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DIY Homemade Coconut Milk Soap


White And Creamy Homemade Coconut Milk Soap

After developing a rash on my upper right arm, I was told to switch to a more gentle soap. Apparently, handmade soap is a cleanser that is made with simple ingredients that are good for your skin while commercial soap bars are synthetic detergents – great for your dishes, but not so much your skin. I found a “recipe” for coconut milk soap I thought might be good.


Sadly the coconut milk scent doesn’t carry through, but coconut milk is still a lovely thing to have in soap. Coconut milk makes a gentle cleansing soap that’s rich in vitamin E and moisturizing. So, if you have sensitive skin (and if you’re sensitive to scents), this soap is a great choice.



20% olive oil
20% soy bean oil (or olive oil)
25% coconut oil
15% shea butter
14% lard
5% castor oil
1% stearic acid (or round the lard up to 15%)

5% superfat (aka 5% lye discount)

Per 500g oils:

  • 1 tbsp white kaolin clay
  • 1 tbsp coconut milk powder

Calculate your recipe using SoapCalc to get your final, finite amounts of the fats, lye, and water.


Pour the soap into your mould.

Let saponify for 24 hours before un-moulding and slicing. Let cure for a minimum of three weeks before using. Enjoy!

For further instructions, visit Marie Rayma at Humblebee & Me who inspired this post.


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