Our Soap Recipe

I received this email today, and thought that it was a good one to share with you all, particularly the question;

Hi Kevin,
I Stumbled upon your blog last night when i decided it was time to do some research on making my own soap. Love your blog & all your links!
I just cannot bring myself to buy it (for obvious reasons) and my hubby has had enough of my soap stand-off!! I purchased some supplies online from aussiesoapsupply, & am very excited to get started. I loved watching your u-tube tutorial & was wondering if you may share the recipe that you are using?

With thanks
Sonia

 Thanks for the question Sonia, although my name is Gavin.  I will endeavour to share my soap recipe in this post that I developed myself. :-)

Gavin & Kim’s Bubble and Cream Soap Recipe
makes about 1.5kg

Ingredients:
300gm Olive Oil
300gm Rice Bran Oil
300gm Coconut Oil
100gm Sunflower Oil
140gm Sodium Hydroxide (lye/caustic soda)
380gm water
25gm Fragrance Essential Oil (the choice is yours)
Soap colouring to your personal preference.

To put it all together, follow the video tutorial at this post titled “Soap Making“, or the text tutorial at “Lather Up Folks!

I find this soap recipe the right balance of bubbles, creaminess and moisturiser.  Make sure that you cure the soap for at least 4 weeks before using it.

Enjoy and happy soap making!

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Comments

  1. says

    Thanks for sharing Gavin! I have had a go at soap making and am now going to put the time into experimenting with some different ‘flavours’. This recipe looks like a perfect one to try.

    I have accidentally developed a ‘synthetic’ radar and note that things I once used without question suddenly smell toxic and fake. Especially liquid soap and moisturisers.

    BTW – do you know that ‘Gavin’ has become a go to resource in our house ? It is quite funny. Last night I said to Hubbie ‘ have you seen what Gavin is doing with his garden beds ?’ as if you lived over the back fence!!!!

  2. says

    How do you know how much powder to add to a calculated soap recipe? I’ve used a soap calculator online to decide how much oils to use in my soap, but this week I’m going to make a batch with a few different types of powders and clays in them. Is there a calculator or even a basic solution to find out how much clays to put in to the mix?

  3. says

    Hi Gavin. Jessie pointed me in your direction in regards to soap making – thanks for this recipe! I made it today, my third batch of soap, and this is a good economical recipe that came to trace far easier than the first two I tried and seems a lovely texture. Many thanks :)

    • Gavin Webber says

      No problems at all. We use it as a base for all of our soaps. So easy and fairly cheap to make.

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