Add the lye to the water slowly.
Add the water to the lye slowly.
Dump all the lye into the water.
Trace is the point in the soap making process when oils and lye water have emulsified and the mixture begin to thicken.
Trace is the point in the soap making process when oils and lye water will separate.
Trace is the copy of an image or drawing.
Trace is the point in the soap making process when the soap has fully hardened.
The soap got extremely hot.
The soap was not insulated or sprayed with 99% alcohol.
The soap did not fully emulsify.
The fragrance oil is what causes soda ash.
Gel phase causes the soap to saponify.
Gel phase causes colors to look dull and lackluster.
Gel phase gives soap a shiny, more translucent appearance. It also helps colors to appear brighter.
Gel phase has no effect on cold process soap.
120-130 degrees F, no matter what the recipe.
120-130 degrees F. But, it will depend on the recipe!
50-60 degrees F.
200-200 degrees F.
Unmold after 3-4 days. Cure for 4-6 weeks.
Unmold after 3 hours. Cure for 1-2 weeks.
Unmold after 4-6 weeks. Cure for 3-4 days.
Unmold after 7-10 days. Cure for 1-2 weeks.
Coconut oil is green, palm oil is yellow and olive oil is clear.
Olive oil is cleansing, coconut oil is firm and palm oil is gentle.
Olive oil and palm oil are soft, coconut oil is firm.
Olive oil is gentle, coconut oil is cleansing and palm oil is firm.