SOAP
ORGANIC
NATURAL
HOMEMADE




SOAP

TYPES OF SOAP

EQUIPMENT

INGREDIENTS

INSTRUCTIONS

SOAP KITS

SEA SALT PEPPER SOAP

SEA SALT PEPPER SOAP RECIPE

GLYCERIN SOAP

GLYCERIN SOAP RECIPE

HERBAL SOAP

MELT POUR SOAP

MELT POUR SOAP RECIPE

LEMON CHEESECAKE SOAP

PEACH VANILLA SOAP

SOAP MAKING LINKS




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SOAP




Soap is a surfactant used in conjunction
with water for washing and cleaning that
historically comes in solid bars but also
in the form of a thick liquid.

Historically, soap has been composed of
sodium (soda ash) or potassium (potash)
salts of fatty acids derived by reacting
fat with lye in a process known by most
as saponification.

The fats are hydrolyzed by the base,
yielding glycerol and crude soap.



Soap
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soap



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TYPES
OF
SOAP




Below are the different types of soap
ingredients and their variation in the
major categories of soap:


Basic Ingredients:

Fat and Alkali


According to soap experts, authentic soaps
should contain fat and alkali (two basic
soap ingredients).

The alkali used is usually lye.


Animal Fat

These days the most used ingredient in soaps
is animal fat. This is commonly used in most
commercial soaps that you can find in the
market.

The animal fat used is called tallow, which
produces hard soaps.


Vegetable Fat

Many soap makers recommend vegetable fat
over animal fat in making soaps.

Vegetable fat may come in the form of
coconut oil, palm oil olive oil and
other vegetables.

Soaps made from vegetable fats produce
creamier lather than tallow.


Glycerin

Glycerin is also a basic soap ingredient
and all authentic soaps contain it.

Soap experts say that the clear glycerin
soaps that you see in the market are not
made from pure glycerin but ordinary soaps
that are mixed with other ingredients.

Such ingredients used are alcohol and sugar
that make the soap translucent.

Soaps made from alcohol and sugars tend to
have more chemicals than regular soaps that
can dry your skin.



TYPES OF SOAP
http://www.linkroll.com/soap/different-types-of-soap.php/



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EQUIPMENT




Basic items:

Opaque,
Translucent glycerin

Kitchen scale,

Wooden spoon,

Cutting board,

Plastic soap mold[s],

Wax paper,
Cling wrap,

cookie sheet,

knife,

cookie cutters

double boilers,

bowls.




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INGREDIENTS




SOME ITEMS ARE OPTIONAL:

Glycerin,

opaque soap,

translucent soap,

essential oils

Scent,
fragrance,(optional)

colorant
(must be liquid, like gels)




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INSTRUCTIONS




1. Slice up the translucent soap and put
in double boiler.
Make sure the soap is completely melted
before adding the scent.
Don't put in the cornmeal at this point.

Also, it's not necessary to add any
colorant-the clearer the better!
Lemon essential oil will add a yellow tinge,
and translucent soap already has a yellowish
color anyway.

2. Pour the glycerin base into the mold.
Add the cornmeal.
You will have to mix it. Due to the small
amount of translucent soap you're crafting,
it will dry quickly, so you'll have to stir
rapidly.
The texture will be similar to that of Farina
or Cream of Wheat.
You will probably end up using your fingers or
back of the spoon.

3. An advantage to this soap is that you don't
have to clean the pot after the first batch if
you're not planning to change the color or scent!
Add the opaque soap and the colorant.

4. Pour into mold[s].

5. Put in freezer for approximately one hour.

6. Remove soap from mold[s].




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SOAP
KITS
SUPPLY




Molds,

soap base,

fragrance,

colorant.

Besides the basic kit,
it is helpful to have:


Glass measuring cups,
including at least
one 2-cup size,

Large thin knife with
non-serrated blade,

Eyedroppers,

Cutting board,

Spoons,

Plastic shoebox
sized storage boxes,

Plastic wrap,

Spray Bottles,

Paper Towels,

Cleaned plastic food
containers of assorted
shapes and sizes.

When you get a little more
advanced, you might want
to add these items to your
kit:

Strainer,

Melon baller
or curl-cutting
tool of choice,

Serrated cutter,

Soap cutting mitre box,

Melt and Pour Soap Recipes.



SOAP KITS
http://www.chasenfratz.com/soaprecipes/index.html/



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SEA SALT
AND
PEPPER
SOAP




Sea Salt & Pepper Soap,
A Handmade Organic Soap.

There are a variety of different salts
that can be used in the bath recipes.

Feel free to experiment and use different
salts than this handmade organic soap
recipe calls for.




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SEA SALT
PEPPER
SOAP
RECIPE




1/2 lb. White glycerin soap

1/2 lb. Clear glycerin soap

1/2 Tbsp. Table salt

1/2 Tbsp. Castor oil

1/2 Tbsp. Beeswax

1/4 cup Sea salt

2 Tbsp. Poppy seeds

1 Tbsp. Peppercorn fragrance oil


To Make This
Handmade Organic
Soap:


Melt clear soap in a double boiler.
Add table salt and 1/2 of fragrance
oil to melted soap base.

