Organic vegan soap has become increasingly popular in recent years due to growing awareness about the health and environmental benefits of using natural and cruelty-free ingredients. Whether you’re an avid vegan, an eco-conscious consumer, or simply someone looking for an affordable and natural alternative to traditional soap, making your own vegan soap is an easy and rewarding project. With this simple recipe, you can create your own luxurious bar of organic vegan soap in no time!
To make your own organic vegan soap, you’ll need the following ingredients and supplies:
-Vegetable oil (such as coconut, olive, or jojoba oil)
-Lye (sodium hydroxide)
-Essential oils (for scent and therapeutic benefits)
-Stainless steel or glass bowl
-Measuring spoons and cups
Before beginning, it’s important to take all necessary safety precautions. Wear your safety goggles, rubber gloves, and long-sleeved shirt to protect your skin and eyes from the lye.
To begin, measure out your lye and distilled water separately. Carefully pour the lye into the water, stirring until it is completely dissolved. Set aside and allow to cool.
Next, measure out the vegetable oil and shortening and mix together in a stainless steel or glass bowl. Heat the mixture until it reaches a temperature of about 110 degrees F.
Now it’s time to add the lye-water mixture to the oil. Slowly pour the lye-water into the oil, stirring constantly. Use a stick blender to blend the mixture until it reaches a thick, pudding-like consistency (this is called “trace”).
Finally, add your essential oils of choice and stir to combine. Pour the soap mixture into your soap mold and allow it to sit for 24 hours. After 24 hours, your soap should be firm enough to remove from the mold. Cut into bars and allow to cure for 4-6 weeks.
Congratulations, you’ve just made your own organic vegan soap! Enjoy your new bar of homemade natural soap, or give it away as an eco-friendly gift.