Have you ever wondered how to make soap? Soap Making is easier than you think! With just a few minutes and some creative ideas, you can make a batch of handcrafted artisan soap, create fun soap for your kids, or even make beautiful gifts. We have a super quick and straightforward Soap Making Recipe for you! It only takes a few minutes, melts and pours!
For Soap Making Supplies, you can find supplies at online retailers. You can also find glycerin soap blocks, molds, and food coloring at your local craft store. At Skin Perfection, we carry essential oils, and you can also find them at your local health food store.
Ingredients and Supplies for Soap Making:
Melt the glycerin soap blocks in a double boiler until the candy thermometer's temperature reaches 150 degrees. Add essential oils, food coloring, any additives, and exfoliants. Stir until thoroughly combined. Pour into molds and let cool. If bubbles appear, spray with Rubbing Alcohol.
When the soap has cooled, pop out of the shell and add any finishing touches or packaging you desire. You can wrap your soap with small cardboard pieces, dried flowers and tie with twine for a finished look.
2 Layer Bars
Place the glycerin soap blocks in the double broiler. Melt the double boiler's glycerin soap blocks until the temperature on the candy thermometer reaches 150 degrees. Add the desired amount of essential oils and food coloring. Stir until thoroughly combined. Pour 1/2 way into a mold, let set. Repeat for the second layer, melt and pour. When the soap has cooled, pop out of the shell and add any finishing touches or packaging are desired.
3 Layered Soap Bars
Place the glycerin soap blocks in the double broiler. Melt the double boiler's glycerin soap blocks until the temperature on the candy thermometer reaches 150 degrees. Add Essential Oils and food coloring. Pour 1/3 of the way into a mold, let set. Melt the glycerin soap block for the 2nd layer, heat to 150 degrees, then add any additional essential oils and food coloring.
Stir until mixture is well blended, then pour the 2nd color until mixture reaches 2/3 full in the mold. Repeat for the third and final layer. When the soap has cooled, pop out of the shell and add any finishing touches or packaging you desire.
Double Broiler - is used to melt the waxes, butter, and oils used in soap making. It is also used in lotion making. The purpose of a double boiler is to gently and evenly heat ingredients. You can use a saucepan directly on the stovetop, but you run the risk of scorching your mixture.
Other supplies to consider:
Soap is great for cleaning the body and hand washing. However, there are times when hand washing isn't possible. What to do? Make a hand sanitizer you can take with you anywhere on the go!
You'll love the convenience of a hand sanitizer. They are super simple and easy to make. In less than 10 minutes, you can make a whole batch to keep your kids and family safe from germs. In today's world, we need extra protection against viruses.
The natural hand sanitizer is a light misting spray. It is vegan, gluten-free, paraben-free, and it doesn't contain any phthalates. For any sanitizing spray, you will need to use at least 70% alcohol. Yield: 4, 1-ounce bottles.
78 ml Alcohol (99% Isopropyl or organic)
31.8 ml Deionized or Distilled Water
18 ml Vegetable Glycerin
.15 ml Organic Tea Tree Essential Oil
.15 ml Eucalyptus Essential Oil
.2 ml Citrus Burst Essential Oil
4.8 ml Leucidal Liquid SF Max
Add alcohol, distilled water, and vegetable glycerin together in a glass bowl. Then add a preservative. Next, add in the essential oil and blend for approximately 2 minutes. Fill into airless bottles with a funnel.
DIY Gel Hand Sanitizer
64% Alcohol (99% Isopropyl or organic)
30% Deionized or Distilled Water
2% Hydroxyethylcellulose - thickener that makes a crystal clear gel
1% Vegetable Glycerine
2% Leucidal Liquid SF Max
1% Essential Oils - we have a few of our favorite scent combinations below
Deionized Heavy or Distilled Water
2 Tablespoons Unscented Castile Soap
1 Tablespoon Organic Coconut Oil from Plant Therapy
10 drops Essential Oils - we have a few of our favorite scent combinations below
Fill an 8-ounce foamer bottle with distilled water, but leave 1" from the fill line. Add castile soap, organic coconut oil, then essential oils. Place the lid on tightly and shake. You're done. Easy Peasy.
Essential Oil Scents
10 drops Citrus Burst (an uplifting blend of Pink Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime, May Chang, Mandarin, and Sweet Orange.)
4 drops Lavender
6 drops chamomile
4 drops Peppermint
6 drops Orange
Homemade Disinfecting Wipes
1/2 c Witch Hazel
3 TB Liquid Castile Soap
1/2 c Distilled Water
20 drops Lemongrass
10 Tea Tree
Add Witch Hazel and essential oils together in a large glass wide mouth jar. Shake well. Drizzle Castille soap into the mixture. Do not shake as it will cause bubbling. Cut up cotton squares from old towels or t-shirts and add. Lid. Store in a cool, dry place like a pantry.
Natural Anti-Aging Hand Soap
1 c water
1 ounce Castile soap
1/4 tsp anti-aging essential oil
Add water and Castile soap into a jar. Add in essential oils, lid, and shake.