Learn How To Make Your Own Soap

Soap is made by mixing lye and water with fats or oil.
Through a complex chemical reaction knows as Saponification, lye which is also called sodium hydroxide (a base) converts Fats or Oil (an acid) to soap.
When oil or fats (acid) come into contact with the lye or sodium hydroxide (base) the saponification process begins with the lye turning the oil/fat into soap.
A thicker and more uniform solution is formed by this process. The point at which the solution begins to thicken is called a trace.
Any oils/fats or other ingredients added at this point will not be substantially converted and will basically remain in their original form.
The soap can be poured into molds at the Trace stage where it will continue to harden.
It will take about 3 weeks for the chemical reaction to continue and until then, the soap will harden and be ready to use.
Cold Process is the most common method of making soaps. Even though it is called a cold process, heat is required for the chain reaction to take place.
This heat is provided by the chain reaction of the water and the lye and their incorporation into the oil or fat.
You will notice that when the lye is poured into the water it heats up immediately. Stirring the oil/fat/lye mixture helps this process to continue and to be uniform.

How does soap clean?

Soap cleans by acting as an agent between water and dirt. It allows the water to wet the surface that is being cleaned better.
For example , you have heard of water off a ducks back. Soapy water tends to soak into the surface being cleaned therefore allowing the water to wash away dirt.
In addition , it grabs dirt and connects it to the water. Soap basically grabs dirt or grease and allow water in to wash it away. This may be an over simplification of the process but it is accurate.

Soap does more than just clean. The soaps you make using this online guide will contain at least 25% pure glycerin.
Glycerin draws moisture to the skin, soothing and lubricating it's cells. Most soaps sold in stores has had it's glycerin removed and sold back to the consumer in other skin care products.
Also, most store soaps are actually petrochemical-based detergents, which are good cleansers but are harsh on the skin.

What is Lye Soap?

Lye soap has been around for quite a while for one major reason; it's simple and it works.

When properly made it has some wonderful characteristics. Here are some of those characteristics as well as some other good reasons to make your own:

1 . Lye soap is gentle.
2 . The quality of soap that is made at home can easily surpass store bought soap for considerably less money.
3. You get exactly what you want with homemade soaps. You can scent, color or make the bars all natural if that is what you desire.
4. Homemade bars can easily outlast their commercial counterparts, depending on the ingredients you used.
5. Lye soaps have a 'creaminess' that just can't be duplicated by any of the soaps you find in stores. Lye soap is wonderful on your skin. A large amount of natural glycerin as byproduct is produced by making lye soap. This is stripped off in commercial bar production and sold for other commercial uses like lotions. In homemade soaps the glycerin is left in the soap.
6. Lye soap can be used to clean just about everything.. There's nothing you can't use it on. By the way, ever get engine grease on your hands while working on a car? Give lye soap a try! Saddle soap is simply lye, so it's good for leather too.
7. Soap making is fun and creative. Bars of custom soap make great holiday gifts for friends and family.
8. If you wish you can produce soaps for profit. Soap making is a good skill which can easily be turned into a profitable business.
9. Soap making is easy and fun!

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