Make homemade coconut soap using a few simple ingredients, including 33 ounces of coconut oil, 4.83 ounces of lye, 12.54 ounces of water and 0.5 to 1 ounce of an essential oil, the latter being optional. Be sure to wear ... More » Beauty & Fashion Skin Care

Soap Recipes 101 provides a variety of homemade soap recipes, including recipes for A Simple Soap and Beeswax Soap. It is recommended to run all recipes through a lye counter before starting. More » Food Cooking

The ingredients for a basic batch of lye soap are lard or oil, lye, and water. Other ingredients such as color, fragrance, or essential oils can be added as well to alter the characteristics of the soap. More » Home & Garden Cleaning
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