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Coconut Milk Soap Ingredients

Coconut Milk Soap Ingredients

David Fisher
Lots of soap makers use milk in their soaps. I talk about soaps with milk in my article Making Soap with Milks. Like Cleopatra's famed milk-baths, milk in soap provides extra moisturizing qualities and a creaminess that can't be matched with just oils. Most soapers use goat's milk, which is indeed really lovely in soap. But this batch uses canned coconut milk. It gives the extra moisturizing qualities, but gives something extra - super bubbly lather! I'm not sure whether it's the extra sugar content of the milk, or the coconut itself that makes the extra lather...but it sure does.

Extra creamy...extra bubbly!

The recipe I used was:

  • 25% Palm Oil
  • 30% Olive Oil
  • 30% Coconut Oil
  • 5% Castor Oil
  • 10% Canola Oil
To make a two pound batch (two pounds of finished soap), I used:
  • 5.2 oz. Palm
  • 6.3 oz. Olive
  • 6.3 oz. Coconut
  • 1 oz. Castor
  • 2.1 oz. Canola
along with:
  • 3 oz. lye
  • 7.2 oz. Coconut Milk
  • .9 oz. Fragrance Oil
Get your ingredients and eqipment together and let's make some soap!
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