Tuesday, March 19, 2013
8oz of Caustic Soda
24oz of Oatmeal Milk (Click to see how)
40oz of your preferred oils
1.5oz of Yellow Oil-soluble Colorant
1.5 oz Titanium Dioxide solution
1.5 oz of Activated Charcoal (powder)
2.5 oz. Papaya Extract
2.5 oz. Calamansi Extract
2oz. Cocoa Butter
First. Take your Whole Grain Oats and place them on the food processor.
Second. The Oats must be in almost powder form.
Third. Once it is in powder form, add hot water.
Fourth. Mix the hot water and powdered Oats until the it has become opaque.
Fifth. Once slightly cooled, get a cheesecloth or a stocking and strain the liquid to remove the oat particles.
Sixth. Make sure the Oatmeal Milk has cooled completely then put them in ice cube trays.
Seventh. Freeze the Oatmeal Milk.
Eighth. Once frozen, take the cubes and place them on your lye solution container.
Ninth. Add your lye to the Oatmeal Milk Cubes and mix until Milk has dissolved.
Tenth. Begin your oatmeal soapmaking! Enjoy!
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Soap making is the act, process, or occupation of manufacturing soap.
What is soap?
In chemistry, soap is a salt of a fatty acid. ¹
Soaps are made by mixing a strong alkaline solution with animal fats or vegetable oils. The strong alkaline solution is what we oftentimes refer to as the mixture of Sodium Hydorixide and water. It is what most soap makers refer to as "lye" or "caustic soda".
These animal fats and vegetable oils contain triglycerides wherein three molecules of fatty acids hold on to one molecule of the alkaline solution to turn into soap. This process of turning the fatty acids to soap is the chemical reaction called SAPONIFICATION.