Bees Wax Soap

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces (170 grams) Palm Oil
  • 6 ounces¬†(170 grams) Olive Oil
  • 3 ounces (85 grams) Coconut Oil
  • 1 ounce (28 grams) Caster Oil
  • 1 t Honey
  • 1/2 ounce (14 grams) yellow Beeswax
  • 6.27 ounces (178 grams) of water (by weight)
  • 2.26 ounces (64 grams) of lye
  • 1/2 ounce (14 grams) Honey Fragrance Oil (optional)
  • wooden spoon
  • 2 pots (not aluminum)

 

  1. Combine all of the oils in a pot and heat to 160 degrees
  2. Add the honey to the oils
  3. Melt the beeswax in a separate pot then add the melted beeswax to the hot oils
  4. Using a plastic container (in a well ventilated area) add the lye to the water* (note: there will be a chemical reaction that will cause the lye-water to spontaneously heat up to approx 160 degrees F.) DO NOT BREATH IN THE VAPORS THAT WILL COME OFF THE MIXTURE.
  5. Cool both the oils and the lye -water mixture to exactly 100 degrees F.
  6. Pour the lye-water into the oils in a small steady stream while stirring the oils constantly
  7. Continue to stir the mixture constantly until the spoon you are stirring with leaves a “trace” and the lye-water mixture thickens to a pudding like consistency.
  8. Pour the thickened mixture into a wax paper-lined cardboard box or other appropriate soap mold and wrap in a towel to hold in the heat of the mixture so it does not cool too fast..
  9. In 24 hours, if smaller sized soap bars are desired score the soap so that it can be broken up more easily into smaller bars
  10. Remove bars from the mold in about 3 days (when the soap has solidified) and wrap each bar in a paper towel and let cure for 4 weeks.

* The lye should be slowly added to the water. NEVER add water to your lye! Doing so can cause the lye to expand, or erupt, out of the container.