What is the difference between cold process and hot process soaps?

I am new to making homemade soaps. Help a girl out... what is the difference between the two? Any articles on the subject are welcome!

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  • Anonymous
    4 months ago
    Best Answer

    Hot process helps the the saponification process -the soap is "soapier" and it help melt away any impurities in the raw materials. Hot process soap is uniform in color. Its more for serious washing and cleaning -not for fancy colors and marbelling and stuff. Melt and pour hot process kits aren't a lot of fun and it's like paint by numbers which is okay of yopu want someone else's picture. Cold process is better for marbelling, special effects, and for any soaps where plant materials are added. Heat can compromise some plant materials and change their scent. For example cold process lavender soap made with real lavender flowers smells closer to the natural flower scent. It is also easier to add milk, other oils and fats, and fruit purees. There's so much more a hobby soaper can do when using the cold process. Cold process is like painting your own picture.

    This site is quiote helpful for beginners and explains the pros and cons of both methods: https://www.soapqueen.com/bath-and-body-tutorials/...

  • Henry
    Lv 4
    4 months ago

    Soap is just bought from the store.

  • 4 months ago

    Weather you freeze the soap together or more of a "baking"

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