Soap making is a fun experience. It is extremely rewarding to be able to take a bath and get clean with something you made yourself.
As our family as delved into soap making, we have found we like to use three basic oils, coconut, olive oil, and sunflower oil. You will also need lye, and water. If you want to add colorant and essential oils, you will need those too. There are more supplies listed in the video below that you will need.
The process is quite long, but it is a neat science experiment for your older children as there is a chemical reaction that takes place throughout the soap making process . It can also be used as a history lesson.
You will need a reliable lye calculator also. I use the one here.
Here is the link to the video. I have found that her times are a bit off. It takes us longer to reach each “step”.
Here is a link to the written instructions.
When I make a batch of soap, I will make 2 bars without any essential oils or colorant to use in our laundry detergent recipe.
I also recommend that you research some more before starting on your adventure in soap making. There are many links if you just search homemade bar soap.
Happy Soap making!!!