Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Making Cold Process Soap

If you never made cold process soap before then you should really really read This! It will tell you everything you need to know and for safety reasons please read.
Then you will need to know what equipment you will need for making soap read This!
Everything thing I used is from voyageur soap and candle It's Canadian and they have really fast shipping!
Alright now that you read the safety and equipment needed let's begin.
1 lb Hemp/Coconut/Olive Oil
5 oz Coconut Oil
5 oz Hempseed Oil
5.2 oz Olive Oil
2.3 oz Lye
6 oz Water
Fragrance/Essential Oil .7 oz
Suit up in safety goggles, gloves and long sleeves. Add the lye to the water. Stir well taking precautions to not breathe in the fumes. Set the mixture to the side and allow it to cool to approximately 110F. You can put the lye water mixture outside if you are not in a well ventilated area.

Add all the oils together and melt. Allow them to cool to approximately 110F, or within 5 degrees of the lye water.

Add the lye water to the melted oils, carefully. Stir vigorously until trace occurs. Trace looks like a thin pudding. A stick blender will help speed trace along. If you are stirring by hand, this recipe may take up to an hour to trace.
Once you reach trace add your Fragrance or Essential oils.
I took my soap out early just for photo's they won't look like this once you reach 5 days!
Pour your traced soap mixture into your molds. Pop out after 3 to 5 days and allow to sit for a full 4 to 6 weeks to cure and finish the saponification process.

And don't worry it's gonna look green it's from your Hempseed Oil.

Source: teachsoap

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