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
Soapnuts Newbie Beginner Soapmaking
Best recipe you can make is castille.
it has all pourable items and the soap is actually
really good for your skin..
40 oz olive oil
5 oz. lye
14 oz water.
mix at 100 degrees, hand stir for the first 15
minutes, then start zapping with your stick blender.
this soap can take a lonnnnnnnnnnnng time to trace, so
be patient and watch the changes before your eyes.
if you want to add goodies, do it at trace, having
reserved some of the 40 oz in a lil dish to soak them
in before adding to the soap.
"Slice of Summer" (Cucumber Soap)/©Camille Pratt
15 ounces Canola Oil
30 ounces Coconut Oil
27 ounces Olive Oil
21 ounces Palm Oil
5 ounces Shea Butter
13.75 ounces of lye
20 ounces of rain water
16 ounces of pureed cucumber (peels 'n all!)
Mix lye and water. Cool to 90°.
Pureed cukes (this will be approx. 2-3 large cukes).
Heat oils to 90°.
Mix lye solution and oils, blend well, add pureed cukes.
Bring to light trace, add fragrance of your choice (I used Sweetcakes
Econocuke - at a 1% usage rate).
Bring to heavy trace.
Pour in mold.
Leave it alone.
Notes: Even in very hard water it has lots of lather, very creamy and is very
soothing to skin. Uncolored, it is a very lovely pale ivory, slightly
translucent. No GSE (Grapefruit Seed Extract) needed. If you chose to modify
this recipe by subbing other oils or butters, it will not be remotely the same
unbelievably wonderful soap.
"Spoil You Stupid"
Copyright 2001 Camille Pratt
4 oz Avocado Oil (8.33%)
14 oz Coconut Oil (29.17)
12 oz Palm Oil (25.00)
2 oz Shea Butter (4.17)
10 oz Soybean Oil (20.83)
6 oz Sunflower Oil (12.50)
6.75 oz lye (7%)
18 oz water
Observe all the usual safety precautions
Mix lye and water. Cool to 90 to 100* (don't make yourself crazy, just get close!)
Heat oils to 90 to 100*.
Mix lye solution and oils, blend well.
Bring to light trace, add fragrance of your choice (I used Poozart Sandalwood Vanilla FO at a 1% usage rate). Bring to medium trace.
Pour in mold. Leave it alone. : )