Asked by: Vico Leydecker
asked in category: General Last Updated: 5th January, 2020

Can you make soap with coconut oil?

One of the well known “rules” is that a soap should be made of more than 30% coconut oil because it's so effective at breaking up oil/grease that it can be drying. By adding 20% more coconut oil than the lye can convert to soap, you end up with a luxurious body bar.

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Also, what kind of coconut oil do you use to make soap?

The most common type of coconut oil used by soap makers is refined, either 76 or 92 degree. Check with your manufacture to ensure they list refined coconut oil with wording such as 100% pure, or no added chemical. The use of unrefined coconut oil may leave extra undesirable odors in finished soap.

Also, how do you make simple soap? Ingredients

  1. 500 g extra virgin olive oil.
  2. 100 g coconut oil (Regular coconut oil that melts around 76ºF)
  3. 10 g lavender essential oil.
  4. 80 g lye NaOH (Sodium hydroxide)
  5. 195 g water.

In this manner, what are the benefits of coconut oil in soap?

Coconut oil soap is an excellent moisturizer for both the skin and the hair. The properties of the coconut oil also help remove dead skin cells and dirt away from the body. The oils also help prevent or reduce acne. It also helps firm up your skin helps you look younger as the soap is rich in antioxidants.

Is coconut oil soap drying?

Having said that, coconut oil helps to make a fantastic, cleansing and sudsy bar of soap when used at up to 30% in your soap. Any more than 20-30% Coconut Oil tends to be drying on the skin.

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