Soap Recipe (1.5 Pounds)


  • 15 oz. (425 grams) Olive Oil
  •  8 oz. (225 grams) Coconut Oil
  • 1 oz. (28 grams) Caster Oil
  • 7.75 oz. (220 grams) Distilled Water
  • 3.6 oz. (100 grams) Lye
  • 2 oz. (56 grams) Fragrance Oil
  • 1/2 t liquid color or .5 (14 grams) ounce of solid coloring


  1. Making your Lye Solution
    a. Carefully measure out the lye and the water (by weight)
    b. Combine the water and lye in a plastic pitcher (such as a water pitcher)… ALWAYS pour the lye into the water.
    c. Stir until dissolved.  NOTE:  The temperature of the solution when mixed will immediately rise to about 160 F and give off some fumes for about 2 minutes.  Do not breathe in these fumes or get any of this hot lye water on your skin.d. Set aside to cool.  You will need to cool this mixture down to 100F.
  2. Combine the Olive, Coconut and Caster Oils in a ceramic or stainless steel pot.
  3. Heat the oils until they reach 100 F.
  4. When the Lye Water Solution and the Oils BOTH are at EXACTLY 100 F you can combine the two by slowly pouring a pencil thin stream of the the Lye Water Solution into the Oils while continually stirring the Oils as you are pouring.
  5. Add the coloring to the oils
  6. Soap tracing

    From this point on you must continuously stir the oils until the oils thicken into a pudding consistency and the spoon leaves a “tracing tail” when it moves through the oils

  7. Once “tracing” occurs add your Fragrance Oils to your soap and continue to stir for 3 more minutes.
  8. Pour your soap into a wax paper lined box to cure for 2 days.  Place a cover on the box and wrap the box in towels to keep heat in so that your soap does not cool too quickly.
  9. After 2 days you can use a sharp knife to cut your soap into hand-sized bars.
  10. Wrap each bar in a paper towel and put them in a cool dry place to let cure for 4 weeks before using.