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How to make Organic Soap
Over the last decade or so, the use of organic soap and other organic and natural products has become more popular than ever. Many people today find themselves paying the extra costs for organic foods and products because of the health benefits these types of items bring to our lives. If you are into making soap and were wondering if you could make your own organic soap as well, then take a few minutes of your time to read through this article. I will cover the benefits of using organic soap and teach you how to make organic soap right at home.
First I would like to cover why organic soap is so common amongst skin care products. The main difference between organic soap and regular soaping cleansers is that they are made from all natural and all organic substances. There are no added artificial ingredients or harsh chemicals that end up damaging and wrinkling your skin in the long run.
Another interesting distinction between organic soap and regular soap are the stimulating and soothing effects that the essential oils commonly used in organic cleaning products can have on you. Many of the organic soaps you will find at your local health spas have unique fragrances that can stimulate your body while others can help put you in a calm, relaxed state.
So are you ready to learn how to make organic soap? Great. The first thing you will need are ingredients. It is a good idea to purchase some of the organic soap making materials and fragrances directly from an organic health center so that you can be sure that what you are buying is 100% organic. You will need organic soap base along with your choice of organic essential oils and fragrances. The health center's specialist should be able to help you find quality brands of base and fragrances within their store. However, be sure to read over the ingredients before you make your purchase just in case.
Next you will need soap molds. There are plenty of soap molds available ranging from the ordinary rectangular ones to some rather clever and creative theme based molds. Other types of soap molds come in different shapes and sizes including hearts, cubes, and stars. Once you've gathered all your essential materials, you can begin making your organic soap.
Just like regular soap, the organic soap making method involves pouring your soap base into a boiler or crock pot and letting it melt over indirect heat. Once the soap base has melted, you can go ahead and mix in your organic oils and frangrances. Next, pour the melted soap mix into your choice of soap molds and let them sit and cool. It is recommended to let the mix cool for about 24 hours. However if you want to mold the soap yourself, simply slide the soap out of the mold once it has cooled enough for you to handle it without getting burned and use your hands to mold the soap into whatever shape you would like.
Using organic soap will have an amazing effect on your skin and you will notice the differences almost immediately once you start using it.