Since I began using animal fats in my soap, I have fallen back in love with making bath and body products. Tallow, lard and duck fat make for exceptionally wonderful bars of soap and I will have plenty of new formulas to share with you in the coming weeks and months.
- Olive Oil - 6.4 oz by weight
- Sustainably Harvested Organic alm Oil - 6.4 oz by weight
- Pastured Lard - 6.4 oz by weight
- Coconut Oil - 8 oz by weight
- Cocoa Butter - 1.6 oz by weight
- Organic Castor Oil - 3.2 oz by weight
- Essential Oil or Fragrance Oil - 1 oz (optional) by weight
- Lye (NaOH) - 4.4 oz by weight
- Distilled Water - 12 oz by weight
If you have never made soap before, there are a few things that you NEED to know before you get started. Please don't even attempt to make this recipe at home without first reading about lye safety and the basics of making cold process soap.
This recipe yields 2 lbs of finished soap and will be cleansing but not drying for most skin types. The result is a perfectly creamy moisturizing bar that I often use as a facial cleanser due to the addition of a bit of cocoa butter. There are plenty of formulas that I can provide you with that don't utilize palm oil, so if you can't purchase sustainable palm oil for your soap for some reason, let me know and I will get some alternatives to you. The situation around palm oil is seriously disturbing to me so please purchase sustainably or don't purchase at all and I'll supply you with a formula that doesn't contain palm oil. Several of those will be posted in the coming weeks anyway. :)
(All ingredients are by weight!)