Sensitive skin rejoice...this homemade soap recipe produces a luxuriously rich, creamy and conditioning bar. Don't you just love how the swirl of warm yellow calendula makes this bar look so amazing?
I've lowered the amount of coconut oil and palm oil and added nutrient rich ingredients like shea butter, coconut milk, olive oil, castor oil and calendula petals to make this a wonderful skin loving bar of soap.
If you would like to make this recipe palm free, increase the shea butter to 25% and the olive oil to 45%. Don't forget to run the recipe through the lye calculator to get the correct amount of lye needed to saponify the oil.
You can also increase the milk content of this recipe by fortifying the liquid coconut milk with powdered milk to make it stronger.
Shea Butter - 135 gr. | 4.8 oz. | 15%
Coconut Oil - 180 gr. | 6.35 oz. | 20%
Olive Oil - 360 gr. | 12.7 oz. | 40%
Castor Oil - 90 gr. | 3.175 oz. | 10%
Palm Oil** - 135 gr. | 4.8 oz. | 15%
Distilled Water - 200 gr. | 7.05 oz.
Coconut Milk - 97 gr. | 3.42 oz.
Lye - 123.2 gr. | 4.34 oz.
Water as % of Oils = 33
Super Fat/Discount = 5%
Calendula Flower Petals (ground finely) - 1 tsp. (5 ml)
**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. Re-run the recipe through the lye calculator before making.
Make the shea butter coconut milk homemade soap recipe following the instructions for your preferred soap making method found on the "How to Make Soap" page and incorporate the following steps.