This is almost exactly like the coconut milk soap, but I added oatmeal and honey, so I adjusted the liquid just a little to account for the honey. This is the soap my mother in law likes to use.
8 oz. Coconut Oil
20 oz. Lard
4 oz. Safflower Oil
2 oz. Castor Oil
4.5 oz. Lye
5 oz. Goat Milk
5 oz. Water
2 oz. Honey
0.6 oz. Finely Ground Oatmeal
- Put oils in a crock pot or double boiler and allow to melt. Heat it to 90-120 degrees F.
Slowly pour lye into your water, or water and frozen milk. I had used frozen goat milk
(measured the night before, put in a plastic bag, and placed in the
freezer). But you could also just mix together the lye into your water,
and add the coconut milk later just before your soap reaches light
trace (if you did freeze it). The idea is, you don't want to burn the milk, which can happen
easily with things that contain sugars.
- Let the lye and liquid
mix to cool to the same temperature you have your oil, whatever that is,
somewhere between 90-120 degrees F. You want them to be within 10 degrees of each other.
- Once they're at the
temperatures you want, put the oil in a bowl (glass, heat resistant
plastic, or stainless steel - do not use aluminum, cast iron, or
- Mix these together till they reach light trace (if you
took a spoon or something and tried to trace a snaky line, it would
stay). This looks a bit like pudding.
- If you want you can add other
things at this time. I added in my oatmeal and honey. Honey will turn the soap a red or burnt brown color almost immediately. The first time I saw this I thought I'd ruined my soap. It was fine though, and later turned into a nice medium brown color like you often see in oatmeal & honey soaps.
- Pour into your mold and let it set left alone for 24-48 hours.
- Once firm enough, it can be removed from the mold and left to cure for 4-6 weeks.