38 oz. tallow, vegetable shortening, or palm oil (I used vegetable shortening for this one)
24 oz. coconut oil
24 oz. olive oil
32 oz. water less the weight of a can of goat’s milk which I set aside
12 oz. lye
For the water I used triple strength cranberry tea. I also added about 1 tsp. of sea salt to the water before I added the lye. That turned the tea blue and then when I added the lye it turned a peculiar brownish red. At trace I added the can of goat’s milk, 2 oz. cranberry fragrance oil, and about 4 bags of dry cranberry tea. When I unmolded the soap, it had little red and blue (?) specks all through it from the dry tea. And it smells wonderful! Now that it’s been a week the blue specks are pretty much red and they’re starting to spread out a little. I’ve been adding about a tsp. of sea salt to each batch of water to give the soap a little help in hardness.
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