Make Your Own Soap!

You can make soap at home. Visit this page for easy-to-follow instructions.

You may add other ingredients for scent and texture. However, basic ingredients you will need are:


  • coconut oil ⅔ cup
  • olive oil ⅔ cup
  • other liquid oil ⅔ cup
  • ¼ cup lye – also called 100% sodium hydroxide
  • ¾ cup cool water – use distilled or purified

Note that all soap has lye as an ingredient. Lye is a strong chemical that can burn your skin if you don’t handle it safely. To learn more about the ingredient, lye, in soap, visit this helpful explanation.

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