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Making handmade soaps is very fun and enjoyable. But it is not always safe, as there is a little danger involved. That is if you do not know what you are doing. It is true that the procedures are very easy and comfortable, but you still need to understand all the safety methods in making handmade soaps. You need to know the entire process and be familiar with every step.
Well, in making handmade soaps, you need special ingredients and tools. These include safety gear, such as gloves and mask, wooden box, and measuring stuff, such as tempered glass jar, Pyrex measuring cup, and stainless steel or polypropylene plastic container. You also need to use a digital scale, small blankets or quilts, a Lye calculator, a stick blender and a knife. If all of these tools are prepared, your next focus are the ingredients. The ingredients may vary depending on what kind of soaps you are making. Here are some of the common and easy soaps that you can try making for your first batch.
Carrot and Honey Soap
In making carrots and honey soap you will need the following:
8 oz castile soap flakes
3/4 cup of carrot juice
1 tablespoon vegetable liquid
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons shea butter
5 drops of carrot seed oil
5 drops of vanilla
5 drops of cinnamon oil
1. Put 2/3 water in a pot and heat under medium setting. Let it simmer.
2. Add 8 oz of castile soap flakes, 1 tablespoon vegetable liquid and 3/4 carrot juice. Stir to combine the ingredients, until all are melt and well mixed.
3. Pour 2 tablespoons honey and 2 tablespoons shea butter. Mix them well, and continue the process by gently stirring the solution until they completely become smooth and melted. Remove the solution from the heat.
4. Then add 5 drops of carrot seed oil, vanilla oil and cinnamon oil in the solution. Use a stick blender to stir the new ingredients with the solution. Continue stirring for 5 to 8 minutes, or until it is thickened.
5. Place the solution into the wooden box. Keep it in a cool and dry area as you have to leave it for 24 hours. Make sure to cover the soap mixture with a thin fabric, a small blanket or quilt.
6. After 24 hours, you can remove the soap mixture from the box. The mixture must be hard enough before you take it out from the container.
7. Cut or slice into the size that you want for each bar of soap you prefer. You can optionally wrap it with a ribbon, organza, special paper, and other packaging materials for soaps.
Rosemary Lavender Soap
To make rosemary lavender soap, here are the things to prepare:
3 cups glycerin soap base
1/4 cup infusion of lavender flowers and rosemary leaves
1 1/2 teaspoon lavender oil
1/2 teaspoon rosemary oil
1 teaspoon pulverized dried rosemary
1. To infuse lavender flowers and rosemary leaves, pluck both and place in a bowl or pot. Add steaming hot water. Let the herbs soaked with water for 10 minutes. After that, strain the herbs out and set the infused liquid aside.
2. Cut glycerin soap into smaller sizes. Place them in a double boiler, microwave, or a standard boiling pot. Heat up to melt the soaps.
3. While waiting for the soaps to fully melt, pulverize the dried rosemary. You can use a mortar and pestle to crush rosemary.
4. Pour the liquefied soap with the infusion. Add pulverized rosemary, lavender oil, and rosemary oil in the mixture. Add more essential oils if necessary. Stir to completely combine all ingredients.
5. Pour the mixture into the wooden box. Cover and leave it for 24 hours.
6. Remove the soap from the box and cut into bar pieces.
Handmade soaps are very easy to make. They are also eco friendly to use because of the natural ingredients. Just remember that you complete all the necessary ingredients and tools to make handmade soaps. Then, the fun begins when everything is set.
Making soaps like the recipes suggested above is an exciting activity. You can spend some time creating soap bars that you can sell to your friends, neighbors, and online. You may also start a small business with this stuff. It will surely help make investment for future use. Plus, it’s not a hassle to do it, so why not start trying?