Canola soap Recipe

Submitted By:

Laura of Defuniak Springs, FL


No coconut or palm added


4 oz. olive oil
52 oz. canola oil
9 oz castor oil
30 oz. lard or tallow or crisco or a combo, of any of them
28 oz cold water
12 oz. lye
Additives (optional)


Use rubber gloves and safty goggles to prevent injury from lye. Weigh all ingredients. Use glass, plastic or enamel coated pan to mix lye water. Slowly add lye to the water and let it sit until temp is about 95 degrees. Meanwhile, warm the oils to about 110 degrees. Have all your additives ready to put in (do this while the lye solution is cooling). Add the lye solution to the oils slowly to prevent splashing and stir until the mixture is like thin pudding. At light trace, add your scents and pour into pregreased molds (I use mineral oil). Wrap in a blanket and let it set for 12-24 hours. Remove and cut into desired sizes and lay in the open to cure for at least two weeks. This makes a pretty white bar that takes scents well and has a fairly good lather.

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