simple lye soap recipe
using
only one oil

It really does not get any simpler than the following lye soap recipes.This page is about easy soap making with staple kitchen ingredients that you will find in most supermarkets.

When I started experimenting with soap making, I wanted simple recipes and instructions.

These free soap recipes use only one oil each!

You will also need lye for soap making, also called sodium hydroxide.

You are looking for 99% to 100% pure lye (sodium hydroxide). Unfortunately it is difficult to find because it is also used for making illegal drugs and there has been tighter regulations for selling this product because of it. Lye comes in flakes, pellets, micro-beads and powder form. I found lye at the Home Hardware in my hometown. You can also order from soap making suppliers.



Natural soap making requires distilled water or rain water.

The other ingredients for these lye soap recipes you can find in most communities, you may want to stake out where you can buy some quality essential oils or fragrance oils at a good price.

Certain soap makers use extract (vanilla, almond or lemon) with some success but you may need to add a lot to get a nice stable scent.

I also have some basic soap recipes and some lard soap recipes available on this site.

soap making recipes using only ONE oil

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100% Crisco Soap

INGREDIENTS

Fats, oils and butters

  • 600 grams Crisco shortening

Lye ― Water Solution

  • 78 grams lye (sodium hydroxide)
  • 228 grams distilled water

*Please note this recipe will make a soap with very little bubbles.

Additive and scent at light trace

  • 30 to 50 grams of your favorite essential oils or fragrance oils (you will need a bottle of 30 to 60 milliIitres the equivalent of 1 to 2 fluid ounces).

This recipe makes about 2 pounds of soap which will produce about 6-7 bars of natural soap.

Natural color and additives can be added to these ingredients.


Remember that ingredients (except for additives when indicated in volume) need to be weighted and not measured.Fragrance and essential oils should also be weighed.

Click here for cold process soap making recipe directions.

100% Olive Oil Soap (also know as Castile Soap)

INGREDIENTS

Fats, oils and butters

  • 600 grams olive oil

Lye ― Water Solution

  • 77 grams lye (sodium hydroxide)
  • 228 grams distilled water

*Please note this recipe will make a soap with very little bubbles.

Additive and scent at light trace

  • 30 to 50 grams of your favorite essential oils or fragrance oils (you will need a bottle of 30 to 60 milliIitres the equivalent of 1 to 2 fluid ounces).

This recipe makes about 2 pounds of soap which will produce about 6-7 bars of natural soap.

Natural color and additives can be added to these ingredients.


Remember that ingredients (except for additives when indicated in volume) need to be weighted and not measured.Fragrance and essential oils should also be weighed.

Click here for cold process soap making recipe directions.

100 % Coconut Oil Soap

INGREDIENTS

Fats, oils and butters

  • 1000 grams coconut oil

Lye ― Water Solution

  • 146 grams lye (sodium hydroxide)
  • 380 grams distilled water

Additive and scent at light trace

  • 30 to 50 grams of your favorite essential oils or fragrance oils (you will need a bottle of 30 to 60 milliIitres the equivalent of 1 to 2 fluid ounces).

This recipe has been superfatted at 20%.

This recipe makes about 2 pounds of soap which will produce about 7-8 bars of natural soap.

Natural color and additives can be added to these ingredients.

Remember that ingredients (except for additives when indicated in volume) need to be weighted and not measured.Fragrance and essential oils should also be weighed.

Click here for cold process soap making recipe directions.

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