Coconut Milk Soap Recipe

Coconut Milk Soap Recipe
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  1. 7.2 oz. Coconut Milk (half-frozen into ice cubes and a half well chilled)
  2. 6.3 oz. Coconut Oil
  3. 5.2 oz. Palm Oil
  4. 6.3 oz. olive oil
  5. 1 oz. Castor Oil
  6. 2.1 oz. Canola Oil
  7. 1-ounce essential oil rubbing alcohol 3 ounces lye



  • Gather all of the materials you’ll need and measure them out ahead of time.
  • In a big stainless steel pitcher or basin, combine the lye and the well-chilled coconut milk.
  • Add the ice cubes to the lye and coconut milk mixture with care.
  • You will detect a chemical reaction taking place at this moment. As the lye warms up the coconut milk, stir gently and carefully. As the lye burns the sugars in the milk, it changes the color of the coconut milk to light amber and produces a horrible stench. When the reaction is complete, the foul odor will dissipate.
  • As the lye and coconut milk combine, you will see that the coconut milk soap base begins to thicken. This is what causes the mixture to convert into coconut milk soap. Coconut milk has just enough fat to stiffen the soap formulation.
  • Allow the lye to cool to room temperature, usually approximately 90 degrees Fahrenheit after stopping the reaction.
  • Melt all of the oils used in a microwave oven or in a double boiler on top of the stove.
  • The oils’ temperatures should next be taken. They should be at the same temperature as the lye and milk solution, preferably about 90 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Add the oils to the lye and coconut milk dish once you’ve determined that both the oils and the milk lye solution are at the same temperature. While doing this, keep stirring the coconut milk soap base.
  • Ensure that the oils are well incorporated into the coconut milk lye solution. The mixture should be pretty thick and traceable. If you pour the soap too soon, you may wind up with lye pockets in the finished product.
  • Pour the soap base mixture into the molds and gently tap them on a counter to remove any air bubbles.
  • Then, squirt rubbing alcohol over the top of the soap.
  • Wrap a clean cloth around the molds.
  • Allow it to cool for at least three days.
  • Take the soap out of the mold.
  • Make soap bars out of the soap.
  • Place the soap bars on cooling racks lined with paper towels.
  • Allow them to cure for six weeks to get rid of the mold. Turn them over regularly to let air reach all sides of the soap.

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