The Best Cold Process Soap Recipe (extra moisture and lots of lather)

The Best Cold Process Soap Recipe (extra moisture and lots of lather)

This is a great recipe for a bar of soap that everyone in the family can use. It is moisturizing, has lots of lather, and is gentle on the skin.

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Beginner Soap Makers, Read This First:

The Best Cold Process Soap Recipe:

11 oz. coconut oil
9 oz. olive oil
9 oz. palm oil
2 oz. sweet almond oil
4 oz. castor oil
4 oz. avocado oil
2 oz. mango butter
5.83 oz of lye
10-15 oz. water
3 T. of fragrance (for a strong scent, vary this to your preferences)


1. Using a digital scale, measure out the lye and water in separate glass containers. Combine them by adding the lye to the water. (Remember: snow floats on the lake.). Stir until the lye dissolves. The temperature will shoot up. Place this in a safe place to cool.

2. While the lye solution is cooling, measure out the oils and butters and combine them in a large stainless pot. Melt them over low heat and heat them up to 130-140 degrees. Set them aside to cool.

3. After 2 hours, check the temperature of both solutions. They should be around 110 degrees. (A range of 100-120 is fine.). If not, allow them to cool longer.

4. Prepare your mold and measure out any fragrance or color you will be adding. (For best blending of colors, mix some color into a few drops of melted oils.). If using sodium lactate, add it to the lye water at this time.

5. Pour the water and lye solution into the pot with the melted oils. Blend with a stick blender until thin trace is reached. The soap batter will noticeable thicken and a trail of soap will sit on top of the liquid rather than immediately sinking in. (This will take about 1 minute.). Add the color and fragrance and stir by hand.

6. Immediately pour the soap batter into the mold. Place in a turned off oven or wrap with blankets to insulate the soap.

7. After 24 hours of curing, unmold and cut into bars. The bars may seem slightly soft but will harden considerably during the curing process. Allow to cure at least 3 weeks in a well-ventilated place.

RESIZED 30 OUNCE BATCH for smaller molds:

Almond oil: 1.46 ounces
Avocado oil: 2.92 ounces
Castor Oil: 2.92 ounces
Coconut Oil: 8.05 ounces
Mango butter: 1.46 ounces
Olive Oil: 6.58 ounces
Palm Oil: 6.58 ounces

Lye: 4.25 ounces

Water: 7-11 ounces

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