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.