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This is how I make liquid soap, using all the natural oils and no surfactants. This results in a very mild, gently cleansing soap. I suggest you read ...
Make sure you are as accurate as possible. Usually there's a slighly higher lye amount used in liquid soaps than bar soaps, in order to make sure tha...
Let your lye solution cool down to about 140 deg F, and your oils to about 160deg F, give or take a few degrees. This step is easier if you have a han...
Once you've achieved trace, then it's time to pop your stock in the oven with a lid. I usually set my kitchen timer to 15-20 minute intervals to remin...
Your soap looks like really thick white soap...be careful, the lye is still very much active.You will stir the stock to make sure it's evenly mixed, t...
The soap is a paste. Stick your spoon in there, and you will find that there is liquid on the bottom. Alas, your paste has separated! No worries, thi...
Your paste will look like laffty-taffy. No matter how tempting, do not put in you mouth!Shortly thereafter (another 20 minutes or so) it gets SOLID! ...
You will usually have a lovely amber colored translucent soap paste. Notice how the soap has bent my spoon while trying to stir.This is the holy grail...
It is now time to take your soap from stock solid, to ready-to-bottle liquid.Please refer to your recipe/book for dilution ratios, tips and tricks. A...
Ready to be bottled and given to your friends and family.I hope this has been helpful. It was done kind of in a hurry, so if there's any ambiguity, I ...
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