Pour into rectangle drawer divider
so soap will be approximately 1/4"
thick. Sprinkle sea salt on top.
When cooled, cut into triangular
shapes.

Next, melt white glycerin in a double
boiler. Add castor oil, beeswax, poppy
seeds and remaining 1/2 of fragrance
oil to melted soap base.
Pour out clear, sea salt soap triangles.

Glycerin makes handmade organic soap making
less intimidating because glycerin soap
recipes don't require lye and fats.



SEA SALT PEPPER SOAP
http://www.add-adhd-help-center.com/bathbody/salt_pepper_soap.htm/



SEA SALT
PEPPER
SOAP
RECIPE




Sea Salt And Pepper Soap

1/2 lb White Glycerin Soap

1/2 lb Clear Glycerin Soap

1/2 T Table Salt

1/2 T Castor Oil

1/2 T Beeswax

1/4 Cup Sea Salt

2 T Poppy Seeds

1T peppercorn Fragrance




Melt clear soap in a double boiler.

Add table salt and of fragrance
to melted soap base.
Pour into rectangle drawer divider
so soap will be approximately 1/4 "
thick.
Sprinkle sea salt on top. When cooled
cut into triangular shapes and place
pieces in Debbie's Favorite Wilton
mold.

Next, melt white glycerin in a double
boiler.
Add castor oil, beeswax, poppy seeds
and fragrance to melted soap base.

Pour over clear, sea salt soap
triangles.



SOAP RECIPES
http://www.idea-queen.com/homemade-soap-recipes.html/



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GLYCERIN
SOAP




Glycerin has moisturizing and solvent
properties, which makes it no wonder
that it is perfect for soap.

The method used for making glycerin
soap is known as "melt and pour"
because that is basically what is
done to make this kind of soap.


Gather first the materials
you would need:

pan,

glycerin,

coloring,

fragrance,
essential oil
(optional),

mold,

rubbing alcohol,

spoon.



Ten Steps on How to Make Glycerin Soap




1.) Put a pound of glycerin soap in a pot and
melt it in at a temperature of around 155
degrees Fahrenheit.

2.) Remove the pot from heat.

3.) Stir in coloring into the melted glycerin.
If you wish, add a tablespoon of your choice
of essential oil.

3.) Mix the mixture well.

4.) Take a soap mold and spray it with rubbing
alcohol to prevent bubbles from forming.

5.) Pour the mixture into the mold.

6.) If there are any bubbles rising from the base,
let it get to the top and spray them with rubbing
alcohol to make them disappear.

7.) Set aside the soap for thirty minutes.

8.) Put the soap in the freezer for another thirty
minutes.

9.) Take the soap mold out of the freezer and let
it sit for ten minutes.

10.) Pop out the soap from the mold.


The great thing about making glycerin soap is you
can blend different fragrances, oils and colors.



GLYCERIN SOAP
http://www.linkroll.com/soap/basic-steps-on-how-to-make-glycerin-soap.php/



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GLYCERIN
SOAP
RECIPES




Some of the most wonderful types of homemade
soap recipes are those which include glycerin.

Glycerin will leave your skin very soft, and is
completely natural.


Simple Glycerin Soap Recipe:

Glycerin Soap
and/or
Castille Soap Flakes--1 lb

Essential Oil--1/4 oz (7.5 ml)

Purified Water--1 cup

Herbal Tea or Hydrosol--1/2 cup



Melt glycerin in double boiler herbal
infusion or hydrosol.
Let cool slightly...it needs to be pourable.
Add essential oil. Stir well. Pour into molds
or saran wrap-lined box. Let harden, cut into
bars. Smooth rough spots with knife.




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HERBAL
GLYCERIN
SOAP
RECIPE




Herbal Glycerin
Soap Recipes:

1 pound Glycerin

1/2 ounce fragrance oil
or
1/2 to 1 teaspoon
essential oil,
amount depends on
oil used.

1 T. herbal powder of
your choice and/or 1 T.
dried flower of you choice


Melt the glycerin in the microwave until
completely disolved. This usually takes
one to two minutes. Avoid stirring as
much as possible because stirring causes
bubbles. Pour in herbal powder, dried
flowers, and fragrance oil while still in
liquid state.
Stir lightly to evenly distribute the
ingredients.

Pour in the mold of your choice and let set
for 1 to 2 hours or longer if desired. If
you have trouble with the bar releasing from
the mold, place in the freezer for a few
minutes and the bar should release easily.

The bar of soap lathers better when it is
allowed to cure for 3 to 7 days before use.

This recipe yields 4 - 4 ounce bars of
Glycerin Soap.




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MELT
POUR
SOAP




Homemade soap recipes CAN include Melt and
pour soaps as an ingredient. Add your own
special touch with these melt and pour soap
recipes.

This type of soap can usually be found in
craft stores.




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MELT
POUR
SOAP
RECIPE




Melt and Pour Soap Recipes
Cookie Cutter Soaps

Melt and Pour soap base
(opaque)

Scent (optional)

Color
(must be liquid, like gels)

cookie sheet
(must have at least
a 1/2 in. edge on it)

knife
(to swirl your colors)

cookie cutters


Melt down the soap base and scent.
You can give the main base a color
if you wish or leave it white.

