Yesterday morning, I looked out the window while I was getting ready and decided, “You know what? It looks like flip-flop weather!” I’m not quite sure what got into me, but I got dressed and was completely convinced that I would get to work and everyone would be wearing summer attire.
It was a bit of a reality check when I walked out my door and realized the temperature was balmy 38 degrees. When I arrived at work there was not a sandal, flip-flop or short sleeve shirt in sight. Apparently, it’s not quite summer yet.
Once I got home from work that evening I grudgingly put my flip-flops back in the closet, anxiously awaiting the day when they would make their grand re-entrance. Until then, I’ve decided to fulfill my craving for summer another way: making Coconut-Lime Soap.
This soap is made with coconut milk and coconut-lime fragrance oil. With the added chopped coconut and lime zest exfoliant on the edge, these bars smell like summer on a beach. (Just make sure it actually is summer before wearing those flip-flops.)
What are your favorite summer fragrances?
Makes about 16 4 ounce bars of soap
For the full cold process soap making instructions, check out Tiffany’s beginner’s soap making tutorial.
15 oz. coconut oil (34.09%)
15 oz. olive oil (34.09%)
8 oz. sunflower oil (18.18%)
6 oz. safflower oil (13.64%)
14 oz. coconut milk (for more on soap-making with milk, click here)
6.25 oz. lye
When making soap with milk, freeze the milk first, to at least a slushy state, otherwise the milk will burn or curdle when mixed with the lye. When creating your lye solution, very slowly mix the lye, a small amount at a time, into the frozen milk slush. Complete the rest of the recipe as you normally would.
2 oz. coconut-lime fragrance oil
Lime zest and chopped dried coconut for exfoliant (optional)
As always, remember to let your soaps cure for 4-6 weeks before using or gifting.