1. Beer Soap
4 oz. coconut oil
4 oz. palm oil
8 oz. soy oil
2.27 oz. lye
6 oz VERY FLAT beer (your choice of beer)
Follow basic cold-process soapmaking instructions.
The beer is used in place of the water. It is very
the beer is flat, otherwise you risk blowing up your
house. You can also use any existing recipe that
you have to
create beer soap by simple replacing flat beer for
2. Oatmeal Soap
10 oz. palm oil
4 oz. coconut oil
2 oz. olive oil
1/4 c. oatmeal, run through
the blender or coffee grinder
2 oz. lye
1 c. water
Mix lye and water and set aside to cool. Melt palm oil and coconut oil together and set aside to cool. Mix the
olive oil and oatmeal. When the lye reaches 100 degrees and the fats are 120 degrees, pour the lye into the fats
and stir until it traces.
Add the oatmeal, and stir until well mixed. Pour the soap into molds. Allow to sit for 24-48 hours.
Unmold and cut if needed.
3. Body Butter
1/4 cup grated cocoa butter
1 tbsp coconut oil
2 tbsp sesame oil
1 tbsp avocado oil
1 tbsp grated beeswax
Combine all the ingredients in an ovenproof glass
container. Place the container with the mixture in a pan
with a 1- to
2-inch water bath. Melt the oils and wax gently.
Pour the melted mixture into a clean jar and allow to
cool. Stir the cooled mixture.
Spread the butter on your body and massage into the
skin. Yields 4 oz.
4. Basic Deodorant Powder Formula
1/2 cup baking soda
1/2 cup cornstarch
Antibacterial essential oils such as cinnamon, rose, birch or lavender, as preferred
Place the baking soda and cornstarch in a glass jar. Add
the essential oils; stir and cover. Dampen a powder puff,
cotton ball or sea sponge and dab into the mixture (or
sprinkle the mixture on the sponge); pat underarms.
Makes 1 cup.
5. LIQUID HANDSOAP
1 bar Ivory soap, grated
1 cup washing soda (NOT baking soda)
Put soap gratings in pan, and cover with water. Heat on
medium heat until the soap has dissolved. Stir constantly
and do not let boil. Add soapy water to 3 gallons of hot
water in the bucket. Stir, then slowly add washing soda.
Keep stirring until all is dissolved. Put into pump when
cool. Shake before using.