What are the various soap making processes that can be used?

Soap is basically made by adding alkali and fats and ensuring that they react with each other. This involves pouring the fat or vegetable oil, adding in the mixture of lye and water to create an alkali, and combining the same at a specific temperature. The reaction continues in the double boiler and when the required consistency is achieved the soap is poured into a mold for setting. While the h...


What are some tips that you can give to ensure that soap can be made safely?

The first thing that you need to know is that soap making is not something that children should handle since the melt and pour method requires fire and the lye (in case soap is being made from the basic ingredients) can be dangerous to handle. It is advised to use only pure lye granules and make sure that you do not experiment with this process by trying to use drain cleaners since they contain...


How can you decide which fragrances or essential oils to blend when making soap?

The most interesting part of creating soap at home is the part where you add in fragrances and colors. It is the one thing that will define your soap when you use it. While you can always use a single fragrance or essential oil that is available in the market, trying to blend them can give you some interesting and innovative results. Essential oils are highly concentrated and therefore they shou...


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