Ingredients For Making Soap

Ingredients for making soap. Learn about different soap ingredients including lye, glycerin, tallow, oil, honey and fragrance. You need distilled water. You need the sodium hydroxide or lye. Then you need...

You need distilled water. You need the sodium hydroxide or lye. Then you need your oils; I use olive oil, coconut oil, palm oil and shea butter. I go strictly with vegetable oils instead of using tallow, which is a beast product. Many people feel that those types of oils [tallow] clog the skin. They are just not as nourishing to the skin as vegetable oil. With the discovery of coconut oil, it was very easy to go to all natural soaps.

I put shea butter in to make mild soap for softer skin. You can put honey in it to make it more moisturizing. In fact I am using one bar now that has honey in it and feels really nice. You can get food coloring to make different colored soap. You can do it with some natural products, but you don't get a real clean color.

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