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
- 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
- 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
- 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.