Coconut Milk Soap Recipe

28.5 oz. olive oil
15 oz. shortening
4.5 oz. castor oil
18 fluid oz. (2.25 cups) coconut milk
6.06 oz. lye
1 T sugar & 1 T salt added to coconut milk before the lye

Freeze the coconut milk to slush and slowly add the lye. (It doesn’t seem to burn as easily as goat or sheep’s milk.) Combine lye and fats at your favorite temperature. I like to use a stick blender for short periods. Add fragrance at trace and insulate molded soap for 18-24 hours. This is a luscious soap. I use it to teach a class in milk soap making.

submitted by Pat F.

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