You can use this recipe with any soap recipe - or Create Your Own Soap Recipe. The carrot juice (and the carrot pulp if you choose to use it) act as a natural colorant and natural exfoliant. While you can use up to 100% carrot juice in exchange of the water, you have to be conservative with the carrot pulp. Too much of it, or if it's not ground finely enough, can spoil and get moldy. Here's the recipe I used for this batch. (Be sure to run your recipe through a lye calculator if you change the size or oils!)
Makes two pounds of soap
- 7.5 oz. Olive Oil
- 7.5 oz. Coconut Oil
- 7 oz. Palm Oil
- 1.5 oz. Castor Oil
- 1.5 oz. Cocoa Butter
- 7.5 oz. total liquid (all carrot juice or 1/2 and 1/2)
- 3.6 oz. lye
- optional 2-3 tbs finely ground carrot - patted dry with a paper towel after grating
- Follow the directions in Making a lye solution with alternative liquids to make your lye solution with the carrot juice.
- Make your soap recipe using basic soap making instructions.
- Add in the grated carrot at trace
- Pour the soap into your mold, wait overnight, unmold, slice, cure and enjoy!
- There are several "carrot" scented fragrance oils on the market - but my favorite scent to use with carrot soap is Neroli. Neroli is an orange blossom scent...and my favorite is at BrambleBerry.
- Other natural colorants like paprika or turmeric can give a darker orange swirl in the light orange soap.