To begin with, making your first batch of homemade soap isn’t really tough to do. Beginner soap making mistakes assist you find out more about making soap. Follow the directions, take your time and continue reading the best ways to make homemade soap prior to attempting to make it.
When the instructions discuss 2 thermometer’s and a soap cutter, you better have them. I state this since I had neither one.
I made the error of including my salt hydroxide and water solution to my oil while they were both still to hot. Using a hand mixer sped up the cold soap process. I had to put the soap into my mold earlier than I need to have.
Upon all the rushing of putting my mixture into my mold. I forgot to include my vital oil and herb. I can not express my thoughts when I lastly got my soap mix poured into the molds and turned around only to see my necessary oil and herbs sitting on the counter.
Finally after viewing a video on YouTube demonstrating how to repair soap issues, my homemade sea salt soap ended up fine.
I took pride in my percentage of homemade soap. Making homemade soap is something I always wanted to do and the problem I went through while making my first batch was worth every mistake and effort to remedy the errors. I recommend this pastime to anyone and the benefits are great by just knowing it’s your very own completed creation.
My second batch of homemade soap went fantastic after my experience with my first batch. My soap hardened and was ready to cut. I did not have a soap cutter. I ordered a basic soap cutter which took longer for shipment. My soap was difficult to cut even with the soap cutter since I waited to long to cut the soap.
The bars were not equivalent in size, but I gave some of this soap to others and request for them to let me know how or if the soap assisted their skin. This aid me understand the number of individuals might utilize soap with the necessary oil and herbs I utilized in soap. 4 did not respond however eighteen liked it.
Below are some things I recommend for novice soap makers to consider before delving into the project. I am willing to admit my newbies errors to ideally help others that are wanting to learn ways to make homemade soap.
Exactly what you need to start making cold process soap:
Shatterproof glass and gloves
Soap cutter that works well with the molds you have.
Wax paper or freezer paper.
One large stainless-steel pot to mix the active ingredients. You can melt your solid soap oils in this, then add the liquid soap oils. And lastly adding the salt hydroxide and water option to the oils.
2 or more glass or plastic containers for your water and lye solution and liquid soap making oils. Measuring container work well.
Two thermometer’s made for soap making.
Stick blender or plastic spoon.
One plastic spatula.
Kitchen area scale that weighs out grams and ounces.
Defense for your counter top and your clothing.
Old blankets or towels to insulate the soap 24 hours.