How to Make Homemade Coconut Oil Soap in 6 Easy Steps

Coconut oil soap is abundant in health benefits, such as moisturizing, firming, clearing, and preventing outbreaks. Coconut oil itself is packed with a wide array of  uses and benefits for the skin, including the following:

  • It keeps the skin moisturized, healthy, and smooth
  • It gets rid of dead skin cells
  • It effectively hydrates extremely dry skin
  • It prevents and heals microbial infections and treats cold sores
  • It eliminates toxic matter from the body
  • It alleviates the pain, itch, and redness of rash

If you are interested in preparing your own coconut oil soap in 6 steps, read on.

Homemade Coconut Oil Soap Recipe

Step #1

Ingredients:

  • 48 ounces of coconut oil
  • 48 ounces of olive oil
  • 22 ounces of sodium hydroxide (lye)
  • 1/3 cup of oat bran
  • 1 tablespoon of coffee grounds
  • 9 ounces of coffee

Tools:

  • Stainless steel thermometer
  • Kitchen scale
  • Gloves, protective eyewear, face mask
  • Stainless steel pot
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Hand blender
  • Mixing bowls
  • Stainless steel spoon
  • Silicone spatula
  • Towel
  • Parchment paper
  • Soap mold
Step #2 (Measure and Mix)

Measure each of the ingredients in a bowl by using a kitchen scale. This should be done in a well-ventilated area and you should wear protective clothing. Add the sodium hydroxide into the pot with the coffee, in this order and wait for a while until it is fully dissolved. Set aside and remove the face mask, but not the gloves.

Step #3 (Emulsify)

Melt the coconut oil on low heat and then combine it with the olive oil. Use a thermometer made from stainless steel to check the temperature and adjust it to the temperature of the lye, which is 100-110 degrees.

Then, mix the lye solution with the oils and use a blender to emulsify. You should get a thick mixture, which usually takes 5-10 minutes with a stick blender. Once the mixture becomes thick enough, mix it with the coffee grounds and oats with a spatula.

Step #4 (Pour and Insulate)

Pour the mixture into a soap mold, lifting the mold to release any air bubbles. To insulate/ protect the mold, cover it with parchment paper and wrap it with a towel.

Step #5 (Let Sit and Cut Bars)

Keep the mold wrapped for 24 to 48 hours and then remove the soap from it. Let the soap stay for a few days to harden before cutting it with a sharp knife.

Step #6 (Cure)

You should keep the soap bars in a well-ventilated place for a few weeks. During this time the process of saponification will end and the excess fluid will simply evaporate.

Sources:

http://www.bestherbalhealth.com/

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