There is a simple method to get begun if you are expensive yourself a Do-It-Yourself type but discover the job of soap making is complicated. Using melt and pour soap base can prevent lye/sodium hydroxide and other strong ingredients used during the soap making process, while still keeping control of the ingredients in the finished product.
Melt and pour soap bases are simply unscented white or clear blocks of soap if preferred. Select from natural pigments, soap molds, and essential oils to make customized soaps to match any design or taste. Handmade soaps can be a wonderful gift as well.
TOOLS FOR MAKING MELT AND POUR SOAP
Knife or soap cutter
Double boiler (or choose to use the oven)
Melt and pour soap base
Pigment powder (optional)
Glycerin, if using pigment powder
Essential oils (optional)
Spray bottle of rubbing alcohol (optional)
We likewise suggest using an apron to protect your clothes.
PREPARE AND MELT SOAP BASE
ADD COLORANT TO SOAP BASE (OPTIONAL)
ADD SCENT (OPTIONAL)
POUR SOAP INTO SOAP MOLDS
Once you are done with this melt and pour soap making, there is no end to the soaps you can produce, from making dried flowers soap to layered soaps, with a wide variety of scents and colors that match your taste.