PART 1 – Beginner’s Guide to Making COLD PROCESS SOAP!

4 May

First let me say happy Friday! How your week…… Mine was quite long and I’m glad it’s almost over! Yipee!!!!!!

I had a little bit of time so Here’s  Part 1  of the Beginner’s  Guide to Making Cold Process Soap .

(If you have any questions feel Free to contact me!)

**Make sure to read LYE Safety** ALWAYS USE A LYE CALCULATOR!!!

The Equipment and things you need…. ****NEVER USE ALUMINUM the LYE WILL EAT THROUGH IT****

Instead USE ~~~High Heat plastic, Glass or Stainless Steel~~

  1. A Digital Scale preferably one that reads in Grams ( you want to be as accurate as possible) a Tare feature is also nice:) so, you can zero out…

Digital Scale that weighs in grams!

2. A Digital Thermometer…..(Instant read works best!)

Digital Thermometer…

3.Containers for Lye and Lye Solution. (These are the ones I use.)

Containers for LYE and LYE SOLUTION

4. Measuring Cups (I use Glass)

Glass Measuring Cups

5. Safety Goggles and protective Gloves & LONG Sleeves. (Lye is a caustic substance and you don’t want to burn your eyes or hands.)

Safety Goggles & Gloves

6. Spoons and Slotted spoons.

Spoons & Slotted Spoon

7. Stick Blender..

Stick Blender

8. Recipe – I’ll give you the recipe below!

9. Ingredients for this recipe…Olive Oil,

Olive Oil

10. Coconut Oil,

11. Distilled Water,

12. Food Grade Sodium Hydroxide (aka LYE)

Sodium hydroxide (LYE)

13. Fragrance and/ coloring….But if you are just starting leave it out.

Fragrance or Essential Oils

14. A Mold (you can use anything for a mold. A milk or juice carton will work!


Okay that’s it that is all the equipment you need. ….

Next Week is Part 2 of Making Cold Process Soap which I will show you what to do step by step.

If you want to follow along here is the recipe.

This will make 1.5 pounds. Again it is BEST to measure in Grams.

Distilled Water 258 grams

Lye  97 grams

Coconut Oil 204 grams

Olive Oil 476. grams

Come Back Next Week for Part2! Have a great Weekend!!!!!

4 Responses to “PART 1 – Beginner’s Guide to Making COLD PROCESS SOAP!”

  1. mondayschildprims May 4, 2012 at 6:03 PM #

    How interesting! Thank you for sharing this. I really want to try making soap…will look forward to reading your next post about it! Have a great weekend!

    • P.S. I Love Soap Co. May 4, 2012 at 6:15 PM #

      Thanks for stopping by! I’m going to try to get some pretty good pics….and you too have a great weekend!

  2. BogeyRepair May 5, 2012 at 1:49 PM #

    Very interesting process in making the soap. Look forward to part two. Have a great weekend.

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