And what about this "cold batch method"? (Soap making)greenspun.com : LUSENET : Countryside : One Thread
Made using a centuries-old process called “cold batch method.” The soap is not boiled, so the oils keep their nutritive qualities. Anyone know what this method is? Thanks, enjoy your life.
-- Deborah (bearwaoman@Yahoo.com), April 08, 2001
Yep. That's what lots of us make. Most recipes are cold-process.
-- Gailann Schrader (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 09, 2001.
All the recipes in books are cold-press. It simply means that it isn't boiled. Still the lye mix is hot, and the fats are melted.
If you boil oils - they burn, stick and generally smoke up the whole place. I know because some of the salves I make require me to boil the oil.
The only other thing I ever boiled was animal fat when I used to make and use my own tallow. That REALLY will stink up the house!!!!
-- Sue Diederich (email@example.com), April 09, 2001.