Category: Soap Recipes

Beeswax Oats soap recipe

Beeswax Soap

This makes for a nice, hard bar of soap.  The warm and nutty-like smells of beeswax and oats is like bathing with comfort food.  Because of the beeswax in this recipe, it is better to use lower temperatures such as below 130 degrees F.  Works especially well when using the pre-cooled master batch method.

16 ounces vegetable shortening
14 ounces coconut oil
14 ounces olive oil
4 ounces cocoa butter
2 ounces castor oil
2.5 ounces beeswax
7 ounces lye
16.5 ounces distilled water
1/2 cup powdered oats
2 tablespoons honey
1/2 ounce palmarosa essential oil
1/2 ounce orange essential oil
1/2 ounce lavender essential oil

Follow soap making directions found at the top of every page.

Mosquito soap recipe

MOSQUITO SOAP

bug repellent soapThere are many essential oils that fight off mosquitoes and ticks. Citronella is the most widely known and the most recognizable when it comes to the scent. Mixing citronella with other oils that have similar properties create an effective bug-fighting soap with a more appealing fragrance.

24 ounces soybean shortening
10 ounces olive oil
10 ounces coconut oil
13.5 ounces water
6.2 ounces lye
1 ounces citronella essential oil
1 ounce lemon eucalyptus essential oil
1/2 ounces lemongrass essential oil
1/2 ounces cedarwood essential oil
¼ teaspoon yellow oxide colorant

A few years ago, the CDC put out a report stating that lemon eucalyptus oil was a safe and effective alternative to Deet for fighting off mosquitoes. When you have the CDC on your site, that is a great testimonial for your product.

I came up with this particular mixture of essential oils somewhere around 2002 or so. A friend mentioned that her son enjoyed camping but would come home covered in mosquito bites and occasionally, with ticks. She asked if there was anything I could come up with that would help. After doing some research, this blend of essential oils is what I presented to her, blended with a little alcohol and water in a spray bottle. He used it the next time he went camping and came home without a single mosquito bite.

So, it made me wonder. Would this blend work the same way in a soap. I mixed up a batch and after it was cured, gave her a few bars of it. Around that same time, I went on a camping retreat of my own – four days on a mountain top at a nature commune. I took the soap with me, even using it to wash my hair. While I could see mosquitoes hovering around the tent, not a single one ever landed on me. Another friend reported that while her daughter was in the yard, after using the soap, she saw a tick crawl into her daughter’s sock. Right away, the tick crawled back out and jumped off of her. In other words, our customers say it works on them and I know it works on me when it comes to mosquito and tick season.

see HOW TO MAKE SOAP link at top of page for basic soap making directions.

Oatmeal Honey soap recipe

OATMEAL MILK HONEY SOAP

Our version really doesn’t have a fragrance but it feels wonderful on the skin. Personally, I think it smells like pound cake — everyone else says, “I don’t smell anything”. Many of our customers with eczema swear by this soap. For a more interesting and textured look, sprinkle whole oats onto the top of the soap right after pouring into the mold.

10 ounces olive oil
10 ounces coconut oil
24 ounces soybean shortening
13.5 ounces water
6.2 ounces lye
3 ounces cow’s milk
4 teaspoons powdered oatmeal
2 teaspoons powdered or regular honey

The benefits of oats have been used throughout history for more than four thousand years. The primary reason why oats do such a good job of soothing the skin is a component found inside the oat called polysaccharides, which become gelatin-like when introduced to water. This creates a protective coating on the surface of the skin.

When using oats to sooth problems such as bee stings, it is much better to grind the oats in a coffee grinder first, as the powdered version works more quickly.

All three soothing ingredients from nature: oatmeal, milk and honey create a super soothing bar of soap.

For our basic soap making directions, see the top of every page on our site for the tab that reads HOW TO MAKE SOAP.

