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Castile Soap How to:

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Step 1: The Goods and Where to get them

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The List:

1. Rubber Gloves
2. 1g Resolution scale (Amazon )
3. .01g Resolution scale (Amazon )
4. safety glasses  
5. Molds (Milkyway molds
6.Soap recipe  (Lye Calculator )
7. Glass Measuring cup (Thrift Store )
8. Glass picture (Thrift Store)
9. small measuring cup plastic or glass (Thrift Store)
10. Stick Blender (Amazon )
11. Cloth towel (Thrift Store)
12. Stainless Steel Pot (Thrift Store) No Aluminum
13. Plastic or stainless mixing stick (No Aluminum )
14. Water
15. NaOH Lye (Amazon)
16. Olive Oil 

Step 2: Measure Olive Oil

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1. Tare weight of pot
2. Pour Olive Oil, Stop at 1000G

Step 3: Warm Oil

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Warm Oil to a Temp of around 90 to 115 degrees.

Note: Temperature is in Fahrenheit. 

Step 4: Measure Water

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1. Tare Glass container weight
2. Pour Water stop at 280g

Note: Minerals in tap water can make water heavy, which will reduce bubbles.

Step 5: Gear up

Time to put on some personal protective equipment.

1. Rubber gloves
2. Goggles 

I will add pictures soon.

Step 6: NaOH Lye measure

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1. Tare Weight of container
2. Measure NaOH Lye Stop at 131.4g

Step 7: Mix Water and NaOH Lye

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1. Slowly add NaOH Lye, works best if you pour a little then stir, adding and stirring until all the lye has been mixed.

Step 8: Add Lye to Oil

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1. Add Lye to Oil 
2. Stir
3. Trace

Step 9: Pour Soap into Moldes

1. Pour into measuring cup for ease of pour
2. pour from measuring cup to molds
3. Shake molds to reduce air bobbles

Note:

Pour as fast as possible being safe. The trace will thicken fast. So get it in there. This will avoid a situation where it is to thick to seat in the mold properly.
 

Step 10: Clean

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Time to clean:(

Step 11: Pop soap out !

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1. Wait 3 or 4 days 
2. Pop them out
3. Give it at least a week to cure some more

Note:

If you use the soap in less than a week it will turn to mush in a couple days of use.

Also note keep soap dry when not in use so it does not get mushy on you. 

Enjoy!
jiaojiao3 years ago
oh, I once used NAHCO3 to make soaps but failed; now I know where the problem is ~