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How to Make Soap from Scratch

Soap is useful for helping remove sweat and dirt from your skin, so many people include it as a regular part of their personal hygiene routine.

You have plenty of options for buying soap in stores, but it’s also possible to make soap at home. Making a mild soap can be both fun and cost effective. Plus, you can choose the ingredients and scents based on your preferences.

Interested in giving it a try? Read on for tips to make homemade soap and a recipe to get you started.

Soap, by definition, is fat or oil mixed with an alkali. The oil comes from an animal or plant, while the alkali is a chemical called lye. In bar soap-making, the lye is sodium hydroxide. Liquid soap requires potassium hydroxide.

Combining and then heating oil and lye results in soap. This chemical reaction is called saponification. Without lye, saponification isn’t possible, so lye is necessary to create soap.

The following are basic soap-making supplies, many of which you can find online:

Avoid aluminum

Avoid using aluminum or tin containers to handle lye, since this can be unsafe.

Soap-making safety equipment

You’ll also need safety equipment, such as:

  • safety goggles
  • rubber or latex gloves
  • oven mitt
  • long-sleeved shirt
  • apron
  • well-ventilated work area

Basic ingredients

To make this DIY soap with coconut and olive oils, you’ll need:

  • 20 oz. coconut oil
  • 10 oz. olive oil
  • 9 oz. distilled water
  • 4.78 oz. 100 percent pure lye
  • 20 to 40 drops of essential oils, if desired
  • colorants (optional)
  • dried herbs or flowers (optional)

There are two methods for making bar soap from scratch:

  • Hot process. In hot process soap-making, external heat accelerates saponification. Most soaps can be used the next day, though it’s ideal to wait 1 week if you want a harder bar.
  • Cold process. Cold process uses the internal heat that’s naturally produced during saponification. The bars will completely harden in 4 to 6 weeks.

Below, you’ll find instructions for hot process soap. This method is beginner-friendly and has a fast turnaround. It makes 30 ounces, or 7 to 10 bars, of custom bar soap.

Later in the article, we’ll explore some other options and offer tips for choosing your own bar soap ingredients.


  1. Measure your ingredients and put on your safety gear.
  2. Set the slow cooker to low.
  3. Add the coconut oil to the slow cooker. As it melts, prepare the lye solution. Slowly add the lye to the water. (Do not add water to lye — this is unsafe.)
  4. With a spatula, carefully stir the solution as you add the lye. It’ll become hot and release fumes, which is OK.
  5. Set aside the lye solution. Let cool for 15 to 20 minutes.
  6. Check the oils. If the coconut oil has completely melted, add the olive oil. Stir well.
  7. Check the temperature of the oils using the candy thermometer. Once the oils have reached 120 to 130°F (49 to 54°C), place the immersion blender on the side of the slow cooker.
  8. Gently pour in the lye to avoid splashing. Stir slowly.
  9. Set the blender to low. Stir the mixture, moving in circles. Keep the blender immersed to avoid air bubbles.
  10. Continue blending and stirring for 10 to 15 minutes, or until the soap has reached trace. This is when the oils and lye solution have thickened and look like pudding.
  11. Cover the slow cooker. Cook on low for 50 minutes. If the mixture bubbles, stir it gently.
  12. Turn off the slow cooker. Let cool until the mixture drops below 180°F (82°C). Add essential oils and colorants, if using. Mix well.
  13. Pour the mixture into the soap mold. Smooth the top with a spatula. Tap the mold onto your work surface to eliminate air bubbles. Top with dried herbs, if using.

Reminder: Never mix water into lye, since this can cause a dangerous chemical reaction.

A standard bar of soap is 3.5 to 4 ounces. The above recipe creates approximately 30 ounces. Depending on how you cut the soap, you’ll get 7 to 10 bars.

Soap finishing steps

Generally, here’s what the final steps involve:

  1. After pouring the soap into the mold, let it sit for 24 hours.
  2. Once cool, carefully remove the soap from the mold.
  3. Cut into bars with a soap cutter or knife. If you used single soap molds, simply pop them out.
  4. You can use your soap at this point, but you may want to let it dry for another week. This will improve its hardness and quality.

