New Soap Recipes


I ran across a couple new formulas that I enjoy.  Keep in mind these are just lists of ingredients. Make sure to read my explanation of how to cold process for instructions.

Since this is a shampoo bar and not something I will use for handmilled soaps,  I went ahead and added essential oils at trace.  I used rosemary and mint but you can use any combination that you enjoy. This takes quite a while to trace and set up. 

Shampoo Bar

12 0z Coconut Oil
19 oz. Olive Oil
12  oz. Castor Oil
16 oz.  distilled water
6 oz. lye

I have been wanting to experiment with rice bran oil in place of olive oil since I spoke to a soap vendor about using it.  It is less expensive than olive oil and seems to have many of the same properties.

Rice Bran Oil Soap

400 g rice bran oil
300 g coconut oil
300 g palm oil
143 g lye
350 g distilled water

Interesting ways to vary soap recipes.

You can infuse any of the oils with herbals of your choice before making the soap.

You can replace the water in the recipe with a very strong herbal infusion, strong brewed coffee, chai, or anything else you think would make a fun recipe.  One example of this would be to make a rosemary/nettle bar.

You can replace the water in the recipe with rosewater or lavender water.

You can replace the water in the recipe with aloe vera.

You can replace the water in the recipe with flat beer…from what I heard this makes a great shampoo bar.

Published by Stephany Riley Hoffelt

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