Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Palm Free Soap Recipe #2

Onward we go with my obsession with the "perfect" palm free soap recipe. My poor printer is worn out and my notebook is getting fat with all my research. After a while all the numbers start looking the same... lol

While I was going through my soap files I found a soap recipe I used last year, during Amy's Soap Challenge, for a faux funnel design. It turns out that I was delving into the palm free realm a lot longer than I realized. 

I remember this batch of soap. It was one of my favorite bars of soap and it didn't even dawn on me that it was palm free. I went to my soap room and found one bar of that wonderful soap. It's nice and hard and still smells great. I then went to my blog and located that bar of soap. If you want to check it out, click here.  It's been almost a year since I made that soap so I decided to revisit this recipe today and it behaved just as well as I remember. 
Last years soap challenge

So, my friends, I am going to share this recipe with you. I wish I had written, in my notes, where it came from. I honestly can't say if I conjured it up myself or if I found it on another site. I would definitely give credit to anyone who shared it with me. If I had to guess I would say it probably started as a recipe from our very own Soap Queen, Ann Marie, at Brambleberry. She uses rice bran oil more than anyone I know. So with that said, here are the ingredients...

Distilled Water - 5.28 ounces
Lye (NaOH) - 2.2 ounces

Coconut Oil - 4 ounces - 25 %
Cocoa Butter - 2 ounces - 12.5%
Olive Oil - 6 ounces - 37.5%
Rice Bran Oil - 3 ounces - 18.75%
Castor Oil - 1 ounce - 6.25%

Please remember to observe all rules of safety when soap making. Do not attempt to make soap with lye until you have learned the basics. 

I will post pictures after I unmold this in a couple days. I just put it to bed :)


Oh.. I almost forgot... If you want to participate in Amy's Soap Challenge this year, it is starting this weekend. Check it out here.


  1. Thanks for sharing your recipe, Kim! I want to try some palm-free recipes sometime soon. It's on my oh-so-long list of things to try. Can't wait to see pics of your new soap!

  2. Your welcome Jenny... I understand about the list... lol :)

  3. Hello, is this recipe for a 2 pound batch?

    1. No. The oil weight is one pound. I included percentages so anyone can adjust the amount they need for any particular mold they choose. If you need to change it or double it please run it through a lye calculator. Enjoy :)

  4. Hello, is this recipe for a 2 pound batch?