Glycerin Soap Making
What is glycerin? It is an odorless, colorless, viscous, nontoxic liquid compound with a sweet taste. Glycerin is a good choice for a soap base ingredient because of its moisturizing properties. Lotions and other bath products contain it as well. Aside from the fact that glycerin soaps are simple to make, they are also known for their high quality. Since glycerin has moisturizing properties, they are naturally gentle moisturizing soaps that do not contain harsh ingredients that may cause skin problems.
How to make Glycerin Soap
Beginners in the soap-making craft may be curious about how to make glycerin soap. If you want to try your hands at producing your glycerin soap, keep in mind that it can be a little fiddly. More and more soapers have become interested in soap-making; by using the glycerin base. Glycerin is available from several soap-making dealers. It provides a conditioning reaction to the soap. In commercial soaps, this substance is removed and used in other items.
For beginners, it’s best to learn how to make glycerin soaps first before moving on to cold or hot processes. Because they are natural soaps that do not use any caustic acid, lye, or fats, glycerin soaps are less intimidating to learn and make.
Glycerin soaps are easy to make and do not contain harmful ingredients. It is also a mild skin-moisturizing soap with excellent quality. Glycerin soaps are easy to make using the melt and pour process.
Microwave or double boiler made of stainless steel
a microwave-safe bowl or container
Metal or stainless steel spoons.
Spray bottle with rubbing alcohol.
1 pound pure glycerin soap base
1/8 tsp. fragrance oil
1 to 2 drops of colorant or food color.
Other additives, such as exfoliants or oatmeal.
1. Melt 1 pound of glycerin soap base in a double boiler or a microwave-safe bowl or container. Heat the soap base to around 55 degrees C, 155 degrees F, or until melted. Take it off the heat.
2. Depending on your desired color, add 1 to 2 drops of your chosen colorant to the melted soap base. And mix well. If bubbles form, spray with rubbing alcohol.
3. Gradually add in your desired fragrance oil. Add a little more fragrance if the scent is too light for you. Mix thoroughly.
4. If all the ingredients mix well and no bubbles are formed, pour the soap mixture into your chosen molds.
5. After pouring the mixture and watching bubbles form on top, spray with rubbing alcohol. Spray until no more bubbles are visible.
6. Set the soap molds aside for 30 minutes to an hour. After that, place the soap molds in the freezer for another 30 minutes.
7. Take the soap molds out of the freezer, then unmold them.
8. Your soaps can now be placed in your packages.
The entire basic process above takes around 2 hours, including cooling and freezing. The soap-making process is safe, quick, and simple, and no unique ingredients are required.
Tips for glycerin Soap Making:
Maintain low heat as much as possible when melting glycerin in a double boiler for best results. The glycerin soap base will appear cloudy and beady if you melt it directly. Wrap the soap in plastic after it has cooled, and been unmolded to avoid attracting moisture.
You can change the essential oils, fragrance oils, colorants, and additives in this glycerin soap recipe to make it your own. You can experiment with these oils and additives to create your unique soap, which you can give gifts to family and friends or sell in your packaging. Practice and experiment with a wide range of oils, colorants, and additives that will help you make the perfect glycerin soap.