Creamy Avocado Soap Recipe

Keep your skin nourished this winter with this homemade avocado soap recipe.

| December 2017

Simple and Natural Soapmaking (Page Street Publishing, 2017), by Jan Berry shares more than 50 homemade soap recipes that use natural ingredients and are easy-to-make. Jan includes step-by-step tutorials and detailed instructions, making this book perfect for soap crafters at any level. The following excerpt is from Part 2, "Soaps from the Farm."

You can purchase this book from the Mother Earth Living store: Simple and Natural Soapmaking

Dry skin can be a problem for a lot of people during the winter. Save yourself money buying different moisturizers with this creamy avocado soap recipe.

Yield: 7 to 8 bars of soap (2.5 lbs/1.13 kg)

You Will Need:

• 5.75 oz (163 g) distilled water
• 3.9 oz (111 g) sodium hydroxide (lye)
• 2 tsp (9.5 g) French green clay
• 3 oz (85 g) fresh avocado, mashed
• 7.5 oz (213 g) coconut oil (26.8 percent)
• 3.5 oz (99 g) shea butter (12.5 percent)
• 11.5 oz (326 g) olive oil (41 percent)
• 4 oz (113 g) avocado oil (14.3 percent)
• 1.5 oz (43 g) castor oil (5.4 percent)
• 0.56 oz (16 g) peppermint essential oil (optional)
• 0.35 oz (10 g) fir needle essential oil (optional)
• 0.14 oz (4 g) rosemary essential oil (about 1-1/4 tsp) (optional)


1. Wearing protective gloves and eyewear, carefully stir the lye into the distilled water. Note that the water amount is significantly reduced to accommodate the extra moisture provided by the avocado puree. As a result, the lye solution will be more concentrated than normal, so handle carefully.

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