Paradox
©
Fisana

Jump to content


Photo
- - - - -

Making Soap - cold process


  • Please log in to reply
22 replies to this topic

#1 Heirloom

Heirloom

    Quantum Particle

  • OG VIP
  • 4,574 posts

Donator


Awards Bar:

Posted 23 February 2017 - 02:12 PM

Jasmine Patchouli Lavender Homemade Soap

Recipe.

How to make Homemade Soap.



Soap making Ingredients, all weighed out on a

scale.

20 oz of Olive oil

2.5 oz Lye

7.5 oz Water

12 drops Jasmine Absolute Essential Oil

8 drops Patchouli Essential Oil

5 drops Lavender Essential Oil

2 tbs of Dried Lavender - Crushed.

Equipment that you need.

Steel pan

Pyrex jug

Candy thermometer

2 wooden spoons

Stick blender

Eye protection and rubber gloves (health and

safety !)

Greaseproof paper

Plastic cartons or silicone cake moulds.
Soapmaking instructions for Jasmine, Patchouli

and Lavender Soap.



1. Put water into jug, place jug in sink.

2.Open window, don eye-protection and rubber

gloves.

3.Gently sprinkle lye into the water, mix

gently,with wooden spoon, it will get very hot.

Take care not to splash it about.

4.Leave the jug in the sink.

5.Heat the oil in the steel pan, over a gentle

heat until it reaches 110F, use the candy

thermometer.

6.Test lye temperature when it is also 110F,

gently add into the heated oil.

7.Mix lye and oil together using the stick

blender.....carefully !

8.When the mixture resembles creamy custard and

is at the point where a drizzle of the mix will

lay briefly on top of the mixture, "trace" has

been reached.

9.Add the essential oils and the dried herbs

into the mixture, give the mix one last gentle

zizz with the stick blender to fully

incorporate the final ingredients.

Thats It !

Now pour the mixture into your chosen mould.

Smooth down mix.

Cover with greaseproof paper.

Wrap blankets over the top and walk away for 2

days.

After 48 hours, take out of the moulds.

Place onto greaseproof paper and leave for 5

weeks to "cure".

After 5 weeks the soap is ready.

Enjoy your Lavender, Jasmine and Patchouli

handmade soap !

-----------------------------------------------

How To Make Soap 1

Hand & Body Soap Recipe (Cold Process)

Ingredients
•⅔ cup coconut oil – to produce good lather
•⅔ cup olive oil – which makes a hard and mild

bar
•⅔ cup other liquid oil – like almond oil,

grapeseed, sunflower or safflower oil

•¼ cup lye – also called 100% sodium hydroxide

•¾ cup cool water – use distilled or purified

Method
1.Cover your work area with newspaper. Put your

gloves and other protective wear on. Measure

your water into the quart canning jar. Have a

spoon ready. Measure your lye, making sure you

have exactly ¼ cup. Slowly pour the lye into

the water, stirring as you go. Stand back while

you stir to avoid the fumes. When the water

starts to clear, you can allow it to sit while

you move to the next step.
2.In the pint jar, add your three oils

together. They should just make a pint. Heat in

a microwave for about a minute, or place the

jar of oils in a pan of water to heat. Check

the temperature of your oils – it should be

about 120° or so. Your lye should have come

down by then to about 120°. Wait for both to

cool somewhere between 95° and 105°. This is

critical for soap making. Too low and it’ll

come together quickly, but be coarse and

crumbly.
3.When both the lye and oils are at the right

temperature, pour the oils into a mixing bowl.

Slowly add the lye, stirring until it’s all

mixed. Stir by hand for a full 5 minutes. It’s

very important to get as much of the lye in

contact with as much of the soap as possible.

After about 5 minutes, you can keep stirring or

you can use an immersion blender.

The soap mixture will lighten in color and

become thick. When it looks like vanilla

pudding it’s at “trace” and you’re good to go.


4.Add your herbs, essential oils or other

additions at this point. Stir thoroughly to

combine. Pour the mixture into mold(s) and

cover with plastic wrap. Set in an old towel

and wrap it up. This will keep the residual

heat in and start the saponification process.

Saponification is the process of the base

ingredients becoming soap.
5.After 24 hours, check your soap. If it’s

still warm or soft, allow it to sit another 12

-24 hours. When it’s cold and firm, turn it out

onto a piece of parchment paper or baking rack.

