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How to make soap at home

Updated: Dec 7, 2022

Are you ready to try your hand at making your own cold-processed soap? Follow these easy steps and you'll be sudsing up in no time! First, gather all your ingredients: lye, oils, and any desired additives (like herbs or essential oils). Make sure to have your protective gear on hand, too, including gloves, goggles, and a long-sleeved shirt. Safety first!

Next, carefully measure out the lye and mix it with water in a well-ventilated area. This is an important step, as lye can be dangerous if not handled properly. While the lye soluti

on is cooling, melt the oils over low heat in a separate pot. Once both the lye solution and oils ha

ve cooled to a safe temperature, carefully combine them in a mixing bowl. Stir the mixture until it reaches "trace," which is when the oils and lye have fully emulsified and the mixture looks like a thin pudding. This can take some time, so be patient and keep stirring! Once the soap mixture is at trace, pour it into a mold and let it set for 24-48 hours. After the soap has hardened, carefully remove it from the mold and cut it into bars. Now comes the hardest part: the waiting. Let the bars cure for 4-6 weeks before using them. This will allow the soap to fully harden and become gentle on the skin. And there you have it! Homemade cold-processed soap that you can be proud of. Don't forget to wash your hands with it (just not the ones you used to make it). Happy sudsing!

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