For the sake of clarity and industrial standard; I am going to supply this recipe in oz (Ounces), but I will also give you other conversions; so, you won’t have any problem following this recipe. However, if you need to convert between any standard measurement; just use Google!
Ounces (oz) to Milliliters (ml)
1oz = 30 ml
Ounces (oz) to Grams (g)
1oz = 28 g
Aloe Vera is the most prestigious herb used for skin care. It contains almost 20 amino acids, minerals like calcium, magnesium and sodium in sufficient quantities, enzymes, vitamins, polysaccharides, nitrogen and other components that make it a miracle beauty herb.
- 14.9 oz coconut oil
- 13.4 oz olive oil
- 10.5 oz lard
- 2.5 oz shea butter
- 9.6 oz aloe gel and water puree (add water to the aloe until you reach a total of 9.6 oz) – this mean that you will need to get a pure aloe vera gel of 8.1 oz; then mix with 1.5 oz of water to total the required 9.6 oz of aloe gel.
- 6.7 oz lye (NaOH) – this when caustic soda is mixed with water.
- 9.9 oz water
Before we go further; I will love to explain the term “Puree”. I don’t want to assume we all know what it means. A Puree is a smooth cream of liquidized or crushed fruit or vegetables. It also means to make fruit or vegetables into a thick, smooth sauce by crushing them.
In other words; to puree something is to blend, chop, mash, or strain a food until it reaches this soft consistency. If it tastes like mush, then it’s a puree!
Following the standard bar soap making procedures:
Step 1: Carefully add lye to the water and while it cools, heat up the oils until melted.
Step 2: When roughly around the same temperature, add the lye mixture to the oils
Step 3: Next add the aloe gel before trace. Mix well until the mixture thickens to the point of trace.
Step 4: Pour into mold, insulate and let it set for 24 to 48 hours.
Step 5: Unmold, cut and let the soaps cure in a cookie rack for at least 4 weeks.
Note: If you use aloe from your own plant – make sure to use only the clear gel from the leaves.