All content © The Nerdy Farm Wife - All Rights Reserved. If you collect but are not ready to make a batch of soap, spread the coffee grounds on a lipped baking sheet in a thin layer & bake for anywhere from 15-30 minutes—depends on how thick layer is—or until dried thoroughly with NO moisture to mold them. Many anxious people have crossed my doorstep, and each one has left not only feeling confident but with handmade soap in their hands. Hard water (water with a high mineral content, making it difficult to work up a lather with soap or shampoo) won't work. It’s an understandable one since a lot of people are afraid of using sodium hydroxide or potassium hydroxide (lye) and are concerned about “chemicals.” Others want to make soap at home with the kids and don’t want to worry about accidents. There is no way for us to know how much lye is in the final liquid from wood-ash leaching so it may be weak, and won’t make soap, or very high, and it will burn your skin. But in this case, do we have to wait until using the bar soaps? I am very happy that I have run across your site & will be eagerly devouring all aspects of it. Use EO Calc to determine the right amount for your projects. Milling/Rebatching French-milled soaps are cold-processed bars that have been “milled,” or ground up, several times to a If it says ‘beauty bar’ or something like that, then it’s probably a detergent. Hi tirrell! do you have any suggestions for me ? To make a glycerin soap without lye, you must use a pre-made base. You’d have to establish some sort of standardized alkalinity in order to get the results you want, but that is way beyond anything I’ve dealt with! Remember that these three ingredients are essential to the most primitive soap making – fat, ash, and water. If you click on one and make a purchase, I earn a small commission for sending a customer their way. Hi Tammy, I haven’t tried that method, but it sounds wonderful! It started a fight with my husband over the “expensive” homemade soap rather than buying the pre-made store stuff. Have fun making your soap! The name of your post came up during a search & brought me here, as I know it is IMPOSSIBLE to make soap WITHOUT lye. My first attempt!! This would be a great project for middle school kids! Possibly the most often expressed sentiment I hear when it comes to soap making, goes something like: That is a completely justified fear and one that I shared for a very long time. Friends, family, restaurants, or maybe even your church, I would hazard a guess one collection from any listed source would be more than enough for a batch as a trial for those non-coffee drinkers out there. Thanks a lot! Hi Amanda, Both are great choices! With such a large amount that you need to make and the importance of the occasion, I suggest that you write to one of the online suppliers and work directly with them to order exactly what you’ll need. :), Me too – such an addictive & useful hobby! Something you could do, is just offer up a selection of materials and let them come up with their own unique recipes. Many people worry about using lye soap, but once lye water and fats are combined and have fully saponified and been cured for 4-8 weeks, the lye is no longer lye but soap. 4. http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Lye This site has a 13 step procedure with pictures on making your own lye for soap making. I am making homemade soaps for favors to be given away at my Granddaughter’s wedding. I like how they make it look marble like. Steps for "Making Soap Without Lye" (Even a Child Can Do It!) Carefully pour the melted soap base into the molds and spray it with alcohol. I think you’ve missed the point — there’s so such thing as real soap that’s not made with lye. I want you to have that experience too, but to understand the answer to how to make soap without lye, you need to understand what soap is. (i.e. Yes I read your article, yes you explain melt & pour soap and how it’s made with lye and how it’s already gone through saponification so why mislead people into thinking they are making Soap without lye? Plus, of course, more examples and recipes in my Easy Homemade Melt & Pour Soaps book! Hopefully someone knowledgeable will see this and chime in! So.finding your web site was a great joy!Thanks. However, until you’re ready, or if you just aren’t interested into that kind of soap making – I’m here to tell you how to create your own unique herbal soaps, without handling the lye part. My soap base has been seizing esp when I use clear bases. :) I think you could try