Do-it-yourself

Homemade soap, the recipe



In this guide we will show you how to prepare a homemade soap, using only natural ingredients. The preparation of the soap is very simple; the only recommendation is to handle the soda very carefully since it is a highly corrosive product in the liquid state.


Homemade soap, what we need

  • 100 grams of peanut oil
  • 50 grams of almond oil
  • 50 grams of olive oil
  • 25.7 grams of caustic soda
  • 60 grams of distilled water
  • A handful of ground cinnamon
  • Gloves
  • Protective goggles
  • Hand blender
  • molds

Warning: when preparing, make sure you have the exact dosages

Homemade soap, how to prepare

  1. After putting on the gloves and protective goggles, put the soda in the water and let it all dissolve
  2. Immediately after, add the various oils, in order to exploit the heat of the soda to activate the saponification, then mix with a blender: as it mixes, the color of the mixture and the consistency will change.
  3. Mix until you have the typical "ribbon" effect: just collect a little mixture with the blender and let it fall back, if it takes a few seconds before sinking, it means it is ready
  4. Add the cinnamon powder and mix for about a minute with the blender until the mixture is homogeneous.
  5. Once this is done, put the mixture in the container or in the silicone molds, taking care to beat it to even out the mixture and eliminate any air bubbles
  6. Then cover with plastic wrap and a cloth and leave to rest
  7. After 48 hours, you can remove the soap (which will have solidified) from the molds and eventually cut the soap (if we used a large container).
  8. Store homemade soap in a dry place for at least 40 days
  9. After this time, it will be ready for use.

Homemade soap, useful recommendations

  • Carefully wash all containers that come into contact with soda
  • If something made of wood has been used, it cannot be reused in the kitchen for preparing meals
  • Avoid aluminum containers, prefer stainless steel or glass

Did you know that leftover bars of soap can be reused? Read "How to recycle leftover soap bars"

Video: Lemon Homemade Soap (October 2020).