Making Soap with Beeswax
There are basically 4 processes to making soap:
- Cold-Process (traditional saponification involving a chemical reaction between an acid (fats) and a base
- Hand-milling (grated cold-process)
- Melt & Pour (melted glycerin)
- The ‘cooking’ method. Becky Tipton, my mentor, has been working on a Hot-Process soap production. I’ll have more on that process at a later date.
The process I use in my out-line below is the traditional cold-process method.