leaving the aloe out – it can be aloe gel or aloe liquid. Rebatching is another fun way to make herbal soap! Fill the Barrel With Ash and Water. I absolutely agree; lye can be very safe when handled properly. I personally stay away from M&P bases; as they contain some type of alcohol and can be drying on the skin. If you’re interested in combining natural colorants, essential oils, herbs, and flowers with melt and pour (glycerin) soap base – you’re going to love my new print book, Easy Homemade Melt & Pour Soaps – just released today! :). Kirk’s Castile CoCo Original soap—also comes in unscented—is a standalone with NO NEED to alter it in ANY way!! You can take a spoon and scrape out the residue and form it into a ball and you have ready to use soap. a. There will be no lye in your soap when it’s finished curing. See how the rebatching method works in this parsley soap recipe. Congratulations to your granddaughter! This post – How to Make Herbal Soap Without Handling Lye {melt & pour} – was originally published September, 2013 and updated November, 2019. I’m allergic to coconut. Soap is described in chemistry as a salt of a fatty acid and a surfactant. Orange: tomato powder (1/8 to 1/4 tsp per 4 oz), turmeric (1/8 tsp per 4 oz) next. No one knows when soap was invented, but it was thousands of ago. That’s what I do with my kids & their cousins. I’m now confused as to what to do…look for, etc. Yes, coffee grounds are great in soap (I have a coffee and cream recipe coming to the blog this month or next.) Once cool, carefully remove the soap from the mold. Nap time is a great time to soap or while they are playing gate off the area you are working in to keep them safe! Before adding a natural colorant to soap, most will do best if you dilute them with about 2 to 3 times as much rubbing alcohol first. We rely on chemistry for life! Thank you for all this information. The difference comes in whether YOU handle the lye or you PAY SOMEONE ELSE to handle the lye for you. It’s so safe, your kids can help you! Never had a “bad” batch, the bases are so incredibly versatile and user friendly I am always amazed with what they accept and continue to come out SOAP: cleansing with abundant lather (some people gotta have that lather!) I heard that it changes. This is my favorite thing to do with melt and pour. Be careful when adding additional oils to M&P bases. I’m glad that you enjoyed the web site and hope you continue to grow stronger each day! The Nova Studio has some information on that & I believe they sell it: My packagings needs to be plastic free / eco friendly …. One place to try is brambleberry.com – they have such nice customer service that if you did run into a problem, I think they’d be a lot more helpful than the place you purchased your product from. Does anyone know if this is correct & the amount needed if it is? When soap comes to ‘Trace’, it’s the sign of a successful natural chemical reaction. When you combine oil and lye water, soap is made, but glycerin is as well (called glycerol). You do need to make soap from scratch before, though, so that may defeat the purpose of your visit. If you want a more natural melt and pour soap, research how to make glycerin soap base from scratch. Can you use almond milk instead of coconut milk? Warning, though: This process involves lye. I see people using all sorts of expensive additives like poppy, chia, or flax seeds, etc. Hello, I’m trying to find the correct aloe vera gel. The best way to know is to look at the packaging. When it cures let the kids melt it down to make their own herbs and such. How to Make & Use Orange Peel Powder for Soapmaking, How to Make Herbal Liquid Soap from Scratch {+ recipes}. The additional oils can throw the mixture out of balance and either run the batch or make the bars super soft. I was afraid too but then realized as long as you respect the lye and work carefully then it’s a snap! and push the soap batter into molds. (PS: I’ve been really enjoying your new book!!) I have done a lot of experimenting with this base, I add different oils in small quantities & to make it harder I use palm kernel oil. It’s a substance that pulls oil and grime from our skin, pans, or clothing, and helps it to rinse away in water. I am extremely interested in making my own soap—I saw an intriguing process using a crock pot a while back & can’t wait to try it. Instead, we use Potassium hydroxide and Sodium hydroxide from soap making suppliers. Yellow: lemon peel powder (1/2 tsp per 4 oz), saffron powder (just a tiny pinch) If you check with the