Karen, CP stands for Cold Process. CP soapmaking is where you do not "cook" the batter, but rather let the saponification process occur over a period of time without adding heat. There are various methods of CP soaping as well as HP or Hot Process Soapmaking. Since I do CP, I let my soaps "age, cure" for at least 5 or 6 weeks before I sell them. If you HP, you can use your soap as soon as you unmold it and cut the bars.KarenP said:Hi Sandra, I just joined here also. Maybe us newbies can learn together and get brave enough to try to make something.
YES, liquid soap is fun, so I've heard! You use Sodium Hydroxide for CP and HP soap, and Potassium Hydroxide for liquid soaps. A great reference book is by Catherine Failor. That is my next project to tackle.KarenP said:I have been wanting to learn to make candles for a long time but I have to admit, I think I am getting more interested in the soap making than the candle making.
Is there a way to make liquid soap instead of the bar soap?? I love my liquid soap in the shower.