Pour the base on the cookie sheet
and add colors and swirl them all
over - be creative!
When this dries, pop the block of
soap out of the cookie sheet.
Use cookie cutters to cut up the soap.

There are lots of different things
you can do with this. Some ideas:


Christmas Soap:

Swirl red & green into white and use
cookie cutters.


Candy Cane Soap:

Swirl red into white with peppermint
scent and candy cane cutters


Easter/Spring:

Swirl multiple pastels and find some
fun cookie cutters


4th of July:

Patriotic white soap with a beautiful
red & blue swirl,
(find a nice star cutter!)



Melt and Pour Soap Recipes: Peach Tea Soap
1/2 lb. Melt and pour soap base (either type)
1 peach tea bag (take 1 tsp. of tea from this)
1 TB. Coconut oil
Peach FO (fragrance oil)
Peach colored dye
Peach shaped molds


Melt the soap base and coconut oil, stirring well.
Remove from heat and add 1 teaspoon of the peach
tea, peach FO, and peach dye (a tad of orange works
fine). Pour into peach molds.




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LEMON
CHEESECAKE
SOAP




This soap will make a wonderful gift for
any occasion. And it's all done using melt
and pour glycerin soap.
You'll need the opaque type, which is colored
white by the mineral titanium dioxide, and the
translucent [clear] kind.
The reason for this is that to get a proper
cheesecake effect with the 'graham cracker crust',
you must be able to seal the corn meal so that it
isn't loose.

The amount used for this particular recipe calls
for a 1 cup mold. Naturally, you can increase the
measurements as needed. In fact, if you choose to
make slabs of cheesecake, you can either find a
round plastic mold, or a triangular mold.

Triangular molds will be in at least three parts
and are used by ordinary people for storing meals.
Soapmakers see them a bit differently!




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PEACH
VANILLA
SOAP




1 lb White Glycerin Soap Base

1 t. Sugar

1/2 t. Salt

1 t. Sweet Almond Oil

1 t. Peach Gel Colorant

1 T. Vanilla Peach Fragrance Oil




Melt soap base, sugar and salt in a double boiler.

Remove from heat and add sweet almond oil, colorant
and fragrance oil to mix. Whisk until mixed.

Pour into mold and lightly spray with rubbing alcohol.

After removing soap from mold, place on drying rack
for 48 hrs, then wrap.




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ORGANIC
HOMEMADE
SOAP
LINKS




ADD ADHD HELP CENTER
http://www.add-adhd-help-center.com/

AquaSapone natural handmade soap recipes
http://www.aquasapone.com.au/soapmaking/

BUZZLE
http://www.buzzle.com/

CRAFT TOWN
http://www.craftown.com/

THE DAILY GREEN
http://www.thedailygreen.com/

E Fragrance Oils
http://www.efragranceoil.com/soap_making_recipes.htm/

Formulas and recipes for homemade soaps
http://www.make-stuff.com/formulas/soap.html/

Glycerin Soap Recipes
http://www.eaudrey.com/glycerin.htm/

GreenSense
http://www.greensense.com/ZENDA.HTM/



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Handcrafted Soap Makers Guild, Inc.
http://www.soapguild.org/

Handmade Soap Making Recipes
http://www.pvsoap.com/recipes.htm/

Hobbies and Crafts
http://www.knowledgehound.com/topics/hobbiesc.htm/

IDEA QUEEN
http://www.idea-queen.com/

kitchen Doctor.com
http://www.kitchendoctor.com/

Land Of Milk & Honey
http://www.landofmilkhoney.net/

LIFESCRIPT
http://www.lifescript.com/

Majestic Mountain Sage
http://www.thesage.com/recipes/recipes.php3/



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Melt and Pour Soap Recipes
http://www.chasenfratz.com/soaprecipes/index.html/

MOTHER EARTH LIVING
http://www.motherearthliving.com/

Natural soap making
http://www.cranberrylane.com/soapmaking.htm/

Soap & Candle Crafts
http://www.craftsfaironline.com/Soap.html/

Soap Crafters.com
http://www.soapcrafters.com/

Soap Making
http://www.craftsitedirectory.com/soapmaking/index.html/

Soap Making Dictionary - Glossary
http://www.ccnphawaii.com/glossary.htm/

Soap Making Recipes
http://www.craftbits.com/



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soap-making-revealed.com
http://www.soap-making-revealed.com/index1.html/

Soap Making Supplies
http://www.sudsandscents.com/soaprecipeindex.htm/

Soap Naturally
http://www.soapnaturally.org/

Soaps and Soap Making Instructions
http://www.pioneerthinking.com/soaps.html

Soap Recipes
http://www.pinemeadows.net/recipes.php/

Soap Teacher
http://www.soapteacher.com/

Spiced Pumpkin Soap
http://www.add-adhd-help-center.com/bathbody/pumpkin_soap.htm/

TEACH SOAP
http://www.teachsoap.com/

Melt and Pour Soap
http://www.meltandpour.com/



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