If using a loaf pan as your mold, cut into bars

at this point. Allow soap to cure for 4 weeks

or so. Be sure to turn it over once a week to

expose all the sides to air (which is not

necessary if using a baking rack). For a DIY

soap drying rack, I took an old potato chip

rack and slid cardboard fabric bolts (from a

fabric store) through the rungs.
6.When your soap is fully cured, wrap it in wax

paper or keep it in an airtight container. Hand

made soap creates its own glycerin, which is a

humectant, pulling moisture from the air. It

should be wrapped to keep it from attracting

dust and debris with the moisture.

Clean up

When you’re done making soap, always clean your

equipment that has been exposed to lye. You can

neutralize the lye with white vinegar, then

wash the equipment well as you normally would.

For the rest of it, let it sit for several

days. Why? Because when you first make soap,

it’s all fat and lye. You’ll be washing forever

and you could burn your hands on the residual

lye. If you wait, it becomes soap and all it

takes to clean it is a soak in hot water.



If anyone has made soap feel free to give your recipe.
  • coorsmikey, PsyBearknot, Juthro and 1 other like this

#2 PsyBearknot

PsyBearknot

    Psyche-Killa

  • App Administrator
  • 5,384 posts

Awards Bar:

Posted 23 February 2017 - 03:39 PM

Is there a benifit or differeance in the end process with cold or not cold process ?
  • Heirloom likes this

#3 Heirloom

Heirloom

    Quantum Particle

  • OG VIP
  • 4,574 posts

Donator


Awards Bar:

Posted 23 February 2017 - 03:55 PM

I think the cold process might be easier but the hot process produces soap that can be used right away
the cold process has a curing time that can be up to 5 weeks.

I am going to try to find the recipe for lemon soap, its said to have a beautiful smell.

I think that in most cases essential oils can be swapped for another oil , for what ever sent you desire. Cinnamon oil soaps harden much quicker.

There are lots of different recipes. I have seen kits that are inexpensive.
I hear they make a nice gift.

For me doing something like this is fun and I can't wait to make some lemon soap and and a soap with just jasmine.

#4 PsyBearknot

PsyBearknot

    Psyche-Killa

  • App Administrator
  • 5,384 posts

Awards Bar:

Posted 23 February 2017 - 04:01 PM

I've come to love bergmont. The spicy orange pairs with lemon and lime really nicely. I combine those with some petchouli and cedar for bright but masculine scent for my beard oil. Nutmeg makes the burgmont even spicier.

Would be fun to spin a thread off of this and just do a favorite scent combo thread for scenting things like soaps and oils and natural cleanses and the like.
  • Heirloom likes this

#5 Heirloom

Heirloom

    Quantum Particle

  • OG VIP
  • 4,574 posts

Donator


Awards Bar:

Posted 23 February 2017 - 05:52 PM

Good idea PSY,I have been thinking about making shampoos and body wash. I would like to see some scents that are masculine and feminine. The scents can improve a mood and we could nourish our skin.

#6 Thunder

Thunder

    Mycophage

  • Expired Member
  • 135 posts

Posted 13 June 2017 - 08:10 PM

Nice post! I'll try those when I make up my next batch. My favorite is a 3 oil soap; lard, coconut, castor with oatmeal (ground fine) and powdered milk. It's a skin conditioning soap and I use it for everything; bathing, shampoo (although I keep my hair short so I really can't tell if it helps or not,) and shaving.
I've given out a few bars to the ladies at work and theyre my 'soap junkies' now! I'll post the recipe when I get back to the house this weekend.
  • fungi2bwith likes this

#7 jkdeth

jkdeth

    Mycotopiate

  • Free Member
  • 1,641 posts

Posted 13 June 2017 - 08:15 PM

Soapmakers too? I used to love soapmaking. Sold a few bars, mostly gave it away.

#8 fungi2bwith

fungi2bwith

    cat-monkey

  • OG VIP
  • 1,564 posts

Awards Bar:

Posted 13 June 2017 - 11:16 PM

I've started putting locally found quartz in my bars in order to give an appeal no other bar around here has...looking to commercialize them and get them into the local stores....I live in a tourist town....and the foreigners love their crystals.....


  • Heirloom likes this

#9 Thunder

Thunder

    Mycophage

  • Expired Member
  • 135 posts

Posted 17 June 2017 - 11:49 AM

Ok, I said I would post it, I'm still in the process of moving but I came across my 'cook book' and it reminded me, so I wanna do it before I forget.

BASIC 3 OIL SOAP
(This is the stock recipe. I usually 4x it. Makes 2 rectangular molds with the silicone inserts (8"x3"x3"?))

1 Oz Castor (28g)
7 Oz Coconut (200g)
6 Oz Lard (170g)
5 Oz water (140g)
2 Oz lye (56g)

I am going to assume that you are already familiar to the cold process.

