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These recipes are donated by people I know and trust. But please as a safety guideline, ALWAYS run recipes through a lye calculator (people make mistakes, and you never know if I do typing this stuff in).

Hard Tasker HP bar

Linda,,,you better give me a name... as you can see, I dont do well making them up....LOL

I did the recipe a second time and the results came out the same. I used this for hp and it came out beautiful. Pours like a dream.

  • 8 oz. coconut
  • 9 oz. olive
  • 6 oz. palm kernel

  • 9 oz. water
  • 3.4 oz. lye

  • HP as usual. When it is ready for pour add .5 oz. castor, scent, and 1.2 oz. cream (optional).

  • This is too good not to share and too good to share!

    Linda Tasker Crystal Cottage Soaps

    Magical Sunset

  • 8 oz castor
  • 8oz palm kernel
  • 1# coconut
  • 3# olive

  • 26 oz distilled water (this was the low end of suggested water usage, range was 26-31oz)
  • 11oz lye

    tried the same colors (red and black oxides (natural pac from pigment lady)) again... It just doesn't work well, more a marbled look than a colored soap. This time I used 'masculine musk (about 2 teaspoons, peppermint (30 drops) and YlangYlang (30 drops) whew!!! Does this batch ever have strong scent (it was a 5#batch)

    I cut it yesterday and set out to dry a tad more, it is hardening beautifully.

    Jeanne Ann

    Shower Soap

    I call it "Shower Soap". It it hard, so it keeps well in the shower.

  • 6 oz cocoa butter
  • 19 oz coconut oil
  • 24 oz olive oil
  • 3 oz bees wax

  • 20 oz water
  • 7.4 oz lye

    Linda Tasker Crystal Cottage Soaps

    Happy Blue Clay

  • 1 oz. cocoa butter
  • 5 oz. coconut
  • 8 oz. olive
  • 5 oz. palm
  • 1/2 oz Jordan Clay
  • 1 oz. Happy (I think it's Sweet Cakes)
  • Blue coloring to swirl

  • 7oz water
  • lye 2.71 for 5% or 2.65 for 7% discount

    Bonnie Combs

    Farm Fresh Soap

    This is one I call Farm Fresh Soap (adapted from something in Cavitch's second book)

  • 1/2 oz cocoa butter
  • 8 oz coconut oil
  • 8 oz olive oil
  • 6 oz palm oil
  • 2 oz unrefined palm oil*
  • 5 oz sunflower oil
  • 1/2 oz beeswax

  • 4.2 oz lye (which is a 6% discount)
  • 8 oz water
  • 3 oz buttermilk
  • 2 egg yolks

  • At trace add:
  • 1/8 cup finely ground oatmeal
  • 2 T oatmeal (unground)
  • 4 tsp eo or fo

    *(the orange colored palm oil; optional if you don't care to have your soap the color of egg yolks, don't bother with this and simply use 8 oz of palm oil)

  • Note: reserve 1/2 c olive oil to mix with 2 egg yolks. Add this to the melted oils and stir.

    Dissolve lye in water. Cool to 90 degrees. Warm buttermilk in microwave for 25 seconds and add to lye mixture. Melt oils Combine at 100-120 degrees. Pour in mold. Insulate. Unmold after 24 hours. Cut and cure.

    Paw-Made (Marilyn Everingham)

    Gardener's Soap

    This is my gardener's soap I made and gave to the swap... it's a hard bar, with great exfoliation.

  • 1.5oz beeswax
  • 3oz sheabutter
  • 12oz palm oil
  • 16oz coconut
  • 22oz olive

  • 20oz water with 1tsp of salt and sugar before lye.
  • 7.5oz lye

  • At trace I added:
  • 3/4 cup calendula petals
  • 3/4 cup lavender flowers
  • chamomile petals(contents of 3 tea bags)

    Natures Suds (karen)

    Lemon-Avocado soap

    This is a nice soap ,nice lather, nice smell, and good for yout skin/face or anus....LOL sorry had to do that....

  • 2 oz avocado oil (trace)
  • 3 oz Castor oil (trace)
  • 8 oz corn oil
  • 8 oz olive oil
  • 24 oz coconut oil
  • 36 oz tallow

  • 11.68 oz lye (5%)
  • 24 oz water (not full amount)

  • Then I Added:
  • At trace I added the meats from 1 avocado (I put this in the osterizer with my castor oil & avocado oil and made a puree' out of it..
  • 2oz lemongrass eo.
  • 1/2 oz peppermint eo.
  • I also added some lemon rine shavings for texture..

    Stone Cottage (kim)

    Comfrey Citrus Soap

    Here's the Comfey Citrus Soap recipe, I am paranoid because I don't follow the percentage of coconut,palm recomended in all the books, but I haven't had any complaints yet and my mom has psoriasis and my soaps have helped alot. My goal is to make a really soothing, healing , soap for her. Anyway here's the recipe if you want to use it.

