Country Traditions

September 12, 2010

How to Make Soap in a Crockpot

Filed under: soap making — Tags: , , — dmacc502 @ 4:38 pm

This looks like fun even though I think you will need an extra pair of hands the first time. additional info.

This is a great base recipe for all kinds of soaps! I loved the “Favorite Castile” recipe posted by Nancy on The Soap Newbies page but wanted more lather in the finished bar and a little less of the slippery quality, so I upped the coconut and palm oils in this version. I keep coming back to this recipe…it’s a wonderful hard bar, lathers well but is still mild.

*“Favorite Castile” II Soap (Kathy Miller)

24-28 oz. cold water (depending on how firm you want the bars in 24 hours)
12 oz. lye crystals
55 oz. olive oil
16 oz. palm oil
16 oz. coconut oilTemps around 110-115 degrees

[Lemon Verbena Soap]

This Lemon Verbena batch was scented with 2 oz. Lemon Verbena FO and colored with yellow candle dye and 1 T. dried dill weed for texture.


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