people at BrambleBerry.com (or wherever you buy your base) they should be able to let you know more of what you can and can’t add to their different formulas. I hope others will learn as much from both of you as I have today. The easiest of easy soap recipes for beginners, this method is so easy you can do it with children. I have a question regarding the melt and pour soap base. Thanks so much again!!! This combination will add a creamy soothing bubbly feel to the finished soap. Apr 22, 2020 - Explore Smartpennieslife's board "How to make soap", followed by 1521 people on Pinterest. I also have several pages of helpful colorant samples in my print book, Easy Homemade Melt & Pour Soaps, as shown in the photo above. I am recuperating from being rather ill this last number of months and am getting much better. I have a few questions in regards to using the lye water resulting from the process in #3. Two pounds of lye makes quite a bit of soap! Or what is making it not lather? Melt coconut oil and shea butter in … I have to admit, I’m a cold-process junkie so am not as familiar with the wide spectrum of things you can & can’t do with melt & pour. As for handling ‘chemicals,’ honestly, everything is made of chemicals. It will be winter soon here in the mountains, so while I would love to be able to evaporate off the liquid, not sure I will be able to. Homemade is just a world of difference on your skin and it’s nice knowing exactly what you put in it. for exfoliation purposes. Can I still add more oils to the melt and pour soap base? There’s kind of a second way to make soap with lye. I have to wonder if you got a bad batch or something? All soap is glycerine soap; as glycerine is a byproduct of the soap making process. Fill … Hi Jan! Step 1) Cut Up the Block of Soap. The company that made it, has already handled the lye and waiting part, so you don’t have to worry about it. :), Or… you can just buy your stuff… which is what I prefer :-), Oh I just love how these natural soaps turned out! All you do with it is melt it, add your scent, color, and other additives, then pour it into molds. It involves shredding the bars down, mixing with a little water, and melting them to a kind of paste. To make your first batch, though, just follow my instructions, and you don’t need to worry about the science stuff. If you’re a palm-free soaper, look for SFIC’s Clear or White Palm Free Soap Bases at Soap Goods or Wholesale Supplies Plus. I do find that the clear base (like I used in this article) leaves my skin feeling a wee bit dry, so I think it’s a great idea to experiment with adding moisturizing ingredients! Hi Carmela! I saw on a soap making forum that others were using Roebic brand 100% lye crystals {in other words, pure lye} but when I went to Lowe’s {plumbing department} to get it, it was $17 for 2 lbs. Take the plunge and make some soap, yes with lye. can I save them? Hi Jenn! As in it should not be there from the start. Meaning, it holds in moisture. Thank for the wonderful recipes :) I have a question about packaging though – i have been making melt and pour soaps but since i don’t wrap them in plastic, they get some moisture on them. I taught my 1st CP soapmaking class last month. I saw it at Whole Foods Market and Sprouts Market. Now I’m ok with it – I just make sure to use gloves and goggles. I don’t think it’s cheating to use m&p, and it’s a great way to begin your soap making journey. I’ve ruined a lot of bases and money :( so frustrating. You make natural soap by saponifying oils and lye. I was worried at first too and thought for sure I’d do something wrong. The only main difference I can think of is in what types of items they carry, probably vary. If you’ve read this piece through, you’ll know that all real soap is made, one way or another, with lye — but also, that handmade soap doesn’t contain lye. Strain the infused soap base through a fine-mesh strainer into a clean container. =), Thanks Anne-Marie! Quick and simple lesson tutorials will have you soaping like a pro. Perhaps the person cooking spotted a weird new substance and started experimenting with it and trying to see if they could make it again. Do you have a link to an image where you saw one? It is the most wonderful soap as it is unadulterated. 