Hot process soap has a rustic look and homemade appearance. But if you prefer more refined bars, consider trying the cold process method.

Keep in mind, too, that DIY soap tends to have a lighter scent than traditional, store-bought soap. You can use more essential oil for a stronger smell, but this can be costly, especially if you use more expensive oils. . Plenty of people also prefer the fainter scent of homemade soap.

For an enjoyable and safe soap-making experience, follow the tips below.

The basic ingredients of soap are:

  • animal fat or vegetable oil
  • 100 percent pure lye
  • distilled water
  • essential or skin-safe fragrance oils (optional)
  • colorants (optional)

Fats or oils

The best fat or oil depends on your preferences. Traditionally, soap was made with animal fat, but today, plant oils are widely used.

Depending on your oil, the finished soap’s hardness and lather will vary. Examples of fats and oils used in soap-making include:

Use oils from animal or vegetable sources only. Soap can’t be made with petroleum-based oils.


Water is an essential ingredient. It’s used to make a lye solution, which is combined with oil. The water helps the oil and lye complete the saponification process. By the time the soap hardens, most of the water will have evaporated.

It’s recommended to use distilled water. Some soap-makers use other liquids, such as:

These options can be tricky to work with if you’re a beginner, so you may want to stick with water for your first try.


Soap doesn’t need a scent to get your skin clean. But if you’d like to add a pleasant smell, you can use essential oils or fragrance oils.

Essential oils are mostly plant-based, and you can combine them to create custom aromas. Fragrance oils are synthetic. When selecting fragrance oils, look for skin-safe options.

Following a recipe is helpful when you’re a beginner, but what if you feel ready to start experimenting with your own scent and ingredient mixes?

Before you start making your own concoctions, it’s important to get acquainted with the basics of soap-making.

Creative experimentation can absolutely add more fun to the process. But getting some basic experience first can help you understand how to safely handle the ingredients and prevent creative detours from becoming safety hazards.

Tips to keep in mind:

  • Using recipes will help you understand the proper proportions of lye versus oils required to avoid making skin-irritating soap. For example, crumbly soap is an indication that it contains too much lye.
  • Different oils can lead to a different finished product. By trying out varied recipes that use different oils, you can get a feel for the type of soap each oil produces. Then, when you’re comfortable, you can start experimenting.
  • Deciding on the soap’s purpose beforehand helps you determine a target superfat percentage or oil to lye ratio. Superfatting refers to the amount of oil remaining in your finished soap. So, a bar designed to cleanse and moisturize, for example, would have a superfat percentage of about 15 percent.
  • Playing with the fragrances, oil types, and water alternatives in existing soap recipes can help you come up with a recipe of your own.

Remember: Using a lye calculator can help you (safely) align your ingredient proportions with your desired result.

Soap-making offers a creative way to enjoy natural, gentle soap. It takes time to master the process, so don’t be discouraged if your soap isn’t perfect. The more you experiment, the better your soap will be.

Always follow safety measures and work slowly. For one-on-one guidance, consider taking a soapmaking class.

If you don’t want to work with lye, use a melt-and-pour soap base, which you can find online. This base has already been saponified, so you can experiment with soap-making until you’re ready to make it from scratch.

Recipe adapted from The Prairie Homestead


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India’s Leading Online Supermarket

The team at SPAR is committed to its vision of being the most engaging and innovative hypermarket in India. We are constantly striving to make a difference in the lives of our team, customers, communities and shareholders. SPAR worldwide stores are committed to its core values Freshness, Choice, Value & Service.

Freshness: This has always been our prime focus at SPAR. We believe in providing our customers with the freshest fruits and vegetables, fish, meat & poultry items that are either sourced locally or imported. Our ‘Farmers Market’ section is where the local produce is procured directly from farmers and sent to the SPAR collection centres where the quality is graded and quickly sent to all the SPAR stores.

Value: SPAR ensures that the customers get the best quality products at the value of the price they have paid. Whether you are food shopping online or buying groceries online, we have excellent offers running every day. We have various offers on now and then to ensure our customers’ are content with a valuable shopping experience at SPAR — Online Hypermarket.

