Psoriasis Soap with Pine Tar Recipe
This pine tar soap is great for those suffering from psoriasis. Traditionally pine tar has been used in animal husbandry due to its antimicrobial and anti fungal properties. In recent years, pine tar has been used increasingly for those suffering from psoriasis. Even doctors are prescribing pine tar based products for the treatment of psoriasis. My best friend suffers from psoriasis and this soap has worked miracles for him.
16 ounces - Coconut Oil
48 ounces - Olive Oil
12.8 ounces - Pine Tar
16 ounces - Cold Distilled Water
8.8 ounces - Lye
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 and coconut 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. Once the lye has 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 105 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Keep an eye on the lye mixture. You need to keep the oil at approximately 105 degrees Fahrenheit until the lye mixture cools to about 105 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Once the lye mixture is at 105 degrees and the oil mixture is at 105 degrees you can combine the two mixtures.
- Soon after combining the oil and lye mixtures, you can add the pine tar. I usually begin stirring the two mixtures together immediately and stir in the pine tar over the first minute or two.
- You must now stir the mixtures together until trace. If you hand stir the mixture will take about 20 to 25 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 ByVeggie Soaps Staff
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