Ever wonder what all of this means? CP, CPOP, HP, Tare, Trace, etc. Look like Greek to you? Here are a few helpful tips for you!
Additives = Ingredients used that are not oils, butters and fragrance in the soapmaking process – e.g., Jojoba Spheres, Poppy Seeds, Clays and Herbs, etc. – enhancements to your soap
CP = Cold Process Soap
CPHP = Crock Pot Hot Process Soap
CPOP = Cold Process, Oven Process Soap
CS/CSDBHP = Closed System/Closed Sysytem Double Boiler Hot Process Soap
Curing = Amount of time required for batch to complete saponification process
DB = Double Boiler
DH = Direct Heat
DOS = Dreaded Orange Spots
DW/DWCP = Discounted Water Cold Process Soap
EO/EOs = Essential Oils
FP/Flashpoint = The flash point of a flammable liquid is the lowest temperature at which it can form an ignitable mixture in air
FO/FOs = Fragrance Oils
GM/GMS – Goat Milk Soap
GSE = Grapefruit Seed Extract – Antioxidant
HP = Hot Process Soap
INCI = International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients – Listing of ingredient names
KOH = Potassium Hydroxide/Lye (Liquid Soap Making)
Lye – Sodium or Potassium Hydroxide
NaOH = Sodium Hydroxide/Lye (Bar Soap Making)
MP/M&P = Melt and Pour Soap
MSDS = Material Safety Data Sheet
OHP = Oven Hot Process Soap
Rebatching = Rebatching is a method of making unattractive, downright ugly, imperfect batches into beautiful new batches by shredding the old batch and adding a bit of oils and/or liquids. This is also a great method to use to add herbs and clays and/or exfoliants, etc.
ROE = Rosemary Oleoresin Extract
SAP Values = Saponification Values
Saponification = The chemical reaction between lye and oils/butters to make soap
Seize = When a Fragrance Oil makes your beautiful batch turn in to mashed potatos!
Stick Blender = Electric kitchen tool to mix/blend your batch together
Superfat = Measured in percents…The amount of fat left over in the batch after saponification.
Tare = Feature to allow you to “zero out” the weight of your container oon your scale
Trace = Point where you can dribble your batch onto itself and show a trace…A light pudding
Contributed by Kelley Perea-Shaffer of Soapies Supplies. If you are in the AZ area, or plan on being in the AZ area, they are currently offering 3 levels of soapmaking lessons starting in December! They are also having an all day Melt and Pour Soapmaking class with M&P Expert Debbie Chialtas of SoapyLove in January!
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