Making your own soap might seem like an extremely time-consuming process when you can just head out to the store and buy your own but it can be a soothing process which allows you to put exactly what you want into your own product. Two things you definitely need to wear before you begin the process are eye protection and gloves. You also want to be in a well-ventilated area but other than that it is super easy!
500 Grams of Olive Oil
100 Grams of Coconut Oil
10 Grams of Lavender Essential Oil
80 Grams of Lye NaOH
195 Grams of Water
Lye is really smelly, and not something you want to breathe in so make sure to go outside if you can for the first step in your soap making process. You will also need to select a heat resistant bowl, Pyrex or another glass one that can withstand heat will do this. Put the water in the bowl and then put the lye in the water and mix them together.
Next, leave your lye water mixture outside and go back inside your home to grab another large glass bowl to mix your olive and coconut oils in. Once these are combined check on your lye mixture to see if it has cooled down. Going very slowly so as not to spill, pour the lye water mixture into the glass bowl with the oils and grab your electric blender.
Starting the blender on a slow speed, you do not what the lye to spray up on to you, begin to blend everything together. This mixture will begin to thicken to the consistency of mayonnaise which means that it is now ready for you to add the lavender oil to it. Once you are finished this grab your desired soap molds. Silicone ones work best and you may want to oil them so the soaps do not stick when they finish setting.
Lastly, cover the soap containers and let them sit for 24 hours. Check them to see if they have firmed, if they are still a bit mushy to the touch leave them for another few hours. Remove them, cut them into bars and let them harden for a month. You will want to turn them every couple of days to ensure this process and then your soap is ready to be used! Feel free to try different essential oils too.