- 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
- 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.
- Combine the Olive, Coconut and Caster Oils in a ceramic or stainless steel pot.
- Heat the oils until they reach 100 F.
- 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.
- Add the coloring to the oils
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
- Once “tracing” occurs add your Fragrance Oils to your soap and continue to stir for 3 more minutes.
- 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.
- After 2 days you can use a sharp knife to cut your soap into hand-sized bars.
- Wrap each bar in a paper towel and put them in a cool dry place to let cure for 4 weeks before using.