Try This Recipe For Making Soap

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In these tough economic times we all want to save a dollar. At the same time, though, we also want to avoid contact with chemicals that not only damage the environment but which can cause skin irritations and other long-term effects. So why not find a recipe for making soap or create your own recipe for soap to help save money and the environment?

The basic ingredients for soap are water, lard, essential oils and lye (sodium hydroxide). All of these things can typically be bought at your local supermarket or health food store. Lye can be found in the cleaning aisle of the supermarket. Each of these ingredients is boiled and stirred together then poured into moulds to set.

Any soap made using this natural method will have a glycerine base, which is a natural compound. Commercial soaps such as most of those you see at the supermarket usually strip out this glycerine in favour of chemicals to speed up production. So, while you're spending more money buying commercial soap you're also washing your body with additional chemicals unnecessarily. And who wants that?

The concept of making soap isn't hard; however it does take some practice to get the lye at the correct strength. It needs to be at the right strength for the soap to develop properly. It also takes some experimentation with essential oils to develop a scent that you're happy with for your soap.

As such, the easiest way to start creating soap and developing a scent is with a good, detailed recipe and guide. A good guide will show you how to make different soaps including liquid hand soaps, how to blend essential oils, how to create moulds and how to add additional ingredients for exfoliation or added moisture.

It does take some practice to perfect soap making skills, but with a little experimentation and a good recipe for soap you'll have soap that is infinitely better than any you can buy at your local supermarket, and without the unnecessary chemicals. Click here for an excellent guide and recipe for making soap.

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This article was published on 2010/04/01