We just started using this soap in the shower and so far so good. I've priced a very similar soap selling in an eco store called The Source and it sells for $9.95. It's marketed as a shampoo bar that comes unwrapped. It's a slightly larger bar and the only difference I could see in the ingredients list was Castor oil was used in theirs and a few scents and colorings.
- 1 pound (16 ounces or 453.6 grams) coconut oil
- 1 pound (16 ounces or 453.6 grams) olive oil
- 0.303 pounds Caustic Soda (4.844 ounces or 137.339 grams)
- 0.760 pounds water ( 12.16 ounces or 344.73 grams)
- Up to 1 ounce of essential oils of choice (optional)
- Stick blender, spatula, rubber gloves for hands, cling wrap, moulds, hand towels and trays to put the moulds on.
Before you start, please put on rubber gloves and protective eyewear. Make sure you have long sleeves on and enclosed footwear.Carefully measure out all your ingredients before you start heating the oils.
Into a large icecream container or metal bowl, add the Caustic Soda to the water and stir until the liquid becomes clear and the Caustic Soda dissolves. Let the mixture sit for 15 - 20 minutes until it feels warm, not hot PLEASE do not dip your finger in but feel the warmth from the outside of the container
While the Caustic Soda ( Lye ) is cooling, gently heat up the olive and coconut oils in a saucepan until they reach 48 degrees Celsius.
Gently and slowly add the warmed oils to the lye mixture and stir.
Using a stick blender combine mixture until it reaches trace. This looks like thickened custard. You may need to rest the blender every few minutes. Turn it off and use the blender to stir.
Pour into silicon moulds, place cling wrap and hand towels over the top. Place in a safe place to cool and harden.
Start using your soap within a few days.
Here are links to the other soap recipes I use -