Friday, November 1, 2013

What is Melt & Pour and Cold Process soap?

Friday , November 1 , 2013 at 11.25 AM
What is Melt & Pour and Cold Process soap?
The difference between cold process, hot process, and melt and pour.
Learn about these methods and then choose which is best for you.
Cold Process Curing Natural Soap

Oldest method that humans have used to make soap
Cold Process soap is the natural reaction that occurs when oils, butters, or hard fats are mixed with a caustic solution. Very much like the old  pioneer artisan soaps like ours  Natural handcrafted soaps , these soap techniques have become highly refined into an art form as the ability to fine tune the saponification process has developed.
The handmade Cold Process soap bars are creamier and luxurious because the soapmaker takes the time to research the ingredients, to test until the perfect bar is created it. It gives the soap maker the freedom to make  bars of soap that can reach specific skin problems like super dry skin or oily skin.

Friday , November 1 , 2013 – Cold Process Soap

Melt and Pour
Is the easiest method. Basically, people just buy a soap making kit that will contain a pre-made chunk of soap. They then melt the soap, add various extras, and pour the mixture into molds. People who use this method are not technically making soap; they are improving plain, already existing, but rather bland soap. Although this might sound pretty boring, it is actually rather fun for people who get creative.
Melt and Pour soap the easiest method
Traditionalists might prefer the hot process, which is the oldest method that humans have used to make soap like the Ancient Olive Soap from Aleppo, Syria . And people who want to pamper themselves with extra conditioning soap might like the cold process from Natural Handcrafted Soap Company from The Brazilian Rainforests my Hometown :D .
Man at work, Aleppo soap factory

Shopping for Handcrafted Soap  Here - Natural handcrafted Soap
News Soap from Aleppo, Syria – Aleppo soap – widely considered to be the first soap ever made – is popular across the Middle East and far beyond. But the intense fighting is making business in Syria’s second city all but impossible – and the soap’s future is uncertain
.Shopping for crafts supply melt and pour  -
  • Judy’s Soap and Creations - Offers a selection of base, molds, and fragrances.
    Just A Soap - Melt and pour supplies, soap base, colours, fragrances, moulds, inserts.
    Kangaroo Blue - Providers of molds, bottles, colorants, fragrance oils and soap boxes.
    Life of the Party Soap – Soap making products, including molds, dyes, fragrances, accessories, and kits. Also offers tips,
  •  Nature’s Bouquet – Provides wholesale soap-making supplies. Includes product index, recipes, tools, and on-line ordering.
    North Country Mercantile – Offer soap molds, cellophane bags, and soap making supplies including fragrance oils and colorants.
    Olive Tree Soaps – Offering molds, scents, scales and fixed oils. Also offering handmade soaps.
    SKS Bottle - Glass and plastic bottles, tins and containers for handmade toiletries.
    Soap and More – Offers oils, bases, colorants, and fragrances, as well as instructional books. Includes recipes and information about plastic resins.
    Somerset Cosmetic Company – Offers cosmetic and makeup ingredients, recipes and containers.
    Suds N’ Scents - Melt and pour soap, soap kits and molds, essential and fragrance oils, colors, pigments, soap making oils.
    The Soap Dish – Offering a full range of soapmaking and lotion making supplies for the handcrafter.
    Willow Way - Custom equipment, design, and consultation. Includes cutters, molds, pot tippers, oil heaters, stampers, and scales.
    Wisteria Lane - Natural soap bases, essential oils, molds, liquid bases, and natural additives.
  •  Soapmaking Books  Using modern materials and exotic oils – from

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