There is nothing easier than buying soap at the store. You can buy them at a cost of only a few dollars, to a hundred of dollars, which is far too much, regardless of the ingredients that they contain within themselves. But the fact is, the soap that has more natural ingredients and less chemicals, most often has enormous prices, partly justified and partly not.
To avoid spending too much money on natural soaps that are often overpriced, here’s how to make soap at home very easily and for much less money than you would spend in a store.
All you need is a little time and will and in a short time you will become an expert in making organic soaps. The best thing in homemade organic soap is that it will be much cheaper than organic soap from the store and you’ll know what you’ve put into it.
Probably your grandparents or their parents were making soaps at home, so why wouldn’t you? Of course, your process will be less difficult and shorter in time because you will not have to boil animal fat or draw vegetable extracts or anything like that, but in the end it all comes down to the same – the use of glycerin. Glycerin can be bought in a pharmacy, another specialized store or you can buy it online.
Simple and healthy alternative
Learning how to make soap at home is the perfect way to protect your skin from unhealthy chemicals from the low-grade soaps you would buy in a store. Natural glycerin soap is a simple alternative to soaps from the store, esspecialy suitable for people with sensitive skin.
Here is how to make soap at home without artificial fragrances and harmful chemicals in just a few steps:
How to make soap at home made of glycerin:
You will need:
- 500 g of glycerin that is easily dissolved
- Molds for the soap
- Large bowl for heating in a microwave
- Large wooden or metal ladle
- Large serrated knife
- Bottle spray with alcohol
- Plastic bags for refrigerator
- Cut glycerin in small cubes.
- Put the sliced glycerin in a microwave bowl (a measure should be around two full cups of 2 dl). Heat the glycerin 40 seconds at the highest temperature. Mix it well and heat it again for 10 seconds and stir until it all melts.
- Melted glycerin immediately pour into containers that you have prepared in advance. Fill the containers to the top.
- Wait a few minutes for it to calm down and melted soap bubbles will come to the surface. Then sprinkle them with alcohol, which will help for bubbles to disappear and you will get a nice and firm soap.
- Wait half an hour for soap to cool and then remove it from the containers. If you have a problem with removing the soap from the containers, put it in the refrigerator for 10 minutes.
- If you are not going to be using soaps immediately, wrap them in plastic bags and store in a dark, dry place.
How to make soap at home that is liquid:
You will need:
- 2 cups of soap flakes
- 1.8 liter of water
- 2 tablespoons of glycerine
- Container for heating
- Put soap flakes in a large cooking pot (instead of soap flakes that you can buy at the store, you can make your own flakes from your favorite natural soap)
- In the bowl with soap flakes add the glycerin and water and slowly heat it. Stir constantly until all of it is dissolved and until you get a homogenous mixture. The mixture should not be burned.
- If you want your soap to be less common, you can add more water.
- When the soap flakes completely dissolve, remove the pan from the heat and let it cool.
- When your organic soap has cooled, you can keep it in an empty plastic bottles of milk or juice, from where you can spill it in the pump for liquid soap when needed.
How to make soap at home that includes peeling:
You will need:
- Coarse Salt
- Glycerin – easily soluble
- Molds for soaps
- Color for the soap (not necessarily, but can be found in health food stores or online, and you can use natural spices also – saffron for yellow soap color, milled rosemary for the green color, cocoa for brown, milled lavender to pinkish …)
- Essential Oils (you can choose oil for your skin type; see here)
- Bottle spray with alcohol
- This step is the same as before. Put sliced glycerine base (about 20 cubes) in a container that can be used for microwave. Heat the glycerin for 40 seconds at the highest temperature. Mix the glycerin and re-heat for 10 seconds then stir until it all melts.
- Drip between 3-5 drops of essential oil of your choice (essential oil must be suitable for use on the skin) in the dissolved glycerin. Mix it well. If you have a soap color also add three to five drops or add it until you get the desired color.
- After that add salt to the mixture and stir it well.
- Spray the empty containers for soap with alcohol, to help separate the soap from the container.
- Pour the soap mixture into containers, and after a few minutes, sprinkle the soap so the bubbles on the surface would disappear.
- Leave the soaps for a few hours to cool, and then remove them from the containers. You will get the best result if you let the soap sit for several days before using it.
These are some basic recipes that you need to know if you want to learn how to make soap at home whether for yourself, your loved ones or if you want to start a small business around it. Many people have started with making homemade cosmetics just as a hobby and then it turned out to be their life calling. Some people have it as a second income but it all depends on a person, how much you are interested in this and how much effort are you willing to make for learning these things.
It is not so difficult to learn if this is something that interests you. If you are commited in learning how to make soap at home and/or any other homemade beauty or health product than you need a guidance. You will need to learn these things from someone and if you don’t want to give your money for taking a course that are always so expensive then I would advise you an alternative.
There is an electronic book on the market that I think everyone that is planning of engaging in this hobby or business should have. I learned everything I know and need to know from that e-book and it has more than 126 recipes for making soaps, moisturizing body lotions and balms, essential oil blends, butters, balms, lotions, creams and much more. With that electronic book you will have everything in one place and no need to be searching for helfway recipes on the internet. Also the book has an included guide on where to buy supplies for your homemade products for the smallest price but with good quality.
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