I mixed together the olive oil and the lye /water mixture with a hand held
blender until it was the consistency of pudding. I then left it to cook in the crock
pot on high, stirring several times until it reaches the applesauce/mashed potato stage.
This is what the soap looks like when it's done -- that applesauce/mashed potato
stage I was talking about.
I smashed the soap into the greased mold, which is just a plastic
container, and smoothed the top out as best as I could. The
mixture is very thick and hardens quickly so I move fast.
This is the soap a couple of hours after I put it into the mold. It pops
out easily enough. I let it sit this way for an hour and then I cut it
The finished product! Many bars of beautiful, pure soap without
any fragrance added. It has its own clean scent which I love.
It lathers up gorgeously and leaves no residue on your skin.
I have been making my own soap for years. I started making it because we didn't like the strong scent of a lot of the store bought soaps and the hand made soap was too expensive to buy. So, I bought a book on soap making at the second hand book store and I taught myself how to make it. It's one of the simplest things in the world to do. Really! I use the hot processed method to make the soap, and it's ready to use the next day.