Choice: Do you find yourself picking up whatever is available online? You haven’t shopped from our online supermarket. We have a range of products, different categories and top brands to choose from.

Service: Great service is at the heart of what we do. Our customer service call centre is available from 11 am to 8 pm every day. You can call us or drop us a mail at [email protected]

Our online store aims at providing convenience to customers from anywhere and at any time. We are dedicated to providing 100% order fulfilment, on-time delivery and easy returns. We also have a ‘Call & Order’ service every day from our stores in Bangalore and Mangalore between 10 am to 7 pm. You can also use our online supermarket app, available for download on both Google Play and App Store.

Did you know, you can earn points as you shop? With the Landmark Group’s Loyalty Program, SPAR stores in India function with the Landmark Rewards. Enrol yourself with just your phone number and make the most of the various benefits such as:

– Earn & spend points at all Landmark stores in Inda
– Offers personalized just for you
– End of Season Sale Preview
– Birthday Bonus Points
– Out of Store offers

You can use your landmark points across Landmark Group Stores such as MAX Fashion, Home Centre, Lifestyle, Melange and more. We hope the offers and services we provide make our customers want to come back to shop with us. Our goal is to offer our customers the value of the products purchased from our stores while being able to save up big every time they make a purchase. We aim at providing our customers with an excellent shopping experience that they haven’t experienced anywhere else, but at SPAR only — The leading online supermarket and online grocery shopping in India.


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nutriplenish™ curl gelée | Aveda

Ingredients: WaterAquaEau, Glycerin, Propanediol, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan), Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) ExtractExtrait De Canne A Sucre, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Pca, Betaine, Citric Acid, Xanthan Gum, Sucrose, Fragrance (Parfum), Geraniol, Hydroxycitronellal, Citral, Limonene, Linalool, Citronellol, Cinnamal, Amyl Cinnamal, Farnesol, Benzyl Benzoate, Tocopherol, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Phytate, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate

Please be aware that ingredient lists may change or vary from time to time. Please refer to the ingredient list on the product package you receive for the most up to date list of ingredients.


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Best men’s hair products to achieve any style

Is “having a bad hair day” par for your grooming course? Chances are you just haven’t found the right men’s hair product yet, especially if you don’t know a salt spray from a hairspray and are yet to treat your follicles to the wonders of a dry shampoo. You see, when it comes to getting your styling, hold and volume spot on, a fistful of Brylcreem probably isn’t going to cut it any more.

So long as you know the best hair product for your barnet and how to apply it, you’ll be all set. Honestly, it really is that simple a process. The real challenge? Finding what actually works in the first place. Whether you want to tame a shaggy mane or just perfect your quiff, our pick of the best hair products for men will explain what works for you and what to buy.

If we had to recommend a basic hair product for most men, then a decent clay would be our shout. Anyone who sticks to the time-honoured short-back-and-sides haircut will see the benefit, as it offers a hold that lasts throughout the day and treats you to some added thickness. Plus, you avoid the overly shiny look that can come with other pastes and gels, in favour of a more natural, matte aesthetic. Any time you see a Hollywood celeb with a perfect quiff – think Ryans of the Gosling and Reynolds variety – they’re likely using a clay or paste.

Paste is a lot like clay in that it’s a versatile hair product that’s hard to go wrong with. In other words, you should probably have a pot of the stuff in your travel bag. The trick to getting the best out of any paste? Apply it to your hair when it’s wet for a longer hold, plenty of shine and significantly more styling potential, especially if you have a comb and hairdryer to hand. Better still, if your follicles are on the wane, a paste will fool the world into thinking you have more volume going on.

Chances are you haven’t used a pomade before, and that’s probably a wise choice. Why? This hair product takes a bit of know-how to apply correctly and have you looking as resplendent as Don Draper or the King Of Rock’N’Roll. As such, that slicked-back look is best reserved for special black-tie occasions. When it hits the mark, a pomade-based coiffure really is a sight to behold. The key here is to be sparing with your application and opt for a water-based pomade, which is easier to wash out than an oil-based alternative.

