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Transesterification to extract glycerin
Did You Know?
Glycerin soaps can also be used as shampoos. It will leave your hair smoother and shinier. Also, a good solution if you are facing any scalp problems.
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Glycerin was first discovered in 1779 by a Swedish researcher Carl Scheele. It soon became popular for the various benefits that it provided; one of them being an excellent product for skin.

Glycerin is hygroscopic in nature, which means, not only does it absorb moisture from the air but also retains it for a long time. This helps in keeping the skin hydrated. It is used in various cosmetics and beauty products. It is a primary ingredient in making all kinds of soaps. Not just that, glycerin also has anti-aging properties and is suitable for all skin types. No wonder you came looking for a recipe.

So, here are some easy-to-make glycerin soap recipes.
Lavender Glycerin Soap
You Will Need:

1 glycerin soap bar
7 to 10 drops of lavender essential oil
Lavender flowers
Distilled or non-chlorinated water
Purple food color
Double boiler
Molds
Rubbing alcohol spray
Petroleum jelly
Directions:
Melt 1cup of glycerin in a double boiler.
Heat a cup of distilled water over a low flame.
Add lavender flowers to the boiling water.
Boil for 2 minutes.
Now, remove them from the water and add to the melted glycerin.
Add lavender essential oil and purple food color.
Stir it on a low flame, till all the ingredients are mixed well.
Apply petroleum jelly to the molds and fill with this mixture and spray rubbing alcohol on it.
Let it cool for about 3 hours and release the soaps.
Beeswax Glycerin Soap
You Will Need:

1 tbsp. honey
1 tbsp. beeswax
1 cup glycerin
Yellow food color
Double boiler
Molds
Rubbing alcohol spray
Petroleum jelly
Directions:
Melt glycerin in a double boiler and add beeswax.
Heat on a low flame.
Stir the ingredients slowly, till both are mixed well.
Add honey to this mixture and keep stirring for a minute.
Apply petroleum jelly to the molds.
Now fill the molds with this mixture and spray rubbing alcohol on it.
Let it cool for about 3 hours.
After the mixture has completely cooled, release the soaps from the molds.
Shea Butter Glycerin Soap
You Will Need:

2 - 3 cups glycerin soap base, grated
1 oz. castor oil
2 tbsp. shea butter
7 - 10 drops lavender or sweet orange essential oil
Food color
Microwave or double boiler
Molds
Rubbing alcohol spray
Petroleum jelly
Directions:
Place the soap and beeswax in a medium-sized bowl.
Microwave until it melts completely.
You can also make use of a double boiler (on low flame) instead of the microwave.
Now pour the melted soap in another bowl.
Add the remaining ingredients to this, one by one.
Mix well.
Now, apply petroleum jelly to the molds.
Pour the mixture in them.
Spray some rubbing alcohol over it.
Leave it overnight for drying.
Release the soap from the soap molds.
Wrap in plastic wraps for storage.
Rose Glycerin Soap
You Will Need:

1 glycerin soap bar
A few rose petals
5 to 6 drops of red or pink food color
4 to 5 drops of rose essential oil
Double boiler
Molds (preferably rose shaped)
Rubbing alcohol spray
Petroleum jelly
Directions:
Melt 1 glycerin soap bar in a double boiler.
Boil water with the rose petals in a bowl for 10 to 15 minutes.
Later,pick them out and keep them aside on a tissue, to absorb water from the petals
Add the essential rose oil, food color and the rose petals to the melted glycerin and stir it continuously.
Apply petroleum jelly to the molds.
Spray rubbing alcohol over each soap mixture.
Let it dry for 2 to 4 hours.
Release the soap from the soap molds.
Sweet Orange Glycerin Soap
You Will Need:

1 glycerin soap bar
2 teaspoons orange food color
1 teaspoon sweet orange essential oil
½ teaspoon dried marigold flowers
½ teaspoon orange zest, dried
Double boiler or microwave
Molds
Rubbing alcohol spray
Petroleum jelly
Directions:
Melt the soap in a microwave or on a low flame (as above).
Turn the heat off.
Pour the melted soap in another bowl.
Add the remaining ingredients to this, one after the other.
Mix well.
Apply petroleum jelly to the molds.
Pour the mixture in them.
Spray some rubbing alcohol.
Leave it overnight for drying.
Release the soap from the soap molds.
Store by wrapping in plastic wraps.
Liquid Glycerin Soap
You Will Need:

2 cups of grated soap bar
½ gallon water (optional)
3 tbsp. of glycerin
glycerin-soap
Directions:
Melt 2 cups of grated soap bar in a double boiler.
Heat it on a low flame, and keep on stirring it till it melts evenly.
Add ½ gallon water to it.
While adding water, keep on stirring the melted soap.
You can also add 1 gallon water, if you want the liquid soap to be less thick.
Then, pour the glycerin into this hot mixture and stir, till the three ingredients mix very well.
Now, store this liquid in a jar and cover it tightly.
With this, your liquid glycerin soap is ready!
Goat Milk Glycerin Soap
You Will Need

1 glycerin soap bar
A few rose petals
2 tbsp. goat milk powder
5 to 6 drops food color
4 to 5 drops of essential oil
Microwave or double boiler
Molds
Rubbing alcohol spray
Petroleum jelly
goat-milk-glycerin-soap
Directions:
Melt the glycerin soap bar in a microwave or double boiler.
Add the goat milk.
Heat on a low flame.
Add the food color and essential oil, and mix well.
Apply petroleum jelly to the molds and pour the mixture in them.
Spray some rubbing alcohol.
Allow to cool and release from molds.
Wrap in plastic wraps.
Multi-Layered Glycerin Soap
You Will Need:

2 bars of glycerin soap
10 drops essential oil of your choice
2 drops each of two food colors
Microwave or double boiler
Molds
Rubbing alcohol spray
Petroleum jelly

Directions:
Heat the soap in the microwave on high for 30 seconds.
Remove container.
Swirl the mixture.
Place it back in the microwave and heat for another 30 seconds.
Remove the container and swirl until it melts completely.
Now, add the first food color and essential oil.
Pour half of this mixture into two separate molds (filling each one just halfway).
Wait for about 20 minutes.
Melt the second bar just like the first one.
Add the essential oil and the other food color to this mixture.
Pour it in the molds.
This forms the second layer of the soap.
Spray some rubbing alcohol
Soap Making Tips
- To prevent air bubbles from forming, use rubbing alcohol.
- When making a multi-layered soap, do not let the first layer of mixture to cool completely. Wait only until it forms a thin layer. Spray some alcohol before pouring the other layer. This will prevent the mixing of the layers and help them bond better.
- Try not to move the molds until the soap has completely set. This might result into wrinkles on the soap. In such a situation, you can spray rubbing alcohol over the wrinkles.
To speed up the setting process, put the molds in refrigerator.
Do not store the soaps in a place that is too hot or cold.
It is best not to make the soaps when the weather is humid. It will interfere with the setting process.
Let the soaps dry for at least 3 weeks before you start using them. This will harden them properly and make them last longer.

These recipes can be used to make wonderful gifts for your friends. Add a personal touch to your gift, by tying them up with ribbons, or keep them in decorated boxes. To gift wrap, take 1 or 2 glycerin soaps, wrap them in a homemade wrapper and stick a label with the name of the soap and the ingredients it contains. Hopefully, these soap recipes will have enthused you enough, to make glycerin soaps at home.