Coconut Oil Soap | Cold Process Soap Making

Coconut Oil Soap | Cold Process Soap Making

Coconut Oil Soap using 100% coconut oil and a 20% superfat. I also added some pink kaolin clay, used a round cylinder mold, and put this batch in the freezer to avoid overheating. This soap is unscented and was created using the cold process soap making method.

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My blog post about this soap:

A great article by The Spruce Crafts on Coconut Oil Soap:

Remember to always wear safety glasses and gloves when making soap. If you’ve never made cold process soap before, check out these helpful videos:
Soap Queen TV – LYE SAFETY:
Amanda Aaron of Lovin’ Soap – BEGINNER SERIES:

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**** Video Timeline ****
00:21 – lining the mold
00:39 – preparing the pink kaolin clay
00:54 – measuring out the coconut oil
01:16 – mixing the coconut oil & lye
01:34 – what a grainy false trace looks like
02:02 – coloring the soap and pouring into the mold
03:21 – removing from freezer & cutting
04:22 – final photos

The first time I made this recipe, the soap overheated during saponification and cracked down the top (even uninsulated with no lid on the log mold). So with this batch, I just put the mold in the freezer (with no lid) and left it overnight.

**** RECIPE ****
Coconut Oil – 100%

Superfat – 20%

Water = 2 x sodium hydroxide (33% lye solution)

To calculate the sodium hydroxide for your specific recipe size, you can use a soap calculator like the one at Majestic Mountain Sage:

Pink Kaolin Clay (aka Rose Clay)
1 teaspoon hydrated clay per cup of soap

My recipes are listed in percentages so you can adjust them to fit your specific mold size. If you need help converting the percentages to grams or ounces, here’s a great article from Lovin’ Soap:

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White batter bowl –
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