Cold Process Soap Recipes Page Two

 Note! You are advised to double-check the formulation of all recipes before making any of them. Recipes using sodium or potassium hydroxide should be run through a lye calculator before use.

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Shea butter soap

for this recipe and poured into individual molds.
2 oz Coconut Oil
2.5 oz Olive Oil
2.5 oz Palm Oil
1 oz Shea Butter
1.1 oz lye
4 oz Goat Milk

I mixed the lye with 1 oz of water, melted the oils let everything cool to about 90 degrees.  Warmed the milk to 90 degrees.  Added the lye waterto the oils, stirred to very light trace then added the warmed goat milk.  Sofar it is still looking good.  No dark color, I guess I would call it a light beige. I did not insulate the molds at all, they are just sitting on the counter.

 Sara's Cinnamon Orange Soap

36 oz. wt. coconut oil
54 oz. wt. pure olive oil
54 oz. wt. soybean oil (Crisco)

20 oz. wt. lye
54 liq. oz. water

added at trace:
1 tablespoon chamomile plus
2 tablespoons grated orange peel
-both of which had soaked in
3 oz. of castor oil

3 oz. cinnamon fo
2.75 oz. orange eo

The cinnamon seems stronger now, while the soap is curing, and I would probably increase the orange eo next time.
The soap is a warm orange color with darker flecks from the peel.


Ginger Soap
This is a lovely and useful soap. I have a lot of friends who have diabetes who use thisfor feet and hands to help the circulation.
10 ounces Palm Oil
4 ounces Coconut Oil
2 ounces Olive Oil

2 ounces lye
4 ounces water

4 ounces ginger juice and water

Take a hand of ginger and run it through a juicer. Add the pulp back to the juice andenough water to equal 4 ounces. Mix lye and water. Set aside to cool.
Melt oils together, set aside to cool. When oils are at 110* and lye water is at 100*, gently pour lye into oils.
Add juice to mixture, stirring constantly. Mix until soap traces, pour into prepared molds,allow to stand covered and out of drafts for 48 hours. Remove form moulds, cut as needed, and allow to age open to air, 2-3 weeks.

Handmade Honey Soap

Honey soap is a beautiful soap with a wonderful sweet smell. It comes out a great deepbrown color, and feels fabulous on your skin. Here's a tip for you, whenever you are
measuring honey or molasses or any other viscous liquid along those lines, if you spraythe measuring cup or spoon with a PAM type spray, the honey will pour
out more completely, and cleanup will be much easier.

12 oz veg shortening
4 oz coconut oil
1 oz beeswax
1 cup distilled water
2 oz lye
1/8 cup (1 fluid ounce) honey

Mix lye and water, allow to cool. Melt vegetable shortening. Over a double boiler, meltwax and coconut oil together together, and keep warm. When shortening is 120* and lye
is 100*, pour lye mixture into shortening and stir until tracing occurs. Pour wax and oilmixture into soap mixture stirring constantly ( the mixture will get VERY thick with the
addition of the beeswax mix) When the beeswax mixture is completely blended, stir inthe honey and pour into molds. Unmold after 24-48 hours. Allow to age for 3 weeks

Coffee Soap Recipe
18oz. Olive oil
6 oz. Crisco
9 oz. coconut oil
4.5 oz lye
12.3 oz water-to this I added 4 T instant coffee, and I used 6T used coffee grounds at trace.   Heat oils and place lye into water and stir with wooden spoon.  When both are hot to touch on outside of pan mix lye into oils and stir till trace.   Place in mold until firm.   Will remove the smell of onion and garlic from your hands.

Shaving Soap
8 oz. coconut oil
10 oz. olive oil
10 oz. palm oil
2 oz. Avocado Oil
2 T bentonite Clay
4.4 oz. lye
2 cups dandelion tea
2T FO Bay Rum

Handmade Oatmeal Soap
We have all seen the oatmeal soaps in the store that cost a fortune. Here's how to makeyour own. you can also add other dried material such as cornmeal or pumice for varying abrasive effects.

10oz palm
4oz coconut oil

2oz olive oil
1/4cup regular oatmeal, run through the blender

2oz lye
1 cup distilled water

optional scent

Mix lye and water and set aside to cool. Melt palm oil and coconut oil together and setaside to cool. In a blender or food processor, mix the olive oil and oatmeal. when the lye
reaches 100* and the fats are 120* pour lye into fats and stir until it traces. add theoatmeal mixture, and stir until well mixed. pour the soap into the molds. Allow to sit for
48 hours. Unmold and cut if needed. allow to age for 3 weeks.

Apple Orchard Cider Soap

6 lbs. vegetable shortening
12 oz. can lye
4 cups apple cider
3 teaspoons honey
2-3 teaspoons nutmeg
9 teaspoons MULLED CIDER fo (from Linda @ Sweet Cakes)

Make as usual only dissolve the lye in the cider as opposed to water. Heat the honey with the oils and then use a hand blender to emulsify the honey so it doesn't separate.  I mixed the oil and lye at about 100degrees.  At light trace I added the nutmeg and MULLED CIDER fo.


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