What you will learn:
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This book was created to teach anyone interested in hot process soap and here's why!
History of Soap
Hot Process soap making has been used for over 5,000 years. The ancient process paved the way to our modern techniques and established efficient recipes and high quality soap. Discover the history and how we have progressed in this information packed chapter
Science of Soap
Soap making is a true science. We use a chemical reaction that includes oils/fats and lye to create soap. The science of soap is broken down into easy to understand language that paves the way to creating your own recipes.
Fatty Acids & Soap Qualities
Fatty acids are found in the oils and fats that we use to make our soap. Each fatty acid provides different soap qualities and affects the soap making process. Learn how to use this knowledge to create your own informed recipe
Learn about the steps and tools needed to maintain a safe working environment when using lye. You will learn that with the proper precautions and safety measures, you can effectively use lye to safely create your soap.
Modern soap making tools reduce the labor and time necessary to make soap. You will learn which tools are needed and how they affect the soap making process.
There are two types of fatty acids sources used is soap making: oils and fats. You will explore many different types of plant oils, butters and animal fats and learn what the SAP value is and how it affects your soap.
Superfat is the percentage of oils/fats that do not get neutralized during the soaponfication process. Learn all about the superfat and the unique techniques used in fluid hot process soap
Why Hot Process
Hot Process soap has many benefits compared to other soap making styles: lower risk of complications like crumbling and seizing, holds fragrance better, ability to use your finished soap sooner, smooth and creamy recipes, and the control over the superfat. Learn all about some of the favorite HP Benefits.
Low Temperature HP Soap
Low Temperature Hot Process soap is an excellent way to use the information learned from the previous chapters to create a great beginner’s soap. You will be provided with a classic recipe and detailed and easy to follow directions and pictures of every step.
Fluid HP Additives
When making High Temperature Fluid Hot Process soap (HTFHP), you must use several additives to ensure that your soap recipe turns out rich and creamy, with a flowing texture that is easy to pour and design. Learn all about these additives and how they affect your recipe.
How to Fluid Hot Process
You have learned all of the fundamentals necessary to make hot process soap and are now ready to try a more advanced method. You will learn how to safely create your own High Temperature Fluid Hot Process (HTFHP) soap with detailed and easy to follow directions and pictures of every step.
Reading this book significantly reduces your risk of complications because you will learn all about the science of soap, how to formulate your recipes, the necessary additives and have detailed instructions. If there happens to be a complication, you will learn how to correct the problem and complete your hot process soap.
Colors, Fragrances & More
There are endless possibilities when creating your own unique hot process soap- colorants, fragrances, clays, herbs, flowers, and so many more. Learn about some of these additives and how to personalize your hot process soaps.
How to Soap Calculators
Explore and test our your new found hot process soap making skills
Book Information Review
Review all of the information that you have learned in the easy to follow synapsis
Recap of the low temperature and high temperature fluid hot process directions in an easy to follow text format