Try this homemade soap recipe if you're looking for a soap that lathers in salt water. Of course, soap doesn't actually need to lather in order to work but for some reason we all seem to prefer it!
This soap is a great choice for those seaside camping trips where fresh water is at a premium. No fragrance, no colour...just pure and natural goodness.
This soap is very high in coconut oil, 70% in fact, and this would normally result in a soap that may be drying to your skin.
To counter that effect, this soap recipe has been formulated with a very high super fat of 15% and the remaining oils are castor oil and olive oil which are very conditioning.
Castor Oil - 90 gr. | 3.18 oz. | 10%
Coconut Oil - 630 gr. | 22.22 oz. | 70%
Olive Oil - 180 gr. | 6.35 oz. | 20%
Distilled Water - 324 gr. | 11.43 oz.
Lye - 128.67 gr. | 4.5 oz.
Water as % of Oils = 36
Super Fat/Discount = 15%
For this soap we don't have anything in the way of additional steps since the bar is basically naked! No extra additives here...
Make the soap base following your preferred method of soap making listed on the How to Make Soap page. Though I've not yet tried it, the room temperature method should work as well but I would suggest chopping up the coconut oil into small chunks before pouring the lye solution over it.