Soap Making – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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Soap Making – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Just starting out on your soap making journey?

I am sure you have lots of questions in mind. We are here to help!

Hopefully, you are able to find the answers that you are looking for in this Soap Making FAQ blog post!




Soap Making – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


Q1 – Is it possible to make soap without using lye?


However, you can avoid handling lye by purchasing pre-made soap base and make the soap using the melt and pour method.

You can also buy finished soap and re-batch them.


Q2 – Can we use other liquid to replace water in the recipe?


You can use any kinds of milk, juice, wine, fruit or vegetable purees to replace water.

As always, I recommend making these liquid into ice cubes before you use them to make the lye liquid.


Q3 – Can we replace certain kinds of oil with others?


However, you need to re-calculate and change your recipe if you replace certain kinds of oil with others.


Q4 – How do we know if the batch of the soap has gone bad?

We know the batch of soap has gone bad if

  • the soap breaks or have cracks when you cut it
  • it is still too soft after 1 month
  • there is a layer of oil on the surface

However, it is normal if you find drops of water on the surface.

This is because of the moisture in the air and you can lightly wipe them with a tissue or simply wait for them to evaporate naturally.


Q5 – Is it possible to save the bad batch?

Most of the time, yes.

You can save the bad batch through the re-batching method.

However, some of benefits of the ingredients will be lost during the heating process and the colour of the soap will be a lot darker.



Please do let us know if you have other questions in mind and we will try our best to answer them in future blog posts.


Litto Things x


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