Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Ginger Soap (Cold Process)

This is a lovely and useful soap. I have a lot of friends who have diabetes who use this to help the circulation for feet and hands.


10 ounces Palm Oil
4 ounces Coconut Oil
2 ounces Olive Oil
2 ounces lye
4 fluid ounces water
4 fluid ounces ginger juice and water
1/4 fluid ounce Ginger Essential (optional)


1. Take a hand of ginger and run it through a juicer

2. Add the pulp back to the juice and enough water to equal 4 ounces

3. Pour lye into the water (never pour water into lye) - Set aside to cool

4. Melt oils together -set aside to cool

5. When oils are approximately 110 degrees Fahrenheit and lye water is approximately 100 degrees Fahrenheit, gently pour lye into oils (never pour oils into lye)

6. Add juice to mixture, stirring constantly

7. Mix until soap traces

8. Add Essential Oil (optional)

9. Pour into prepared molds and cover with plastic wrap

10. Allow to stand covered and out of drafts for 48 hours

11. Remove form molds and cut as desired

12. Allow to age in open air for 2-3 weeks before using

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shannon said...

i have a friend that makes homemade soaps and gives us baskets of it for christmas (my favorite is fig scented!). i've always loved these soaps and all handmade soaps, but never knew the process behind creating them. love to say i'll try them myself, but i'll leave that up to nora. ;)

Lori Stoia said...

Congratulations! Once you get homemade soaps, you will never go back to store made soaps.