To make bar soap, make a lye solution, measure out the oils, and blend the oils with the lye water. Add essential oils and fragrances, pour the solution into a mold, allow the soap to cure, and slice the hardened soap into bars.Continue Reading
Put on rubber gloves and goggles for protection. Measure the desired amount of distilled water into a pitcher. Measure the lye separately. Slowly pour the lye into the water, mixing until the lye is completely dissolved. Place a lid on the pitcher, and allow the solution to cool.
Place a glass pitcher onto a scale, and measure out the desired amounts of coconut, palm or olive oil.
Place the oils into a soap-making pot, which is part of a soap blender. Heat the oil over medium heat to 100 degrees, and stir the mixture.
Slowly pour the lye water into the soap pot, stirring with a stick blender.
Turn the soap making blender on in short bursts to completely blend the oils and lye water. The oil and lye water should emulsify to create a thick liquid.
Add herbs, essential oils or fragrance. Slowly pour the additives into the trace, using a wooden spoon to blend them. If including a colorant, stir it in after adding the fragrance and oils.
Use a steady back and forth motion to pour the soap into the soap mold. Use a rubber spatula to smooth the top. Tap the soap mold on the counter to get rid of bubbles.
Set the soap mold in a warm spot. Cover with a towel. Let the soap sit for 24 hours to harden. Remove the soap from the mold, and cut it into bars.