The Complete Idiot's Guide to Making Natural Soaps (Idiot's Guides)
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Leave no soapstone unturned!
Soapmaking has always been a popular craft with a dedicated group of followers, but with the explosion of urban homesteading and people looking to go green, noncrafters are now joining in on the fun. Whether it's making natural soap to live greener, give as gifts, save money, or make money, The Complete Idiot's Guide(r) to Making Natural Soaps has everything the new soap maker will need to create organic, natural soaps of all kinds.
•Includes recipes to make a wide array of molded, poured, and liquid soaps
•Contains soap recipes for body as well as household and even pets
Make perfect bars, and even molds with slits in the sides so you can cut perfect bars with your soap knife. You’ll find no-liner molds and oth From the Soap Pot We’ve found that the premade liners often leave a weird texture on the outside of the soap bars. ers that come with premade liners you just place up against the sides and bottom of the mold. Let’s not forget about the individual plastic soap molds that make one bar at a time with a pretty design on the bar. Or a soap bar stamp! You can.
Upside down. Pull the mold up, and place to the side. Very gently remove the freezer paper from the cut bars of soap, careful not to nick or bump the bars. Set bars on a wire rack or in an open box to dry. Wire cookie racks work really well for drying soap! You are now ready to choose the type of soap mold you want to try first. Be sure to gather all the things you will need to use with your mold before you start making your soap batch. Lining your mold first is the best way to get started.
Because M&P soap base is already a completed soap, what you see is what you get. Many beautiful oxides and micas are avail able to color M&P soap. They come as a dry powder, so you’ll need to wet the oxide or mica with a little oil or glycerin before you add it to the M&P soap base. It only takes a little colorant to color this type of soap. Safety First Please do not use crayons for coloring M&P soap. They are not intended for this purpose. You can also use the oxides and/or micas dry.
Will appear where each grain of lye was. This is why it’s so important to have the lye packaged in a plastic bag inside a lidded bucket. You can twist down the plastic bag onto the lye as you use it, and the bucket with lid keeps it safe from kids and animals. immersion blender A long, skinny, handheld blender used to blend milk shakes, smoothies—and soap! infusion A mixture made by steeping herbs in oil or water. It’s then used in soap to get the benefit from the herbs. International.
Unsaponifiables Components of the fat/oil that don’t combine with the lye to form soap. Instead, these components contribute to the soap’s moisturizing qualities. vegetable shortening A solid fat made from vegetable oils. Crisco is one example. AppendixB INCI Labeling Names When making labels for your soap, you need to use the International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients (INCI) names of the oils you use in your soap. The following table lists both the botanical name and the label name.