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Lavender Hot Process Soap

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Sensuous Self-Made Soap taught by Alia Eienstein

Creating hand made soap satisfies our senses in so many ways. First, we can pick the color we want. We can swirl the color or blend several colors, and we can add beautiful flowers for added ...

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Category Other
Style Classic, Traditional
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What materials did you use? Oils, butters, lye and essential oils

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Hello where did you learn to make home made soap

08/27/2015 Flag

Is there a course of soap maling in Craftsy

08/27/2015 Flag

Hi! There was a workshop here on craftsy, but it has been discontinued. There is a site on youtube...she also has a FB group...Soaping101, just go back to the beginning of her videos. She is Extremely knowledgeable. Also try Brambleberry.com. They sell supplies, but she also makes videos. Go from the beginning of hers where she explains the process, safety etc. My bit of advice....always, always!!! wear your safety gear and eye protection. It doesn't matter how 'small' or 'quick' the project may be....always wear it. Have fun!! :)

08/27/2015 Flag

Hello Thank for answer and for yor time .Please let me know like if you have a basic Recipe or if you can only used one kind of oil just to try to doit for the first time or we really need to habe 3 or 4 oils.??? Thanks for your help.

08/28/2015 Flag

Hi, Each oil lends different properties to soap. If you want to use only one oil...organic olive oil makes castille soap, but takes about 6 months to cure.

08/28/2015 Flag

Here is a good place to start regarding lye safety etc. I think it's the first 4 episodes. These were made a few years ago, but are still pertinent. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yR6ttCSrLJI&list=PLA8757162E9CF04E4

08/28/2015 Flag

Ok....recipe...let's see.... Here is a lye calculator....you want to calculate the lye for Every new batch of soap. http://soapcalc.net/calc/soapcalcwp.asp

08/28/2015 Flag

Here is another lye calculator... http://www.brambleberry.com/pages/Lye-Calculator.aspx Everyone I know seems to like these two the best.

08/28/2015 Flag

The first lye calculator I gave you...soapcalc... will also give you the properties of each of the oils.

08/28/2015 Flag

Castile soap, via soaping 101 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-o3jlzaw4U

08/28/2015 Flag

A bit of warning about videos etc... there are some out there whose methods could prove to be dangerous. It is so important to wear your safety gear....soap requires lye which is caustic and will burn your skin. Never, ever use aluminum for making soap...there will be a chemical reaction. Never use your food vessels for making soap...soap making requires dedicated tools. Making soap is fun, just as long as we follow the rules. Watch the videos and think about joining the soaping 101 group on FB. They are a nice bunch of people...and will help you too. :)

08/28/2015 Flag

Oh! I have not yet tried this, but I do know that some people use lard to make their soaps. I keep telling myself that I am going to try this, but just have not yet.

08/28/2015 Flag

Thanks for being so nice answer me so many questionyour really and angel thanks for yor time ;but you know I am really a baker and cake decorating person I love making cookies chocolates brownies pies breads etc so its my first time trying to make soap so thank you so much for your help.True a did see a recipe using Crisco to made soap but I habent tried anything yet.thanks for your lovely help.

08/28/2015 Flag

You are very welcome indeed! I wish I could be more help, but it is difficult for me describe everything well. The sources to which I provided links are much, much better at it. The reason I do not use Crisco is because it is soy. I don't use any soy, anywhere. Should you decide to give soap a try, please, let me know. Have fun! Oh, I enjoy baking etc as well.

08/28/2015 Flag