If you have just lately joined the hobby of glycerin soap making, then this article is definitely for you. When you venture into something, arm yourself with the right weapons to succeed in that particular activity. Now, what better way to succeed in homemade soap making than arming yourself with the right procedure to do so? Soap-making tips and proper procedures will be thoroughly discussed in this article.
Making Glycerin soap is fun, a worthwhile craft and a very easy undertaking to do. If you just recently figured out how to do it properly it is still useful to learn more about it. It is important to understand what glycerin is.
What is glycerin? It is an odorless, colorless, viscous, and nontoxic liquid compound with a very sweet taste. It is known for its moisturizing properties, which is why glycerin is suitable as a soap base ingredient. It can also be found in lotions and other bath products. Aside from the fact that glycerin soaps are easy to make, these soaps are known for their good quality. Since glycerin has moisturizing properties, they are naturally gentle moisturizing soaps that do not contain harsh ingredients that may cause skin problems.
Another name for glycerin soap-making is the “melt and pour soap making” because that is basically all there is to making this type of soap. You simply have to melt and pour your glycerin and that’s it.
All you have to do first is to find a recipe that you like. If you are ready then you may start making your first melt and pour glycerin soap right away.
Begin by preparing the ingredients you need such as a pure glycerin soap (clear) base, fragrance oils, colorants, and a microwave oven or a double boiler. You will also need a soap-making mold, measuring spoons, and a small spray bottle with rubbing alcohol which will surely come in handy to remove soap bubbles later. Prepare your ingredients and materials and make sure that you will be working in a clean and clutter-free area, making sure no contaminations will be found in the soap.
Prepare a pound of glycerin soap base in a microwavable container, heat it for 20 seconds to around 55 degrees centigrade or 155 degree Fahrenheit and then carefully remove from the heat. After 10 seconds, add coloring if you wish to have colored glycerin soap into the melted base and mix well.
If bubbles form, spray with alcohol. Add in fragrance oils and other additives if desired and mix thoroughly. Pour the mixture into the soap mold then let the soap set for 30 to 45 minutes after which place it in the freezer for another 30-45 minutes. Get it out of the freezer and allow it to sit for another 5 or more minutes and then remove it from the mold
By Anne Henry |