Voyageur Beeswax Soap Recipe
Beeswax Soap Recipe
One of our most popular bars, Voyageur Beeswax Soap is hard and long lasting, provides excellent lather, and is gentle on the skin. It cleanses without drying or stripping the skin of its moisture, leaving it feeling healthy and soft.
Beeswax soap is also a popular soap for use with pets, as it gives their coats lots of shine, while providing the economy of a long lasting hard bar.
|Beeswax Soap Recipe|
Makes: 4 pounds of soap
Recommended soap making temperature: 120 to 130 degrees F
Time required: 1.5 (from preparation to clean-up)
|205 grams||Sodium Hydroxide (lye)|
|500 grams||Soft or Distilled Water|
|825 grams (29.1 oz)||Vegetable Shortening (Canola)|
|275 grams (9.9 oz)||Coconut Oil|
|275 grams (9.9 oz)||Palm Kernel Oil|
|25 grams (0.9 oz)||Beeswax|
|15-30 ml (0.5 – 1.0 oz)||Essential Oil of choice|
Basic Cold Process Soap Making InstructionsUse these step-by-step soap making instructions as a basic guide along with your specific soap recipe.
Prepare the work area:
Check out our section on Using Soap Molds for more detailed information.
Mixing the key soap ingredients:
Making your soap:
Keys to success:
- If using fragrance oils, please note that some oils can “seize” soap, causing a premature setting up of the soap mixture. To avoid or minimize this problem when using a new and untested fragrance oil, try dropping your soap making temperature to 100 degrees F, and slowly add the fragrance oil to your soap mixture during the last half of the mixing process.