I received this email today, and thought that it was a good one to share with you all, particularly the question;
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?
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 1.2kg
300gm Olive Oil
300gm Rice Bran Oil
300gm Coconut Oil
100gm Sunflower Oil
140gm Sodium Hydroxide (lye/caustic soda)
15-25gm Fragrance Oil (the choice is yours)
Soap colouring to your personal preference.
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!
Addendum: Great news for those of you in Australia. Kim and I have opened an online shop, and we now stock Soap Making Kits, equipment, and supplies at www.littlegreenworkshops.com.au/shop . Our kits include a comprehensive instruction booklet that will help you create that perfect bar of soap!