Basic Soap Recipes

Some of Sabrina's recipes from her diary:

Silk Soap
From an email from Donna

64 ounces lard
18 ounces soybean oil
4 ounces kukui nut oil
4 ounces macadamia nut oil
34 ounces water with a small amount of raw silk
12 ounces lye

At trace, add:
1 Tablespoon castor oil
1 ounce shea butter
1 ounce mango butter
2 Tablespoons coriander EO
1 Tablespoon clove EO
2 Tablespoons tumeric (for color)

Tomara Fleury's Avocado, Oat Flour, and Honey Soap
An original by Tomara Fleury

38% Avocado oil (172 grams)
31% Coconut oil (140 grams)
12% Olive oil (54 grams)
19% Palm oil (86 grams>
65 grams Lye
6 ounces Water

At trace:
1 Teaspoon Honey
2 Tablespoons Whole oat flour
1 Teaspoon Honey Almond FO

Kim's Marshmallow Root & Lanolin Soap
From Kim of Oakleaf Valley Naturals

22 oz tallow
8 oz olive oil
4 oz castor oil
12 oz shortening
1 oz stearic acid
18 oz water (infused with marshmallow root)
6.3 oz lye

Add at trace:
2 oz lanolin
I scented this with Anise. Once the lanolin saponifies, I've never smelled it in soap

To infuse marshmallow root:
In a saucepan, take about a cup of marshmallow root pieces (chopped as finely as possible) and cover them with water (try to get as close to the final amount as possible...for this recipe I started with 24 oz so I knew I'd have enough. Anything left over makes a wonderful lotion) You'll end up with a thick, almost jelly-like substance that is wonderfully moisturizing for your skin. Use this for your water in the soap recipe (I left a few small pieces in the soap; it didn't leave the soap scratchy at all).