Cold Process Soap

Skin Softening Bar Soap Recipe

This easy-to-make soap is “superfatted” with meadowfoam and avocado oils, creating an extremely emollient bar.  “Superfatting” is the process of adding extra oils or butter to a soap recipe so that there is more fat in the mixture than the lye can react with.  This “superfatting” leaves a portion of unincorporated oils in the finished soap. “Superfatted” soaps have superior moisturizing and emollient qualities.


11.5 ounces water
4.5 ounces lye

6.4 ounces coconut oil
6.7 ounces cocoa butter
2.2 ounces anhydrous lanolin
3.8 ounces mango butter
6.4 ounces palm kernel oil
3.2 ounces palm oil
3.2 ounces shea butter
1.1 oz meadowfoam seed oil
1.1 oz avocado oil
2 tsp rosemary oleoresin extract (ROE)

1.0 oz fragrance



  1. In a pitcher, add lye to the water and gently stir until lye is fully dissolved and liquid is clear.
  2. In a separate large container, warm oils, butter and ROE until all ingredients are fully liquefied.
  3. Add the lye mixture to the oils and mix using a stick blender.
  4. At light trace, add your fragrance and blend until smooth.
  5. Pour into your soap mold(s) and allow to sit for 48 hours.
  6. Unmold and allow to cure on a rack for at least 4 weeks in a well-ventilated room.


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