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November 3

Make Your Own Homemade Soap

Making soap at home may seem difficult or time-consuming, but it is nothing like that. This skill is easy to learn and quick to master. In just a few days, with our soap making recipes, you can make natural, homemade soap for you and your family.

If this is your first time learning how to make a bar of soap, we can tell you now that you will have a great time. You only need to make DIY soap once to develop a lifelong love for a clean, natural soap.

Glycerin Soaps

How to make soap easy

Many people avoid making soap at home because they do not want to use lye. Their reluctance is understandable. Lye comes in the form of both sodium hydroxide and potassium hydroxide, and it is an essential ingredient in making soap, cosmetic oils, and butter. It is a strong base that is very caustic and can cause chemical burns on your skin. Also, most people fear that they would need some kind of chemical practice to make soap with lye.

However, making soap without lye is not possible. Real, natural soap has to contain this ingredient. Otherwise, the other ingredients will not combine thoroughly. Your homemade soap without lye may break easily in bits and pieces after using it just a few times.

By learning how to make soap step by step, you will discover how to use lye safely and come up with real, homemade soap even better than the commercial one.

Opaque and Glycerin handmade soap

Glycerin vs Opaque Soaps

If you have used various types of soap so far, you might have noticed that they have different textures, colours, and even transparency features. Among them, two kinds of soap are the most popular ones, glycerine, and opaque soaps.

Smooth, highly-transparent soaps contain more glycerine than other soaps, which maintain a natural, translucent appearance.

Glycerine increases the moisture in soap and gives it a slick feel. That’s why these soaps rinse easier off the skin. People who have sensitive skin prefer them even if they have a shorter lifespan than opaque soaps. 

When you follow a process of making soaps which does not result in a translucent soap, the soap is referred to as an opaque soap.

Learn how to make soap from scratch

Soap is made by combining lye, vegetable oils and water in a process called saponification. Cold process soap making is a method of creating handmade soap at low temperature. In cold handmade soap making, saponification takes a day or two to complete, whereas glycerine takes a natural by-product of saponification. It remains in the soap and acts as a natural emollient (softening or soothing the skin). This contributes to the gentleness of the soap.

In comparison, detergents contain petroleum distillates instead of oils and glycerine is removed from the soap and sold as a secondary product.

Making homemade soap is fairly easy even if you don't have professional experience or if you do not have all the ingredients. There are many guides available online on how to make soap from scratch that will teach you the step-by-step process.

Furthermore, there are many soap making recipes free of charge so you can have your pick from a wide selection of raw materials and scents. You can also choose the colour of your natural soap and whether to be transparent or opaque.

We provide the ingredients to make soap

After you discover how to make soap and learn the soap making procedure and ingredients, you will master a lifelong skill that you can pass to others as well. Also, you will never have to pay for commercial soap ever again.

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and ask us about our DIY soap making kit!

These kits will take you through the beginner's melt and pour soap making process in a friendly and educational way. They contain instructions and materials for making your own soap at home.

As a friendly reminder, we want to help you regardless of your choice. If you wish to use natural homemade soaps, but you do not have the time or patience to make them, we can provide you with professional readymade soaps. Contact us to find out more about how you can get one or more!


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