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Ingredients

How to make it

  • Carefully measure out the water in a heatproof container.
  • Set it aside.
  • In a separate container measure 4.3 ounces of lye.
  • Put on rubber gloves and safety glasses.
  • (The next step is best done in a well ventilated area.. outside is best).
  • Add the lye to the water very very slowly and stir at the same time. Stir slowly until the lye is dissolved.
  • PLEASE be very careful with this mixture because it gets very hot.
  • Set it aside. Weigh out all of the oils and empty them into a stainless steal or enameled pan.
  • Put the pan on low heat until all of the oils melt.
  • Let the oils and lye/water mixture cool until they are around 98-100 degrees.
  • Safety glasses and gloves need to be on for this next step.
  • When they are the same temp (between 98-100) slowly start adding while stirring with a wooden spoon) the lye/water to the oils.
  • Stir…Stir… Stir.
  • Keep stirring for about 10 minutes (vigorously) until you get it
  • thick enough that it traces.
  • A trace is when the soap mixture becomes thick enough that you can design on the surface.
  • At this point you can add any scent, color, grains or dried herbs.
  • Mix well and pour into a plastic mold.
  • Wrap the mold in a blanket and unmold after 24 hours.
  • You soap will be ready to use after 3-4 weeks of curing.
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  • gotwickdotcom sometime in April said:
  • Great recipe, you can also use a wooden mold, as long as you line it with freezer paper (shiny side up) or plastic wrap. Also, I use a stick blender to make the trace time shorter, just keep it down low in the pot/bowl so it doesn't splatter all over!
  • From Tuilelaith Thank you for adding this info, sometimes I forget to add this stuff and it was nice of you to think to put it here for us all to use!!!
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  • gotwickdotcom 5 years ago
    Great recipe, you can also use a wooden mold, as long as you line it with freezer paper (shiny side up) or plastic wrap. Also, I use a stick blender to make the trace time shorter, just keep it down low in the pot/bowl so it doesn't splatter all over!
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    " It was excellent "
    mrgresch ate it and said...
    I'm not sure what this would taste like but I bet it has " clean " flavors. I'll make sure and serve this up to my 4 year old next time he cracks wise!

    seriously, what a cool recipe to post on a food page.
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  • bunnypony 6 years ago
    This sounds like fun! And would make GREAT gifts!

    Kinda funny how GroupRecipe thinks "Meh-- I may or may not like this recipe..." hahah maybe not to eat... hahah

    THANKS!!!!!
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  • pink 6 years ago
    Great gift idea!
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  • zena824 6 years ago
    This is interesting....thanks for the post....
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