Ingredients

Equipment

Instructions

Combine lye and water, stirring until all lye crystals dissolve. Combine oils and heat gently until melted. Temperatures of both should be in the 110 F - 120 F range. (exact temps are not critical) Combine lye solution and melted oils. Stir until the mixture reaches thin trace and add fragrance. Continue stirring until trace is reached. Pour the soap into your prepared molds. Check your soap in 24 to 48 hours to see if it's firm. If it is, turn it out and cut it into bars. If it is still soft let it stay in the molds until the outside is firm. Set the bars out to cure and dry. Place the bars on something that will allow them to breathe. Allow soap to cure for 2 to 3 weeks.

Comments

I generally cut these bars larger (3&1/2" long x 2&1/2" wide x 1&1/2" high) so that they are Man-Sized. These will weigh about 5 to 5-1/2 oz. each

Yield

Makes 1.7 pounds of soap.