Soap Making Basics for Beginners
Many people are turning to soap making to eliminate the toxic exposure from traditional store-bought soaps. This article will discuss the basics of what you need to know to create successful homemade soaps!
The first step in your soap making journey should be choosing your ingredients for your soap. For example, an easy, highly recommended soap base for beginners is Glycerin.
Glycerin, also referred to as vegetable glycerin, glycerol, or glycerine, is a transparent liquid which can be derived from coconut, soybean or palm oils. It is a widely used ingredient in many hygiene products such as: lotions and deodorants and can be a great base for soap making because it blends well with other additives such as body butters.
One of the greatest things about homemade soapmaking is that you can create soaps specifically tailored to your preferences and skin care needs. There is an extensive variety of ingredients you can add to treat various problems such as eczema, acne, dry skin and sunburn. You can also add your own natural scents with essential oils and even choose your favorite colors!
Body butters such as cocoa butter, shea butter and mango butter can be added for moisturizing effects. For extra health benefits, you can also add dried herbs and essential oils to your soap bases. Natural ingredients such as oat flakes can even be added for a holistic exfoliation experience.
Creativity can also be expressed through soap making by using natural mica powder to create colorful soaps in fun molds. You can create specialty soaps for the holidays and to celebrate birthdays and special events. Be sure you are choosing 100% organic product bases for your soap projects and you are careful to avoid burns when heating soap and mixing ingredients. We are proud to offer a line of organic holistic product bases because here at Mary Tylor Naturals, we offer better ingredients for a better life!