Back To Basics Cold Process Quiz!

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Test your basic cold process soaping knowledge with this fun Back to Basics Cold Process Quiz. Once you have finished the quiz, you will receive a Making Milk Soap E-Book via email along with a Soap Queen Cold Process Master Certificate!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What does "trace" refer to in soapmaking?
    • A. 

      Trace is the point in the soap making process when oils and lye water have emulsified and the mixture begin to thicken.

    • B. 

      Trace is the point in the soap making process when oils and lye water will separate.

    • C. 

      Trace is the copy of an image or drawing.

    • D. 

      Trace is the point in the soap making process when the soap has fully hardened.

  • 2. 
    How should lye and water be mixed together?
    • A. 

      Doesn't matter.

    • B. 

      Add the lye to the water slowly.

    • C. 

      Add the water to the lye slowly.

    • D. 

      Dump all the lye into the water.

  • 3. 
    What most likely happened to this soap, to cause soda ash on top?
    • A. 

      The soap got extremely hot.

    • B. 

      The soap was not insulated or sprayed with 99% alcohol.

    • C. 

      The soap did not fully emulsify.

    • D. 

      The fragrance oil is what causes soda ash.

  • 4. 
    Butters and hard oils cause soap to reach a thick trace faster than liquid oils. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    What does "gel phase" do to cold process soap?
    • A. 

      Gel phase causes the soap to saponify.

    • B. 

      Gel phase causes colors to look dull and lackluster.

    • C. 

      Gel phase gives soap a shiny, more translucent appearance. It also helps colors to appear brighter.

    • D. 

      Gel phase has no effect on cold process soap.

  • 6. 
    What are the most preferred soapmaking temperatures? 
    • A. 

      120-130 degrees F, no matter what the recipe.

    • B. 

      120-130 degrees F. But, it will depend on the recipe!

    • C. 

      50-60 degrees F.

    • D. 

      200-200 degrees F.

  • 7. 
    Safety gear (goggles, gloves, long sleeves and pants) should be worn throughout the entire soapmaking process.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    How long (in general) should cold process soap stay in the mold? How long does it need to cure?
    • A. 

      Unmold after 3-4 days. Cure for 4-6 weeks.

    • B. 

      Unmold after 3 hours. Cure for 1-2 weeks.

    • C. 

      Unmold after 4-6 weeks. Cure for 3-4 days.

    • D. 

      Unmold after 7-10 days. Cure for 1-2 weeks.

  • 9. 
    Sodium lactate can be added to lye solution to help soap harden faster. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Olive Oil, coconut oil and palm oil are considered the three most common soapmaking oils. Each give cold process soap different properties. What are they?
    • A. 

      Coconut oil is green, palm oil is yellow and olive oil is clear.

    • B. 

      Olive oil is cleansing, coconut oil is firm and palm oil is gentle.

    • C. 

      Olive oil and palm oil are soft, coconut oil is firm.

    • D. 

      Olive oil is gentle, coconut oil is cleansing and palm oil is firm.

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