Intermediate | 32 min
Brighten your day by and bring a glow to your skin when you use soaps made from natural ingredients. Arina Soler of BellaCreme teaches three different processes for making soaps that cleanse and nourish skin without the drying and irritation that can occur from repeated hand-washing. You’ll use specialty ingredients like lye, glycerine, and soap molds, plus botanicals and essential oils in order to make a scent profile that’s customized to you.
Learn how to:
  • Make soap using a cold process
  • Make soap using a hot process
  • Make soap using a glycerin process
  • Work carefully with lye
  • Cut bars of soap

What you'll get:
  • Easy-to-follow video lessons on how to make soap
  • Six HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supply list 
  • Step-by-step instructions by expert Arina Soler of BellaCreme
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions and interact with other students

Chapters
Make Soap Three Ways
00:54
02:50
09:16
04:53
07:04
03:01
Materials
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Carrier oils such as coconut oil, soybean oil, or shea butter
  • Sodium hydroxide (lye)
  • Distilled water
  • Slow cooker
  • Two silicone spatulas
  • 1-2 stainless steel bowls or other non-reactive containers
  • 2 measuring cups
  • Immersion blender
  • 2lb silicone soap mold
  • Old towel to wrap loaf mold
  • Soap cutter or bench knife
  • Safety gear: N95 mask, gloves, goggles, white vinegar (neutralizer),
  • Optional: Thermometer, pure essential oils, castor oil, natural colorants (i.e. tumeric, food coloring)
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