Big Batch Cold Process Soap Recipe

This base recipe creates a mild, great lathering and firm bar of soap. It is our personal favorite. Recipe may be cut in half.

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Ingredients:

Makes 12 lb. batch. Use wood or plastic mold (lined).

  • 3 lbs Distilled Water
  • 17 ozs Lye (Sodium Hydroxide)
  • 4 lbs Olive Oil
  • 2 lbs, 8 ozs Coconut Oil
  • 1 lb, 8 ozs Palm Oil
  • 1 oz. Grapefruit Seed Extract (optional)
  • 4 -6 ozs of essential or fragrance oil

Temperature 90°-110° – 4 week cure time

To Superfat: add 3.2 ozs of shea butter to the oils.

To Make a Oatmeal/Honey Soap: at saponification add — 1 cup ground oats, 4 tablespoons slightly warm honey, 4-6 ozs fragrance or essential oils (optional).

Follow the same basic instructions from our Cold Process Soap I

Same recipe but for a 2.5 lb batch:

  • 9 oz Distilled Water
  • 4.6 ozs Lye (Sodium Hydroxide)
  • 16 ozs Olive Oil
  • 10 ozs Coconut Oil 76
  • 6 ozs Palm