  • 27 oz. Chamomile tea (strong)
  • 10.5 sodium hydroxide
  • 30 oz. coconut
  • 10 oz. olive
  • 30 oz. palm
  • 3 oz. beeswax

    I mix at high temps around 140-150

  • 2 T. comfrey root(ground)
  • 2 T. benzoin
  • 4 T. mixture of grapefruit, lavender, cinn. leaf and tangerine essential oils. ( this makes a light smell, use more if desired)
  • 1 T. castor oil

    Traces quickly with stick blender, ready to come out of mold before 24hrs.

    Soap Castles (Tracee)

    Biker Cindi's Avocado Mint soap

    "also the Teat Tree soap LOL"

    This was my third attempt at making CP, and the first two were dismal as heck. I'll be glad to share. Actually , it was a combination of Cavitch's "one-stop soap" recipe (I think that's what it's called) and the Tea Tree/Mint recipe from Country Living Homemade Soap, and I superfatted with avocado oil. People seem to really like that one.

  • 12 oz Crisco
  • 15 oz coconut oil
  • 21 oz Olive oil

  • 6.8 oz lye
  • 18 oz water

  • 2Tbs crushed dried peppermint(fine)
  • 3/4 Tbs te tree EO
  • 1 Tbs peppermint EO
  • 1 Tbs poppy seeds
  • 1 Tbs Avocado oil

    I added the botanicals / Avocado oil/ EO's at trace.

    Biker Cindi

    Shelle's Cocoa Butter Soap

    This is my basic recipe. It makes a nice hard bar, I have tried the same recipe with no jojoba and it tends to dry my face a little bit, so it does make a difference. I have tried this recipe with several different EOs, FOs and colorants. I haven't found one it didnt't work really well with, except that I will say when I intend to use for an overpour, I will add a higher percentage of water as it tends to trace really quick .

  • 14oz canola oil (23%)
  • 8oz cocoa butter (17%)
  • 2.5 oz jojoba oil (4.17%)
  • 23oz olive oil (38%)
  • 2.5 shea butter (4.17%)
  • 10oz coconut oil (17%)

  • 15oz distilled water 68%of recommened by MMS
  • 4tsp. kosher salt
  • 8oz. lye 5.5% discount

    Color me Paisly (Shelle)

    Herbal Shampoo Bar

    I found this recipe and tweeked it ... Its great,Its not drying and doesnt leave your hair frizzy, well not mine anyway, I have very course curely hair, and this actually makes my hair soft and managable.(I do still use conditioner as before)But I find if people dont use conditioner usually , this bar is great for them also.I just finished making a big batch with wheatgerm instead of shea, I keep you posted

  • 2oz almond oil
  • 2oz shea butter
  • 4oz veggie oil (liquid)
  • 6oz olive oil
  • 4oz castor oil
  • 4oz coconut oil
  • 4oz lard

  • 3.32oz lye
  • 10oz liquid (I used 6oz water and 4oz GM)

    Use your basic soapmaking instructions for this recipe, I normally do temps around 125s and I add GM at trace along with FO.(purely herbal)

    Stone Cottage (kim)

    Olive Free (Junk soap)

    I made this recipe while going through withdrawls,waiting for my oils to arrive. This isnt the hardest bar, But it IS conditioning,good lather,and fast on the trace. Everyone that's used this soap, loves it,,

  • 4oz canola oil
  • 8oz corn oil
  • 5.5oz palm kernal oil
  • 10oz crisco
  • 1oz beeswax
  • 3.68oz lye
  • 11oz liquid ( I use 6water and 5 coconut milk)

    Basic soapmaking instructions, Keep temps under 125 for the coconut milk doesnt normally turn colors like goatsmilk, but if it gets to hot it will turn tan. Ive been meaning to put 2oz cocoabutter in this recipe or even add palm or tallow where crisco is,, to make a harder bar,,But remember what ever changes you make,Always run them through the lye calculator.

    Stone Cottage (kim)

    Cottage Castile

    This is my Bit-o-Honey castile recipe, its not slimy and actually produces a stable to bubbly lather. Ive added real honey,goatmilk and oatmeal to it .It smells just like the candy.... Yummmy

  • 3oz castor oil
  • 3oz cocoa butter
  • 48oz olive oil
  • 3oz honey
  • 2Tbsp ground oatmeal (I dont like alot)

  • 16oz chamomile tea
  • 4oz goatmilk at trace
  • 6.9oz lye

    Use basic soaping instructions. I keep temps around 125. I add honey, goatmilk, oatmeal at trace. I added (Oatmeal, milk and honey) fo from Sweetcakes. It doenst harden none to fast, Its your typical castile ,but it can be unmolded after 24 hours.

    Stone Cottage (kim)

    If you would like to donate a recipe to this page , please email me with the recipe , and please put recipe in the subject line. thanks

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    Deb Baker