Lavender Patchouli soap recipe

LAVENDER PATCHOULI SOAP

These two essential oils work wonderfully together. The patchouli makes the scent of lavender stronger while adding an earthy undertone at the same time. Since our company makes so many types of Lavender soap, I like to color this one pale brown to remind people about the addition of the patchouli. Usually, frequent customers go hunting for it by looking for the familiar color.

10 ounces olive oil
10 ounces coconut oil
24 ounces soybean shortening
13.5 ounces water
6.2 ounces lye
2 ounces lavender essential oil
1 ounces patchouli essential oil
1/16 teaspoon brown oxide colorant
2 teaspoons lavender buds

follow soap making instructions. See tab on top of every page that says HOW TO MAKE SOAP.

Tangerine honey soap recipe

TANGERINE HONEY SOAP

This recipe smells really wonderful in the shower but you can’t let it sit too long before cutting it into bars. Something about all the citrus in the recipe makes the loaf become really hard after twenty-four hours. If you find that you would like to anchor the tangerine scent a little more, try replacing half of the sweet orange essential oil with patchouli.

24 ounces soybean shortening
10 ounces olive oil
10 ounces coconut oil
13.5 ounces water
6.2 ounces lye
2 ounces tangerine orange essential oil
1 ounce sweet orange essential oil
¼ teaspoon yellow oxide
¼ teaspoon red oxide
1 teaspoon powdered or regular honey

follow soap making instructions. See tab on top of every page that says HOW TO MAKE SOAP.

Lavender soap recipe

LAVENDER SOAP

lavenderLavender soap is one of the first things that come to mind when people think about handmade soap. Few people realize how strong essential oils actually are. It takes an acre of lavender plants to get approximately twelve pounds of lavender essential oil. Best known for its relaxation qualities, lavender essential oil is the first thing we reach for in our household when it comes to burns and bug bites.

10 ounces coconut oil
10 ounces olive oil
24 ounces soybean shortening
13.5 ounces water
6.2 ounces lye
3 ounces lavender essential oil
2 teaspoons lavender buds

follow soap making instructions. See tab on top of every page that says HOW TO MAKE SOAP.

Grapefruit Orange soap recipe

GRAPEFRUIT ORANGE SOAP

This bar is great for anyone that loves citrus scents. This particular soap takes a little longer to trace and the addition of calendula petals make pretty yellow flecks throughout the soap. Soaps with all citrus oils have a tendency to “lock in” the fragrance when cured. Meaning, the bar doesn’t seem to smell very strong but does when you get the soap wet in the bath or shower. If you’d like to anchor the scent a little more, replace ½ ounce of the sweet orange essential oil with patchouli essential oil.

10 ounces coconut oil
10 ounces olive oil
24 ounces soybean shortening
13.5 ounces water
6.2 ounces lye
1 ounce pink grapefruit essential oil
1 ounce sweet orange essential oil
1 ounce 5-fold orange essential oil
3 tablespoons calendula petals
1/16 teaspoon yellow oxide colorant

follow soap making instructions. See tab on top of every page that says HOW TO MAKE SOAP.

Holiday Spice soap recipe

HOLIDAY POMANDER SPICE SOAP

During Victorian times, it was popular to make po-manders to scent the room, especially at Christmas time. Normally, one would take an orange, puncture it with holes and fill the holes with whole cloves. Sometimes, it was then rolled in cinnamon and placed on a dish to scent the room. When dried, some used pomanders as ornaments for the holiday tree. Like the spice tea soap, some of the ingredients speed up trace. Feel free to use a bit more water if you run into problems. The best solution is to work quickly and get your traced batch into your mold.

24 ounces soybean shortening
10 ounces coconut oil
10 ounces olive oil
15 ounces water
6.2 ounces lye
1 ounce patchouli essential oil
2 ounces sweet orange essential oil
12 drops cinnamon leaf essential oil
½ teaspoon brown oxide colorant
1 teaspoon powdered clove
1 teaspoon powdered cinnamon

follow soap making instructions. See tab on top of every page that says HOW TO MAKE SOAP.

