We've been asked sooo many times for my dog soap recipe, so here it is! I always make it uncoloured, and go to a maximum of 1% of this Essential Oil blend. You can also make it without any Essential Oils, which is absolutely fine.
The only recent change I have made is adding Sodium Lactate Plus, but you can of course make it without this. I like the added hardness and also moisturising qualities, and it keeps it natural.
This soap loaf recipe makes a little more than the fits in our Flexible Mould - Loaf (Regular) because I always pour a cute fancy soap from my batches (though this is sized way down to 1300g of oils) for special gifts and a little fun. You can also pour into our Flexible Mould - 12 Bar Square, Flexible Mould - 12 Bar Rectangle
Decorate the rectangular bars with our Paw Print Soap Stamp
- 60g Castor Oil
- 400g Coconut Oil
- 490g Olive Oil
- 350g Sustainable Palm Oil
- 185g Sodium Hydroxide(Caustic Soda/Lye)
- 350 - 450g Distilled Water
- 30g Sodium Lactate Plus (approximately 2% of the oil weight)
I use this essential oil blend:
- 6g/ml French Lavender Essential Oil
- 3g/ml Lemon Eucalyptus Essential Oil
- 3g/ml Cedarwood, Virginian Essential Oil
- 1g/ml Chamomile 3% in Jojoba
- 3g/ml Valencia Orange Essential Oil
Your usual Cold Process equipment including your safety gear
Stick Blender (of course!)
If you are a beginner, stop! For how to make soap from Scratch, please see our Cold Process Soapmaking Instructions. You can also watch Soap Queen's You Tube Series on Cold Process Soapmaking.
If you are a beginner, choose the higher quantity of Distilled Water.
- Combine oils and lye water, Sodium Lactate Plus and bring to medium trace.
- Add the Essential Oils and combine well, using the mixing to increase the trace if necessary.
- Insulate to encourage an even, hot gel.
- Unmould after a few days.
- Cut and allow to cure for 6 to 8 weeks.
|Yields:||10 - 14 bars|