HOMEGROWN 101: How To Make Cold-Process Lye Soap
The temperature of the batch is raised enough that the fat being used is completely melted, and is kept warm after mixing to ensure that the lye is completely used up. The cold-process ... step in soap-making is to dissolve the lye in cold water ...
Best green soaps to use
The choice of which soap to use seems ... products made it through water purification plant filters into streams, rivers and lakes. What is best for your skin will probably not be found in a supermarket aisle. Consider making your own soaps with many ...
Lye or no lye, making soap is a true challenge
The best gee-whiz moment occurs when Deck combines lye with cold water (she uses rainwater ... classroom wielding blow torches and creating decorative glass beads. Soap making is one of about two dozen arts-and-crafts classes offered at TLD.
Pique the Geek 20111211: Would I Lye To You?
Sodium hydroxide, aka lye, is one ... blended with water. You can tell what is used to make the soap by looking at the label. My bar of Irish Spring indicates that the soap is either sodium tallowate (as in tallow from beef fat), sodium cocoate (from ...
How to Make Natural Soap Without Lye
It's important to be clear about soap making. Soap is made from lye ... with water, these plants make a gentle sudsy rinse that cleanses your skin, hair and even fabrics. Ancients also used oils such as olive oil, coconut oil or even animal fat, rubbing ...