I recently posted pictures of the homemade soap I whipped together with the help of few friends, on facebook.
Since several of you asked for the recipe, I figured it would make a good blog post.
Here is my recipe:
- One portion of Lye
- 2 portions of tap water
- 8 portions of oil
- 1 spoon of turmeric
- Essential oil for aroma (optional)
Online recipes call for “Distilled water”. However, I just used regular tap water. If you are unsure of the quality of the water, distilled water is certainly a good option.
As far as oil goes, I used olive oil. Here are other suggestions for oil.
- Oil used for frying. Instead of throwing them out, save them and filter and use.
- Olive oil
- Neem oil
- Coconut oil (liquid one)
- Or whatever you have handy
Two other things you would need are:
- Hand blender.
- Soap mold.
As far as the procedure goes, I followed the video below.