Shea Butter Soap Recipe
Voyageur Shea Butter Soap RecipeThe Voyageur Shea Butter Soap recipe makes a beautiful medium to hard skin care bar with lots of lather and is easy to mold. The premium oils used in this formula give the skin a nice silky feel after use.
Palm oil gives the soap a creamy color and loads of foam, while coconut oil provides rich lather and beautiful skin-feel, combined with moisturizing sunflower oil to moisturize the skin, and shea butter to create a fine silky layer of protection to help keep moisture in the skin.
|Shea Butter Soap Recipe|
Makes: 4 pounds of soap
Recommended soap making temperature: 120 degrees F
Time required: 1.5 (from preparation to clean-up)
|200 grams (7.05 oz)||Sodium Hydroxide (lye)|
|500 grams (16.9 fl. oz)||Soft or Distilled Water|
|350 grams (12.3oz)||Coconut Oil 76|
|450 grams (15.9oz)||Palm Oil|
|500 grams (17.6oz)||Sunflower Oil|
|100 grams (3.5oz)||Shea Butter Refined or Unrefined|
|30 - 50 ml (1.0 – 1.7 fl. oz)||Essential Oil of choice|
Basic Cold Process Soap Making Instructions
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.