Homemade Natural Remedies: 80 Organic Beauty Recipes On A Budget For A Healthy Life - Lora Brenner (2016)

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

Chapter 10. Coconut Lime Soap



6.25 ounces lye

14 ounces coconut milk

6 ounces safflower oil

8 ounces sunflower oil

15 ounces olive oil

15 ounces coconut oil

2 ounces coconut-lime fragrance oil

Step 1: Prepare the milk

First, you need to freeze the milk so that it gets to a slushy state. This is very important because, otherwise, when you combine it with lye, it will curdle or burn.

Step 2: Add the lye

Slowly add the lye to the milk, stirring continuously and leave to cool.

Step 3: Mix the oils

Combine the oils in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat in the microwave until the mixture turns into a liquid.

Step 4: Blend

Check the temperature of both mixtures. When the thermometer reads 90F, add the milk mixture to the oils. Blend with a stick blender. Once you reach trace, mix in the fragrance oil.

Step 5: Molding

Pour the soap mixture into your molds and leave for a day or two to harden.

Step 6: Finishing

Unmold the soap and cut into bars. Keep in a place with a good airflow to cure for 4 to 6 weeks.