Blue Aspen Originals

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Fine soaps hand crafted in small batches

How is Soap Made

A lot of us have probably experienced making even the simplest of soaps if not for fun, from our school projects way back when we were young. For those who haven’t tried making soaps, you will be amazed by the number of ways on how is soap made.

Be it creating soaps from scratch, reproducing soap from soap scrapes, or crafting soap through the short cut method of milling, making soaps is a fun project that you can get used to doing. Whatever method you choose to use, the question remains, how is soap made? At the same time, the answer to that question is similar to any kind of method that you choose. So how is soap made? Let’s begin with the basics. First, let’s discuss the main ingredients of soap. Soap comes from two main things, fats and lye. Soap is the result of a chemical process called saponification. It’s also similar to how salt is produced. Soap comes from the reaction of blending alkali which is lye, and acid which is the fat or oil. Other ingredients will include the fragrance oils and essential oils that provide various effects to our skin and body. It includes the moisturizers and therapeutic effects we seek for in soap. Now that we know the basics of soap, let’s get into more detail into how is soap made.

Various methods are used such as the cold process, the method of making soap from scratch. There’s also the rebatch method or hand milled in which we buy a premade base that we will melt and add coloring, fragrance oils, etc. Now another method is the melt and pour. It is very similar to the rebatch method except that the base used is a glycerin-based soap. It makes the most nourishing and moisturizing soap of all the three methods mentioned. Now you know how is soap made.