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What is Soap - and how it is produced
Those of us used mainly for soap manufacture cold stirred method is the most time-consuming of all manufactoring. The service cost is justified, however, if you know that the soaps not only wash when you use them they also maintain.
Proceed with this remains the valuable glycerol for the skin of 100% in the soap and maintains your skin during the washing, that your skin keeps tender and soft. As well as all the other valuable Oils, fats, butters, milk products, herbs, etc. with wich the soap was combined.
The cold stirred method is divided in fife processing phases:
Heat - Saponify - Form - Mature and Cut/Shape
The cold stirred method is particularly marked by the called saponification. Here is a chemichal reaction between the oils and fats and a basic substance (caustic soda and distilled water). Oils, grases and base combine to form a viscous liquid. This is poured into molds and then passes through a maturation process.
Then the soap must be cut into individual pieces or be formed.
This manner of soap manufacture so-called cold stirred method because after the connection of oils, grasses and caustic soda there is no additional heating of the mass needs to be done.That shall remains the valuable ingredients completely in the mass.
The product resulting from the saponification consists of the so-called alkali-salt and an alcohol compound of the glycerol. The most valuable glycerol is a softener for the skin and is in a handmade soap full contained.
Industrially made soaps in contrast hardly contain glycerol.