Vitamin Soap Recipe

Submitted By:

Kathryn of Verona, NJ


This soap nourishes the skin in every way possible.


Ingredients are by weight.

Lye Solution:
3 lbs (48 oz) distilled water
475g Sodium Hydroxide
2-1/2 lbs (40 oz) Coconut Oil
1-1/2 lbs (24 oz) Palm Oil
1-3/4 lbs (28 oz) Olive Oil, Grade B or pomace (2 lbs less 1/2 cup)
1 oz (2 tbsp) Wheat Germ Oil
1 oz (2 tbsp) Carrot Seed Oil
1 oz (2 tbsp) Carrot Root Oil
1 oz (2 tbsp) Vitamin E Oil
1/2 lb (8 oz) Sweet Almond Oil
1/2 lb (8 oz) Apricot Kernel Oil
1/2 lb (8 oz) Kukui Nut Oil
1/2 lb (8 oz) Jojoba Oil
4 oz Shea Butter
30g Grapefruit Seed Extract

2 oz (4 tbsp) Avocado Oil
2 oz (4 tbsp) Evening Primrose Oil, Borage Oil or Rosa Mosqueta Rosehip seed Oil

45-50g (about 3 oz) essential oils


Add lye to water and let cool to 80 degrees. Melt fats and let cool to 80-90 degrees. Add lye to fats and stir briskly for up to one hour til it "traces". Add nutrients and essential oils, stir to combine and pour into molds. Cover with blankets and allow to sit for 24 to 48 hours until it stops generating heat. When hard (up to a week), cut and remove from mold. Set out to dry and cure for 4-6 weeks.

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