Tea Tree Ice Soap recipe

Tea Tree Ice Soap

The reason we call this tea tree ice is because of the half ounce of peppermint used in the recipe. It is just enough to make a nice, cooling and tingly feeling on the skin. The tea tree works as a natural antifungal and antibacterial, great for problems like athletes foot. But this doesn’t have to be just a medicinal recipe. The inclusion of the lavender essential oil makes this blend a pleasing, refreshing scent.

Base oils for soap recipe
2 ounces castor oil
11 ounces coconut oil
25 ounces olive oil
5 ounces palm oil
1 ounce shea butter
1 teaspoon white oxide (optional)
6.2 ounces sodium hydroxide (lye)
14 ounces water

2 ounces tea tree essential oil
1/2 ounce peppermint essential oil
1/2 ounce lavender essential oil

If this is your first time making soap, be sure to read our SOAP MAKING INSTRUCTIONS, top of every page on our site HOW TO MAKE SOAP.

Castile Soap recipe

CASTILE SOAP

As a professional soap maker, the topic of castile soap is one of my personal pet peeves. It simply doesn’t mean what it used to. Originally produced in Spain, it was made from pure olive oil only. Today, companies use the term to describe a soap that is made using just one type of oil. I’ve seen others have a variety of oils in the ingredient list and put the word “castile” on the label. Oh well, enough ranting. Here’s a recipe for pure olive oil soap.

44 oz. olive oil
13.2 oz. water
5.6 oz. lye
(optional) 3 oz. of your favorite essential oil

(keep in the mind that certain essential oils like clove and cinnamon can seize a batch of soap, especially when using 3 full ounces in a 44 ounces of oil base.)

follow standard soap making instructions found on our HOW TO MAKE SOAP page.

I was surfing the web today and found another site with a pure Castile recipe. I’m glad to find someone else out there that knows and appreciates what real castile soap is. Also, her recipe includes beeswax. In 11 years of soapmaking, I’ve never incorporated beeswax into a batch of my soap. But her recipe has me intrigued. Now I want to try it. Hey, after a decade of making soap, you have to try new things to keep the craft fresh. Her recipe is found on her blog here: http://titus2keeperathome.wordpress.com/2010/10/08/make-your-own-castile-soap/

Sandalwood Patchouli Soap recipe

SANDALWOOD PATCHOULI

Sandalwood is my absolute favorite oil. But it is super, super pricey! A one ounce bottle may cost you as much as $85 plus shipping, sometimes more. But, you can always substitute fragrance oil for the real thing — or, use part sandalwood fragrance oil and part sandalwood essential oil. Another replacement is an essential oil called Amyris, also known as “poor man’s sandalwood”. Whatever your wallet decides, the recipe below is based on the assumption that you’re ready to make the real thing! By the way, the patchouli seems to make the sandalwood scent a bit stronger.

13 oz. coconut oil
20 oz. olive oil
2 oz. castor oil
2 oz. palm oil
3 oz. shea butter
4 oz. sunflower oil
13.2 oz. water
6.2 oz. lye
1 oz. sandalwood essential oil
2 oz. patchouli essential oil
follow standard soap making instructions….

Coffee Soap recipe

COFFEE SOAP – chef’s coffee soap recipe

Coffee soap is used primarily in the kitchen. It creates a chemical
reaction that removes that smell of onion and garlic from your hands
when washing with it. Just as we made tea for our calendula soap, now
it’s time to brew a pot of coffee. Brew a strong batch of coffee – at least
as much as you’ll need for your batch (13.2 ounces). Allow to completely
cool and use as your lye water. Due to the addition of a full cup of
coffee grounds to your oil batch, this recipe will make more than your
mold can handle. Be prepared with an extra, single bar mold or throw
the remainder of the batch away (never down the sink).

