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The Basics of Handmade Soap

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Master the basics of soap making!
Beginner soap makers should start with this lesson!

This lesson will go over the basics of soap making in easy-to-follow detail.

You will learn all the necessary skills and knowledge for soap making,
such as how to make the soap base, what tools to use, and how to add color, all while watching the process.

The lesson will teach you how to make your handmade soap unique.
After mixing in various oils and the sodium hydroxide(*1), you can add color and pour it into acrylic molds(*2).

The process is not just about mixing in oils and color and pouring the soap base into molds.
The lesson will include important tips, such as how long to mix,
and when to add scents and color.

The lesson will include the above tips,
as well as thorough explanations of the following skills:

○How to mix the soap base
○How to control the temperature during the curing process
○How to store the finished soaps and how long they last
○How to wrap the soap

All this information will be taught in the lesson.

By watching these lessons, you will learn all the basics you need to start making soap.

Those who do not own molds can use milk cartons instead.
Let's try making soap!

Some people may be worried about whether handmade soap is actually safe to use.

By measuring the pH value of soap, we can find out if it is acidic or alkaline, which we can use to determine if it is safe to use.

This lesson will also teach you how to measure the pH value,
so you can use your handmade soap with no worry.

All the skills in this lesson are the basics for soap making.
Please master them to make all kinds of soaps!

※1:Sodium hydroxide can be purchased at drug stores. You will need your seal and an ID for your purchase in Japan.
Sodium hydroxide is a hazardous chemical. Please be sure to wear an apron, goggles, grolves, and mask as instructed in the lesson when making soap.

※2:Acrylic molds will be used when making soaps, but milk cartons can be used as substitutes.
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