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Saturday, May 30, 2009

-TUTORIAL- How to make all natural soap!


This is called the "Waves and Island" stage of saponification.
It has thickened considerably from when I first melted the oils and added the lye/water mixture. Be careful when pouring and mixing the lye. Lye is very strong and will burn your skin and eyes. USE CAUTION! I wore plastic gloves and you can wear long sleeves too.




I refered to a library book, "Natural Soapmaking" By Delores Boone.
It has step-by-step photos of how to make it.



Will post pictures of the finished soap later! :-)

I enjoyed making it for the first time. It has a nice creamy lather.



The ingredients:

coconut,

olive, and

canola oils,


lye and water

powdered milk and water



essential oils: lavender, rosewood, rose absolute, lemongrass, and spearmint.

(about 5-10 drops each)




The soap ended up smelling light and fresh. A little bit floral but not so overpowering as a stronger rose scented soap might be.

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