Heavenly Soft Castile Soap Recipe
Do you feel like relaxing today?
You know - that feeling after you’ve had a long day, maybe you’ve worked too hard, or there has been some emotional drama going on in your life; yup this kind of day calls for something heavenly.
I’ve got just the thing for you, my friend.
It’s one of the easiest soaps to make, well, if you use my castile soap recipe. It’s going to be quick and easy to make, like one of those angel wings!
Castile is one of the oldest soaps in existence. It originates from Spain, but quickly spread all over the world. I think this may be for a reason; it may be one of the ancient bars, but it sure is one of the best.
OK ! Checkout What You Need in This Castile Soap Recipe
Now, I know we’re going to be doing this recipe my way, and we’ll be using the melt-and-pour base, and not using lye makes it a little safer, but still; do use gloves, protective eye wear and a mask.
Note – this recipe will suffice for one bar; if you want to change it you may do the calculations by yourself, or use Online Soap Calculator.
- 4.5 ounces (130 grams)– Melt-and-pour Castile SFIC (all natural) glycerin base – this is my favorite Melt-and-pour base, especially because it is a special mixture for castile soap.
It’s easy to get in online shops, perhaps an online apothecary, or in some crafts shops. I prefer the one which replaces most of coconut oil with olive oil.
- 2 TBSP Pure Olive Oil – this olive oil gives less lather to the soap, and if you’re rubbing it too much, it gets a little sticky, but it does give your skin that soft, heavenly feeling.
- 10 drops of Mint Essential Oil – you can basically use any essential oil you’d like – Rosemary, Lavender… But for this castile soap Recipe I prefer that fresh scent, which gives you sort of a ‘clean’ feeling.
- 1 TSP Beeswax – it helps make the bar less slimy in the process, but a TBSP of honey will do instead, if you don’t have beeswax
- Molds – I will use square shaped molds – milk carton and butter tray – I suggest you use a mold that you’re not going to be using for a while
- Petroleum jelly for the molds!
- One lovely hand blender, which you won’t use for other purposes – it may be dangerous to use a tool you’re using for soap making, for cooking food.
Little Secret and Tiny Hints of Castile Soap Recipe
As I said before – beeswax is my little trick for making the soap less slimy, however if you want to be less slimy, you can also use kitchen salt – this one I didn’t personally try out, but I hear it can help.
I also suggest that you leave it in the mold longer than other soaps. See, the longer it takes time to cure, the less water it will have – and it will be foamier! Try leaving the soap alone for at least 6 months if you want any visual result.
To speed the process of curing, or at least helping it a little bit – you can add a bit of sugar or honey to the recipe – take away some olive oil you were about to put into the mixture, and place in some honey or sugar as a substitute.
You can also substitute a very small amount of olive oil with castor oil, but be careful since this one totally tricked me one time – I added a bit too much (I’ve heard it helps with cure), I was supposed to add just 1TSP, and I added 1TBSP instead – did not see the soap turning on me – it was all greasy, yuck.
Your Castile Soap Recipe
- Your 1st Step :– Okay, so the first thing you’re going to do is – turn on some music, preferably a song ‘Don’t worry, be happy’. I have a feeling it makes the soap happier. I know, how weird am I, right? I may be wrong about the soap, but I’m sure it will put you in a good mood!
- Your 2nd Step :– Now, we are going to melt the CASTILE melt-and-pour glycerin base. This one usually comes in small cubes – but just in case cut them into smaller cubes and place them in a heath-prof bowl.
- Your 3rd Step :– Put the bowl into the microwave and heat it up in 30 seconds interval– heat the mixture until it is completely liquid. If you don’t have a microwave, just use your stove. Take one, large pot and put some water in, then place it over medium heat. In this pot you will place a smaller bowl – preferably glass one, place in the cut up soap, and stir until it melts.
- Your 4th Step :– Meanwhile, while you’re waiting for soap base to melt – take another bowl, and slowly heat up olive oil and beeswax on medium heat. Remember, not too much! It most definitely cannot be sizzling hot! If you see bubbles, turn off the heat immediately!
- Your 5th Step :– Now, slowly put the melted base into the olive oil and beeswax mixture, carefully incorporating them together over low heat.
- Your 6th Step :– Take your hand blender, and begin blending the mixture, while adding Mint Essential Soap, or any other essential oil of your choosing. Mmm, can you smell that heaven?
- Your 7th Step :– Coat your molds with petroleum jelly, - that’s how the soap won’t stick when you take it out. You don’t have to do that if you’re using a silicone mold.
- Your 8th Step :– The last thing you need to do is take your molds, and pour the mixture in them.
Now, all you need to do is sit back, listen to music, and relax. Just kidding, you need to clean up the kitchen, and actually wait for the soap to harden for at least two to six months. I know, it’s a long time, but if you want perfect castile soap recipe – it is worth the wait!
Happy Soapy to You
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