All About Soap Making
Laura Lee - June 30, 2022

Happiness Is Fun

By Pauline Oliver

Happy is as happy does
When all is said and done
Truly being happy
Starts with having fun

Set those happiness endorphins free
To flood your stressed out brain
With lots of happy thoughts
To relax and ease the strain
Eat chocolate
And laugh-a-lot

Chew chilis hot and red
Wear bright colours instead

Keep a dog or a cat
Try yoga on a mat

Feel sunshine warm your being
Seek beauty for the seeing

Classical music wins by miles
Exchanging lots of smiles

That's how to raise your spirit
Lift your body and your mind
This daily dose of happiness
Is a pleasure - you will find.

Soap is one of the essential items required for proper hygiene. Many people get it from superstores but did you know that you could make your own favorite soaps by adding in your desired scents and favorite essential oils. If you wanted to search for your creative side this summer, you landed at the right place. This article will not only give the recipe to make your soaps but will also give you tips and tricks to ensure that your experiment goes foolproof.

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Soap making is not only a fun activity with your friends and family but also can help you to save money as homemade soaps are much cheaper. Soap constituents of fat and alkali. People prefer fats that are extracted from plants, however, cheaper forms of fats include fats excluded from animals. The alkali is also known as lye which is a sodium hydroxide compound. However, if you want a liquid soap you will have to use potassium instead of sodium. The process of making soap is known as saponification. This process includes the heating of the chemical compound with the lye.

Furthermore, there have been significant concerns raised against lye which is known to cause irritation on the skin however, note that after heating lye doesn’t remain in its original form. The chemical composition is changed to another form which is not irritating at all. There are two types of soap-forming processes. Hot and Cold Process. Hot processes require external heat. They are much quicker as the soaps are ready in a day. However, cooler soaps use the internal heat to form. They take around 4-6 weeks to solidify. Furthermore, it is essential that while making soaps you work in a ventilated space. Also, ensure that you do not touch any of the components with your bare hands.