Whipped glycerin soaps are specialty items usually purchased in beauty shops. These glycerin soaps are popular not only because of their cleansing and soothing properties, but also because of the sheen and glitter that the soap naturally offers. Because these are specialty soaps, these are often very expensive. Here’s how you can make your own.
- Heat. Measure the following ingredients for the whipped glycerin soaps – six ounces of coconut oil, four ounces of palm oil, and 4.6 ounces of olive oil. Combine all of these ingredients together and place in a crock put until the hard components of the oils have thoroughly melted together. Once the combination has fully melted, you can turn the crock pot off. The crock pot should be used since you need slow and continuous heat while creating the soap.
- Cook. Next, you will need to add an ounce of liquid glycerin to a separate tub, as well as twenty ounces of distilled drinking water. Once these are in the tub, wear your protective goggles and gloves, and carefully place the potash and lye. Keep in mind that the lye and potash are very harsh chemicals that can damage your skin if you come into contact with these chemicals. As such, you should always take safety precautions when using these chemicals. Mix together. You will notice that the water with the lye will get warm. When the water is up to 140 degrees Fahrenheit, place the solution along with the oil mixture in the crock pot.
- Mix. Next, you will need to whip or mix the lye and oil mixture by using stick blenders. The goal is to get eth soap to trace. You will know that the soap is ready and has finally traced if a drop of batter will not immediately combine with the rest of the ingredients. Keep in mind, however, that the stick blender you are using may overheat especially when mixing the thick solution for the whipped glycerin soap. In order to ensure that the stick blender does not break down, allow it to rest after every two or three minutes of use.
- Melt. Once the mixture has traced, the next step is to cook and melt the combination .you will need to adjust the crock pot to its highest setting, and allow the soap to cook for up to two hours. The end product should be something which resembles petroleum jelly. If you are making larger batches, you will need to increase the cooking time, and if you are creating smaller batches, you can adjust the cooking time to about an hour or so.
- Mix again. Finally, take at least half an ounce of stearic acid. Place this in a microwave safe dish and microwave until the acid has melted. Afterwards, combine it with half an ounce of glycerin and combined with the soap batter. The batter should be allowed to set for a full day.
- Allow to age. Once the initial setting period is finished, you can place the soap mixture in molds and allow it to age for about a month. This waiting period will not only harden the soap, but will ensure that the lye and potash have completely been deactivated.
Once you have the whipped glycerin soaps, you can wrap these in wax paper, attach ribbons, and give as gifts. Or, you can use them for your own bathroom for a luxurious and invigorating shower.