How to Make Lye Soap : How to Mix Soap Making Additives to Make Homemade Lye Soap
How to Mix Soap Making Additives to Make Homemade Lye Soap
When you have reached thin trace with your soap mixture add your essential oils or scent.Trace is when you raise your hand blender or spoon up out of the soap mixture and let the mixture drop on the mixture in the pot. If it shows the drop on top of your mixture then blends back in easily, you have reached thin soap trace. Do not let your soap trace get too thick. A hand blender can speed up your soap trace and become too thick before you realize it.
Working quickly add any pre measured essential oils, scent or herbs you plan on using in your homemade soap.Add essential oil or fragrance first. Then add your herbs and color last. The reason for this is that some essential oils and scents can change the color you desire your homemade soap to have. Blend them well before pouring your soap mixture in your soap mold.
If you are swirling your soap then be alert about the thin soap trace.The soap mixture has to be very thin trace for it to swirl properly.
To give your soap the swirl effect, pour some of your soap mixture into a plastic cup and add your coloring.Then pour the colored soap mixture into your base soap mixture after you have poured it into your mold. Use a wooden spoon handle or dowel to adjust the color in the direction you want it.
Cover your soap-filled mold with butchers paper, shiny side down, or with a lid if it has one.Insulate your homemade soap with blankets then let set 24 hours then cut your soap bars.
Set your soap bars on a rack to cure around 6 to 8 weeks.
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- Add about .25 ounce of scent to each pound of soap. Adjust if needed.
- Always wear gloves and safety glasses while making homemade soap. Protect your clothing by wearing an apron and cover your counter top or work area. Lye can be dangerous if not used properly. And essential oils should not come in contact with your skin.
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