Hot Process Soap Making Instructions

Hot Process Soap Making Instructions

natural-soap-385014_640 When making soap the Hot Process way you are adding external heat after the oils and lye solution have been mixed and come to trace.

Some of the advantages of using the Hot Process Soap Making method are:

    • Time factor – your soap is ready within approximately 24 hours
    • Fragrances and Essential Oils are added after cooking so do not have any kind of reaction to the Saponification process
    • It’s easier to cut Hot Process soap than cold process
    • No special equipment is needed other than a double boiler for (DBHP), Oven for (OHP) or a Crock Pot for (CPHP)

However, the Hot Process method also has some disadvantages to it, some of which not all soap makers agree with.

Making Hot Process soap in the Oven

  1. Using this method your would follow the instructions above, but instead of putting your pot in the double boiler, place it in the oven.
  2. The oven should be preheated to 100 degrees celsius and turned off once the pot is put in the oven
  3. Leave the soap pot in the oven for an hour and then test it as described in the DBHP method, and when ready add other ingredients and pour into molds.

However, the Hot Process method also has some disadvantages to it, some of which not all soap makers agree with.

This method sounds very easy, actually a lot easier than the DBHP, but as with Cold Process soap the temperatures are important.

The oven temperature must be constantly low and once it's shut off, your oven may not stay warm long enough as each oven is different.

Crock Pot Hot Process Method

This method is may be a better one as the crock pot will keep a constant temperature over a long period of time.  The only downfall is that the crock pots are not that large, so best for smaller batches.

Using the CPHP method, you will put your prepared soap into the inner container of the crock pot and cook on low for about 45 - 120 minutes, depending on the size of your crock pot and the amount of soap you are making.

One the soap is ready (after testing) simply let the soap mixture cool down to just below 60 degrees celsius, add your ingredients and spoon out into your molds.

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