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