No Coconut or Palm Oil Veggie Soap Recipe
A nice soap for people who have a hard time finding coconut or palm oils.
56 ounces - Olive Oil
30 ounces - Vegetable Shortening
9 ounces - Castor Oil
12 ounces - Lye
28 ounces - Cold Distilled Water
1 ounces - Table Salt
Once you have all of the ingredients measured out, you can begin to prepare the soap. Please note that all measurements are made by weight, not be fluid measurement. All of the oils and the water must be measured on a scale accurate to 0.2 ounces.
- Begin by mixing the olive oil, shortening, and castor oil in a large stainless steel pan. Set the pan aside for now.
- Next, put the water into a glass or stainless steel bowl. Slowly add the lye into the water. I usually mix my lye and water outside to reduce the chance of breathing in the fumes. Be very careful with the lye crystals and with the lye/water mixture because both are highly corrosive.
- Stir the water/lye mixture until the lye has completely dissolved. The lye/water mixture should be warming and may even become hot. After all the lye is added, add the salt. Once the lye and salt have dissolved set the mixture aside in a safe place with a thermometer in it to measure the temperature.
- While the lye is cooling, you can now begin to heat the oils. You will heat the oil with to exactly 110 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Keep an eye on the lye mixture. You need to keep the oil at approximately 110 degrees Fahrenheit until the lye mixture cools to about 110 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Once the lye mixture is at 110 degrees and the oil mixture is at 110 degrees you can combine the two mixtures.
- You must now stir the mixtures together until trace. If you hand stir the mixture will take about 25 to 45 minutes to trace. If you use a stick blender it will take less than 15 minutes to trace.
- Once the mixture has reached trace, add any fragrance oils.
- Stir for a few more minutes to even out the added ingredients, then pour into soap molds.
- Leave the soap in a covered mold for about 48 hours before removing and cutting.
Contributed ByVeggy Soap Staff
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