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    Default Re: Homemade Soap

    Here's one…enjoy!

    orange and oatmeal soap
    using melt and pour method
    this is an easy recipe that creates a great soap.

    ingredients:

    4 oz. transparent soap base

    1 tbs oatmeal flakes
    1/4 tsp grated orange peel
    orange colorant as desired
    2 vitamin e gel tablets
    1 tbs shea butter
    1/8 tsp sweet orange oil (for fragrance)
    5 drops grapefruit seed extract
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    Default Re: Homemade Soap

    Thank you for the recipe. I will definitely try this one. The sweet orange oil and grapefruit seed extract, are they essential oils, or fragrance oils?
    I'm new at this, so I don't want to make a mistake.

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    Default Re: Homemade Soap

    A neighbor gave me some for Christmas made in a pie tin. There was a few different types pre-sliced, one was a refreshing mint. My favorite is coffee and oatmeal.

    And so pretty I left it out on the counter, smelled good.

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    Default Re: Homemade Soap

    I've been making soap (CP) for several years. Choosing the oils to use, the additions for colour, for texture and for scent can give you an endless variety of product.
    My wife uses essential oils in her esthetics business and I have used these as scent additions.
    I have an aversion to commercial artificial scent additions; so the natural essential oils are a really welcome find.


    I use SoapCalc to play with proportions of oil, lye and water and to predict levels of creaminess, hardness etc. It has been one of the most useful tools for soapmaking I have found.
    Stick it to the man!

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    Default Re: Homemade Soap

    I make my own homemade lye soap from the lard we render from the pig we butcher each year. my mom has super sensitive skin and has to use no anything soap but this soap works great on her skin and no problems . I grate and use as my dish soap and use in our laundry.

    makes great white whites.

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    Default Re: Homemade Soap

    I prefer to use the crock pot hot process method does anyone else use this process? I am looking for new recipes

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    Default Re: Homemade Soap

    I would love to get into soap making. Is there a way to make your own lye?

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    Yes, but it can be time consuming and messy. You need hard wood ash, water and a bucket. Put the hard wood ash in the water in the bucket and let sit.

    It is considered ready when a fresh egg will float in it. Strain out the ash and use the water. It is much easier to go get the lye from the hardware store.

    Easier to measure for certain. Your soap may be too soft or harsh with home made until you get the hang of measurements. I started cp soap making when my history students wanted to know "how'd them people get clean?"

    Boy did that lead to some research and fun times! Now I make soap a couple times of year and even have a few teacher friends who want me to show them a simple recipe.

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    Default Re: Homemade Soap

    didn't try it before, i would be glad if somebody advise the simplest recipe to try

 

 
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