If you’re someone who wants to put some effort into your hair without, you know, actually looking like you have, a salt spray should be your first port of call. Best suited for anyone with a good amount of curly hair – around shoulder length or slightly shorter – this product will have you looking like a Venice Beach lifeguard in minutes. Well, minus the tan and six-pack. It works by absorbing the oils in your hair to give improved definition and volume, and only requires a quick spritz to see you right.

If your barnet just about qualifies for a scissor cut, then getting your hands on a good wax is very much the way forward. It’ll give your hair shine and texture, but it’s a much more manageable product to use and wash out than a pomade, especially since you can use it to pick out stray hairs and set them into line.

Dream of having your music video on MTV and owning a car with a built-in telephone? Then you’ll want to get yourself a good foam. Actually, that’s a tad harsh on what is an unabashed hair product for chaps with big hair. Most of us don’t have the sheer gumption to pull this one off, but those who do can rely on a foam or mousse to deliver both volume and control where other alternatives fall flat. So go on, embrace your inner eighties icon.

As any former schoolboy knows, gel has the power to turn your hair into concrete in seconds. That’s why you probably don’t need to bother with it as an adult, unless you really need a product that’ll hold things in place while delivering a dazzling shine all day. Then, look no further…

Once you’ve locked down your hair product of choice, hairspray can act as a final defence to protect your careful styling from wind, rain or humidity. Cheap out and you run the risk of flakiness and hair so hard you can crack a single follicle in two; get it right and you’ll never have to rush to the loos to tweak a stray again.

Shop our pick of the best hair products for men…


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Please Wait… | Cloudflare

What can I do to prevent this in the future?

If you are on a personal connection, like at home, you can run an anti-virus scan on your device to make sure it is not infected with malware.

If you are at an office or shared network, you can ask the network administrator to run a scan across the network looking for misconfigured or infected devices.


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EE20 Subaru Diesel Engine

Crankshaft, connecting rods and pistons

To withstand the high combustion pressures of a diesel engine, the crankshaft for the EE20 engine was subjected to a surface treatment for increased strength. Furthermore, the crankshaft journals were made from aluminium and cast iron due to the high pressure applied on both side of the cylinder block.

The forged connecting rods had fracture split bearings for the crank end and an asymmetrical profile which increased precision during assembly. The pistons had internal cooling channels, while oil jets in the crankcase sprayed the underside of the pistons.

Cylinder head

The EE20 engine had an aluminium alloy cylinder head that was 17 mm thinner than the EJ20 engine. Furthermore, the intake ports and the diameter of the intake valves were designed to create a swirling effect for the air as it entered the combustion chamber.

The EE20 engine had double overhead camshafts (DOHC) per cylinder bank that were driven by a chain and gear with a speed-reducing gear. The four valves per cylinder (two intake and two exhaust) were actuated by pivot-type roller rocker arms.

IHI turbocharger

The EE20 engines have IHI turbochargers with variable nozzle turbines (VNTs). Generally, VNTs use movable vanes in the turbine housing to adjust the air-flow to the turbine to realise comparable exhaust gas velocity and back pressure throughout the engine’s rev range. To enhance torque at engine speeds below 1800 rpm, the nozzle vanes would close to narrow the air path and increase the speed of the air flow. At higher engine speeds, however, the vanes would open to reduce airflow resistance and improve fuel consumption.

Initially, the turbocharger was positioned under the engine. For the Euro 6 EE20 engine, it is understood that the turbocharger was relocated to the bottom right of the engine. It is understood that the maximum turbine speed for the IHI turbochargers used in the EE20 engine is 190,000 rpm.

Injection and combustion

The Euro 4 and Euro 5 EE20 diesel engines had a Denso common-rail injection system with eight-hole, solenoid-type injectors that achieved an injection pressure of 180 MPa. For the Euro 6 EE20 engine, however, injection pressure was increased to 200 MPa. For the EE20 engine, the injectors were positioned at an almost 90 degree angle to the cylinder and were 40-50 mm shorter than those used in inline four-cylinder diesel engines.

The Euro 5 and Euro 6 EE20 engines are understood to have ceramic-type glow plugs.


The EE20 diesel engine had a water-cooled exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system which recirculated exhaust gases to the intake to lower combustion temperatures and reduce NOx emissions.

