Soap making can be fun and also healthier for your family. One benefit of making and using handmade soap is that you can add extra ingredients to help relieve dry or irritated skin, as coconut oil or beeswax. These creamy soaps can be helpful for people suffering from skin diseases such as eczema or psoriasis.
Temperature up to 110 degrees Fahrenheit
For the final soap mixture to properly incorporate into molds, the mixture must be combined so that lye and oils to have a suitable temperature and consistency. To ensure that mixtures are ready to merge, both should reach a temperature of 110 degrees Fahrenheit (43.3 degrees Celsius). To accomplish this, combine 8 ounces (236.5 ml) of bleach and 16 ounces (473.1 ml) of water in a glass container. Place a glass thermometer in the container. Meanwhile, combine 36 ounces (1.06 L) of oils, such as olive and coconut, and 16 ounces (473.1 ml) of beeswax. When the wax is added to the soap mixture, it creates an extremely creamy moisturizing soap. Place a thermometer in the mixture and heat the bowl over medium heat. Once both mixtures reach 110 degrees Fahrenheit (43.3 degrees Celsius) they can be combined.
The use of wax produces a creamy soap, so make sure you shake the oil and wax mixture to help harden enough so it can be used without disintegrating. Once the mixture produces traces, it means it is ready to be poured in molds.
Preserve the soap in a cool, dark room
Preserving the soap is a vital part of creating a quality creamy soap. Soap mixtures should be preserved for at least 6 weeks, and may be cut into bars and used once the preserving process has completed. The more time the soaps are preserved, the more creamier and sparkling will be. Pour the soap mixture into molds and let them preserve in a cold dark room.