If you’;re looking for a chance to relax and unwind after a long day, there is nothing more enjoyable than making a batch of soap. This soap is from scratch. It isn’;t the melt and pour soaps you find in craft stores. It is coconut oil based lye soap, pure and natural.
There is nothing more refreshing than showering and knowing that the soap you are using is all natural and handmade and you know exactly what ingredients are in that soap, because you added them. No more looking at the label of your soaps and wondering what those ingredients are and what they are doing to your skin.
Process to Make Coconut oil cleanse Soap
Coconut oil cleanse Soap contains three ingredients: Coconut oil , lye and water. The lye and water are combined to make a lye solution. When you mix the lye and Coconut oil together, a chemical reaction called saponification occurs and you get soap.
Most people add either an essential Coconut oil or fragrance oil to scent the soap, but it can be scented or unscented. If you use essential oils for aromatherapy, adding essential oils to this soap is a great way to benefit from the healing properties of essential oils.
For people that have allergies to scented bath products, this is a great way to just make unscented soap and know that there are no fragrances in your soap. Other people may add colorants to their soap. If you want a colorful bar of soap, there are natural colorants available or artificial dyes to color your soaps.
Coconut oil cleanse face soap
Basic Soap Recipe
6 oz of lye (sodium hydroxide, powder form)
14 oz of water
12 oz of olive oil
12 oz of coconut oil
19 oz of vegetable shortening
1 oz of fragrance or essential oil of your choice (optional)
1- Put your gloves on. Weigh out 6 oz. Of lye into a 2 cup container. Remember to account for the additional weight of the container. Weigh 14 oz of cold water into a strong glass container or plastic pitcher. Pour the lye into the water.
The lye will give off fumes. These are dangerous. I do this part outside. There will also be heat that is produced. Well over 200 degrees. Stir slowly and cool outside. Make sure to keep this solution away from everyone, especially children.
The lye solution is caustic and will burn. Be sure to measure the water, lye and oils accurately. If the exact amounts are not used you run the risk of having the soap turn out lye heavy which can cause burning to the skin.
If by chance you get some of this solution on your skin, immediately rinse off with white vinegar as it will neutralize the chemical reaction.
2- Weigh out coconut oil and vegetable shortening. Place oils in ceramic-coated metal or stainless steel pot. Do not use anything aluminum as the lye will create a chemical reaction with aluminum. Melt oils over a low heat stirring frequently. As soon as they have melted, remove from heat, weigh olive oil and add to remaining oils.
3- Both lye mixture and oils need to be between 95 to 100 degrees F. Grease mould or shoe box with shortening or non-stick oil spray. If you line the box with wax paper after spraying with oil, the soap will come out much easier.
4- Pour a steady stream of temperature correct lye into pot with the oil. Stir in a relaxed circular motion. Stream should be about the size of a pencil.
5- Continue to stir for about ten minutes. It should start to thicken. (like fudge does.) I have stirred for a couple of hours before. A stick blender will speed up the process. Be careful not to have it go too fast.
Benefits of coconut oil cleanse soap –
Antioxidant face wrinkles
Reduce face acne
Ingredient of Face Moisturizer – Unrefined Coconut Oil!
Unique Antiseptic & Anti-Microbial