Don’t have a lot of money to invest in soapmaking ingredients but still want your homemade soaps to feel expensive? Adding ripe fruit and/or yogurt to your homemade soap recipes will give your homemade soaps a luxurious, silky feel as well as extra skin conditioning properties! This natural yogurt and avocado homemade soap recipe does just that and is made using a small, ripe avocado and real Greek yogurt!
Yogurt & Avocado Homemade Soap Recipe
7.3 oz. distilled water
4.9 oz. lye/sodium hydroxide
3. oz. avocado puree from a small ripe avocado
2 oz. plain organic Greek yogurt
1 Tablespoon spirulina powder, optional for natural green color
Water as % of oils=33% then discounted by amount of avocado (8.3% of oil weight) and yogurt (5.5% of oil weight) added.
If a fragrance is desired you can add up to 1.1 oz. of essential oil for a natural scent or up to 2.25 oz. of your favorite fragrance oil.
If you don’t wish to use palm oil, you can substitute the palm oil for lard, but you’ll want to run the recipe back through a lye calculator.
This natural yogurt & avocado homemade soap recipe will fit inside my DIY wooden loaf soap mold.
To make this yogurt & avocado homemade soap recipe, you’ll need to follow your basic cold process soapmaking method instructions. Be sure to take all proper safety precautions when working with lye including goggles and gloves.
Begin by measuring out the distilled water in fluid ounces. Pour into a heat safe pitcher. Next, using a digital scale weigh out the lye. Slowly pour the lye into the water in a well ventilated area and stir until all the lye has dissolved. Set aside to cool.
Now weigh out the soapmaking oils using a digital scale and combine in a stainless steel pot. Heat until melted, then remove from heat and set aside. Then weigh out Greek yogurt and the avocado. Puree the avocado. Set both of these ingredients aside.
When the lye-water and soapmaking oils have cooled to around 90°-95°F you’re ready to make this avocado homemade soap recipe.
Begin by adding the Greek yogurt and pureed avocado to the melted oils along with a Tablespoon of spirulina powder. Mix with a stick blender until the additional ingredients are evenly distributed.
Now slowly pour the lye-water into the soapmaking oils. Mix with a stick blender until you reach a light trace. Add the essential oil oil or fragrance oil if you are scenting your soap and mix again to fully incorporate the fragrance. Bring the soap to a medium to full trace.
Pour the soap into your prepared soap mold and lightly cover. Check part of the way through to make sure the soap isn’t getting too hot and cracking on top. If this happens, simply uncover for the rest of the saponification process. Set aside for 24 hours.
After 24 hours your can unmold your homemade soap loaf and cut it into bars. Allow bars to cure 4-6 weeks before use, then wrap and label as desired.
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