Homemade Soap Recipe

Sweet Almond Oil

This sweet almond oil soap recipe has been decorated with small bits of brightly coloured soap creating a lovely 'confetti-like' look.

I suggest adding a small amount of titanium dioxide or white mica to the soap base to emphasise the contrast between the base and the soap bits, something I neglected to do with this batch.

The soap has been scented with chamomile, lavender, geranium and sweet orange essential oils for a lovely gentle floral aroma.

You can easily make this recipe palm free by replacing the palm oil with shea butter and running the recipe through a lye calculator.

Sweet Almond Oil Soap

Soap Recipe Ingredients

Sweet Almond Oil  -  90 gr.  |  3.175 oz.  |  10%

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

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

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

Distilled Water  -  326.07 gr.  |  11.5 oz.  

Lye  -  125.9 gr.  |  4.44 oz.  


Water as % of Oils = 36.23

Super Fat/Discount = 8%


Optional Additives

Chamomile E/O (10% in JoJoba)  -  3 tsp. (15 ml)

Sweet Orange E/O  -  2 tsp. (10 ml)

Lavender E/O  -  2 tsp. (10 ml)

Rose Geranium E/O  -  2 tsp. (10 ml)

Orris Root Powder  -  1 tsp. (5 ml)

Grated Soap  -  300 grams

Base Ingredients Grams Ounces Percentage
Sweet Almond Oil 90 gr. 3.175 oz. 10%
Coconut Oil 270 gr. 9.524 oz. 30%
Olive Oil 270 gr. 9.524 oz. 30%
Palm Oil 270 gr. 9.524 oz. 30%
Distilled Water 326.07 gr. 11.502 oz.  
Lye 125.927 gr. 4.442 oz.  

Water as % of Oils = 36.23
Super Fat/Discount = 8%

Optional Additives Measurement
Chamomile E/O (10% in JoJoba) 3 tsp. (15 ml)
Sweet Orange E/O 2 tsp. (10 ml)
Lavender E/O 2 tsp. (10 ml)
Rose Geranium E/O 2 tsp. (10 ml)
Orris Root Powder 1 tsp. (5 ml)
Grated Soap 300 grams

Soap Recipe Instructions

To make the soap base, follow the instructions for your preferred method of soap making found on the 'How to make soap' page.

Bring your soap base to a light trace and add in the orris root and the essential oils.

Once those have been incorporated and the soap is at a medium trace, add in the grated soap bits and stir to breakup any clumps.

Pour the soap into your lined soap mould and insulate as you normally would. Once the soap gels, you can uncover it and allow it to cool.

When the soap is firm enough to handle, cut it into bars and cure for 4 weeks.


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