1. Audra isn’t it addicting? Could that stop be skipped or do we absolutely need the gel ? Trace is the point of the soap making process in which the mixture becomes more opaque and resembles a light sauce or mayonnaise. Try it! Hi Kathy! Protect your working surfaces. Can be used on face, body, hair & you can even brush your teeth with it. I plan to make and sell soaps now but i cannot figure out a way to keep the moisture away without using plastic. A friend and I make melt and pour soap on a regular basis. Thx for sharing ly-free soap tips. Weigh the water in a heat … I am an beginner to just confrom do lye consisting soap would harm skin and environment. Related post: Homemade Coconut Aloe Vera Soap Recipe; Safety when using lye. The easiest technique for making soap without having to touch lye is called melt-and-pour. I need a no-lye easy way to make this, adding oils and things like lavender buds, ect. Soap makers tend to have a stash of ugly soap – basically, batches that didn’t turn out the way you’d planned. No lye is left in a properly made soap or melt & pour base. Jan ~ do you work with the white cream textured soaps? You'll need to click the confirm button to complete the registration. I like the perfect square shaped look. Hi Inny! I’m completely new to this but want to give it a try and go all natural with my skin care products. I think my classes would really enjoy making these soaps…..even the boys! The place I purchased it from recommended I add liquid soap…this did nothing! Lye will have a strong odor, but this is temporary. This process is called saponification and leads to soap being it’s own natural chemical compound. Other bases to try include Stephenson Donkey Milk, and Wholesale Supplies Plus DF (detergent free) Three Butter soap, and their DF Baby Buttermilk soap base. Lye by itself would be harmful to your skin. The lather can be creamy, thick or thin, bubbly or a bit of both and some where in between. Aloe is prized for its ability to soothe itchy, hot or inflamed skin conditions. I love the idea of homemade soap favors! All you need to do with them is warm the roots, leaves, and fruit of these plants in water and they create all-natural cleaner for home and health. You can buy sustainable Palm oil by Spectrum. Hi Jan, thank you for this article. If you’re happy with what you’ve been getting from them, then sounds like a great place to shop! Unfortunately, it’s hard to save overheated bases. Love your blog, follow you on Facebook and Pinterest and enjoy all your ebooks! :-), Hi Debra, I’m glad you enjoyed the information! You can’t avoid lye if you want to make soap from scratch. I just ladle it into a measuring cup and add color, herbs or emollients. There’s even an incredible book that’s come out with all kinds of natural ideas to color, scent, and customize melt and pour soap. 2 pounds fat (choose between: tallow, lard, or sustainably-sourced, organic palm oil) Glycerin is a humectant. I will need enough for about 250 people. If you don’t mind the little air bubbles, you can definitely leave out the alcohol spritzing! Mix in the fragrance. This site uses cookies to give you the best possible experience. However, the moment you get complacent is when it get dangerous. As a soap maker, one of the most common questions that I get asked is how to make soap without lye. I teach middle school Family and Carreer at a small Christian school. (Though I’m working on a post about making soap from scratch without it!). These came out so pretty too. I have an example of this technique shown in the Jewelweed Melt & Pour Soap recipe in my article, Preserving & Using Jewelweed. Place dry grounds in a covered container until ready to use. The amounts given are for 4 ounces of soap base: Green:  French green clay (1/2 tsp per 4 oz), chlorella powder (1/8 tsp per 4 oz) If you’re using a ready made soap base, then you can use the soap right away. If it’s made correctly and with a good recipe, then handmade soap is gentle and can be a hundred percent natural. just because it’s gone through “The main way that you can make soap without handling lye is by using melt-and-pour soap. Hi Lynn, I’m so sorry that you’ve been ill, but am happy to know that you’re feeling better! To make handmade soap, start by mixing lye and cold water in a canning jar. Over the past six years, I’ve run in-person beginner soap making workshops, and I can assure you that if you want to make cold-process soap, you can. :) It sounds like you have made some amazing soaps! PERIOD. (I haven’t tried that myself though.) When creating a transparent soap recipe, choose at least 75% hard oils (coconut oil, palm oil, tallow, lard, stearic acid). No soap has any lye left once it’s gone through saponification & curing process but you need lye to make soap! Hi Becky, There is no milk mentioned in this post, so I’m not