Soap is the result of a basal chemical reaction between fats or oils and lye. There are four basic ways for making soap at home. Melt and Pour – melt pre-made obscure of soap and add your own aroma. Cold Process – the most common – making soap from scratch with oils and lye. Hot Process – a difference of cold process where the soap is actually cooked. Rebatching – grinding up bars of soap, adding milk or water, and re-mixing them. Making soap with a “melt and pour” base is irritable of like making a cake with a cake mix if you made soap. Do not have any diversion during the soap making process. Multi-tasking is not allocate for soap making.
Handle the lye with good care. Lye is extremely supporting to your skin, eyes and other materials. When lye is added to water the blend will heat up to about 150-200°F. Always work on a heat proof surface. It will stain wood counters. Spills feel slippery. Have vinegar and running water present to neutralize any spill and flush the area. Always measure all ingredients by weight. Always add lye crystals to cold water. Don’t forget that at the early phases of the soap making process, the oils and lye have not completely reacted.