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Soap Making Supplies & Ingredients
homemade soap means that you need to become familiar with
all of the soap making supplies & ingredients that you
will be working with. The first supplies that you will need
to learn about are soap molds. There are many different types
of soap molds that you can choose from. There are simple
forms, intricate forms, wood forms, and silicone molds.
Another item from your soap making
supplies & ingredients list that you need to learn
about are the fatty acids that are used to make soap. Fatty
acids are one of the three basic components of a soap base.
Common fatty acids that are used to make soap include: shea
butter, coconut oil, and sesame oil.
The third item that you will need to learn about are fragrance
components. Fragrance can be added to soap by adding essential
oils or fragrance oils. These scented oils can be found in
both craft stores and in beauty product stores.
The fourth item that you will need to learn about are pigments.
Pigments are what are added to soap to give them color. Your
options for coloring your soap include FD&C colorants,
micas, natural colorants, and oxides.
The final item from your soap making equipment list that
you will need to learn about is lye. Lye, which is also referred
to as sodium hydroxide, is the ingredient that is needed to
turn water and fatty acids into soap. Lye can be found
in craft stores, as well as in homeopathic and naturopathic
Soap and Skin Care Recipe Center
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