Soap Making

Necessary Equipment

  1. Several heat resistant bowls of varying sizes
  2. Digital scale
  3. Measuring cups
  4. Spatula
  5. Protective eye wear
  6. Rubber gloves
  7. Wisk
  8. Stick blender

Soap Recipes

100% Castile-Brine (Olive Oil Soap)


  1. Oils
  2. 33 ounces olive oil
  3.   Waters and Lye
  4. 10.9 ounces distilled water
  5. 1 Tbs Sea salt
  6. 4.2 ounces lye

Essential oils:

  • 1 ounce orange essential oil
  • .5 ounce black pepper essential oil


Goat Milk Soap


  1. Oils
  1. 22 ounces olive oil
  2. 8 ounces coconut oil
  3. 1 ounce castor oil
  4.  Milk and Lye
  5. 10 ounces milk (frozen milk)
  6. 4.3 ounces lye

Essential oils:

  • 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.


  1. Add the lye to the water/milk and stir gently until all of the lye is dissolved
  2. In a bowl large enough to hold all of the oils and the lye/liquid solution, measure out the liquid oils by weight.
  3. In a separate pot on the stove top measure out the solid oils and warm until they are a liquid.
  4. Pour the melted oils into the container with the liquid oils.
  5. Slowly pour the lye/liquid into the oils stirring slowly with a heat resistant spatula
  6. Use the stick blender until trace is achieved.
  7. Add essential oils mix together with wisk or spatula
  8. Pour into molds.
  9. For goat milk soap place in the refrigerator for 2 days.  Than let sit at room temperature for 3 days and then unmold.
  10. For all other soaps leave in the mold for 3 days and then unmold
  11. Allow the soaps to cure for another 4 to 6 weeks turning them every few days to ensure that they cure evenly.

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