How to make Marseille soap at home

How to make Marseille soap at home

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Do you know that the Marseille soap can it be made at home? Yes, the oldest and best known natural cleanser can be prepared simply, just have some ingredients available. The only recommendation is to be careful of caustic soda during the preparation phase. But let's see how to make Marseille soap at home following our step by step instructions.

Marseille soap, what you need

  • 120 grams of caustic soda
  • 300 grams of water
  • 1 liter of extra virgin olive oil
  • Gloves
  • Glasses
  • Mask
  • Thermometer that resists up to 110 ° (and drops below 30 °)
  • Immersion blender
  • Plastic molds
  • Containers

Marseille soap, the procedure

  1. Pour the water into a heat-resistant container then slowly add the caustic soda, being very careful: the temperature quickly reaches 100 degrees, so wait for it to cool down to 45 degrees. To check the temperature, use a suitable thermometer.
  2. In another pan, heat the extra virgin olive oil until it reaches 45-48 degrees
  3. Once this is done, pour the water with the caustic soda, always paying close attention
  4. Mix quickly, with the help of an immersion blender, until the mixture becomes lighter: it will have to reach the phase called "ribbon".
  5. Then add a few drops of essential oil or other: 20 drops of essential oil of sage (disinfectant) and lavender flowers (peeling effect) are recommended.
  6. Once this is done, pour the mixture into the plastic molds and wait at least 24 hours: this is the time required for the solidification process.
  7. Once removed from the molds, cut the soap into pieces, leaving them to mature in a dry and ventilated place not affected by direct sunlight for at least a month.

Here's yours Marseille soap homemade: if you don't get a perfect Marseille soap, don't be discouraged, to perfect the process you need to practice it several times.

Useful indications: with saponification and maturation, caustic soda becomes biodegradable and no longer toxic.
It is good to wear gloves, goggles and a mask as caustic soda can be harmful as it is a product with high corrosive properties.

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