Updated: Sep 6
The oils used makes a bar of soap which produces a bubbly lather which is gentle, cleansing and very conditioning on the skin. It has an INS value of 164, making it a very hard bar of soap, ideal for use in the shower. In this easy coconut soap recipe, I have substituted water for coconut water. The photo shows soap that has poppy seeds mixed through the batter but they are not included in the recipe below neither is the colour added to the bars.
400g Coconut Oil (solid, refined) 350g Olive Oil
250g Sweet Almond Oil 380g Coconut Water 148g Sodium Hydroxide
30g Essential Oils
To Make :
Melt coconut oil and coco butter in a double burner.
Add sodium hydroxide to the water and stir. Place into a bowl of very cold water as soon as possible.
Remove butters from the heat and cool.
Cool both the butters and lye to a temperature of between 90-110F.
When this temperature is reached stir the lye into the melted butters.
Using a stick whisk blend together until a trace is achieved.
At this point you can either leave it as it is or you can add your perfumes.
Pour into your mould and leave overnight to set.
This easy recipe is for anyone new to soapmaking and has an understanding of the process. If you are new to soap making, have any concerns about making soap or are worried about using sodium hydroxide perhaps you would like to book onto my Soap Making Course for Beginners where I can help you every step of the way.
Happy soap making