Deciding To Make Soap Yourself At Home
Many people used to make soap at home years ago, and we are seeing a resurgence in people picking up this skill at making soap at home. Some people make soaps as a hobby and then sell them online to give themselves an additional income, which is ideal in these troubling economic times. You can purchase everything you need online, such as soap noodles, and start making soap at home that you can enjoy yourself, or start selling to earn some extra cash.
Deciding What Soap To Make
When you look online, there are many different recipes for soap you can use, and you will need to research the options to see which one’s interest you. There are many different combinations of scents you can use for homemade soap, including:
- Citrus Blends
- Earth/Woody Blends
- Green Tea
- Floral Blends
Look online at the various soap recipes you can make at home, click here to see some, and select which soap you want to make. You will then need to buy all the ingredients to make your chosen soap at home and maybe start a new business.
Getting The Ingredients To Make Your Soap
Many soaps will contain Lye, a common name for sodium hydroxide, but this can be dangerous, and other options are available. There are many places online where you can get the soap base in the form of soap noodles, so all you need to do is add your chosen scents and form them into a suitable shape. You will also need to ensure you have the necessary tools, which include:
- A Pyrex Measuring Jug
- A Metal Whisk
- An Old Pot
- Silicone Moulds
Making Your Soap
You will need to heat the soap noodles up until they melt in your pan on the stove and avoid mixing it, which can trap air bubbles in the mixture. Once it is liquid, you will need to add your chosen scented oils to it and mix it well with your metal whisk; you need to be gentle, but stir the mixture quickly and ensure you distribute the scented oils evenly. You can then pour the mixture into your silicone moulds, and you will need to let it cool and go hard. You will need to let the soap harden for a few hours and avoid touching it, which can leave a mark on it. After a couple of hours, you can remove the soap from the moulds, and they will be ready for you to use.