Cream Soap Recipe:

1 bar soap
4-6 cups water
1 tsp. Glycerin
2 cups vegetable shortening
1 cup coconut oil
10-15 drops essential oils (optional)
Recipe Directions: Shred bar of soap and set aside. On low to medium heat place shredded soap into a pot with 4 cups of water adding more if needed. The soap will began to dissolve in the water(this process will take about 20-30 minutes). Some of the soap pieces may not dissolve.

Once done stir in glycerin and place into styrofoam cups and let the soap cool; once the soap is lukewarm it will start to thicken and set. If you let the soap set just take it out of the cups put in a microwave safe bowl for less than a minute until it becomes liquid again. No Hot Soap!!

While waiting on your soap to cool start working on your whip. In a large mixing bowl place vegetable shortening and coconut oil; began to whip your oils with an electric mixer until all the oils are thick.

Once done slowly add your liquid soap to the mixture, mixing and adding more soap. Keep doing this until all the liquid soap has been whipped into the cream.

Fold essential oils into cream soap and store an air tight container or glass jars.
<p>I'll be trying this recipe on the weekend. Looks easy, &amp; love the idea of giving it as Xmas gifts. I'm going to add cold pressed, neem oil to it (as it's so good for the skin), how much do you recommend putting in your batch?</p>
<p>Okay.... if you're already starting out with a soap bar, the hydroxide has already neutralized in the soap, right? How is adding vegetable shortening and coconut oil going to meld with the already neutralized hydroxide. It would only serve as added oils. Where would the obtain their own saponification? I will concede your concept sounds very easy, but does it really provide sufficient suds to warrant being called creamed soap?</p>
How much does this recipe yield?
Shortening is extremely occlusive, even if you exfoliate!
<p>Why styrofoam?</p>
It's soo fluffy!!!
Great instructable!
Thank you so much :)
would this be nice for beards?
I have used it a shaving cream in the past, and my fiance uses it when ever he decides to shave :)
awesome thats great :) well i want to use it more as a face/ beard wash since im trying to grow mine out but keep it clean dont need birds getting into it
Does it matter what brand of soap?
No it doesn't :)
Awesome. This looks so luxurious.
Thank you! :) I got it everywhere when I was making it...

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