10 steps to making soaps
Step 1 – Cook
Pour the coconut oil, olive oil, water and soda crystals into the boiler in the correct proportion and heat to 100 degrees .（It will take two days to cook the soap. It is the most dangerous part of soap production and needs to be experienced staffs to spread the water to cool it down and avoid the soap spilled.）.
Step 2 – Remove
After two days of cooking, saponification will be complete and the excessive soap alkali should now be removed from the soap to reduce its proportion in the soap; by doing this the soap will be more gentle and not irritate the skin.
Step 3 – Stir
Through the exclusive alkali removal process developed by Tea Soap, the natural materials or ingredients will be ground into a powder and added to the soapy liquid. Water is then added in a ratio of 1 as to 1, after which the mixture is stirred.
Step 4 – Add
The ground powder needs to be added slowly and mixed with the natural ingredients, then stirred continuously and evenly. This step needs to be very carefully implemented so that the finished products will be smooth and delicate.
Step 5 – Pour
The carefully well-stirred soap fluid with added natural ingredients can now be individually poured into boxes or molds. The sizes are determined by packaging requirements or ease of cutting.
Step 6 – Flatten
Flatten the surface after the soap has been poured into the boxes or molds.
Step 7 – Cool
Keep all the soap boxes well positioned to stand for two days in order to cool down and solidify.
Step 8 – Cut
Move the soap to the cutting platform to be cut by the traditional soap cutter to slice the soap into adequate sizes.
Step 9 – Array
The cut soap bars now are positioned on the shelves with an adequate distance between them and baked to dry.
Step 10 – Bake
Move the soaps into the baking room for １ day to reduce the water content, after which the soaps will be ready to be packaged.
Secrets of Tea Floating Soap
Floating soap is produced by following the 10 exclusive Tea Soap steps. After cooking for two days, the excessive alkali of the soap, after thorough saponification, will be removed to reduce the alkali content. The soap is able to float on water due to differences in density, since oil is lighter than water and alkali is heavier than water. As the alkali sinks in the water, so the soap will consequently float on the water due to the oil proportion of the soap being increased by the removal of excessive soap alkali!