Once you reach trace, I then add in essential oil (your preference on how much,) 1 cup powdered milk, 1 cup fine oatmeal. Blend.

I find that the longer I blend (immersion blender) that the more solid (firm) it is after sopanification. Then a denser bar after curing.

Enjoy! All the ladies at work do! But, alas, I cannot seem to convinced a single ONE of them to try it out with me! Makes me sad . . . ;)

#10 Thunder

Thunder

    Mycophage

  • Expired Member
  • 135 posts

Posted 17 June 2017 - 11:57 AM

Heirloom,

I hv done Lemon soap, regular lemon juice doesn't work. Lemongrass oil does though, and throw in some McCormick's dried lemon peel for shits and grins!
ALL of my soaps hv oatmeal and milk in them.

Oh! I forgot on the other post. The lye will turn powdered milk anywhere from a light cream to orange to dark brown, you may even get color variations within the same mold. So don't freak out. I don't use colorants, so I do not know the reaction there. Less is better!

Edited by Thunder, 17 June 2017 - 12:14 PM.

  • Heirloom likes this

#11 Thunder

Thunder

    Mycophage

  • Expired Member
  • 135 posts

Posted 17 June 2017 - 01:17 PM

16 bars of Peppermint Oatmeal curing, and the mold I use. The white is where the towel settled during sopanification. I just use a knife and eyeball to cut it, gives it a 'homey' feel and a veggie peeler to knock off the hard corners.

Attached Thumbnails

  • 20170617_112149.jpg

Edited by Thunder, 17 June 2017 - 02:29 PM.


#12 jkdeth

jkdeth

    Mycotopiate

  • Free Member
  • 1,641 posts

Posted 17 June 2017 - 02:31 PM

I made a salt bar, a Yuengling beer bar with bay rum fragrance, a lavender oil soap, a couple others. Varied recipes using coconut oil, olive oil, Shea butter, Palm kernel oil, safflower oil. Recipes all lost now. Hung out a site I also can't remember, but it was the equivalent of Mycotopia, except for soapmaking.

#13 Thunder

Thunder

    Mycophage

  • Expired Member
  • 135 posts

Posted 17 June 2017 - 02:49 PM

Try

BASIC SOAP MAKING

by Letcavage

On Amazon for about $10. It's a goodie! Again, like mycology, why buy a kit?

I can make 16-18 bars for about $3 - $5. The initial investment is spendy, oils etc, but I can get about 4 'flushes' out of a tub of lard. And soap has a longer shelf life than mushies, I don't use it as fast!

Edited by Thunder, 17 June 2017 - 02:52 PM.

  • Juthro likes this

#14 Juthro

Juthro

    dope smoking hillbilly

  • OG VIP
  • 6,733 posts

Donator


Awards Bar:

Posted 17 June 2017 - 03:01 PM

And soap has a longer shelf life than mushies, I don't use it as fast!

 
We've been meaning to have a talk with you about that.....      ;P

untitled.png

#15 Juthro

Juthro

    dope smoking hillbilly

  • OG VIP
  • 6,733 posts

Donator


Awards Bar:

Posted 17 June 2017 - 03:05 PM

I thought about making soap, but I was having trouble sourcing lye locally.

It's a hazardous material and they wont ship it to me by air.

#16 Thunder

Thunder

    Mycophage

  • Expired Member
  • 135 posts

Posted 17 June 2017 - 03:34 PM

Live near a Lowe's? Roebic Drain Cleaner 1lb roughly $15

#17 jkdeth

jkdeth

    Mycotopiate

  • Free Member
  • 1,641 posts

Posted 17 June 2017 - 03:34 PM

I could buy it from Ace Hardware locally, nobody else carried it.

#18 Thunder

Thunder

    Mycophage

  • Expired Member
  • 135 posts

Posted 17 June 2017 - 03:34 PM

Live near a Lowe's? Roebic Drain Cleaner 1lb roughly $15
If not research homemade lye, my G'MA taught me how but I've fried that section of my brain. Consult the 'Oracle of Everything' (google)

#19 Thunder

Thunder

    Mycophage

  • Expired Member
  • 135 posts

Posted 17 June 2017 - 03:35 PM

Drano doesn't work, needs to be 100% lye.

#20 Thunder

Thunder

    Mycophage

  • Expired Member
  • 135 posts

Posted 17 June 2017 - 03:36 PM

Drano doesn't work, needs to be 100% lye, or pretty close...




I HATE autocorrect!

Edited by Thunder, 17 June 2017 - 04:03 PM.





Like Mycotopia? Become a member today!