when using melt and pour soap, can i use a glycerine bar of soap from the supermarket....or there is another type.?!!!?
How to make soap please
Asked by hajamaro 8 years ago
How to make soap please
Asked by hajamaro 8 years ago
I want to make a soap carving of a heart for my wife but don't know what matterials I need. What type of bar soap is best? What other tools do I need?
Asked by gary_snorts 9 years ago
Asked by jignesh shah 9 years ago
My grandparents knew how and I would like to make some to kind of keep the knowledge alive and pass it on to my grandchildren.
Asked by elkhtr1964 8 years ago
I am interested in making creme soap and am looking for instructions/recipes/tips/tricks...etc
Asked by finehoot 8 years ago
Is there something you can add to still let clothes clean and still stop the suds?
I get a lot of curious people downtown who want to know how to make old fashioned, cold process soap. So for anyone who is interested in what making soap is all about, here's an overview of the soapmaking process. It is not meant to be used as a tutorial. Because of the many dangers associated with soapmaking due to the use of lye and the plethora of information to be had, I recommend that you carefully research the process before starting out on your own. Details on where to obtain additional information will be included within this article.Soapmaking involves a chemical process in which sodium hydroxide (lye) reacts with oils to make soap. This process is called saponification. Because this process requires the use of lye, important safety precautions must be taken. Rubber gloves and safety glasses should be worn during the soapmaking process, and vinegar, which neutralizes the lye, should be kept on hand in case of an accidental spill or burn. In addition to the necessary safety equipment needed for the journey into making soap, there is other required equipment you'll need to get started. First and foremost you will need to acquire lye. Because without lye, there is no soap. You should be able to find lye in the plumbing section of your hardware store. I buy Roebic brand at Lowe's. The brand doesn't really matter, but it must say that it is 100% sodium hydroxide. You'll also need a large pot for mixing the soap. This can be any type of pot you like - I use my hubby's old beer making pot - as long as the pot is not aluminum. Lye reacts badly with aluminum so remember to never mix the two. You'll also need an accurate scale, I use a digital postal scale I purchased at Staples. And, you'll need a thermometer or two to measure the temps of your oils and lye solution as well. Additionally, you'll find that a stick blender is your best friend in making soap, and then of course there are the molds, soapmaking oils, and distilled water to be mixed with the lye. Read the rest of this tutorial.http://soapdelinews.blogspot.com/2009/03/lets-make-soap-cold-process-soapmaking.html
Posted by soapdeli 9 years ago
The reason I ask because I stopped buying the 'cheap' detergent long ago because it faded my colored clothing. I know there is commercials dedicated to this; "wash after wash, the clothes still look new and the color hasn't faded!" Can anyone noticed that their dark clothes are faded and they have worn out quicker????????? This is the only reason I am afraid to try this money saving tip!! thanks :}?
Asked by pallavishivdas 8 years ago
I wish to make organic soap .can someone help me with easy recipe
Asked by jignesh shah 8 years ago
Some clever person figured out that if you give soap bubbles enough time to fall to ground on a very cold night, by the time they reach it they will be frozen. Of course, pictures have ensued. Check them out as they are quite beautifulThanks Boing Boing!
Posted by randofo 9 years ago
I Need a help can i use caustic soda soda ash and good oil to make liquid soap instead of potash?
Posted by MichaalAddo 3 years ago
I just want to say a BIG thank you to all who answered my two questions about wire (for a soap cutter), and about making a silicone mold (for my soap) I wanted to show you a picture of some of the soap I make. This is NOT "fishing" for compliments, or to sell anything. I just wanted to give you an idea of what I do really no need to even comment
Posted by MaryT8M 5 years ago
I would like some detailed instructions on how to make goat milk soap.
Asked by rufener 7 years ago
I have racked my brain trying to create a laundry soap dispenser from my large tide bottle that lays on its side, it has a spout. my thinking was if i hook up a clear tube to the spout push the button and get the correct measurement for a small or large load. but the problems i keep running into is that there is a leek from zip ties or the soap drips also i cant get the soap to go into the hole where its sposed to go rather then all over everything else....
Posted by kristenmix 6 years ago
How do I make hot processed soap and how can I get fragrance oil or essential oil to hold in the soap after it is made. What is the amount to use that will be enough and how do I make it happen?
