Almond Milk Soap Recipe; An Easy & Simple Guide


A lot of people claim that almond milk soap is probably one of the best moisturizing soaps on the market, particularly if you want to brighten up your face a little bit. Now, there are countless ways that you can put together an almond milk soap.

On this page, we want to share our favorite almond milk soap recipe. This is a basic recipe, but it works!

Almond Milk Soap Ingredients

  • 12oz Vegetable Shortening
  • 9oz of almond milk. You should get the slushy kind and the best quality that you can afford.
  • 3oz of water
  • 3oz of lye
  • 4.5oz of olive oil. Again, the best quality that you are able to afford here.
  • 5oz of coconut oil

Ingredients

This should be enough to make up a small batch of nicely mild soap. However, you can also up these ingredients if you wish.

However, you will have to up them in proportion to one another. So, if you wanted to double the amount, then you would double all of the ingredients that you see on this list.

If you wanted triple the recipe, then you would need to triple all of these ingredients. However, for a single person, we find that these ingredients are enough.

You can always make a fresh batch later on. The almond milk soap recipe isn’t particularly tough to follow.

Almond Milk Soap Procedure

  1. You are going to need to get a thermometer for this. This is because it is important that you constantly monitor the temperature of the soap mixture. If you don’t, then something could go wrong You will also need a stick blender. We suggest that you get something that you will only use for soap making here. This is because it is going to be awful to clean off otherwise.
  2. You will need to start by getting your coconut oil and vegetable shortening into a big pot. You will want to heat them slowly to the point where the two have melted. Once they have melted, you will need to add the olive oil into the mixture. Leave this to one side.
  3. You will now need to get your water and mix the lye into it. You should be doing this slowly. This will happen in a separate pot.
  4. The next step is to heat both of the potted mixtures you have just made to 100F. Once you have done this, you will be able to combine the two mixtures together. You don’t have to stir at this point. You are going to be doing plenty of that soon.
  5. The next step is for you to add the almond milk to your oil and water mixture. You can pour it all in at once. There is no need to add it slowly. It won’t change a thing.
  6. You now need to grab your blender and whisk away. You should be whisking until the mixture becomes thick, almost like a thick cream.
  7. Once this is done, put the soup mixture into the molds that you are using. It will stay in these molds for 24-hours. After 24-hours, remove the soap from the molds.

soap making

The soap will be ready to use in 6-weeks. This is because it is going to have to ‘cure’. If you do not leave the soap to cure at this point, then it could end up causing a lot of damage to your skin which, of course, is probably going to be the last thing that you want to have happened! This is because the soap is just going to be too alkaline at this stage [1].

Changing Up The Recipe

As you can see, this is the absolute basic of almond milk soap recipes. You are going to end up with something that is going to clean you exceedingly well. However, we know that there are a few people out there that are looking for a dash of pizzazz in their soaps. This means that they will often want to add some essential oils or other ingredients.

If you are planning on adding any essential oils into the mix, or any other ingredients for that matter, you will need to be mixing them into the soap at the point when you have that creamy, thick consistency. You will need to whisk a little bit more to ensure that all of those ingredients are spread throughout the soap.

References

  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4171909/

Mark Sanchez

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