The Euro 5 and Euro 6 EE20 engines had a closed-loop diesel particulate filter (DPF); both the oxidation catalyst and DPF were positioned next to the turbocharger to utilise the heat of the exhaust air.


The alternator for the EE20 diesel engine had a voltage charging control system which, to reduce the alternator’s load on the engine, reduced the charging voltage when the vehicle was idling or being driven at a constant speed and increased voltage at low speeds.

Euro 6 changes

The Euro 6 emissions compliant EE20 diesel engine was introduced in the Subaru BS Outback in 2014 and the Subaru SJ.II Forester in 2015. Relative to the Euro 5 version, changes for the Euro 6 EE20 engine included:

  • An open deck cylinder block;
  • An increase in piston crown capacity;
  • A new piston skirt coating was introduced to reduce friction;
  • A reduction in the compression ratio to 15.2:1 to lower combustion temperature and reduce NOx emissions;
  • A fourth generation common rail injection system was introduced for higher injection pressure (200 MPa, previously 180 MPa) and a finer fuel spray;
  • Each diesel injector had an integrated driver unit to reduce fuel leak volume, fuel pump load and improve fuel economy;
  • A low-friction timing chain was introduced to drive the fuel pump (previously gear-driven) for quieter operation;
  • The glow plugs were revised to improve pre-heating temperature at start-up and increase after-glow time;
  • Oil jets were added to the timing chain drive;
  • A low-pressure EGR circuit was introduced to increase the EGR rate, while the high-pressure EGR circuit was ‘optimised’;
  • The turbocharger repositioned at the bottom right of the engine (previously under the engine) and improved vane control was achieved;
  • The diesel particulate filter (DPF) substrate specifications were revised and regeneration performance enhanced. The type and amount of precious metals in the oxidation catalyser and DPF catalyst were also revised;
  • The number of idlers used in the auxiliary belt system was reduced;
  • A more precise sensor measured battery current, voltage and temperature; and,
  • The rear flange and bracket material, exhaust pipe and end plate material were changed for rust prevention.


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Amazon Deal of the Day: 5 Grapefruit infused skincare products to improve dull skin

Love the juicy and sweet grapefruit? Well, they are extremely great for the health of your skin too. It helps maintain the integrity of your skin, which acts as a protective barrier to infection. Grapefruit also contains lycopene which is known to reduce redness and inflammation of the skin, helping to even out skin tone for a smooth complexion. Here are 5 skincare products infused with the benefits of grapefruit that’ll help improve your skin texture, dullness and complexion.


Brightening Face Mist 

While face mist helps in hydrating skin and adds in moisture, this one from Quench makes skin supple and healthy. With its grapefruit extract that is rich in Vitamin C and a natural source of salicylic acid, it helps to gently exfoliate and eliminate dull, dead skin.

face mist

Price: Rs 399

Deal: Rs 359

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Body Wash

This body wash is infused with grapefruit oil, which is rich in Vitamin C and Vitamin E that helps moisturise and nourish the skin and make your skin smooth and healthy. It is an invigorating body wash that relaxes your mind & body.

body wash

Price: Rs 499

Deal: Rs 399

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Face Cream

After cleansing your face apply this face cream to soothe your skin and improve skin texture. This hydrating cream locks in moisture and keeps your skin supple perfect for this winter.

grapefruit cream

Price: Rs 245

Deal: Rs 215

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Sheet Masks

Sheet masks are a great way to relax and rejuvenate your skin. They are easy to use and aren’t time-consuming. The antioxidants present in this grapefruit infused sheet mask reduce the appearance of ageing signs like wrinkles and fine lines.

sheet mask

Price: Rs 238

Deal: Rs 297

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Face Wash

This face wash mattifies and revitalises the skin by tightening the pores and hydrating the skin. This unique face wash is alcohol, soap, and paraben-free. Also, there is no added artificial colouring or fragrance. It is enriched with toning and cleansing properties that gently cleanse the face and leave it supple and moisturised for a long time. 

face wash

Price: Rs 180

Deal: Rs 135

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Also Read: Glycolic to Lactic: 3 AHA Acids and why you need to add them to your skincare routine