Asked by bluestockings 8 years ago
Alright, so first time post here, I have been interested in converting my automatic soap dispenser from DC power to AC power using an old 5V cellphone charger. Last night I did the deed, actually really simple, I followed the general idea of this instructible, though my mod didn't include a double pole double through switch, I just took the batteries out and connected the AC charger's wires directly to the battery terminals. Here's my question though: While it works, its not quite as powerful as I though it would be, its actually a little weaker than it used to be when I had batteries with a fresh charge. It originally had 4 batteries, so I used a 5V charger. I have another charger setting around, but its a 7V, do you guys think thats too much of a jump? Should I wait till I can find a 6V charger? Am I going about this the wrong way? I really don't know anything about voltage, but the concept of converting this stationary item to AC seemed like a good idea and I'll really enjoy not having to replace the batteries all the time. Thanks for any help!
Posted by mr_schticker 7 years ago
ok i just got me a safety razor and it came with some blades and was looking to see whats a good blade to go with i heard merkeur is a good one and i heard about a feather blade but i just started shaving with a safety i love it but i want on a basic idea which one is better i have rough hair and i heard about missing LDC with the cream to make the hair softer and its supposedly makes shaving alot easier any thoughts would be great thank you
Asked by nightninja87 7 years ago
I have some small figurines that would be cute as soap. can anyone provide advice on how I can make a 3d mold?
Asked by katawomp 6 years ago
It's a weird colored soap, and noticed titanium dioxide in the ingrediants. Can't this be used in pyrotechnics?
Asked by PKTraceur 9 years ago
I don't want to delve deeply into soapmaking. I just thought it would be easy to add sugar or salt (for that scrubby feeling) and old body spray (for scent) to my generic refill hand soap. But I've been playing around and I just wind up with completely unsuitable textures. Basically it gets really runny and no matter how much sugar/salt I put in there, it doesn't flow through the dispenser so it doesn't get used. Thanks.
Asked by phonyemail 6 years ago
I made my own party foam machine and have been searching online how to make the soap fluid concentrate (not the dish detergent recipes as it can harm eyes and irritate skin) with no luck. Some examples: http://foamalicious.com/cms/foam-machines-for-sale/ http://www.foamyeti.com/Foam-party-fluid-200-to-1-5-gallons-FYFLUID5GAL.htm http://www.shopro4u.com/california_foam_machine_solution_sales_page.htm if you could offer any help, would appreciate it!
Asked by thatskindacool 5 years ago
I want to fabricate and cast crystals to then cast in glass. I've done glass casting before, but not much mold making. If I have a wax positive, I can melt it out of the plaster/silica mold so it doesn't have to be a 2-part mold as long as there aren't any undercuts, which there won't be. My question is how can I fabricate and then cast crystals to then cast in wax to make my glass mold? I'd like to work with silicone since it is flexible and then I won't have to make a 2-part mold. I thought about cutting foam to make the crystals, but I want the edges to be very smooth so that the glass casts look like crystals. I also thought about carving glycerine soap and casting that, but not sure how it would hold up to being cast with any flexible mold-making materials like silicone. Any advice?
Asked by shortone 5 years ago
Asked by redbone43793 7 years ago
I'm looking for a soap formula to use in a deep cleaning machine that I don't have to buy att he store, I was thinking maybe laundry detergent?
Hello, I've just re-watched The Wire again; In the horrible dog fighting episode (series 3) the dog is covered in soap before the fight begins; I can't find a reason on Google: is it simply to prevent infection or is there another reason? Thank you.
Asked by FriendOfHumanity 7 years ago
Hey, I'm looking to build a rain barrel, and found out that my local car wash is willing to give me a 55 gallon drum. The thing is, I don't know what kind of soap they use (I would have asked, but the guy was impossible to understand) or how to clean it out. If anybody has experience in this, that'd be great!
Posted by Weissensteinburg 9 years ago
How can I get soap scum - and calcium deposits off glass shower doors? It seems to build up especially in the bottom half of the shower door? I hate hours of scrubbing, so I'm looking for something that does not require lots of scrubbing, please! Thank you!!!
Asked by Leosmama 8 years ago