How To Make Soap At Home

There are three main methods for making soap at home. They are: Melt and pour: This involves buying a soap base, melting it down, and adding the ingredients you want. Cold process: This involves making soap from scratch using lye and fat. Hot process: This also involves making soap from scratch. The following is based on the cold process.

1. Ingredients And Equipment

-Coconut oil ⅔ cup (helps to produce lather)
-Olive oil ⅔ cup
-Other liquid oil ⅔ cup – like almond oil, grape seed, sunflower or safflower oil
-¼ cup lye – also called 100% sodium hydroxide
-¾ cup cool water (use distilled or purified)
-Quart canning jar
-Pint canning jar
-Soap molds
-Gloves and protective goggles

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