28 oz. olive oil
10 oz. vegetable shortening
6 oz. coconut oil
13.2 oz. water
5.8 oz. lye
2 oz. coffee fragrance oil
1 cup dark roasted coffee grounds
5 tablespoons powdered cocoa

follow standard soap making instructions…. OUR STANDARD SOAP MAKING INSTRUCTIONS ARE FOUND ON THIS PAGE

The deep, dark, rich color of this soap is reminiscent of espresso. Using a small amount of whole coffee beans on top of the soap enhances the scent, provides texture and looks pretty nice, too when giving coffee soap as a gift. When using the soap, be sure to take off the whole beans from the top of the soap to avoid clogging the bath drain. Makes a wonderful kitchen soap, but give coffee soap a whirl in the shower (is reported to help temporarily shrink cellulite). Soaps made with Coffee have become quite the rage among coffee fanatics. People who just want to experience the rich aroma of coffee even while cleansing and washing!

Rose Clay Spa Soap recipe

ROSE CLAY SPA BAR

This soap is a rather indulgent bar. The beauty of the rose clay and the blend of essential oils remind you of a day at the spa. This bar has a stable lather, but not a fluffy one. However, the moisturizing properties are high and it leaves your skin feeling silky smooth. After all, look at those luxury oils in the recipe – you may want to keep this one all to yourself.

17 oz. olive oil
9 oz. palm oil
7 oz. coconut oil
8 oz. shea butter
2 oz. avocado oil
1 oz. evening primrose oil
13.2 oz. water
5.9 oz. lye
2 oz. lavender essential oil
½ oz. carrotseed essential oil
½ oz. geranium essential oil
4 teaspoons rose clay
follow standard soap making instructions….

Master Batch Soap Making

HOW I MAKE SOAP – THE RTCP
MASTER BATCH METHOD

First of all, I want to say that anything you could ever think of, someone else, somewhere else, has already been doing for a very long time. I don’t claim to have invented these methods. I’ve taken bits of information that I’ve learned from others, combined them with my own experiences (sometimes mishaps that became blessings) and devised a method that worked best for me.

I made soap the same way for the first few years – melting each batch and waiting for it to cool, patiently waiting for the lye water to reach the same temperature as the cooling oils. When you have several soaps to be made, this process can take hours, even days to complete. One morning, I ran across an article in a small publication about a soap maker who had been making soap for several decades. He found the “temperature thing” totally unnecessary and a waste of time. Soon, I discovered other soap makers were discussing this method called RTCP: Room Temperature Cold Process.

To put it simply, RTCP is the act of premixing your oils and allowing them to cool to room temperature. Separately, the lye water is premixed, allowed to reach room temperature then simply mix the two batches together when its time for making soap.

The thought of having lye water lurking around unattended did not appeal to me. So, I decided to experiment with taking this method to another level. On the first day, I made what I now refer to as a “Master Batch”.

The Master Batch recipe will give you enough base to make five full loaves of soap; each loaf creating twelve, four ounce bars when fully cured.

Additional equipment for the Master Batch Recipe –

Empty, clean five gallon bucket
Large canning pot for melting (23 quarts or more)

Master Batch Recipe:

7 lbs. 8 ounces Vegetable Shortening*
3 lbs. 2 ounces Coconut Oil
3 lbs. 2 ounces Olive Oil

*vegetable shortening varies in different parts of the United States. Some regions have a partial cottonseed blend which shouldn’t affect your soap at all. Crisco-type shortening is a good alternative. Just be sure to read the labels carefully when doing your shopping — many shortenings contain beef fat or partial beef fat. This master batch recipe calls for all-vegetable shortening.

