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How to Make Natural Soap Without Lye

How to Make Natural Soap Without Lye

It’s important to be clear about soap making. Soap is made from lye and fat or oils. No lye, no soap. It’s a chemical process that combines the ingredients to form soap and glycerine. Properly made, there is no lye ...

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Soap Ingredients

Soap Ingredients

Oils: 24 ounces olive oil (not extra virgin) 24 ounces coconut oil 38 ounces vegetable shortening Alkaline Solution: 12 ounces lye 32 ounces spring or distilled water Fragrance or essential oil 4 ounces of your favorite fragrance Equipment: Safety goggles ...

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How to Make Soap with Lye Part 3/4

How to Make Soap with Lye Part 3/4

Part Three: Pouring the Soap Pour the soap into your mold. If you are using a shoebox or wooden mold, make sure it is lined with parchment paper. Use an old plastic spatula to scrape out the last bits of ...

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How to Make Soap with Lye Part 2

How to Make Soap with Lye Part 2

Read up on how to work with lye safely. Before you start the soap-making process, read the safety warnings that came on your box of lye. Keep the following in mind as you handle lye or raw soap, before it ...

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How to Make Soap with Lye Part 1

How to Make Soap with Lye Part 1

Making soap at home is a satisfying, inexpensive way to provide for your family’s needs or create wonderful gifts for your friends. You can make soap using a kit, but making it from scratch enables you to choose your own ...

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