Natural soap is a great way to keep yourself clean without exposing your skin to harsh chemicals, dyes, and scents. Making that natural soap at home is a great way to ensure that you are getting exactly what you want in your soap. However, not everyone wants to make their own soap. Lye, a caustic chemical used in making soap can be extremely dangerous and frightening for inexperienced soap makers. Luckily there is a way to make natural soap at home without using lye. If you want to learn the secrets of the art then Soap Making from Scratch by April Weatherly is the best book for you to use to get started. Commercial soap is full of chemicals that are hard to pronounce. Chemicals are added in to create lather, add shine, give the soap color and scent, and preserve the bar for longer times. On the other side, natural soaps are made from thing you can both pronounce and understand like goat's milk, olive oil, and your favorite essential oils. April learned that lye that is commonly used in soaps is dangerous. It is poisonous is accidentally swallowed by young children or pets. It can also cause serious chemical burns if spilled. This is why many people are looking for ways to make natural soaps without lye. Unfortunately, there is no true soap without lye, yet you can skip the lye process by using melt and pour soaps. There are several melt and pour glycerin soap kits that you can use to make your own natural soaps. Learn the trade secrets of making safe soap in Soap Making from Scratch.
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About the Author
April Weatherly is a soap making expert that learned from experts by using glycerin. Glycerin is a neutral, thick liquid that is created naturally in the soap making process. Many of the homemade soaps have glycerin left within the soap, however commercial soap makers often extract the glycerin out before they package and sell their soaps. Glycerin can be bought and used to make soap that provides extreme moisturizing for the skin. Making glycerin soap in your home is very easy to do, and many of the ingredients can be found at any local craft supply store. To begin with you will need to purchase a melt and pour glycerin soap base, soap molds, and whatever additives you want to include. This can be essential oils, beeswax, herbs, and other ingredients. Here is a simple recipe for a natural soap anyone can make. April has mastered the art and reveals all her tricks tips and hints in her latest book Soap Making from Scratch. She uses 4 ounces of glycerin soap base, 10 drops of lavender essential oil and 4 tablespoons melted Shea butter. To make your natural glycerin soap start by breaking your glycerin soap base into one ounce blocks. These blocks then need to be melted down. This can be done either by microwave or stove top. If you plan to use your stove top, a double broiler is the best equipment for melting down your base. Most bases that you can buy will include instructions for the best way to melt it down. April Weatherly is the brain child behind the use of glycerin, as it is a great solvent, meaning it easily dissolves most things that are added in. Stir until your glycerin base is well mixed, then pour into molds to set. There are many special molds that can be purchased to create unique shapes, however you can also use many household items as molds. Empty yogurt cups can have a second life as simple molds for rounded soaps. Once your soap molds have set you can enjoy your homemade natural soap. Free from dangerous chemicals and additives, and made without the dangers of lye, you can have naturally safe soap that you made yourself. Learn from expert soap maker April Weatherly in her latest book Soap Making from Scratch.