I have very sensitive skin that reacts to absolutely EVERYTHING! I’m very cautious about the detergent I use, as well as the soap I buy. With that being said, I’ve always wanted to make my own soap, it’s something I’ve looked into a bit, and heard it was quite messy, so I put it on the back burner. When I heard that ‘Kitchen Scientist’ Dan Kohler was going to be on one of my favorite shows, Hallmark’s “Home & Family” this week making soap, I knew I had to watch. Dan always has a way of making the most daunting DIY projects seem easy. Did you have a chance to watch? We have video from Dan’s soap making segment below, as well as instructions so you can make your own soap in the comfort of your own home! Don’t forget to watch Hallmark Home & Family! It airs weekdays at 10 am ET/PT on Hallmark Channel.
YouTube video: Watch The Kitchen Scientist, Dan Kohler show you how to make soap on Hallmark’s “Home & Family”! He also discussed the history and science behind soap. It’s very interesting, be sure to watch! Don’t forget to scroll down for directions, so you can make soap this weekend.
THE SCIENCE OF SOAP
Dan Kohler shows you how you can make your own soap at home!
- 80 grams of lye
- 195 grams of water
- 500 grams of olive oil
- 100 grams of coconut oil
- 100 grams of eucalyptus oil (optional)
- Soap mold
How To Make Soap Directions:
- Mix lye and water in a glass container (plastic will melt)
- Make sure you wear protective gear for your body and face and work in a well ventilated area**
- When this mixture has cooled, pour it into a bucket and use a hand blender to emulsify it.
- Next, add the coconut and olive oil and continue to blend
- When it becomes the texture of pudding (called trace), add the eucalyptus oil (optional)
- Pour mixture into the mold of your choice and let it sit for at least 24 hours.
- After 24 hours, you can pull out your soap and cut it to your liking. Then let it cure and harden for another 2 weeks before using.