Basic SoapFrom tuilelaith 8 years ago
- Castor oil 2 ounces shopping list
- cocoa butter 4 ounces shopping list
- coconut oil 4 ounces shopping list
- olive oil 12 ounces shopping list
- Palm oil 10 ounces shopping list
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- lye 4.3 ounces shopping list
- water 12 ounces shopping list
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- 1 Tablespoon sugar, optional, helps make lather shopping list
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.
- 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!!!
The Cooktuilelaith Columbia, MO
The Rating2 people
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.mrgresch in Milwaukee loved it