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Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Water Discounting Cold Process Soap: How & Why
According to The Soap Queen, water and lye are crucial components of making soap by the cold process method. Water is used to dissolve the sodium hydroxide (lye) so it can interact with the soaping oils to begin the saponification process. As the soap cures, some of the water evaporates and makes a hard, longer lasting bar of soap. You are probably wondering how much water you need to use in your cold process soap recipe. It depends on the calculator your. You can also to choose to "water discount" the recipe and use less water than it calls for. Not sure about water discounting? In a recent post called Water Discounting Cold Process Soap: How & Why will help you understand this important subject.
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.