celestial motifs.
Go ahead and choose whatever your heart fancies. There are
Three Dimensional Soap Molds, which are a two-part
fold, which can cast a double-sided look on your soap.
Once you’ve chosen your soap molds, you’re ready
to get started. Boil the glycerin soap base. At this
stage, if you want to add an essential oil or soap
fragrance, just stir it in; if you want to color the soap,
go ahead and stir in the dye to give the color you
want. Pour the mixture into the mold that will give you the
shape you want. Let the mold cool, before you remove the bar
There is another soap making process;
it’s called a ‘cold process’ because
it doesn’t rely on an external heat source. If you choose
a cold process, you’ll use lye, which will heat up when
mixed with liquids. Be careful with lye, however; it’s
a dangerous substance. Read the directions attentively, and
it’s a good idea to consult a lye calculator
to determine exactly how much you’ll need. Mix lye with
the right amount of fat or oil, and the saponification
process will begin without your having to heat the mixture.
Then Lye is used to be mixed with the right amount of fats
or oils, which leads to the saponifcation process, that results
to soap. (In such cases when lye is being used it’s
good to consult a lye calculator used to determine how much
lye should be mixed in the ingredients).
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