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A Simple Recipe for Making Soap
How many times have you taken up a hobby and get enough after awhile. When a hobby first started, beginners need a lot of encouragement, success and proof that the hobby is easily done and can be pursued. Usually, no one is good at anything when they first start out. So let’s start things simple.
Here’s a simple soap making recipe to see how easy and fun soap making can be. Try this simple recipe, which follows the melt and pour method. It’s easy to follow, so you’re sure to have a successful batch of soap. You can use old kitchen equipment. Make sure it’s the kind you’re willing to let go off. You should never use the same equipment you use for cooking food when cooking your soap. Once you start using something for a soap making, be ready to let it be used exclusively for that.
You will need two pounds of glycerin soap (grated), 0.8 ounces of fragrance oil of your choice and optionally 20 drops of skin safe dye or soap coloring.
First, melt your glycerin soap in a double boiler. Once all the soap is melted, add your fragrance oil and stir slowly, but evenly making sure you have a good and even mixture. If you choose to do so, add the drops of color and again stir slowly but evenly. Once everything is evenly mixed, slowly pour the soap into your soap molds. These molds should be covered by plastic wrap. You could place some them in the refrigerator after they are cooled to room temperature. This will help speed up the hardening process. When it’s completely hard, after a several hours, and it’s best to wait over night, you’ll have your soap. Remove the soap from the molds and begin using them.
This simple soap making recipe uses the melt and pour method. You can try experimenting with this recipe as much as you want. Try out different fragrances, different fragrance combinations, different colors, different molds, etcetera, etcetera, etcetera. Just remember to follow the instructions and stir, and pour slowly. This is done to as to avoid creating air pockets or bubbles in your soap.