So, be prepared for a color change & if you want a green toned soap, you’d need to add a colorant to it. Yes, you could use both mint or rosemary infused olive oil instead of sunflowers, and mint tea can be used as well. The lye calculator figures account for the lye discount, so you only have to use the lye value at 6% and not worry about adding or subtracting anything else. So sorry for asking so many Questions, but I’m a total newbie and I’m quite intimidated by the entire process. I was trying out the calculator you used to calculate the lye value so as to get an idea of how to use it. Now, if we use the Lye value at 6% … should we additionally put a 5% lye discount on the amount of lye so as to superfat the mixture.
You can try and get this into the mold, sometimes it is possible. You can also put the entire mix into a zip lock bag and begin kneading it like you would do bread dough. Once it is workable you can tray and press it into the mold or roll it into a log. I find it easier on a severe seize to roll it into a log and then just cut it into soap rounds. Usually caused by too much water or not enough lye. Sometimes can be caused by incorrect soaping temperatures or not enough stirring.
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Used store bought for our bodies, I’m 51, but did clean grease from clothes well. For the past 14 years I have been making my own body soaps and shampoo bars with olive oil and other oils. No access to the fat like when we butchered. I now make it using my stand mixer with a crdboard piece over the top around the mixers as my hand won’t stir that long. Works great and I know all the ingredients, and how to pronounce them.
- So, for best results and to avoid various little problems that may occur, try to get both in a fairly close range.
- Also, be aware that soap-safe dyes are much weaker than candle dyes.
- Before you use soap bars, get double duty by storing scented soap bars in dresser drawers, closets, suitcases, and car interiors to add freshness.
- Minor care is required for a good edge-grain cutting board.
- I’m trying to help my daughter with a science experiment for school.
It makes sense to saturate dry ingredients prior to adding. Hope to salvage these very expensive aloe loaves. I have used this recipe before and it turned out just fine. If your soap cracked, you can leave it at room temperature with no blanket or heating pad, or you can pop it in the fridge or freezer for 5-24 hours.
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Am going to read a lot before I get started. I was wondering why your preference for wood molds. Also, wondering is that parchment paper you line it with? My husband and I have decided to try soap making as a hobby together after falling in love with homemade soaps. I think your site it WONDERFUL and we plan to follow many of your recipes. One that we will be trying first is the Oatmeal & Honey Soap.
Each Tuesday, you’ll receive one of my best natural soapmaking tips, recipes, articles, or printables. Turns out that dish soap actually isn’t the best cleaning agent for your cutting board, especially if the cutting board is used for different kinds of food. Nini’s first soap, Salzberg theorizes, may simply have been a bucket of ashy, greasy water.