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I've been making soap for about 12 years now. When I say "making soap" I mean REAL soap.....not the glycerine, or melt and pour kind like you buy from the craft store (all though I have had occasion to use it for SOME projects) I'm talking about what our Great Grandmothers (or maybe it was Great-Great Grandmothers) used to make out of necessity.  It was made with animal fat, and lye (which by the way they also made......YIKES I don't go THAT far)

I use a lye calculator that is found on line, as are many recipes. The site I like best is Majestic Mountain Sage http://www.thesage.com/index.html  When made properly you have THE MOST luxurous soap you have ever used.......of course most of us have never really used SOAP.....instead what we buy is detergent!  This soap will have NO lye left in it when the chemical reaction call saponification is complete (that's why I use a lye calculator).

I remember my Grandma's skin as being super soft, and smooth. She still made "her" soap, even when she could buy commercial bath soap at the store. Her's didn't smell, or look as pretty as the store bought bars, but she used hers on her face daily, and now I know why she looked like she did.

I will provide my recipe. I will also provide safety rules for making soap. It's a VERY safe project, but you DO need to understand what you're doing, and why.

I created this soap years ago (at least 10) when I tried some other "kitchen" soap made with coffee, but no coffee grounds.

This soap is GREAT at taking cooking smells....like Onion, Garlic, or Fish from your hands. It also works well (all though you may need to rince and repeat) removing the smell of oil, and gasoline!
 
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codnywaker1 year ago

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codnywaker1 year ago
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Nice job! I have actually used this recipe before and love it. Funny how coffee can take kitchen smells from your hands.
also glad you listed some websites for the lye calculators.
sunshiine2 years ago
I love this! Thanks for sharing. These guys look so pretty and old fashioned!
Sunshiine
MaryT8M (author)  sunshiine2 years ago
Thanks for saying so.....I REALLY like grinding the soap up (while it's only 24 hr old, and still soft) and making it into soap balls, but for some reason my DH only likes bars ;-(

Next time I make soap I may tell him I'm making it into balls so I can do another INSTRUCTABLE!

I hope you try this......you'll LOVE having it in the kitchen, and so will your family and friends, since you'll be "sharing" with them I'm sure!
kc8hps2 years ago
I have made soap in the past but did not know of the lye calculator. I'm sure this will yield a nicer soap when finished.

I will probably give this a try since it is winter :)

Great instructable
MaryT8M (author)  kc8hps2 years ago
BTW I lived most of my adult life in Colorado.......first in Colorado Springs, and later in Boulder County! I started making soap in Colorado will living out in the country! I also made my own "stain stick", and laundry soap out of a "lye heavy" batch of soap, instead of throwing it away.......Now I wish I could duplicate it!
kc8hps MaryT8M2 years ago
I found instructables a few years back when I was still living in Michigan. I love colorado and want to stay a long time.

p.s. I found this site that might be of interest to you as they have a soap vendor or two. denverurbanhomsteading.com

Peace, Bryan
MaryT8M (author)  kc8hps2 years ago
I have never made it without using the calculator! Both of the sites I listed have great customer service. I've used several recipes from MMS, and have called them with questions......they're great! Both sites are very reputable

IF you give it a try let me know how it comes out. I have another recipe ifn you're interested.......VERY creamy, and makes your skin feel super
MaryT8M (author) 2 years ago
I'm SO happy to finally be in the company of people who appreciate creativity as much as I do! I can't get enough of INSTRUCTABLES........YIKES that sounds a little "stalkerish"
scoochmaroo2 years ago
Fantastic tutorial! Thank you for sharing this.