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Ever considered making your own soap bars? It’s no secret that commercial products can be loaded with chemicals, so if you’re concerned about what’s going into your skin, the best way to be sure is to craft your own. Apart from cutting down on the synthetic chemicals, preservatives, etc you get to go wild with creativity and customise them to your own taste with different shapes, dried herbs, oils, essential oils, and natural colours!

Here’s a simple recipe using the Cold-processing method to get you started – so go on – surprise your family and friends with your very own homemade Olive and Coconut Soap.

Don’t forget to come back and leave a comment about how it turned out.  🙂

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Olive and Coconut Soap
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Olive and Coconut Soap
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Ingredients
  • 200 grams Coconut Oil
  • 400 grams Olive Oil
  • 200 ml water cool/room temperature
  • 85 grams lye (sodium hydroxide)
  • Lavender Oil
  • Safety Equipment for Dealing With the Lye
  • 1 pair safety gloves (rubber/heat-resistant) optional but highly recommended
  • 1 pair goggles optional but highly recommended
  • Other Equipment
  • moulds silicone is best, but rubber/wood would do as well
  • 1 glass bowl heat-resistant
  • 1 stainless steel pot with lid
  • 1 thermometer a kitchen or candy one
  • wax paper for lining the trays (if you’re using wooden moulds)
  • hand blender optional, but saves you a lot of time
  • rubber spatula or spoon for mixing
  • blanket, plastic wrap or cardboard for covering the soaps
Ingredients
  • 200 grams Coconut Oil
  • 400 grams Olive Oil
  • 200 ml water cool/room temperature
  • 85 grams lye (sodium hydroxide)
  • Lavender Oil
  • Safety Equipment for Dealing With the Lye
  • 1 pair safety gloves (rubber/heat-resistant) optional but highly recommended
  • 1 pair goggles