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