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Basic Bar Soap

Basic Bar Soap


  • 4 oz Coconut Oil or Palm Kernel Oil
  • 4 oz Olive Oil
  • 8 oz Hydrogenated Soybean Oil
  • 2.2 oz Sodium Hydroxide, also known as NaOH or Caustic Soda
  • 6 fl oz water


  • Line the mold with plastic wrap or bag. This will make the removal of the soap from the mold easy.
  • Measure oils on your scale. Warm on the stove or in the microwave. Bring temperature to 110 °F. Add sodium hydroxide to the water. Mix well. Allow to cool to 110 °F.
  • Combine oils and lye solution. Stir until thin trace. Upon trace any desired fragrances or additives. Stir well. Pour soap into molds. Allow to sit until soap is firm.
  • Cut into bars. Stack to allow good air circulation. Allow to cure for several days before using. Longer curing will result in a harder bar.

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