How to make lye-free handmade soap
Are you looking for soaps that don't have a lot of chemicals, safe for sensitive skin, and silky smooth for dry skin? I have made a few different recipes of lye-free soaps, unlike most others.
It turns out that it's super easy when you get the right ingredients. Every time I saw a recipe and went to get those ingredients somehow I got it all wrong and that's when I came up with my own recipe. I have one more tip on making another handmade lye-free soap tutorial that will blow your mind!
NOTE: Another thing that using lye isn't a bad thing. The ph levels considered to be the highest acidic level but when it's used the chemical process changes the ph level which lowers it. I majored in science and looked it up in my books to see what different kinds of reactions in chemical processes.
- A bar of castile soap shavings
- 1/3 cup Shea Butter
- 1/2 cup Coconut oil
- 4 TBSP Coconut milk
- 3 tsp Olive oil
- And the secret ingredient INSTANT PUDDING MIX
- 10 drops Essential oils
Double boiler method
How to make handmade shaving cream, shows you this process. So please refer back to follow each step first.
- Take shredded soap, coconut oil, and Shea Butter, (optional) and over medium heat using the double boiler method stir until completely melted to the liquid. I have to tell you I tried a regular bar of soap and it was impossible to melt all the way. I did eventually melt it to a point.
- Add in coconut milk and olive oil into the mixture.
- Add essential oils.
- Put in instant pudding mix until it makes a hard paste.
- Heat up distilled water until almost boiling. Quickly add in baking soda and powder then pour it into the mixture. (You can add a little bit of corn starch optional).
- Pour it into a mold. I made mine out of a small cardboard box. It's easier if it gets too hard to remove, you just peel it off.
- Put into the freezer for a few hours.
- Take them our and let them dry out for 3-5 days and then package them up or use them for your own personal bath supplies.
Making your own molds
I found several unique, handmade ways to use any kind of basic items to make molds out of. these ideas;
- You can use ice cube trays for small soap bars for gifts.
- Boxes that you don't need and if you can't get it out, you just peel it off.
- And dollar tree items you can find that are usually in the Tupperware aisle.
- I found a cake pan that was made for small bread loafs at a flea market and it works great!
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