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In our mini-firm "Raíces Serranas"we've made some soap. To make this home-made soda soap, we need 3 litres of water, 500 gr of soda and 3 litres of used oil.
First, we add the soda to the water and stir it until it is dissolved. We let it settle so that the temperature gets lower.
We weigh the used oil. This is drained oil we've used for cooking.
We pierce a hole on the bottle cap so that we can trickle the oil into the soda dissolved water.
We screw the cap on again and trickle the oil into the water while keeping stirring the mixture.
If we add the oil when the water is too hot it could curdle. We use a stick to stir the mixture non-stop and always in the same direction. After being stirred for a while, we use a blender. The soap gets thicker and thicker.
This mixture got curdled but we managed to reverse the process later on. We let it settle for a while and separated the fat from the water. We got back to a soap-like liquid by whisking from bottom to top. Now we add aroma. In this case we add lavender. On other occasions, we put oats and anise. Sometimes we've used rosemary. We grind it to get the most aroma out of it.
Once we are through with it, we pour the mixture into some moulds of our choice, square ones so that we can cut them up with a knife. We let it settle for two days. We get it out of the moulds and cut them into cakes of soap, which we let settle for three weeks in the open air to dry. We turn them over every four days.
To decorate them, we cut them into same-sized pieces and use strips of bags or strands of strings. We wrap the pieces up and put a label to them.
I hope you enjoyed the soap-making process from our mini-firm "Raices Serranas" at San Blas High School in Aracena (Huelva).