Homemade Soap

A commercial product that can be used for cleaning and washing, soap comes in liquids and solid bars. The product usually contains potassium salts, sodium and glycerol. Soaps that are used to wash the body commonly contain fragrances. To save money, it is best that you learn how to make homemade soap. Below are the recipes that you can use when making the product in your own home.

Gel or Liquid Soap

To make this specific kind of soap, you should have two cups of grated bar soap or soap flakes, ½ gallon of water and two tablespoons glycerin. Combine all the ingredients in a big pot. Place the pot on cooking stove and set to low heat. Stir the ingredients for a minute. Wait for the flakes to melt. Transfer the mixture in a jar an

d cover. If you want to lessen the thickness of the product, you can add another ½ gallon of water.

Almond and Vanilla Soap

For this product, you need 1/3 cup whole almonds, ¼ cup distilled water, 14 ounces bar Castile soap, a tablespoon of almond oil as well as 1/8 teaspoon vanilla fragrance oil. Place the almonds in a food processor and grind. If you do not have a food processor, you can put the almonds in a coffee grinder. Fill a saucepan with water. Boil and reduce the heat setting to low. Remove the saucepan from heat. Add the vanilla fragrance oil, almond oil and almond powder. Stir. Use a spoon to transfer the mixture to molds. Set aside for six hours. Remove the finish products from the molders and store in cool and dry place.

Olive and Coconut Soap

To make the product, you will need eight ounces olive oil, eight ounces coconut oil, eight ounces rendered tallow, 3.49 ounces sodium hydroxide and nine ounces of water. Before starting the procedure, it is best that you practice safety precautions like wearing neoprene gloves and safety goggles. Mix the water and sodium hydroxide in a small bowl. Wait for the mixture to cool. Mix the rendered tallow, coconut oil and olive oil in another bowl. Place in a small saucepan and heat. Add the sodium hydroxide solution. Continue stirring for 15 minutes. Cover and simmer for five minutes. Stir for another 15 minutes. Transfer the mixture to clean containers or to molders. Wait for six hours. Remove the finish products from the molders gently. Always store in a dry and cool place.

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