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Twin Flower

At a certain degree we even wondered, what were the differences between melt-and-pour soap and cold-processed glycerin soap? Why not making them both. A vanilla-based fragrance were added to our glycerin soap, and it changed color from clean white to orange color after a while. Its structure was hard and a little bit honey-like sticky. …

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Layered Cake

It was our first time on melt-and-pour soap. The soap base melted on about 50°C. The process was quite easy, although high-speed homogenizer turned the transparent yellow part into opaque. 🤣 Every layer used different type of fragrance. But due to high temperature, all of the fragrances were almost completely gone. #experiment #handmade #soap #handmadesoap …

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Calendula Aquascape

After the previous three cold-processed soap making experiments, we wondered if we could plant some calendula in our soap. We made a mini calendula farm in the batter, then we realized if they could not grow without water. So we hosed them with too much joy until they were flooded. Main ingredients are glycerin, sorbitol, …

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Chocolate Rust

What will happen if cocoa powder is being added to the mixed oil before adding lye? Sure, the saponification reaction will get disturbed by the oil content in the cocoa powder itself. We planned to have nice chocolate bathing like a swag millionaire by making this cocoa soap, but it turned very wrong. We didn’t …

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World History of Soap

Did You Know? Soap has been made for at least the last 2000 years in some form or another. No one really knows when soap was discovered, there are various legends surrounding its beginning. According to Roman legend, soap was named after Mount Sapo, an ancient site of animal sacrifices. After an animal sacrifice, rain …

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Black-Pink Tiger Skin

Today we made our very first cold-processed soap! Woo hoo… The main ingredient was mixed oil bought from a local online shop. We colored it with FD&C Red 40 and charcoal powder, using jasmine and peppermint fragrance. #experiment #handmade #soap #handmadesoap #coldprocess #coldprocesssoap #coldprocessed #coldprocessedsoap #coldprocesssoapmaking #charcoal #charcoalpowder #charcoalsoap

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Bloody Blue Wave

By using oatmeal for gentle physical exfoliator, this time we made a cold-processed soap with blue mica. Also a few sprinkle of red mice for the topping, which is not too visible. Hahahaha.. Main ingredients are Olea europaea (olive) oil pomace, Cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, Elaeis oleifera (palm) oil, and NaOH surely.Fragrance? Green tea. #experiment#handmade …

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Why Premium Soap?

Manufactured soaps are produced from “soap noodles”, derivatives from palm oil and palm kernel oil in the form of fatty acids, such as: oleic, stearic, palmitic, myristic, and lauric acids. Soap noodles are produced through alkali saponification of oils and fats, and alkali neutralization of distilled fatty acids blends from the oleo chemical industry. Alkali …

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Why Natural Soap?

Soap is originally made from one of more kinds of oil that have been saponified with lye solution. The reaction will produce glycerin as the natural byproduct. Glycerin is a skin moisturizer, emollient (skin softener), and a humectant (draws moisture to it). Commercially-produced or store-bought soaps are commonly processed to extract the glycerin. They are …