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Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Lavender & Lemongrass Hot Process Soap
Hot process soap is another way to create homemade soap from scratch. It is similar to cold process soap making but hot process involves "cooking" the soap, usually in a slow cooker, which speeds up the saponification process. What is really great about Hot process soap is that the extra heat down dramatically on the wait time. Usually the soap is ready to unmold in 24 hours and does not require the 4-6 week cure time. Cooking the soap cuts it down to about 2 weeks for the excess water to evaporate and create a harder bar. I took a class on hot process soap making from The Nova Studio seven years ago but I have not tried it yet. But I would like to try it. Now please do not confuse hot process soap making and melt and pour. They are both two differently animals. So if you want to try and make hot process soap, here is a recipe from The Soap Queen called Lavender and Lemongrass. I would love to try it some day in the future.
I have a B.A. in Mass Communication and took my first melt and pour soapmaking class in 2002. Since then I got hooked making my own bath and products. I have taken various courses in Soapmaking (Melt & Pour, Cold Process, Hot Process), lotion making (lotions, creams, lotion sticks), bath products (bath salts, body scrubs), body products (lip balm, body butters, body balms, whipped butters) and more. Most of all of my classes were taught by Lori Nova of The Nova Studio in Point Richmond, Ca. I have taught courses since 2004 at various locations. I have worked as an Event Coordinator at Michaels Redwood City.