It is recommended that a soap making course is taken because this is a more complicated process for someone who is completely unfamiliar with soap making.
Measurements for a Single Batch
*measurements must be in weight not cup size
Olive Oil (Pomace) - 905gr
Coconut Oil - 575 gr
Palm Oil - 340 gr
Distilled Water - 650 gr
Lye - 250gr
Essential oils of your choice
Soap Making Instructions
1. Place all oils in a large stainless steel cooking pot
2. Slowly heat the oils on the stove to 110 F and remove from heat, bring it to 120 F when lye is near 120F.
1. Pour contents of the Distilled Water into a glass or stainless steel bowl
2. Wearing latex gloves & safety glasses carefully pour Lye into the distilled water
3. Stir gently with a spoon until all lye crystals are dissolved
4. Allow the lye mixture to heat up and cool down, approx 30 minutes
5. A well-ventilated area is ideal as fumes release from the mixture for 5 - 10 minutes
6. Be aware this Lye is not put near any heat source to heat up, it is a chemical reaction to the water. Have a vinegar solution of 20 / 1 ready at all times for it is the only thing to neutralize the chemical reaction.
1. Once the lye mixture has cooled to 120F pour the lye mixture into the pot with the oils. Double check to make sure your oils are at 120F, if not then carefully bring your oils up to temperature.
2. DO NOT pour oils into lye mixture
3. Immediately blend the oil and lye mixture with mixer
4. Blend until trace (a very light line will appear after the mixture passes)
1. After the soap traces, add your scents and extras. Do not use perfume. Synthetic fragrances, or extracts of any kind as the alcohol content may interfere with the soap making process.
2. After adding any additional ingredients, pour your soap mixture into mould. Place a piece of clear plastic wrap on top to create an air barrier. Cover your mould with a blanket or towel and place in a warm location away from drafts and children’s reach. Let set undisturbed for 24 hours.
1. Use a large knife to cut your soap into desired bars
2. After soap has been cut into bars, place them spaced apart on cardboard or brown paper in a cool, dry, dark place to cure for 3 weeks. This time is necessary to the moisture to evaporate. Using the soap prematurely will lead to a spongy bar that may not lather r last very long and could irritate skin. Write down the date of unfolding and keep it with the curing soap as a reference.
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The soap shown in the pictures is with the ingredients shown as well as
- 1 tsp Sweet Grapefruit essential oil
- 1 tsp Orange essential oil
- a few pinches of dried lemon peel
This recipe and instruction is from
Bar Naked Soap
Doug & Sheils Gunn
This is a great home based small company and they do soap making classes as well as selling soap making kits. They are fantastic people to work with.