Basic Cold Process Soap Making… – Eco Snippets

Basic Cold Process Soap Making…

Basic Cold Process Soap Making...

In under fifteen minutes, Roe Sie, from the King’s Roost, shows you how to make a basic bar soap from scratch, using only organic olive and coconut oils, lye, and ice water.

Here is the recipe:

  • Organic olive oil: 1,680 grams
  • Organic coconut oil: 683 grams
  • Lye: 337 grams
  • Ice water: 787 grams

Add essential fragrant oils to make it smell even better – we used vanilla and sandalwood this time. DELISH. It’s a fast and fun DIY project; it makes a great gift, and it feels awesome to use homemade soap instead of a lot of weird chemicals on your body. Get creative with your essential oil blends, add seeds, grains, mica and flower petals!

Take the safety precautions seriously – use protective eye wear, cover up all skin, and handle the caustic lye with extreme care. Keep all ingredients away from kids and pets. And use a gram scale to be accurate in getting your lye, water, and oil ratios exactly right.

The water measurement includes any ice you use. I use about half ice and half water, and measure it by weight to equal 787 grams. It’s important not to be sloppy and no guesswork here, please.

The process is pretty fast, especially once you’ve done it a few times and have the hang of it. But be sure to let your soap cure (dry out) for 4-6 weeks so it doesn’t turn into a slimy goopy mess in the shower… or, worse yet, irritate anyone’s skin. Check it out below…

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