PART 2 – Beginners Guide to Making COLD PROCESS SOAP!

11 May

First, Hope everyone had a Great Week!

Can you believe it’s FRIDAY!???? I can’t where did the time go…..Well, I said I’d be back with Part 2 — and guess what? I’m back! Although, I’m missing a few pics because I kept forgetting to snap the camera. When I get them I’ll update! Ready!!!!Let’s go……..

Before anything ALWAYS! I can not stress this enough..ALWAYS  use a LYE CALCULATOR and read LYE SAFETY! Even with my recipes…..Sometimes, I make mistakes too! as someone brought to my attention this past week…

First, Put on your long sleeve shirt, Safety goggles and protective gloves and let’s go.

1. Carefully measure the LYE. (If you have static, take a dryer sheet and go around the top of the lye container and container you’re putting the lye into)

“Carefully” measure LYE

2. Measure the Distilled Water.

(will update with a pic soon)

3. SLOWLY & CAREFULLY Add the LYE to the Water……NEVER add the water to the Lye–It’s ALWAYS ADD the LYE TO WATER!!!!

Carefully and Slowly Add the LYE to the Water.

4. As you Slowly add the Lye to the Distilled Water it will become Cloudy! When it is thoroughly mixed you will not feel any grit. It will feel as if you are stirring water.

Stir the Lye Solution until you feel no grit.

5. Set the Lye solution in a safe place to cool. Put it somewhere where the kids or animals or you can’t knock it over!

6. Then measure the Olive Oil.

Measure the Oils.

7. and the Coconut Oil.

Measure the Coconut Oil.

8. Now, take the Coconut Oil and place it into the microwave. Put it on for 1 to 3 minutes. Making sure not to boil it. You just want to melt it.

Place coconut oil into the microwave. Heat for 1 to 3 minutes. Do not Boil!

9. Mix the Coconut & Olive oils together.

Mix the Coconut Oil & Olive Oils together!

10. Check the temperatures of the Lye & Oils. Should be between 90 to 100 degrees. If it’s too warm let it continue to cool.

Check temperatures of the Oils and the Lye. (90 to 100 degrees)

11. Carefully Add the Lye Solution to the Distilled Water. (ALWAYS add LYE to WATER! never the other way around)

Carefully ADD the LYE Solution to the Distilled Water….

12. Take the stick blender and immerse it into the oils & lye solution. Tap it onto the bottom of the container to make sure there are no air bubbles.

Stick Blend

13. Start Blending……

Start Blending…..

14. Keep Blending…..until you reach a trace

Keep Blending…

15. Here’s what a Trace Looks like. I tried to get a good shot. See how the mixture leaves a trail behind? (If you have any questions please ASK)

Here’s trace…See where those lines are?


16. Now, it’s time to pour it into the mold. ( this would also be the time to add fragrance or coloring)

Pour the solution into the mold.

17.  Now, place of plastic wrap over the top.  (to be updated with pic)


18. Now, it’s time to insulate. Take a towel and go around the outside of the mold. Place a piece of cardboard or wood on top the mold. Place another towel on top of the cardboard or wood. (to be updated with pic)

19. Now, it’s time to let it do it’s thing……Place it somewhere where it will not be disturbed for 10 to 12 hours…


Next week  PART 3! Have a Great day!!!!!!!! and hope you’ve learned something:)

4 Responses to “PART 2 – Beginners Guide to Making COLD PROCESS SOAP!”

  1. mondayschildprims May 11, 2012 at 1:37 PM #

    Awesome…thanks so much! You are really inspiring me to give soap making a try in the near future! Will keep reading your posts until I get everything I need to begin! Thanks so much for sharing! Have a great weekend:)

  2. Pink Ninjabi May 11, 2012 at 2:53 PM #

    Wow, LOVE your step by step process! I’m a details gal, so this definitely demystified your amazing works. Wow, it looks so much easier than I thought! Thank you for sharing! 😀

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