True Natural Beauty comes from within...

True Natural Beauty comes from within...
Welcome, to my natural bath and beauty blog, where nature is our pantry....grab a cool drink and snatch a few quiet moments here..... Have questions about recipes? Need more detail? Just put your question in the comment box and I will be happy to answer it.............Anna

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Easy 3 oil Soap Recipe, Cleansing and Moisturizing

Simple, affordable to make, great gentle cleansing, moisturizing natural soap bar recipe

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I created this recipe for it's (1)  basic ease to make
(2)  affordability and availability of it's ingredients and
(3) most importantly it's great cleansing, moisturizing properties.

AND I used 2 Pringles cans for my molds,  so..... for all you would-be soapers who are wanting to try your hand at soaping but are fearful to get your feet wet, here is a great starting recipe, and no cost molds!


Love how easy these cans work as molds, just rip them open after soap hardens overnight 
and you have awesome soap logs to cut !


I get impatient and sometimes cut before my soap is dry enough, you can see the
results in picture below, just a few flaws that come from impatience!
I just can't seem to help myself, I just HAVE to see the soap cut !

This soap recipe lathers awesome !
Recipe: 

10 oz  Coconut oil  ( for a great lather, moisturizer )
17 oz  Olive Oil  ( don't have to use Extra Virgin, use regular, super moisturizing )
22 oz  Vegetable Oil  ( I use Crisco as it is soybean and palm oil, great cleansing, moisturizing )

6.5 oz  Lye  ( you can find this at Ace Hardware in the plumbing section, make sure it says 100% lye )
16 oz   Distilled water

Essential oil or fragrance oil of your choice and strength.  I used 25 drops of peppermint essential oil, this made a very subtle natural scent which is what my family likes.   Adapt fragrance to your own preference. 
You can find essential oils in most health food stores, natural grocers etc or online.  I get mine from Brambleberry.com or locally I buy the NOW brand. 

Read this post on how to make soap in your crockpot. Feel free to send questions in the comment box!


Enjoy nature's goodness,     Anna

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10 comments:

Kirppu said...

That is a very good basic recipe. I love to use Pringles cans as soap molds, but I cut the metal bottom of and use the plastic cap as the bottom. I also put parchment paper in the can so it is much easier to get the soap out and you can use the same Pringles can several times.

Anna from Natures Home Spa said...

Thanks Kirppu, a fellow soaping friend of mine, Val's Soaps and More from Home, does exactly what you do with the Pringles cans. She says its easier too. I'll have to try it. Thanks! Anna

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Looking good Anna! We have a surplus of empty Pringles cans, my kids haven't minded eating them for me =)

Have a great day!

Anna from Natures Home Spa said...

Hi Jan, yes you see I tried your Pringles can idea out! Worked great, thanks! You also made solid lotion bars in these cans, such a good idea for an easy, throw away mold.

Blessings to your and yours, Anna

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Hi Anna, I love the Pringles can mold and other "disposable" kinds of molds from around the house =)

Hey, go back to my blog post I updated the give away info a little and there is a coupon code for my readers from Plant Therapy.

Have a good weekend!

Jan

Anna from Natures Home Spa said...

Jan, will do. Thanks! And I am SO going to use that 10.00 coupon code to Plant Therapy.

Becca Acker said...

I'm going to pin this. What a cool idea to use the Pringle can!
Thanks for sharing at A Humble Bumble :)

Anna from Natures Home Spa said...

Hey Becca, thanks for pinning this recipe and idea, enjoy your blog so much, ( a humble bumble )! Anna

Doreen... said...

Dear Anna,
Soaps in Pringle cans I've already made​​. Is a great job.
Impatiently, I'm sorry too. Sometimes it would be better the soap would be a little longer but since then my impatience is also in the way.
She has become great and certainly smells nice and fresh.
Many greetings from sunny Germany.
Doreen

Kathy Shea Mormino, The Chicken Chick said...

Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!


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The Chicken Chick

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