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Processes For Your Soap Making

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Posted on April 30, 2010 @ 2:01 pm
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Soap making is a good avenue not just to give a new look to your bathroom but also to show your creativity. Is it already becoming boring to use the common bar-shaped soaps for cleaning your hands? You should now know that soaps can bring out a distinctive style to your bathroom depending on how you use them.

Prior to starting the soap making, the major ingredients that you should have are fats and lye. The main component of soaps is fat and it is responsible for the distinctive uniqueness of the soap making it hard or soft; or making it mild to the skin or produces a good lather. Lye, on the other hand, is primarily used for hydrolyzing the fat and transforming it into soap while the other ingredients are for adding unique properties to the soap: other ingredients that are added may include dyes used to color the soap and fragrance oils used to give it a different scent.

Processes of cold or hot method are utilized to change the fats into soaps. The hot method is very much the same but first the fat will be heated before mixing it with the lye. The mixture is heated again for about two hours before using. It is known that the cold method generates long-lasting soaps. The cold method in soap making entails putting of fat into a previously primed lye water mixture. This is assorted and dispensed into thaw, which are drenched into cold water.

It is simple to do soap making although you need to be wary in doing so, since lye is a bit hazardous to the health. Keep in mind the substance lye can be hazardous to one’s health. Since it is a dangerous ingredient, you need extra caution when using it for the soap mixture. Be sure to avoid making direct contact with the substance, especially with your bare hands, since it can cause grave injuries due to it being acidic in nature. Combining water with lye will release fumes and if inhaled, can also be detrimental to your health.

If you are looking for a fun and creative hobby, then soap making is a good hobby to think about. Once you are done preparing your soap, you can add more ingredients to it create a completely unique bar of soap with a distinctive smell and color. You are also not limited to bar shapes since you can design them to become any shape you want, from animals to food shapes. And you can thoroughly customize it by putting in different colors. Another thing you can play around with is the oils that you put into the soap which in turn will let it have a unique and wonderful fragrance.

Jen Hopkins has worked in the skin care industry for years. She maintains websites about melt and pour soap making, and how do you make soap. If you want to contact her, you can use the contact form at one of her sites.

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