Making Soap For Specific Functions (Cold Or Hot Process)
As a soap-maker, you know soap making is a whole world in itself! There are many different kinds of soap you can make that serve different purposes and depending on the purpose, the ingredients you need will vary. Whether you’re working on formulating soap for hair, face, beards, or looking to make your way into women’s personal care with yoni soap, we have the tips you need to achieve MAJOR soap success!
When formulating for the face, keep in mind the pH of the end product you create because the face is much more sensitive so you want to use ingredients that are gentle and moisturizing. Try using olive, coconut, or rosehip oils.
Tip: If you want to get extra fancy, you can combine these with pore-refining materials like clay, charcoal, or sea mud, as well as vitamin C and vitamin E for added cleansing benefits.
For hair or beard soap, they can be less moisture-retentive and more clarifying. You want to formulate your base using surfactants. Use oils like argan or jojoba.
You can also combine these with using harder oils like shea butter and emlusifying wax for extra moisture conditioning.
For women's personal care, you'll want to use the most gentle formulation. Doctors recommend using fragrance-free, dye-free cleansers. An imbalance in the bacteria can occur if the pH levels are not acidic enough. Use coconut oil, hempseed or olive oil, and avoid adding fragrances or botanicals that can cause allergic reactions or other problems.