Measure Olive Oil into your empty five gallon bucket and set aside. Now measure your vegetable shortening and coconut oil into your large canning pot and melt on the stovetop on medium-low. When fully melted, carefully pour the contents into your waiting bucket of olive oil. (It’s best to place the bucket of olive oil on the floor to avoid any mishaps). Now, stir with your stick blender until fully mixed. I use an electric drill with a paint stirring attachment for blending the master batch. As the batch cools, repeat the stirring process whenever you get the chance and allow to cool overnight. The next day, give it a final, vigorous blending until the mixture looks fully incorporated. The final master batch will have a runny, pudding-like quality to it. You now have five full batches of soaping oils ready to be measured out individually and turned into soap.

Master Soap Recipe:

2 lbs. 12 ounces master batch
13.5 ounces water
6.2 ounces lye

Here is where the time-saving tips come into play — when making soap, I don’t wait for anything to cool, wait for a certain time to color my batch or try to figure out when to scent the batch. Using the same safety guidelines listed in the Standard Soap Making Instructions (goggles, gloves, respect for the lye, etc.) here is the way I normally make soap.

1. Measure 2 lbs. 12 ounces of master batch into a 3 gallon bucket.
2. Weigh 13.5 ounces of water into my lye pitcher then slowly add the 6.2 ounces and lye and stir until dissolved.
3. Add colorant (usually oxides) into master batch and stir with stick blender until fully colored.
4. Add any botanicals / additives the recipe calls for.
5. Weigh and measure essential oils and add to the master batch, stirring again.
6. Slowly pour the hot lye water into the 3 gallon bucket of colored and scented master batch and begin mixing with stick blender. Trace usually takes approximately five minutes before it’s ready to pour into the molds.

Basically, what I have done is streamlined every step that was time-consuming, turning the operation into a smooth day of batch-after-batch soap making. Pretty easy, huh?

IMPORTANT !!!!!
DO NOT skip over anything that is a safety precaution! Wear your goggles and gloves, remember that lye is corrosive and don’t forget to hold your face away from the pan while mixing. Remember to keep your stick blender immersed in the soap you are blending and don’t splash around. Don’t forget — you add lye to water , you do NOT add water to lye. (The snow falls on the lake, remember?) Your eyesight and the safety of your children and your pets are more important than any batch of soap. If you remain aware of what you are doing and do it with thought, you’ll be fine. Simply pay attention to what you’re doing and it will be as easy as baking a cake.

You are ready to tackle a variety of recipes using the same “base” of oils that we have called the “Master Batch”. Later on, we’ll try some recipes that require the use of different oils and luxury additives. In the meantime, the recipes that follow are some really great soaps! Each of these recipes was poured into molds with inside measurements that were 15 ½ inches long, 2 inches deep and 3.75 inches wide. This is based on the molds the I used in this process. You can use molds that are slightly larger, but keep in mind that the soap bars will be thinner. Any smaller and you’ll have leftover soap to pour.

For determining how much oil to use for the soap mold YOU have, see our article on CALCULATING SOAP BATCH AND MOLD SIZE.

The two master batch recipes below are examples. You can create a wide variety of soap by simply switching essential oils, or replacing with fragrance oils or experimenting with a variety of colors and spices.

GRAPEFRUIT ORANGE SOAP

This bar is great for anyone that loves citrus scents. This particular soap takes a little longer to trace and the addition of calendula petals make pretty yellow flecks throughout the soap. Soaps with all citrus oils have a tendency to “lock in” the fragrance when cured. Meaning, the bar doesn’t seem to smell very strong but does when you get the soap wet in the bath or shower. If you’d like to anchor the scent a little more, replace ½ ounce of the sweet orange essential oil with patchouli essential oil.

2 lbs. 12 oz. master batch
13.5 oz. water
6.2 oz. lye
1 oz. pink grapefruit essential oil
1 oz. sweet orange essential oil
1 oz. 5-fold orange essential oil
3 tablespoons calendula petals
1/16 teaspoon yellow oxide colorant
follow soap making instructions….

SUNSHINE SOAP

The reason I call this bar “sunshine” is the fact that it is a great scent to wake up with. The peppermint helps to wake you up in the morning while the citrus oils bring about a cheerful mood to start the day with.

