- Several heat resistant bowls of varying sizes
- Digital scale
- Measuring cups
- Protective eye wear
- Rubber gloves
- Stick blender
100% Castile-Brine (Olive Oil Soap)
- 33 ounces olive oil
- Waters and Lye
- 10.9 ounces distilled water
- 1 Tbs Sea salt
- 4.2 ounces lye
- 1 ounce orange essential oil
- .5 ounce black pepper essential oil
Goat Milk Soap
- 22 ounces olive oil
- 8 ounces coconut oil
- 1 ounce castor oil
- Milk and Lye
- 10 ounces milk (frozen milk)
- 4.3 ounces lye
- 1.5 ounces lavender
- Always use safety goggles that offer adequate protection!
- Wear chemical resistant gloves
- Pour lye into the water – NEVER the other way around!
- Mix the lye-water solution in a room with adequate ventilation. Pour carefully and stir gently.
- Have a vinegar/water solution ready to dip all bowls and utensils in after using
- Always mix lye solution in a heat safe container that is quite larger than the amount of liquid you are mixing.
- Add the lye to the water/milk and stir gently until all of the lye is dissolved
- In a bowl large enough to hold all of the oils and the lye/liquid solution, measure out the liquid oils by weight.
- In a separate pot on the stove top measure out the solid oils and warm until they are a liquid.
- Pour the melted oils into the container with the liquid oils.
- Slowly pour the lye/liquid into the oils stirring slowly with a heat resistant spatula
- Use the stick blender until trace is achieved.
- Add essential oils mix together with wisk or spatula
- Pour into molds.
- For goat milk soap place in the refrigerator for 2 days. Than let sit at room temperature for 3 days and then unmold.
- For all other soaps leave in the mold for 3 days and then unmold
- Allow the soaps to cure for another 4 to 6 weeks turning them every few days to ensure that they cure evenly.