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Cold Process Soap Making Classes in Singapore

Cold Process Soap Making Classes in Singapore

Love making things with your hands? Try our cold process soap making classes at Singapore Soap and create your own natural handmade soap now! In our cold process soap making classes, you will be taught about soap making ingredients like oils, scents, colorants, and other additives and how to create your own handmade cold process soap by combining plant oils and sodium hydroxide (a.k.a. lye) thru a chemical reaction called saponification.

Our soap making classes are a great way for someone to better appreciate and master the art of soap-making crafts. Soap making is fun, relaxing and empowering. You can enjoy, de-stress and make a soap that’s free of synthetic ingredients and better for you and your family’s skin. Check out our cold process soap making classes below!

What is Cold Process Soap

All real soap is the result of a chemical reaction called saponification that occurs when lye is mixed with a fat or oil e.g. olive oil or coconut oil. Cold-processed soap making uses the latent heat created during the saponification process without any external sources of heat (in soap making terms hot processing). The soap batter, once mixed to trace, are poured into a mold for saponification to continue gradually.

Depending on the amount of liquid oil used or the soap recipe, the soap batter would normally harden enough for unmolding after 24 to 48 hours. The unmolded soap loaves would then be cut into smaller soap bars for curing. The time frame required for curing to complete are dependent on a few considerations e.g. the amount of water used (or water discount), the type of oils used (e.g. hard vs liquid oils used) and others. Once curing is done, the soap bars are ready for use.

During this curing process, all of the lye is used up to convert oils into soap, and water within the soap bar is allowed to slowly evaporated, leaving a gentle, firm bar of soap. It can take 4-6 weeks for a cold process soap to become soap i.e. curing, to complete most of the saponification and “aging”.

Benefits of Cold Process Soap

Cold-processed soap differs from commercial store bought shower gel or cleanser which are actually detergent bar or liquid. In a handmade cold process soap bar, there is an excess of fat formulated by the soap maker in the soap production. This excess fats which is beyond that needed to consume all the lye would remain in the soap bar unsaponified, making the soap bar gentler to your skin. During the saponification process, residual glycerin are also created and remain in the soap bar as a moisturizing agent. Cold process soap contains skin conditioning ingredients and has no added detergents, which strip the skin of its natural oils.

Cold Process Soap Making Classes in Singapore

Cold-processed soaps are made from scratch in small batches under artisan conditions. All too often, this daily products that we use in the shower or for washing our hands are taken for granted. Most of us do not usually scrutinize the ingredients used in our shower gel and hand soap.

If you have googled the long list of chemicals used in your store-bought cleaners, you may be wildly surprised at the potential downside of the ingredients used to create your “soap” used daily on your largest organ, your skin.

If you would love to make your own handmade soap or had tried smelling soaps at craft fairs or farmers market and would like to make one as a gift for your family and friends, come try our cold process soap making classes at Singapore Soap and create your own natural handmade soap now! This traditional soap making technique creates a gentle and healthier soap bar that use only the best natural ingredients. Check out our cold process soap making classes below!

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About SingaporeSoap.com

Singapore Soap is a wholesale supplier for soap making supplies, candle making supplies and manufacturer of natural castile soap, melt and pour soap bases, liquid soap bases and hand sanitizer in Singapore. We carefully source and select quality and cost effective ingredients to ensure our customers receives only the best quality products at the most economical wholesale price. You can also learn to make your own DIY soap with our soap making lessons in Singapore. We conduct soap making classes for soap makers to learn how to make soap. Join our easy-to-learn classes and learn the benefits of why handmade soap are better and healthier for you.

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