This is about the only recipe I use (other than castile) that I have not modified (although I do add a little extra citric acid). This comes from Bonnie at Good Earth Spa. I’ve tried a number of them and modified a number of them, this is the best. It’s still not great on plastic but I try not to have much plastic anyway so this is just a reminder to me.
50/50 water lye
Using this recipe:
To make this recipe use 8.82 ounces of the pre-mixed lye. (That gives you 4.41 ounces of lye and 4.41 ounces of water)
The recipe calls for 10.56 ounces of water so you need an additional 6.15 ounces of wtaer (10.56 – 4.41 = 6.15)
When soap seizes it’s just what it sounds like. It hardens suddenly. Most soap makers know the experience of having soap that is “moving fast”, it’s thickening up a little faster than you had expected, or would have liked. If it keeps thickening at a faster rate, it’s seized. I don’t know if there is a definition of the actual seizing point but I think it’s safe to say that it’s hardened too much to work with – to…
heal41hp sent you a conversation on 09 May, 2014.
I have terribly sensitive skin, and I’ve heard that cold process soap is easier on you than hot process (and that it retains more of the natural oils). I’m still pretty new to the handmade soap scene, though, and I’ve yet to give hot process soap a shot to see how it compares.
I do not believe that it’s true that cold process…
You have to use logic and research. In these days of mis-information we must all be educated.