I started out with a kit I found at the local craft store...it had everythign to get started in it, including the molds. Then they also have the supplies and other molds you can buy seperatly if you enjoy doing it. It is very simple and the instructions in the kit are very good. I'm a "hands on learner" so the simpler the better .
What I would like to learn how to do is: make my bar soap from all the tiny soap extras I get-as well as liquid soap.
Ok ladies you want to know how to make soap out of your left overs here goes. Take you left over soap and place it in a pot add a little water not much now. The way I like to do it is I grade up my soap almost like i would cheese for tacos anyway take the soap now and place the pot on the stove Melt slowly. Make sure you stir this stuff. When it is melted pour into your soap molds. You can do this on a double boiler if you like it is easier and you do not have to worry about your soap burning.. Not a good thing. Now to make liquid soap to the same thing as above just add more water. I do this sometimes however one word it does come out slimmy feeling sometimes. It will depend on the soap you have.
Now as far as the glycerin soap it is a very easy thing to do. You get he glucerin in the craft stores and honestly it is just a matter of melt it and add what ever you want to it and pour it into the molds. The hardest part of all these things is waiting until it drys to take them out. You can also use candy molds to make your soap in. I have done this many times. For the soap on the roop all you need to do is use a candy mold for pops and place the roop on the area where you would put the stick. Allow to dry and pull them out and you have a soap on the roop. They make nice gifts.
Post by Sister Penny on May 14, 2005 6:29:36 GMT -5
Glycerin soap is not the same as regular soaps :-) I have been a cold process soapmaker for over 15 years, and prefer the homemade to the clear soaps. You can purchase the clear soap in bulk from many suppliers, one of the easiest places to search for a supplier is to go to the website www.soapnuts.com they have a comprehensive list of suppliers for products. (I am a former supplier in this industry, thus the knowledge). If I can be of any help to you please feel free to post on this group and I can direct you to a supplier in your area. Blessings, Peaceful Heart