Soap With Used Cooking Oil

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Intro: Soap With Used Cooking Oil

Easy and cheap way of making soap.
Avoid the obstruction of kitchen pipes and the polution made by the used cooking oil!

Step 1: Materials

You will need this materials to make a good home made soap.

Step 2: Soap Recipe and Fabrication

First I will give you the base recipe for one liter of used cooking oil.

1 liter of used cooking oil
200 grammes of caustic soda (NaOH)
400 milliliters of warm water
40 milliliters of softener for clothes

1. mesure the cooking oil and put on a recipient after filtering impurities out
2. mesure the water
3. weight the caustic soda
4. dissolve the caustic soda with the water (use mask, glasses and protection gloves because the mixture will boil and release toxic gases)
5. join the mixture with the oil
6. stir 15 minutes with a wooden spoon, until the prepared becomes consistent and put the softener for clothes to give the soap softness and fragrance

Step 3: Final Preparations

Put the soap in diferent recipient and let it dry two days. You will see when you can take it out of the containers when we turns white.

Let it curate two weeks, the soap will turn much more soften.

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niyitegekamm

2 days ago on Step 1

Can I add a colour to my soap or sodium metaslicate as well as perfume

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Moron so

Question 2 months ago on Step 1

What are the softener for clothes can i use

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travcoman45

6 years ago on Step 3

Does this soap ever come "trace" stage? I've tried 3 batch's and it never seems to be right. I've measured everything very carefully and it just doesn't come out right.

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keriksen1travcoman45

Reply 11 months ago

Did you use pure NaOH? A lot of houshold products contains much sodium carbonate and that won't work...

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travcoman45keriksen1

Reply 11 months ago

Yes is was pure NaOH. I make a fair amount of lye and pine tar soap. Never a problem with those. This just does not work out for me.

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doxielover4ever

5 years ago

Hate to say it, but doesn't laundry softener contain ground up glass? Or am I getting it mixed up with laundry detergent? Either way, I would hate to be eating or washing with glass!!!!

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Laundry soap and detergent do not contain glass. That would be illegal and be a massive recall.

doxielover4ever, kindly please let me know where you heard that laundry softener or detergent contains ground up glass? That is the biggest load of nonsense.

The ONLY use for ground up glass in any cleaning product would be in a metal polish, and even then silica is used, not glass as such.

The only thing used in SOME laundry detergents is Sodium Metasilicate Pentahydrate, otherwise known as Liquid Glass or Waterglass.

So no, it doesn't contain ground up glass, and I'm in the chemical manufacturing industry.

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susanna.kisa

3 years ago on Introduction

My soap is curing , I tried a bit but it was very burning ,is that because the soap didnt stand for 2 weeks , and das it loose is that sting later?

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pdehart torressusanna.kisa

Reply 1 year ago

Soap needs to cure for 4-6 weeks. Some up to 8 depending on water content and how muxh soft oils used.

Hi Susanna. Maybe a bit late of a reply, but perhaps others like to know too. If the soap burns that means the pH is too high still. Either you have added too much caustic soda, or the reaction between the caustic soda and the oil isnt finished yet. I think it is probably the latter, as I normally take a month to cure my soap, so 2 weeks might be a bit short.

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BrianN64

2 years ago

Many thanks for the recipe--my first experience with soap making. A number of things went wrong during the procedure and the mixture solidified into a very hot orange, flaking, putty that had to be pressed into the mold rather than poured, possibly due to too much caustic soda . In any case had fun and vow the next batch will be better.

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noel.keen

2 years ago

Can't understand half these instructions. The English is not correct.

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FotiniL

2 years ago

I just tried making my first batch ... Let's see how it turns out ...

Just one possible problem -- when I poured my batch to set in the mold, it still seemed alittle something between watery and oily in some places (especially corners) ... Is this to be expected and will it dry away ??? If it isn't the desired result, should I have used alittle more lye or alittle less water and oil ???

Sure would appreciate input !!!

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MangS1

3 years ago on Introduction

Very nice video and great recipe i use it myself, just make adjustments for adding some Borax for extra suds or any frangrances and colors.

Any kind of soap that you have made or make using Lye needs to cured for at least 6 weeks or it will burn your skin. 6 to 8 weeks is best. Lye soap is still the best soap to use for general cleaning hands or body, but i wouldnt use it on your hair its a bit harsh to the hair.

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susanna.kisa

3 years ago on Introduction

Hi there!

I just made the soap form the oils ,Well I love it ,made 2 batch one with lavender and one with lemongrass fragrance ,still warm ,so I cant use it just jet ,but I be making one lot every day ,I got at least 10 litters of fresh oil . thank you for posting

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loisdenise

4 years ago on Step 3

For filtering waste grease: if your grease is not fully liquid warm it just until it is. We don't need any grease burns here! Pour the grease through a seive lined with a filter of some sort. Coffee filters, paper towels and scraps of fabric work. I saw a demonstration of old fashioned soap making using unfiltered soap. The daughter said they would find bits of crispy pork fat in their bath soap.

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loisdenise

4 years ago on Step 2

Thankyou for the recipe for used cooking oil.

One caution: lye (caustic soda) should never be put in hot water. Use very cold water instead of warm. It will still get very hot as the water and lye react.

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slearner

5 years ago on Introduction

Hi

I have been using WVO for years in my car and have recently tried making soap with it. It worked out great. I just used the cold process with a basic recipe with a bout 25% coconut oil (76 deg). I tested and started using it within three days and it has great cleaning power and is not harsh. Can't wait to see what it is like after some curing time. It had no "used cooking oil smell" after it was processed.
I have a question I can't find an answer for by other internet searches:
Since I collect oil from several restaurants the oil is not consistent. How would I do a titration on it to find out how much lye to use All the soap calculators assume you know the type of oil you are using.

Thanks Gang

Cheers

Gerry