2 lbs. 12 oz. master batch
13.5 oz. water
6.2 oz. lye
1 oz. pink grapefruit essential oil
1 ½ oz. sweet orange essential oil
½ oz. peppermint essential oil
1 teaspoon peppermint leaves
1/16 teaspoon fluorescent yellow pigment
follow soap making instructions….

Chamomile Face Soap recipe

CHAMOMILE FACE SOAP

The high olive oil content creates a wonderful face bar.
Palmarosa is a grass from Central America with a scent that reminds you
of a lemony version of rose geranium. It is reported to help with
wrinkles as well as being a cellular stimulant. The chamomile tea is a less
expensive way of imparting its skin healing properties. If your budget
allows for some chamomile essential oil (it’s rather expensive), feel free
to add 15 or 20 drops to this batch of soap.

28 oz. olive oil
10 oz. vegetable shortening
6 oz. coconut oil
13.2 oz. water
5.9 oz. lye
3 oz. palmarosa essential oil
½ oz. patchouli essential oil
Contents of one chamomile tea bag

follow standard soap making instructions, see the tab at the top of the website called HOW TO MAKE SOAP.

MORE ABOUT CHAMOMILE
Dried chamomile flower is an age-old medicinal drug known in ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome. Chamomile’s popularity grew throughout the Middle Ages, when people turned to it as a remedy for numerous medical complaints including asthma, colic, fevers, inflammations, nausea, nervous complaints, children’s ailments, skin diseases and cancer. As a popular remedy, it may be thought of as the European counterpart of ginseng.

Recent and on-going research has identified chamomile’s specific anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-allergenic and sedative properties, validating its long-held reputation. This attention appears to have increased the popularity of the herb and nowadays Chamomile is included as a drug in the pharmacopoeia of 26 countries.

Chamomile has been used for centuries in teas as a mild, relaxing sleep aid, treatment for fevers, colds, stomach ailments, and as an anti-inflammatory, to name only a few therapeutic uses. Extensive scientific research over the past 20 years has confirmed many of the traditional uses for the plant and established pharmacological mechanisms for the plant’s therapeutic activity, including antipeptic, antispasmodic, antipyretic, antibacterial, antifungal, and antiallergenic activity.

In hair care, chamomile has often been used as a hair rinse for blonde hair. Some soaps that were designed for the hair include chamomile as well as bottled liquid soaps (shampoo). The main purpose for including chamomile in your soap recipe is its reputation for being soothing to the skin.

Hippy Girl Patchouli Soap

Hippy Girl Patchouli Soap Recipe

This patchouli soap recipe truly brings out the inner hippy. A rich blend of luxury oils, this makes for a nice, hard bar of patchouli soap.

5 ounces castor oil
5 ounces sweet almond oil
15 ounces cocoa butter
10 ounces coconut oil
20 ounces olive oil
10 ounces liquid soybean oil
10 ounces sunflower oil
1/8 teaspoon powdered clove (optional)
26 ounces water
10.2 ounces lye (sodium hydroxide)

2 ounces patchouli essential oil
½ ounce lavender essential oil
(if you prefer, leave out the lavender essential oil and use 2.5 ounces of patchouli oil)

Go by standard soap making instructions. Link found at top of website under soap making. After proper cure time, get out your tie-dyed shirt. The patchouli soap has arrived.

About Patchouli Soap
Patchouli is an herb, a fragrant herb with egg-shaped leaves and square stems. When the scent is added to a soap, Patchouli Soaps are often described as sweet, spicy, and woodsy all at the same time. Others describe Patchouli soap as pungent, mossy, and musty. Patchouli is often used as a low note in perfumes and aromatherapy blends, anchoring the other scents, and mixing or blending to enhance the scents with which it is combined in soap. Patchouli and natural patchouli soap has also been positively linked to improvement of several skin disorders, from reducing chapped, cracked skin and scar tissue to reducing irritation caused by eczema. It has been used to treat athlete’s foot and jock itch, and skin allergies.

