I made this soap last year, and only recently realised that I hadn’t posted about it!
All made by me on the stove! I think I now have enough soap for us for the next few years! LOL! It was pretty easy and good fun.
The basic recipe is a mix of oils, I’ve used all vegetable oils, with Caustic soda added to saponify the oils. Then they have spices, clays, essential oils or synthetic fragrances added to make the different varieties. I did have one failure, tried making a coffee soap and it ‘burnt’ when I added the caustic. Smelled like a coffee pot that had burnt dry so had to throw that one out.
I started making them using tupperware as the molds, then swapped to using 75mm pvc pipe which works a treat!
Centre (grey) is shaving soap with bentonite clay. Works better for shaving than plain soap. I made a heap of this in plastic jars for DH to take overseas on his deployment and the rest of it I’m using.
Clockwise from top: Solid shampoo bar, spice (cinnamon, clove and nutmeg), chocolate, Eucalyptus (can’t smell it though), Sweet Vanilla Sugar, plain basic soap, a mix of some small bits and failures all remelted and molded.