How to cook salt soap from scratch with cold process

Introduction

How to cook salt soap from scratch with cold method

Salt soap – is very unusual kind of soap products. Most of people aren’t even aware of its existence, but trying it at least once they almost always keep it in the list of their favorite soaps. Soap that half consists of salt makes the skin smooth, tones it up. One more advantage of this kind of soap is – its relative cheap price, as to make it cheap coconut oil and salt are used. Classical recipe of salt soap includes only coconut oil and salt – soap prepared in such a way will foam even in cold sea-water, so it is also called sailor’s soap. But such soap will overdry skin, so we include oils “softening” the formulation and which allow getting salt soap without this drawback.

You´ll need

  • Coconut butter – 4.23 oz (120 g.) – 60%
  • Palm oil – 1.06 oz (30 g.) – 15%
  • Avocado oil – 1.06 oz (30 g.) – 15%
  • Castor oil – 0.70 oz (20 g.) – 10%
  • Water – 2.47 oz (60 g.) – 35%
  • NaOH – 1.04 oz (29.5 g.)
  • Fine salt – 7.05 oz (200 g)
  • Perfume
  • SF – 10%

Steps

  • How to cook salt soap from scratch with cold method

    You may experiment with proportions of oils, by choosing them from those you have or favorite ones, but in any case, it’s not advisable to reduce the amount of coconut oil in the soap to less than 50%. The value of SF we set at once in a soap calculator (you can set it up to 15%). Put weighed oils to melt on a water bath.

  • How to cook salt soap from scratch with cold method

    Prepare alkaline solution. We add alkali to preliminary cooled or frozen water, stir it carefully and wait for its full dilution.

  • How to cook salt soap from scratch with cold method

    Wait until melted oils cool down. As soon as the temperature of oils and alkaline solution becomes equal, we pour the alkaline solution into oils.

  • How to cook salt soap from scratch with cold method

    At first, we carefully stir everything by hand.

  • How to cook salt soap from scratch with cold method

    Next, switch the blender on and mix soap mass for a few minutes.

  • How to cook salt soap from scratch with cold method

    We bring the soap mass to a slight trace (we have already poured it into a capacity with high walls, so that it would be easier for us to mix it up with salt).

  • How to cook salt soap from scratch with cold method

    Add perfume into the soap mass. It’s desirable to choose special perfume, which is right for making soap from scratch, surely pre-tested one. Only in such a case you can avoid such unpleasant surprises like instant solidification of soap mass and changing of color after adding the perfume.

  • How to cook salt soap from scratch with cold method

    We add salt to the soap mass. The ratio of oils and salt should be 1:1; the salt should be of fine grind because in such case salt crystals won’t damage skin during washing.

  • How to cook salt soap from scratch with cold method

    After adding of salt the soap mass starts to thicken very quickly. So you should work on it very quickly. We mix soap mass with salt thoroughly (may use blender) and put it into moulds.

  • How to cook salt soap from scratch with cold method

    Having spread out the mass into moulds, we cover them with a towel and put on a hot heat radiator or in pre-heated and turned-off oven, so that the soap could undergo gel stage.

  • How to cook salt soap from scratch with cold method

    After all necessary thermal and chemical processes will take place in the soap (while undergoing the gel stage the soap is heated a lot and is liquefied) and soap pieces will become cold and solid, they can be taken out from moulds.

  • How to cook salt soap from scratch with cold method

    If you choose bright, refined oils to make salt soap, then you may get snow white pieces of soap.

  • How to cook salt soap from scratch with cold method

    You may leave them as they are, though smooth white little pieces look simply, their appearance is quite effective. And you may color the soap with cosmetic mica of different colors.

  • How to cook salt soap from scratch with cold method

    You can start using salt soap, cooked in cold way no earlier than in a month after preparation – it should “ripen”.

Warnings

  • Salt soap is very money-saving in use – it is soaped far longer than common soap pieces.

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Comments

  1. Dora 17 June 2014 :

    I am not sure as for the properties of this kind of soap because salt can irritate skin especially in case if there are some cuts or scratches on it. Can it cause irritation or allergy?

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