Patchouli Soap is an excellent choice for men although women love it as well.

Calendula Soap recipe

CALENDULA SOAP

The calendula flower has been used for centuries to calm irritated
and sensitive skin. While the flower is abundantly easy to find, the
essential oil is not. Occasionally, you may find a supplier with true
calendula absolute but be prepared for the high price. For our soap, we’re
going to make a calendula tea and use it as our lye water.

Put approximately 20 (more than needed to allow for shrinkage)
ounces of water in your tea kettle or favorite pot along with a handful of
dried calendula petals on medium-high heat. When it reaches near the
boiling point, remove from heat and allow to cool, stirring occasionally.
Strain the flowers from your fresh batch of calendula tea and use
(completely cooled) for your lye water. Using teas in your batch makes
for an extra creamy soap.

27 oz. olive oil
10 oz. coconut oil
3 oz. cocoa butter
3 oz. palm oil
1 oz. shea butter
13.2 oz. calendula tea
6.1 oz. lye
2 oz. lavender essential oil
1 oz. palmarosa essential oil
4 teaspoons calendula petals

OUR STANDARD SOAP MAKING INSTRUCTIONS ARE FOUND ON THIS PAGE: making soap

More about Calendula

Calendula have been grown as a garden plant for many years throughout North America and Europe. The golden yellow flowers of Calendula officinalis have been used as medicine for centuries. Traditionally, Calendula have been used to treat conjunctivitis, blepharitis, eczema, gastritis, minor burns including sunburns, warts, and minor injuries such as sprains and wounds. It has also been used to treat cramps, coughs, and snake bites. Research continues into the healing properties of Calendula.

Historically, Calendula flowers have been considered beneficial in reducing inflammation, promoting wound healing, and used as an antiseptic. Calendula has been used to treat a variety of skin diseases and has been seen effective in treatment of skin ulcerations and eczema. Taken internally through a tea, it has been used for treatment of stomach ulcers, and inflammation. A sterile tea has been used to treat infections of the eye, like conjunctivitis, however, this practice is not recommended.

Solid Shampoo Recipe

SOLID SHAMPOO
Every soap maker must, at least once, try to make solid shampoo.
Most people are amazed that have options other than the bottles of
commercial hair products that line the shelves of salons and pharmacies.
True, it is really more of a favorite among people with short hair. The
secret is to allow you hair to air-dry. Then, you really feel how soft and
silky your hair can be from a simple bar of soap.

13 oz. coconut oil
12 oz. castor oil
2 oz. cocoa butter
1 oz. jojoba oil
16 oz. olive oil
13.2 oz. water
6.1 oz. lye
1 oz. lavender essential oil
2 oz. rosemary essential oil
15 drops chamomile essential oil (optional)
1 egg yolk (no whites)
follow standard soap making instructions

OUR STANDARD SOAP MAKING INSTRUCTIONS ARE FOUND ON THIS PAGE: making soap

More about Solid Shampoo

A solid shampoo is basically the same thing as regular bottled shampoo. The main difference is the high water content. Solid shampoo differs from regular bar soaps because of the types of oils that are used to create them. Almost always, you will find jojoba and castor oil in solid shampoo recipes because the hair just loves these two oils.

Solid shampoo is also easier to use when traveling due to the regulations for carrying liquids on airplanes. To make a simple natural conditioner for your solid shampoo, simply take 5 parts water to one part apple cider vinegar and rinse through the hair after shampooing.

It takes a little time getting use to solid shampoo bars. But once you do, you’re hooked. People who do a lot of hiking and camping can make a special batch of solid shampoos and use citronella and lemon eucalyptus essential oils in the blend. This will help keep away ticks while camping. Also easy to cut off a small piece of solid shampoo and slip it in a baggie for a quick weekend trip.

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