quite sure how to answer that. No reheating, or overheating in the microwave. I am a beginner and will definitely try this. I showed them how to make castile w/ oatmeal & honey. Pink: madder root powder (1/8 to 1/2 tsp per 4 oz), rose clay (1/4 to 1/2 tsp per 4 oz) They could also use these as gifts! Thank you for your patience with me & my lengthy post. Batches of handmade cold-process soap decorated with flower petals. It’s already been through saponification (oils reacting with lye) and is safe to use and handle straight out of the package. I have a melt and pour soap section in my Amazon shop too with some stuff I frequently use for Melt & Pour that I buy from there: :) Honestly once I did it I was hooked!! I’ve made soap a few times, and wondered about the necessity of lye, so thank you for clarifying! LOL Not good for working with potentially dangerous ingredients. Handle lye with care while you’re using it, but know that science is on your side. Pretzels are dipped into a weak lye solution before being baked, and lye is even used in processing cocoa and chocolate, among other things. The colors really make each one of them pop. The oils and lye begin liquidy then start turning opaque and thick. :) When making soap completely from scratch, you should wait four to six weeks before using. Afterward, you can add color, scent, etc. The soap-making process itself is also relatively simple. I read somewhere once that you could gently melt it back to a liquid and pour it into a mold; it will still have the smell and might be clumpy in spots, but it’s still usable. I never seem to get the microwave right in terms of time and temp level. Most body washes, shampoos, kitchen soap, bars of soap, and liquid hand soap are actually detergents. Here are some of the tutorials on there, with more to come! For unusual oils I use FromNaturewithLove, they are expensive though. I love the price and quality of the items. I won’t buy any other palm oil, knowing what’s happening the the forest & orangutans. You can probably get storebought soap cheaper. It’s easy-peasy and a quick project and fun for both adults and littles. There’s also the “I made this all by myself!” cool factor. I even have a recipe for you to try. I’ve ran across a few that had bad reviews as far as being prone to seizing up. 5. I can completely remember that feeling. The bases are designed to be complete and too much oil will alter their consistency. Put it in your Pyrex and melt it in the microwave or in a double boiler over low heat. Don’t get nervous over the word chemistry, either. Sounds like melt & pour might work out well for you. Instead of buying soap from the store , make your own low in lye , plain soap. To make soap, you need three key ingredients: oils, caustic soda and water. The login page will open in a new tab. I take precautions too wearing gloves and glasses and an apron. However, if you want to make your own soaps without having to work with lye, you can use a melt-and-pour base or you can rebatch soap . What they don’t tell you is that in M&P soap they have to add additional glycerine to counteract the drying properties of the alcohol used. You can buy suspension soap base, so your herbs can be all the way through the soap. I’d try a new source. » Clean. So, thank you for sharing this. I have read a lot about adding herbs but I would like to make it more moisturizing by adding either shea butter, cocoa butter, vitamin E, or maybe a little lanolin. Where do you get all of your basic ingredients (aloe Vera, Shea butter etc.)? I’m sorry to hear that – I know that’s frustrating! Thanks in advance & for sharing your experience! Stir in Your Favorite Essential Oils and Aromatics. It was so much fun. The alcohol helps pop or dissolve any little bubbles on the surface of the soap. Allow the hot soap to cool to around 135°F (57°C), stirring occasionally. Love your recipes! Directions to make: In a heatproof 4-cup (1-L) glass measuring container, combine the aloe vera powder, spirulina, water, aloe soap base and... Cover the top loosely with a heatproof saucer. Even if adding liquid soap did help, that sure is a lot of trouble for you to go through for something that’s supposed to be quick & easy! Telling people that you can make soap without lye is so misleading. When you introduce lye to fats and oils, it breaks the molecules apart and bonds with them, creating a new compound – soap! 2. We don’t use wood ashes to make soap anymore, and if you come across a tutorial telling you otherwise, please don’t try it. I’m afraid I have no