Soap Making

Soap Making


Book - 2009
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Publisher: New York, NY : Skyhorse Pub., c2009
ISBN: 9781602397903
Branch Call Number: 668.12 Ade
Characteristics: 128 p. : ill.


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Dec 01, 2016

I caution anyone following the guidance in this book. It has a very big safety error:
- The author gives instruction (multiple times) to add water to the Sodium Hydroxide. You should not do this! When you add water to Sodium Hydroxide a considerable amount of heat is released which can cause the mixture to splatter, shatter the container, etc., Considering that this is an extremely corrosive material specially to the eyes, the consequences can be serious. In a chemical lab, NaOH is handled with extreme care, goggles and gloves being mandatory. Even fairly dilute solutions of NaOH can cause loss of an eye even in short exposures BEWARE!

Instead, you should measure the water and slowly add the Sodium Hydroxide to the water. The order makes a difference. There will be a bit of steaming and foaming, but it will not explode in your face.

Also, the recipes use measurement (e.g. 1/2 cup) instead of weight (e.g. ounces) which makes for imprecise soap making.


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