Petticoat Prepper here.
I mentioned my super fatted soap recipe on WDYDTPTW that I intended to send in so here it is. This isn’t an entry into the contest, it’s just a recipe.
I have very dry skin especially during winter. I get red itchy flakey patches that drive me nuts and generally don’t go away until part way through summer. I’ve tried everything on the market and nothing seems to help me. So I used the on line calculator to make a super fatted soap.
If you don’t know the basics for home made soap then read Bam Bam’s awesome post. She makes it easy to understand and follow. If I can do it then anyone can!
I measured my two plastic boxes I use for molds and figured out I needed 128 ounces to fill both, this recipe comes in just a bit shy (114 oz) but I still got good sized bars to use. I was a bit impatient when removing from the molds so be sure you give it enough time to set.
- 6 oz castor oil
- 32 oz canola oil
- 8 oz coconut oil
- 16 oz lard
- 16 oz olive oil
- 10.27 oz lye
- 25.74 oz water
Follow the directions in Bam Bam’s great post and hopefully you’ll have less of a problem with dry, red, itchy skin. It’s been good for me as I’ve not had issues this winter; next time I think I’ll try adding some kind of smell to it. I have given a few bars out and each of my friends say it’s like washing with lotion.