good advice about homemade lye solutions. As long as you maintain a healthy respect for lye while you are working with it (Proper safety) it is rather safe. Jan Berry is a writer, herbalist, soapmaker, and bestselling author of The Big Book of Homemade Products, Simple & Natural Soapmaking, and Easy Homemade Melt & Pour Soaps. If it’s cooked with fat, it breaks apart the molecules apart and bonds with them. Chop the soap base into large pieces. It doesn’t lather or it doesn’t bubble up? Caustic potash, also called potassium hydroxide, is what you use to make liquid soap. Since you’ve read the article and understand that, your outrage is misplaced. Stir … Even though you need lye to make soap, there is no lye present in the finished bar; saponification chemically changes all the lye as the soap cures. Many Thanks! Have you looked into Biolefin biodegradable shrink wrap? Wealth of information on this site as well as on your site. Place the container in a saucepan containing a few inches (at least 5 cm) of water, forming a makeshift double boiler. Sign up for the weekly Lovely Greens newsletter to get new ideas straight to your inbox for free: To be subscribed to Lovely Greens you'll need to confirm your Email address. Here’s my recipe for No-lye Sensitive Soap. One thing to note about lavender buds (and other herbal additives) is that they will eventually turn brown, so you’ll want to keep that in mind when planning. In essence, soap makes water wetter. (SFIC bases rank high in my eyes because their motto is: “As natural as we can make it” which appeals to my crunchy side, plus their bases feel nice on my skin.). You can also buy different bases that already have extra moisturizing properties. I think if you add anything, it’d have to be in low amounts. I ran it through mms, The recipe said to melt some sodium soap in the lye water to make things trace up faster. It probably varies by region. I wish I could find one that is soy free and palm free – but so far, no luck! Thanks for the feedback on wholesale supplies – I will have to check them out! You could melt up a small experimental batch, separate it, add something different to each section, then test how it affects the soap’s look and feel. is it true Make four beautiful handmade soap recipes, plus gain confidence to continue soap making on your own. Instead, they’re made using manufactured compounds such as Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) – the stuff that makes toothpaste foam and cleans your teeth. The oils in the recipe start reacting immediately with the lye to make soap when they combine. As a fellow soap maker you should know the struggles that all soap makers face around the misinformation of lye. Weigh tallow and put into a crockpot. I find it is easiest to melt the tallow before weighing. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Kirk’s. It brought back memories of the clean I felt as a kid & had not really experienced in many years. Most of the ‘soap’ that you’re probably used to using isn’t real soap at all. All of the soap bases I’ve seen contain soy protein do you know of any that don’t? Learn how to make soap from scratch, even if you're crazy scared of lye, with this easy online soap making course. When the soap is fully melted, remove the container from the heat. Your email address will not be published. Wow, thank you for the thorough explanation of soap making and the use of lye. Will that work or will it ruin the soap base? Then I was told that they have had NO issues with NOT lathering and left it at that. Because of the caustic or burning nature of lye, there are some safety precautions you have to take when making soap. Even though lye is a common ingredient in many products from pretzels to toothpaste, it is important to take steps to prevent a chemical burn from making lye soap. Thanks for the information Daniel! Laws dictate what manufacturers can put on their labels, but they’ll do their best to fool you. and more info on how biodegradable it is: Wouldn’t you know that right after I posted to your blog, I found another that answered some of my questions? Thanks for sharing that great tip with us! See more ideas about Soap, Soap making, How to make. Will these bars be safe for septic systems and gray water use? All recipes are made and used at your own risk. Yes, you are not seeing things, I actually said BRUSH TEETH. Once you combine the oils with the lye, any scent will dissipate. This begins to happen when the soap comes to ‘trace’. 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