DIY soap with Change Soap Founder, Tina Ersig
Lye safety: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yR6ttCSrLJI
How to make: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xP7mvbAdYWc
Lye Calculator If You Want to Make a Larger or Smaller Batch of Soap: https://www.brambleberry.com/calculator?calcType=lye
If they would just rather buy soap, available at all Whole Foods in Michigan and ChangeSoap.com
Soap Recipe Ingredients:
8 ounces olive oil (regular store bought)
8 ounces palm oil (sustainable if possible) (currently available on Amazon)
8 ounces coconut oil (the solid kind at the grocery store)
8.21 ounces of water
3.67 ounces of lye (currently available on Amazon or at small hardware stores. Make sure it’s 100% lye)
Weigh oils and heat over stove until 120-140 degrees
While wearing protective gloves, long sleeves, pants, and eye protection, measure lye.
Always carefully add lye to water, not vice versa.
Carefully mix water and lye together, don’t breathe it in.
It will heat up fast, let cool to 120 – 140 degrees
When both oil and lye/water are within a few degrees of each other (120-140 degrees), carefully pour lye mixture into oil and mix with an immersion blender until it’s a thin pudding texture. Then pour into your “loaf”, it can be a box lined with parchment paper or even a garbage bag.
Wait 24 hours and cut your soap
It’s best to wait a few weeks if possible before using because it makes a harder, longer lasting bar. But in a pinch, it’s ok to use after a few days.
Greener Cleaner Website: www.GreenerCleanerMichigan.com