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This DIY Cold Process soap making video will show you how to make a basic Cold Process soap in a simple step by step tutorial. Hope you enjoy!
If you are new to soapmaking make sure you know the basic knowledge of the soapmaking process and most importantly the safety procedures to use when handling lye. Do not attempt to make soap unless you have thoroughly researched the soapmaking process. Making soap requires the use of lye which is also called Sodium Hydroxide. Lye is a caustic substance that can cause severe burns if it’s inhaled or makes contact with skin. It is VERY important to do all of your soap making in a well-ventilated area and be sure to use rubber gloves, goggles and a surgical mask. Long sleeved shirts are also recommended to protect your arms.
FAIRY GARDEN COLD PROCESS SOAP RECIPE (28 oz)
8 oz Canola Oil (28.57%)
7 oz Coconut Oil (25%)
13 oz Olive Oil (46.43%)
3.89 oz Sodium Hydroxide (Lye)
9 oz. Water (be sure to use filtered and NOT tap water!)
1.68 oz Fairy Garden Fragrance Oil – Nurture Soap
Cornflower Petals, Rose Petals, Calendula Petals (OPTIONAL)
Super Sparkles Mica – Nurture Soap (OPTIONAL)
The suggested amount of liquid for this recipe is 7 to 10 fluid ounces. I used 9 oz. and 6% excess fat for the lye.
***If you make any changes to the recipe BE SURE TO RECALCULATE THE RECIPE WITH THE LYE CALCULATOR TO MAKE SURE YOU ARE USING THE CORRECT AMOUNT OF LYE/OILS!!***
Here are some links to useful websites and tutorials that were helpful to me in my soapmaking journey!
Soap Queen TV – tons of basic soapmaking tutorials!
Offbeat & Inspired Blog – Basic Soapmaking
Mountain Majestic Sage – Great Beginning Soapmaking Tutorials
LYE CALCULATOR –
Basic Soap Making Books –
The Soapmaker’s Companion –
Soap Crafting –
Where I buy stuff –
OILS – purchased from the grocery store
SCALE – this is the one I use!
THERMOMETER – Amazon
FRAGRANCE OIL – FAIRY GARDEN Nurture Soap
MICA – Super Sparkles – Nurture Soap
SOAP MOLD – Amazon