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Book 3. Soap Making: Essential Guide For Absolute Beginners. 20 Homemade Organic Recipes

Chapter 4. Olive Oil Soap



16 ounces distilled water

6.9 ounces lye

40 ounces olive oil

10 ounces coconut oil

Step 1: Combine the water and lye

Add the lye to the water, mixing slowly. Then, set the mixture outside to cool.

Step 2: Warm the oils

Combine the olive and coconut oil and heat over medium heat. The temperature should be about 120F.

Step 3: Combine the mixtures

Check the temperatures of the two mixtures. The temperature of the lye water and oils should be 10 degrees apart at most before combined.

When the lye water mixture is clear and is about 120 degrees, take a stick blender and combine the water and oil mixtures. Mix till you reach trace.

Step 4: Molding

When you reach trace, the mixture should be more solid than liquid. Now, it can go into your molds. You can use milk containers or soap molds if you have them. You should make sure that the mixture is not too hot because it can ruin the molds.

Pour into the containers. If you use milk containers, pat the sides to make sure that the soap is free of air bubbles.

Then, wrap the containers with some plastic wrap and blankets and set them in some dry and cool place. Wait for a couple of days before cutting the soap into bars.

Step 5: Cutting and curing

Cut into bars. Place on the rack and leave in a place with good airflow to cure for 3-4 weeks.