|1 ounce beeswax (ounces are by weight)
|6 ounces olive oil
|6 ounces coconut oil
|9.5 ounces tallow
|3 1/2 ounces Lye (sodium hydroxide)
| 8 ounces water
|2 teaspoons fragrant essential oil
| Add lye to the water and wait for it to
cool to 160 degrees F. Melt the beeswax. Weigh and combine the oils and
tallow. Mix in the melted beeswax. Heat the oils to 130 degrees F. Slowly
pour the lye water into the fat mixture while stirring. Stir for 20
minutes, add the fragrant oil, and pour the soap into molds. Harden the
soap in a freezer for 2 to 3 hours. The soap is harsh at this point so
wear rubber gloves and remove the soap from the molds. Place it on
unprinted cardboard or paper bags to age at least two weeks.
LAVENDER BEESWAX SOAP
4 ounces unscented,
clear glycerin soap
1 teaspoon grated
¼ teaspoon lavender
Violet food coloring --
(or one drop each blue & red)
Melt the soap over low
heat until liquefied. Add beeswax and stir until melted.
Remove from heat and add
the fragrance oil and food coloring. Stir until blended.
Pour into mold and let
set for 3 hours.