For many people, soap is a regular part of theirpersonal hygieneroutine. It’s useful for removing sweat and dirt from the skin.
There are plenty of options to buy in stores, but it’s also possible to make soap at home. Making amild soapis fun and cost-effective. You can also choose the ingredients and scents based on your preferences.
To learn how to make homemade soap, read on for a recipe and tips.
Basic soapmaker supplies and tools
The following are basic soapmaking supplies, many of which you can find online:
There are two methods for making bar soap from scratch:
Hot process.In hot process soapmaking, external heat accelerates saponification. Most soaps can be used the next day, though it’s ideal to wait 1 week if you want a harder bar.
Cold process. Cold process uses the internal heat that’s naturally produced during saponification. The bars will completely harden in 4 to 6 weeks.
The instructions below are for hot process soap. This method is beginner-friendly and has a fast turnaround. It yields 30 ounces, or 7 to 10 bars, of custom bar soap.
Measure your ingredients and put on your safety gear. Set the slow cooker to low. Add the coconut oil.
As the coconut oil melts, prepare the lye solution. Slowly add the lye to the water. (Do not add water to lye — this is unsafe.)
With a spatula, carefully stir the solution as you add the lye. It’ll become hot and release fumes, which is normal.
Set aside the lye solution, and let cool for 15 to 20 minutes.
Check the oils. If the coconut oil has completely melted, add the olive oil. Stir well.
Once the oils have reached 120 to 130°F (49 to 54°C), place the immersion blender on the side of the slow cooker. Gently pour the lye to avoid splashing. Stir slowly.
Set the blender to low. Stir the mixture, moving in circles. Keep the blender immersed to avoid air bubbles.
Continue blending and stirring for 10 to 15 minutes, or until the soap has reached trace. This is when the oils and lye solution have emulsified and look like pudding.
Cover the slow cooker, and cook on low for 50 minutes. If the mixture bubbles, stir it gently.
Turn off the slow cooker. Let cool until the mixture drops below 180°F (82°C). Add essential oils and colorants, if using. Mix well.
Pour the mixture into the soap mold. Smooth the top with a spatula. Tap the mold onto your work surface to eliminate air bubbles. Top with dried herbs, if using.
Setting and molding the soap
A standard bar of soap is 3.5 to 4 ounces. The above recipe creates approximately 30 ounces. Depending on how you cut the soap, you’ll get 7 to 10 bars.
Soap finishing steps
Generally, here’s what the final steps involve:
After pouring the soap into the mold, let it sit for 24 hours.
Once cool, carefully remove the soap from the mold.
Cut into bars with a soap cutter or knife. If you used single soap molds, simply pop them out.
While the soap can be used at this point, it’s best to let it dry for another week. This will improve its hardness and quality.
Hot process soap has a rustic look, giving it a homemade appearance. But if you prefer more refined bars, consider trying the cold process method.
Also, compared to traditional, store-bought soap, DIY soap has a lighter scent. You can use more essential oil for a stronger smell, but this can be costly. Most people prefer the fainter scent of homemade soap.
When it comes to trolling in the Hip Hop world, no one does it better than Hip Hop legend and business mogul 50 Cent as he is on the ‘neck’ of Floyd Mayweather again with his trolls.
50 Cent, born Curtis Jackson and Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather has been in a very long ‘unsettled’ beef for a very long time now with both successful business men throwing shades at each other with the least opportunity.
But 50 Cent is way above Mayweather in trolls as he mostly makes the Boxing champ always feels uncomfortable on social media. Recall he started trolling Mayweather with his hair when the former welterweight Boxing champion made a public appearance with a heavy mustache could of months ago.
50 Cent in a post on social media posted the photo of his former best friend Mayweather with the heavy mustache trolling him that he took some hair from his ‘a$$’ and implanted it around his mouth.
The television guru couple of months ago wanted to settle the long beef with his former best friend in a boxing match after he threw a challenge to Mayweather of which Mayweather accepted the challenge for the boxing match.
But 50 Cent knowing what he was doing later called off the match 48 hours after Mayweather accepted the match saying the head of the ‘The Money Team’ can’t read two paragraphs of his best New Times Selling Book.
Well 50 Cent is back again trolling Mayweather about his hair when camera captured the Boxing champ with fully grown hair on his head during a pre-match brawl with YouTuber Jack Paul last night.
In a post sighted on his Instagram page Osita wrote: “@chineduikedieze How far Edu? Just over here soliloquising. I just they see Dm and old clips everywhere. Guess is time to answer the call of nature and drop something. How you see am?”
Chinedu replied and wrote; @ositalheme, this will be interesting ooo
Should we give them a movie or series?
Guys what do you think?
Should we give you a movie or tv series,
What should we call it?
Celebrities and fans could not hold themselves as they trooped under the comment section to react to the news. Below are some reactions
“@patienceozokwo wrote “Whatever you call it we will watch”
@alexxekubo wrote “Yesssssssss we are ready”
@dilly_cious wrote “They may not look funny again because they look like big rich men now with pot bellies… Not the smallish aki and paw paw we know”
@thevc_store wrote “They are no longer funny now they have grown older cos they now act serious roles. The fun was in their mischievousness as children”
@badgirlsimz wrote “it won’t be interesting”
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Celebrity disc jockey, Dj Cuppy savagely responds to a follower who subtly attacked her for showing extra care to her puppies.
The billionaire’s daughter had shared photos of her puppies wrapped in cosy towels as she affirms how the transition to motherhood has touched and made her a softer person. “Motherhood is already making me a better person… I might even do giveaway soon,” Cuppy wrote while sharing photos of her puppies.
In reaction, a follower expressed exhaustion of the renowned DJ’s act as he blatantly stated that he is so done with her behaviours.
“I cannot stand Cuppy anymore,” he wrote.
DJ Cuppy, however, did not let it cool before savagely firing back by telling the fan to ‘sit down’ since she cannot stand her anymore.