Lip balms are fun and easy to make. You only need a few ingredients: a liquid vegetable oil, such as sunflower oil or sweet almond oil; a vegetable butter, like shea butter or cocoa butter; and a wax, which is usually beeswax or candelilla wax for a vegan option.
Balms are very versatile and can be made for many uses, depending on what ingredients are added. A good place to start formulating balms is by using equal parts of wax, oil, and butter
When you decide on which soap mold to use, you need to take in account the technique you are using to make soap. Not all soap molds are suitable for the high pH environment of cold process soap making. However, you don’t need to spend a lot of money on soap molds, there are plenty of things around that you can use
Melt and pour soap is basically melting a pre-made soap base and then pouring it into a soap mold, hence the name! The technique of melting and pouring the pre-made soap is very simple.
Soap making isn’t complicated, but it does require you to work accurately and safely. And although this is a simple soap recipe, it will teach you the necessary skills to continue on to more advanced techniques
Making soap uses caustic soda which can be dangerous if not used correctly. Make sure that you and others stay safe by taking the following precautions.