When we were children, the elders used to make this kind of soap called Kabakrou and we—the children—were charged to sell them in the neighborhood for 25 cents! The price has since increased to 50 cents these days. Anyway, it was mainly used to wash clothes and dishes. I intend to use this batch for kitchen purposes. I also added a few ingredients to make my own and substituted others in the process. My recipe is an adaptation of this one. For allergies reasons, any nut oil has been avoided.
Yield: 5 to 6 bars
To make soap, you just need caustic soda, oil and water. Every else is for cosmetic and preference purposes.
So to recap the ingredient picture, you will need:
– 2 cups of oil (I did half olive oil and half regular oil.)
– 1/4 cup caustic soda
– 3/4 cup warm water
– 1 mold for soap making
– 1 spatula you dedicate only to this soap making going forward (We don’t want food poisoning do we?)
– 1 pair of gloves
– Essential oils (Lavender oil has been used in this recipe.)
– In a pot, mix the water and caustic soda (Make sure to stand back a bit so that you don’t inhale the fumes.)
– In another pot, pour the oil
– Add the caustic soda to the oil and mix well for at least five minutes
– Next, add the essential oil and mix the “potion” well
– Then, pour the mixture into your soap molds and cover with a plastic wrap
– Put the whole mold outside in an undisturbed area and let the content dry/cure for a week and half. After a week, you can flip the individual soap and let them cure for more days if you like. After a week or so, they can be ready to be used. It’s up to you to decide their readiness.
For an even easier Fofky’s recipe to make candles, please click here.
Original source: Fofky’s Blog.