Questions tagged [soap-making]

The tag has no usage guidance.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
2
votes
2answers
503 views

Can I use cleaning gloves whilst handling lye during soap making?

Because lye is somewhat dangerous I thought that some gloves used during cleaning can also protect me when handling lye during the soap making. The gloves that I have in my mind are the thick yellow ...
2
votes
3answers
127 views

How I can calculate how much sodium hydroxide I need for a given amount of oils during soap making?

Based on this video Ι need 600 grams of oil in order to make soap using 80g of lye/sodium hydroxide (NaOH). But if I have less oil how can I calculate how much of NaOH I need in order for it to ...
2
votes
1answer
35 views

Would you recommend the use of pH paper so I can eyeball the ingredients during soap making?

Because of the variety of the soap recipes available, I would like to pour the lye/alkali/base solution in the oil mixture slowly and periodically check for pH so I can eyeball it with safety. As an ...
2
votes
2answers
44 views

What alternate alkali can I use instead of ashes and lye (sodium or potasium hydroxide solutions) for soap making?

Because either the sodium or potassium hydroxide used in soap making seems kinda dangerous and less forgiving in case I mess up on soap making, what other alkali I can use instead of that? Also due to ...
2
votes
1answer
65 views

Can I use a combination of milk and vegetable oil as fat source for soap making?

I thought of a soap "flavor" that smells like morning cofee. Therefore, I thought alongside the vegetable oil to use full fat milk as fat source. Would the strong base required also break ...
6
votes
1answer
623 views

How to ferment green indigo powder to make it blue

I have bought indigo powder to color my soaps blue (cold/hot process saponification). Unfortunately I received something which color is closer to match than blue jeans... After some internet research ...
6
votes
2answers
174 views

Soap not hardening

I am tried to make soap using cold process saponification. I used 25% coconut oil, 25% olive oil and 50% sunflower oil (what I had in my kitchen for this first try) and used a lye calculator to ...