You may have noticed that I really like Camellia Oil and Coconut Milk in my soap recipes! Especially those homemade soap recipes that are on the plainer side. I use Camellia oil because it has so many great properties that appeal to me and my skin type. If you have a preference for a particular oil...say avocado, hemp seed, apricot kernel, sweet almond, etc....you can substitute it for the Camellia oil. Just be sure to run the recipe through a lye calculator to obtain the new lye amounts.
As for the coconut milk...you don't have to use it at all if you don't want to....just increase the water amount by the amount of the omitted milk. Another option is to swap milks. If you really like goat's milk, use it instead. That's the great thing about making homemade soap...you can make it whatever you want.
|Camellia Oil||90 gr.||3.175 oz.||10%|
|Coconut Oil||180 gr.||6.35 oz.||20%|
|Olive Oil||270 gr.||9.52 oz.||30%|
|Castor Oil||90 gr.||3.175 oz.||10%|
|Palm Oil**||270 gr.||9.52 oz.||30%|
|Distilled Water||200 gr.||7.05 oz.|
|Coconut Milk||97 gr.||3.42 oz.|
|Lye||125.3 gr.||4.42 oz.|
Water as % of Oils = 33
Super Fat/Discount = 5%
**If you cannot find ethically sourced palm oil or would prefer to not use palm oil at all, it can be substituted with lard, tallow, shea butter, cocoa butter, mango butter, etc. Just be sure to re-run the recipe through the lye calculator before making.Many more Homemade Soap Recipes can be found on the main recipes page.