Humans have been creating soap for over 2000 years – we didn’t even know it killed bacteria until the 19th century or even knew that it was a good form of hygiene. Creating this cheap herbal soap from home making is easy. It only costs 70 cents per bar but you may need to buy a few tools, some protective eyewear and some gloves. You’ll also need a fair bit of patience. Soap can take 2-4 days to make and many factors can change the way your recipe ends up but soap works almost all the time, no matter if it looks pretty or not.
There are tonnes of skin loving ingredients in this coconut oil soap and for such a low production price I don’t see why everyone soap maker shouldn’t try this. The combination of olive oil, coconut oil, beeswax, goats milk, oatmeal, almonds, basil, rosemary, thyme and lavender makes this soap work wonders on your skin while leaving you clean, refreshed and smelling lovely!
In short form, the ingredients in this soap are naturally anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory and contain antioxidants too. This can help with moisturization, clear skin, acne reduction, sunburn, swelling and so much more. There are just TOO MANY benefits of these ingredients to list – we’d be here forever!
For this simple DIY Rosemary & Coconut Soap recipe you will need:
- 4.5 C. Whole Goat Milk
- 2000 g Olive Oil
- 460 g Lard
- 382 g Raw Coconut Oil
- 398 g Lye/Sodium Hydroxide
- Vitamin E Oil
- A handful of Oatmeal
- A handful of Almonds
- A handful of Basil flowers
- A handful of Rosemary
- Lavender/Hops Oil
For this coconut oil soap recipe You’ll also need safety goggles, latex gloves a kitchen scale, a pot to melt the oils, a measuring cup, a big bowl, a small bowl, a spoon to stir your lovely soap with, a bucket to mix the soap, a thermometer (please do not re-use this!) and soap molds. Soap molds can be simple utensils such as pans and containers.
The whole batch will cost you around $30-$45 but it is WELL worth the money. The amount of soap bars you make will amount to 70¢ per bar. I’ve been using my little homemade soaps for two weeks now and I can tell you they leave phenomenal results. My skin has been left smoother than bigger brands and I’ve even sent some to my cousin who suffers from a form of ichthyosis who says it’s been helping her a lot!
You can even mold this coconut soap into shapes such as hearts, circles, triangles – you name it! I used some of the soaps as a gift for my friend – simply find a nice looking glass jar at your local store and find a suitable label. Make sure to list out the ingredients! Some people even sell their soaps on eBay and etsy. Make sure to list your ingredients their too as some people may be allergic or just curious into what’s in them. You can use any spare herbs from this soap recipe for cooking!
I highly recommend you try out this coconut soap! If you do, be sure to let me know! 😉