Homemade Soap Recipe

Rum Runner

This fantastic palm free homemade soap recipe has lots of cleansing action, tons of bubbles and a wonderfully masculine scent that make this bar a favourite.

Want to make it vegan? Omit the lard and substitute in your favourite soap making butter such as cocoa butter, shea butter or mango butter. Don't forget to run the recipe through a lye calculator before you make the soap to get the correct portion of lye needed.

Rum Runner Soap Recipe

Homemade Soap Recipe Ingredients

Shea Butter  -  90 gr.  |  3.18 oz.  |  10%

Coconut Oil  -  270 gr.  |  9.52 oz.  |  30%

Olive Oil  -  270 gr.  |  9.52 oz.  |  30%

Castor Oil  -  90 gr.  |  3.18 oz.  |  10%

Lard  -  180 gr.  |  6.35 oz.  |  20%

Distilled Water   -  324 gr.  |  11.4 oz.  

Lye  -  127.8 gr.  |  4.5 oz.  

Water as % of Oils = 36

Super Fat/Discount = 5%

Optional Additives

Copper Mica  -  1/2 tsp. (2.5 ml)

Cocoa Powder  -  1/2 tsp. (2.5 ml)

Bay Rum F/O  -  5 tsp. (25 ml)

Sweet Orange E/O  -  3 tsp. (15 ml)

Clove E/O  -  1/2 tsp. (2.5 ml)

Patchouli E/O  -  1/2 tsp. (2.5 ml)

Colored soap bits/curls  -  300 gr.

Homemade Soap Recipe Instructions

To make the soap as pictured, follow the instructions for either cold process soap making or room temperature soap making and incorporate the following steps. 

  • Begin by grating or curling the soap scraps up the day before and laying them out on a tray so they can air dry a little bit. If they are too sticky, they tend to clump and will not mix nicely in the soap base.
  • Mix the mica and cocoa powder with a bit of oil and blend well.
  • Once the soap batter reaches a thin trace, add the cocoa powder and copper mica mix. Blend well.
  • Pour in the scent combination and mix the soap batter until a medium trace is reached. Add the soap bits or curls. 
  • Pour the soap into your mould and insulate as usual.

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