COCONUT-MILK-SOAP MAKING SOAP BAR

MAKING SENSITIVE SKIN BODY BAR WITH COCONUT MILK

Gentle Solace: A Sensitive Skin Body Bar with Coconut Milk

For those with delicate skin, finding a body bar that cleanses effectively without stripping away moisture can feel like an impossible quest. But fear not, gentle souls! This recipe for a coconut milk body bar offers a haven for sensitive skin, providing a luxurious lather and nourishment without irritation.

The key ingredient in this soothing bar is coconut milk. This creamy elixir is rich in fatty acids and vitamins, leaving skin feeling soft and supple. Its gentle cleansing properties remove dirt and impurities without disrupting the skin’s natural barrier, perfect for those prone to dryness or redness. Additionally, coconut milk boasts anti-inflammatory and antibacterial qualities, further calming and protecting sensitive skin.

This recipe combines the gentle power of coconut milk with other nourishing ingredients like shea butter and olive oil, creating a bar that is both cleansing and moisturizing. You can even customize it with soothing essential oils like lavender or chamomile for an extra touch of relaxation. The result? A body bar that pampers your skin with a creamy lather, leaving it feeling clean, soft, and beautifully cared for. So, ditch the harsh soaps and embrace the gentle embrace of a coconut milk body bar – your sensitive skin will thank you for it!

In this article, we will see how making Sensitive Skin body Bar With Coconut Milk:

MOISTURIZING

START TO FINISH TIME:
1 to 2 hours,
24 hours insulation,
4 to 6 weeks to cure 

SCENT: LAVENDER AND CHAMPHOR

As someone who has sensitive skin, all store-bought products give me acne, lead to a rash, or cause me to itch! It’s very frustrating. While we can use all my homemade soaps, We especially like this one because the mango butter gives it a creamy feeling and the coconut milk is very moisturizing. We chose camphor and lavender oils because they are both calming to the skin. With a 15 percent lye discount, this recipe is gentle and moisturizing.

SAFETY FIRST! Remember to wear your safety equipment and mix the lye water outside. Tell everyone you live with that where you’re working is off limits. Give yourself enough time to complete the recipe.

EQUIPMENT

  • Kitchen Scale
  • Glass Bowls
  • Blender or food processor
  • Large spoon
  • Large stainless steel pot
  • Small zip-topplastic bag
  • Mold
  • Thermometer
  • Parchment Paper
  • Stick Blender (or hand mixer)
  • whisk
  • Rubber Spatula
  • Blanket

INGREDIENTS

  • 540gr (18 ounces) Olive Oil
  • 180gr (6 ounces) Tallow
  • 150gr (5 ounces) Coconut Milk
  • 150gr (5 ounces) Coconut Oil
  • 150gr (5 ounces) Castor Oil
  • 60gr (2 ounces) Mango Butter
  • 132gr (4.4 ounces) Lye
  • 260gr (8.7 ounces) Water
  • 15gr (0.5 ounce) Lavender Essential Oil
  • 15gr (0.5 ounce) Camphor Essential Oil

PREP AHEAD:

Combine the water and coconut milk in a large glass, plastic, or stainless steel container. Place the container in the freezer for 1 to 2 hours. It is okay if a slush forms, as long as it doesn’t freeze solid. The colder your milk-water, the lighter your soap will be after adding the lye.

1. HEAT THE FATS/OILS:

In a large pot, combine the olive oil, tallow, coconut oil, castor oil, and mango butter. Heat over medium-low heat until they are melted and incorporated. Remove from the heat and allow to cool to 100°F(38C°) to 110°F(45C°).
 

2. MIX THE LYE WATER:

Put on safety gear, including protective eyewear, a mask, gloves, and long sleeves. Outside, very slowly pour only about 1/4 of the lye crystals into the cold milk-water and stir until dissolved. Let cool for 20 minutes. Repeat until all the lye is dissolved into the milk-water. If the milk-water browns, don’t worry; your soap will just be darker. Allow to cool to 100°F(38C°) to 110°F(45C°). If the oils and lye water cool at different rates, you can use a cold- or hot-water bath in the sink.
 

3. PREPARE THE MOLD:

While the oils and lye water cool, line the mold with parchment paper.
 

4. COMBINE AND BRING TO TRACE:

When both the oils and lye water are 100°F(38C°) to 110°F(45C°), carefully pour the lye water into the pot of oils. Use a stick blender (or hand mixer) to mix for 1 to 2 minutes and then let the mixture rest for 4 to 5 minutes. Repeat mixing and resting until light trace.
 

5. MIX IN NATURAL ADDITIVES:

When the soap reaches light trace, add the lavender and camphor essential oil and blend for 30 seconds.

6. MOLD THE SOAP:

Pour the soap mixture into the mold, cover with a lid or parchment paper and insulate with a blanket for 24 hours. Do not insulate unless your house is below 75°F(24°C), in which case insulate by placing a towel around the outside edges of the mold to avoid a partial gel.
 

7. CUT AND CURE:

Remove the soap from the mold. If it seems too soft to remove, wait another 12 to 24 hours before removing. Cut the soap into 12  bars. Allow the bars to cure in a well-ventilated location for 4 to 6 weeks.
 
 

TIP: Milk can scald when lye is added. Placing the milk-water in the freezer until it’s very cold helps prevent this. Be sure to add the lye slowly. It is okay to really take your time, coming back every 20 minutes to add a little more. Milk can also make hotter than usual, so just insulate a milk batch your get recipe lightly with a towel if you’re concerned about getting a good gel for color.

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Kelly Cable

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