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How To Make Easy, Natural, Great-Smelling Soap at Home

Forget industrially-produced, store-bought soaps with ingredients you can't pronounce. These homemade soaps are cheap, easy and all-natural!

The Basic recipe for homemade soap

The basic recipe for soap is pretty simple (people have been making this stuff for millennia!). Here's what you'll need:

  • 20 oz Grass-fed Beef Tallow
  • 17 oz Olive oil
  • 15 oz Coconut Oil
  • 20 oz Cold Water
  • 7 oz Lye Crystals
  • 1-2 oz Essential Oil of your choice

  1. Combine the tallow, olive, and coconut oil in a pot and heat to 100° F.
  2. In a separate pot, pour the lye crystals into the water (not the other way around!). Be careful not to touch or inhale: this mixture is caustic and will get very hot. Let cool to 100° F.
  3. Once the oil mixture and lye-water mixture are around 100° F, combine and mix with a hand blender until trace.
  4. Add the essential oils, and mix.
  5. Pour into mold and refrigerate for 24 hours.
  6. Remove from mold, and allow to cure for 3-6 weeks to harden.
  7. Enjoy!

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