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 veryimportant that 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
33. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. SIMPLE FANCY SOAP
Petroleum jelly for greasing the soap molds
1 bar of pure white soap (such as Ivory or Pure and
Natural; glycerin and Castile soaps work well too)
grated – –
approximately 1 1/4 cups
1 tablespoon of water
Lightly grease the inside of your soap mold using a small amount of petroleum jelly. Place the soap and
water into the top part of a double boiler or in an oven proof dish in a saucepan of water and heat gently over medium heat.
Stir occasionally until all the soap is melted and resembles and smooth, fluffy white pudding. This may
take up to 30 minutes.
The soap will start out looking very dry and grainy, then turn thick and smooth. Do not allow the mixture to boil.
When all the soap is melted, carefully spoon it into your prepared molds. Overfill the molds just abit; the soap
may settle, and you can always trim away any excess after it has cooled. You need to work quickly because
the soap cools quickly. Tap the edge of your molds gently to remove any air bubbles. Allow the molds to
sit until the soap is completely cool. Tap the soap shapes from the bottom of the molds and place on a wire rack to dry. Let the soap sit for at least 24 hours on the rack.
If your shapes seem a bit rough around the edges, you can smooth them out with a sharp knife. For gift-giving,
wrap your soaps in pretty boxes, paper, fabric, or netting tied with ribbon. Don not use airtight containers
because it’s important to let the soap breathe.