Soap Recipes

Homemade Liquid SoapHomemade Liquid Soap, The Easy Way

August 22, 2011

What’s the difference between homemade liquid soap and homemade bar soap besides the consistency? The type of lye that’s used in each one. By combining fatty acids and Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH), the sodium actually crystallizes to form a hard bar of soap. In liquid soap, the Potassium Hydroxide (KOH, caustic potash) is soluble, leaving itContinue Reading →

All Veg 7 SF001All Vegetable HP Soap Recipe

November 10, 2010

I have a recipe to share with you! I’ve been experimenting with different base recipes by superfatting. Superfatting (sometimes referred to as a lye discount) is either adding an extra amount of oil into your soap recipe but keeping the lye amount the same, or using the same amount of oil and less lye. ItContinue Reading →

DSC06865Sweet Lemon Green Tea Homemade Soap

September 23, 2010

I shared my Cream of Tomato Basil soap yesterday, experimenting with goat milk. Today, I’m sharing my experiment using tea as a base. You actually brew tea and use it in place of water in the recipe. Green Tea is a great antioxidant on the outside of the body as well as inside. Think ofContinue Reading →

DSC06863Cream of Tomato Basil Homemade Soap

September 22, 2010

Goat Milk. Tomato Powder. Ground Basil. All great for your skin with moisturizing, exfoliating, toning, nutrient adding qualities. ** I make my tomato powder from ground dehydrated tomatoes like I do here. I started with a recipe that I invented at SoapCalc, working with the kinds and amounts of oils that gives middle values ofContinue Reading →