Coconut oil soap offers plenty of health benefits. It moisturizes your skin, makes it firm and clean, and prevents outbreaks.
Health benefits of coconut oil:
It eliminates dead skin cells
It hydrates dry skin
It keeps the skin moisturized, smooth, and healthy
It eliminates toxic matter from the body
It prevents and heals microbial infections and treats cold sores
It alleviates the pain, itch, and redness of rash
Keep reading to find out more how to prepare your own coconut oil soap in 6 steps.
Homemade Coconut Oil Soap Recipe
48 ounces of coconut oil
48 ounces of olive oil
22 ounces of sodium hydroxide (lye)
1/3 cup of oat bran
1 tablespoon of coffee grounds
9 ounces of coffee
Stainless steel thermometer
Gloves, protective eyewear, face mask
Stainless steel pot
Measuring cups and spoons
Stainless steel spoon
Step #2 (Measure and Mix)
Use a kitchen scale to measure each of the ingredients in a bowl. Make sure to do this in a well-ventilated area. Also, don’t forget to wear protective clothing.
You should add the sodium hydroxide into the pot with the coffee. Wait for a while so it will be completely dissolved. Set aside and remove the face mask, but not the gloves.
Step #3 (Emulsify)
Melt the coconut oil on low heat. Then, mix it with the olive oil. Use a thermometer made from stainless steel in order to check the temperature.
Make sure to adjust it to the temperature of the lye (100-110 degrees). Next, mix the lye solution with the oils and emulsify with a blender. You should get a thick mixture. Then, mix it with the coffee grounds and oats with a spatula.
Step #4 (Pour and Insulate)
You should pour the mixture into a soap mold. Cover it with a parchment paper and wrap it in a towel to protect the mold.
Step #5 (Let Sit and Cut Bars)
Keep the mold wrapped for 24-48 hours. Then, you should remove the soap from it. Let the soap stay for a couple of days to harden then you can cut it with a sharp knife.
Step #6 (Cure)
It is recommended to keep the soap bars in a place that is well-ventilated. Keep them there for a few weeks. Within this period of time, the process of saponification will and the excess fluid will evaporate.