How to Make Homemade Coconut Oil Soap in 6 Easy Steps

Coconut oil soap offers plenty of health benefits. It moisturizes your skin, makes it firm and clean, and prevents outbreaks.

Health benefits of coconut oil:

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

Keep reading to find out more how to prepare your own coconut oil soap in 6 steps.

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)

Use a kitchen scale to measure each of the ingredients in a bowl. Make sure to do this in a well-ventilated area. Also, don’t forget to wear protective clothing.

You should add the sodium hydroxide into the pot with the coffee. Wait for a while so it will be completely dissolved. Set aside and remove the face mask, but not the gloves.

Step #3 (Emulsify)

Melt the coconut oil on low heat. Then, mix it with the olive oil. Use a thermometer made from stainless steel in order to check the temperature.

Make sure to adjust it to the temperature of the lye (100-110 degrees). Next, mix the lye solution with the oils and emulsify with a blender. You should get a thick mixture. Then, mix it with the coffee grounds and oats with a spatula.

Step #4 (Pour and Insulate)

You should pour the mixture into a soap mold. Cover it with a parchment paper and wrap it in a towel to protect the mold.

Step #5 (Let Sit and Cut Bars)

Keep the mold wrapped for 24-48 hours. Then, you should remove the soap from it. Let the soap stay for a couple of days to harden then you can cut it with a sharp knife.

Step #6 (Cure)

It is recommended to keep the soap bars in a place that is well-ventilated. Keep them there for a few weeks. Within this period of time, the process of saponification will and the excess fluid will evaporate.

Source:
www.bestherbalhealth.com
www.rodalesorganiclife.com

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