I have always wanted to make soaps. So I did some research and found a easy cold process soap kit to start. If you love easy soap making. This post will show you how to make an easy cold process soap recipe. Once you make the soaps its perfect for mother’s day or for any gifting ideas.
Here is what you will need!
Soap making equipments
- Infrared thermometer
- Stick blender
- Glass containers
- Stainless steel spoon
- 10 inch soap mold.
If you are serious about cold process soap making even as a hobby, its worth while to have these equipment solely for soap making and nothing else. It’s because of the Lye ingredients which is toxic. I have research all the equipment brands and they work well. Here is a kit I used that has all the oils. I substituted the palm oil for lard.
Other ingredients and oils for soap making!
The oils need for cold process soaps:
- 13.5 oz. Olive Oil
- 9 oz. Coconut oil
- 1.5 0z. Caster oil
- 2 oz. Fragrance oil
- 9 oz. Lard! (The recipe that came with the kit was palm oil, palm is bad for the environment so I substitute it with lard).
- 10. 9 oz.Distilled water
- 4.6 oz. Sodium hydroxide lye
- Weigh the oils in a glass measuring container, make sure you take the weight off of the container first and use the true weight. Very easy to reset the scale. Put all the oil in a 64 oz. glass container. Set aside.
- With gloves and goggles weigh the lye in a glass container, weigh the water and oil in separate container as well.
- With the gloves and goggle on prepare the lye mixture. Warning! Add the lye to the water not the other way around. It will cause a volcano and splash everywhere. Lye is dangerous for the skin and eyes. Do this part outside. Trust me it’s easy and safe if you follow directions.
- When the lye is added to water it becomes hot. With the thermometer cool down the lye to 130 F and the oils need to be warmed up to 130 F as well.
5. When you reach the temps on both the lye mixture add it to the oils in the large glass container.
6. With the stick blender pulse it on and off until the mixture is pudding like texture.
7. Add the fragrance into pudding. Blend well again.
8. Once it is blended, pour into 10 inch silicone loaf. Let harden for 2-4 days (This is where the soap making process is magical)
After 3 to 4 days check the soap. Once its hard, cut into 1 inch thick using that sharp knife. Afterwards you have to cure for 4 weeks in a dry area. Keep the soap uncovered. This is art of natural soap making. After I did it I felt so happy that it came out perfect. The key is that you have to use the scale and thermometer to get perfect. Otherwise it can get a blotchy brown.
You can make pretty gifts for friend and family.
You can find the supplies and equipment through Amazon! I have tested and tried these and they work well. For more natural products for the home! See my Potpourri DIY