How to Make Your Own Soap
There are many ways and different methods instructing you how to make you own soap including the cold process method. This is best for those who wish to make their soap from scratch using a mixture of water, lye, oils and vegetable or animal fats for productions. It is a simple technique to study although it can take up quite a bit of time as well as involving handling an acidic lye mixture. Alternatively, while the hot process method is similar to this, it uses heat to hasten the soap making mission. The advantage of this speedier method is that you can use it as soon as it’s ready although it would be good practice to begin with the cold process.
The rebatching method is probably the easiest way to discover how to make your own soap as this entails the use of existing scraps of soap melted down as a base to create new bars of soap. The technique known as melt and pour is similar too and is the simplest method for those who are new to this learning process as it does not involve dealing with the lye solution. The benefit of this method over the rebatching process is the use of a pre-made natural soap base to which you can add the colour, scent and required texture to make your own individual product.
Once you have learned how, this is a fantastic way to make natural soap bars, handcrafted into lovely presents for your family and friends. The melt and pour method is ideal for making soap as gifts because you are in control of the ingredients you choose to utilize. Begin with an easy recipe and add only a few fragrant oils, as you do not want the scent to be overwhelming. After you have had a bit of practice with various aromatherapy and scented oils you can then concentrate on colours to make the soap aesthetically pleasing as well.
It is also possible to learn how to make your own soap for more specified purposes, to suit skin conditions or to make a natural domestic cleaning product so have a look online for some of the many soap recipes available or buy a book that will teach you all you need to know. This can be a fun hobby that will not only save you money but will bring other rewards too and it is also a fantastic alternative to purchasing the commercial equivalents.