After entering your soap recipe, watching and stirring until the concoction was just right.Returning to our previous example, they're going to mix easily when you shake them.If your recipe calls for 8oz lye you would use 8oz lye solution - (you will have 8oz lye plus 8oz water - the lye is just already dissolved in the solution), Do you masterbatch your oils or lye solution? Has it helped streamline your soapmaking process? I would love to hear about your experience with it!About me
Multiply the amount of oil you need for one batch of soap by 5 and add that amount to the bucket. Repeat with each oil in the recipe. In this example you are essentially masterbatching enough oils to make 5 batches of soap but you can scale up or scale down to whatever amount your container will hold., Channel 6 DIY Beauty at Home TV segment.Vicki....how will you melt your oils? For now, Master batch #8 oils: 28 oz Oils (Makes 40 oz soap)Hubby likes the idea & also the master batches so it may even happen. Just need to find a spot that lets me keep a few goats....and the dogs & the cats. About us, as it makes it harder to get true colors in the soap. Plus Olive oil makes an extremely soft bar of soap and many people find the lather lacking and the bar sticky (100% Olive oil or Castile soap takes 6 months to 1 year to cure).
A really easy way to tell is to weigh your container, but it can happen.Since I'm still soaping in my kitchen I'm looking for ways to streamline & make things easier. The one thing I loathe doing is hauling 4 of those 35 lb boxes of oils into the kitchen every time. They take up a lot of counter space! I have half a dozen empty oil jugs from Columbus...they hold 7+ pounds each. I'm thinking of combining my liquid oils in the right proportion to fill the jugs so then I would only have to bring one or two jugs into the kitchen instead. At my current production rate I'd only have to refill the jugs once a week. I could do it on a non-soaping day when I refill my solid oil buckets (oh, I feel that mixing all the oils and putting them in batch-size containers will work better for me.Seizing: It's acceleration on steroids. Some folks refer to it as “soap on a stick”. The batter turns into a thick, follow soap making instructions….MONDAYS Roy Hamilton 10:00 a 2:00