This is a soap recipe for a luxurious bath bar! (as requested by my friend, hi Breanne!)
Remember, commercial soap has many carcinegins and it only takes 26 seconds for a product on your skin to reach your bloodstream. It is fun and easy to make soap! But be careful handling lye, its caustic and precautionary messures must be taken. Always wear goggles and gloves, and read up on how to follow this recipe. Have white distilled vinegar on hand so that if any lye comes into contact with your skin you can neutralize it with the vinegar immediately. You need a large glass jar to mix the lye and water together. It gets very hot very fast so add the lye a little bit at a time or the jar can break from the heat. You need a metal or wooden spoon, to mix the lye/water. An immersion blender to mix the oils together and later to mix in the lye. Heat the oils up in a cast iron pan (aluminum and plastic react to the lye badly and will mess up your soaponification process). when the lye cools enough, and the oil heats up enough (they should be the same temperature when you combine them..you will need a candy thermometer for this), use the blender to mix them. They will immediately become trace, which looks like pudding. After about 5-10 minutes of mixing you have soap….now pour it into a plastic mold (or a box lined with plastic) with a loose fitting lid and let it harden for 2 days. After 2 days you can cut the soap into bars, and then they will sit for about a month more when they will be fully hardened and ready to use. Anything that touched the lye should be used only for future soap making. It is very toxic and you do not want it to come in contact with your food.
Always put your recipe into a soap making calculator to make sure to get the proper lye to fat ratio. This was done at https://summerbeemeadow.com
Superfatted at 10%
Note: All “Ounces” = weight measure