Make your own soaps- All you need to know about soap making
Making your own soaps at home is frugal, easy, fulfilling, and creative. Taking a bar of a homemade soap into the shower or bath or shower is something that is really amazing.Whether you’re looking for reliable natural alternative to the market soaps, or you love trying new things, making soap is anabsolute fun.
Basic elements used in soap making
Lye is one of primary ingredients used in making handmade soaps. It’s recommended to either use crystallised lye or 100% sodium hydroxide when making soap at home.Do not substitute drain cleaners or liquid lye. They include bits of metal and might cause inaccurate measures. Of course, you would not want that.Though lye is dangerous can caustic but it’s harmless when it reacts with the oils used in soap making.
The equipment used for cooking should never be used for making soap. However, the equipment or utensil can be cleaned really well, but it’s better not to take any chance. Equipment made of tempered glass, enamel, stainless steel all are ideal for using as mixing bowls. Do not use aluminium or copper equipment as they reactwith lye.
Only dried herbal materials should be used in making soap. The popular materials used in homemade soap include Lavender, chamomile, lemongrass, oak moss, and more. Make sure that standard quantity of herbal materials is included in soap.
- Essential Oils
The essential oils used in homemade soaps are extracted from plants. Generally, they come from the stems, roots, seeds, or flowers. Blends of essential oils can also be used in soap making. Usually, only 15 to 20 drops is sufficient for standard sized batch.
Make sure that you have good knowledge about the ingredients and materials you are using in making soap. Lack of information/knowledge can lead to hazardous results. We, at CSDO teach the best soap making techniques to those interested.