Hawaiian Red Sea Salt & Red Palm Soap Recipe

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This homemade red palm soap recipe is made using virgin red palm oil which is naturally high in Vitamin E and antioxidants and mineral rich Hawaiian Alaea Red Sea Salt.

This homemade red palm soap recipe is made using virgin red palm oil which is naturally high in Vitamin E and antioxidants and mineral rich Hawaiian Alaea Red Sea Salt.

Red palm oil – also known as palm fruit oil, virgin palm oil and palm butter – lends soaps a beautiful orange color. I was able to buy a 16 fl. oz. jar of red palm oil from my local Fresh Market – a 16 fl. oz. container gives you just enough to create this red palm soap recipe – however if you aren’t able to source it locally Mountain Rose Herbs carries sustainable virgin palm (fruit) oil.

This homemade red palm soap recipe is made using virgin red palm oil which is naturally high in Vitamin E and antioxidants and mineral rich Hawaiian Alaea Red Sea Salt.

Hawaiian Red Salt is a blend of natural sea salt from the Pacific that gets its natural red color when blended with red clay found in the region. It contains nineteen trace minerals and electrolytes including digestible dietary iron. I also found the Hawaiian Red Alaea Salt at Fresh Market but it is, as well, available from Mountain Rose Herbs.

I also used GMO free safflower and sunflower oils for this red palm soap recipe. Safflower oil is prized for its moisturizing properties and the high amount of linoleic acid while sunflower oil is high in oleic acids and vitamins A, E and D making it a great choice for dry, weathered, aged, and damaged skin.

This homemade red palm soap recipe is made using virgin red palm oil which is naturally high in Vitamin E and antioxidants and mineral rich Hawaiian Alaea Red Sea Salt.

Hawaiian Red Sea Salt & Red Palm Soap Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

12.6 oz. red palm oil (red palm butter/palm fruit oil)
3.6 oz. GMO free sunflower oil
3.6 oz. GMO free safflower oil
1.8 oz. castor oil
7.2 oz. refined (76° melt point) coconut oil
7.2 oz. pomace olive oil

11.8 oz. distilled water
4.86 oz. lye/sodium hydroxide

2.25 oz. fragrance oil, optional
2 Tablespoons Hawaiian Red Salt
2 Tablespoons kaolin (white cosmetic) clay, optional
2 Tablespoons titanium dioxide powder, optional
activated charcoal powder (for pencil line), optional

Soap Notes:

Water as % of oils = 33%
8% superfat
1 oz. fragrance oil per pound

The oils were used at the following percentages: Virgin red palm oil=35%, sunflower oil=10%, safflower oil=10%, castor oil=5%, coconut oil=20% and olive oil at 20%.

This cold process wine soap recipe yields 10-12 bars around 4 oz. each and fits inside my DIY wooden loaf soap mold.

Instructions:

You’ll need to follow your cold process soapmaking instructions to make this cold process red palm soap recipe. (If you’ve never made cold process soap before you can find a great, inexpensive beginner’s cold process soap recipe here.) Be sure to take 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. Using a digital scale you’ll now weigh out the lye. Slowly pour the lye into the water in a well ventilated area and stir until all of the lye has dissolved. Now set the lye-water aside to cool.

How to make homemade cold process soap using red palm oil.

Now weight out the soapmaking oils using a digital scale and combine in a stainless steel pot. Heat over medium heat until melted then remove from heat and set a side to cool. (See more behind the scenes photos like this one by following me on Instagram!)

When both the lye-water and oils have cooled to 90°-95°F you’re ready to mix them together. Pour the lye-water into the liquified soapmaking oils and mix using a stick blender until you reach a light trace. Add fragrance oil if you’re using one and then mix again until well blended and soap is at a medium-heavy trace.

Pour half of the soap into your prepared mold. If you want a pencil line evenly spread a thin layer of activated charcoal on top of the soap you just poured.

With the remaining soap still in the pot add the Hawaiian red sea salt, kaolin clay and titanium dioxide. (The titanium dioxide will make the top half of the soap loaf a beautiful yellow.) Mix well to incorporate the ingredients then pour onto the top of the soap previously poured into the mold.

Level the soap with a butter knife by first running it across the width of the poured soap along the entire length of the mold. Then run it long ways down the length of the soap all the way across the width of the mold. Top with Hawaiian red sea salt if desired. Lightly cover the mold.

This homemade red palm soap recipe is made using virgin red palm oil which is naturally high in Vitamin E and antioxidants and mineral rich Hawaiian Alaea Red Sea Salt.

Allow the soap to rest for 24-48 hours before unmolding. Then unmold and cut into bars. Allow to cure 4-6 weeks before use.

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Cold Process Macadamia Nut Salt Bar Soap Recipe

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Palm Free Cold Process Macadamia Nut Salt Bar Soap Recipe

This fabulous homemade macadamia nut salt bar soap recipe is made with a generous percentage of moisturizing macadamia nut oil and natural sea salt that your skin will simply love. You can scent this one with your favorite fragrance oil – I used white tea – or omit the fragrance all together for the light natural scent of macadamia nut!

Palm Free Cold Process Macadamia Nut Salt Bar Soap Recipe

Homemade Cold Process Macadamia Nut Salt Bar Soap Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

10.8 oz. macadamia nut oil
7.2 oz. olive oil
1.8 oz. cocoa butter
10.8 oz. refined coconut oil
3.6 oz. castor oil
1.8 oz. rice bran oil
1 oz. stearic acid (optional, omit for completely palm free soap)

12 oz. distilled water
4.9 oz. lye/sodium hydroxide pellets

1/3 cup fine sea salt
2 oz. fragrance oil of choice

Directions:

To create this homemade cold process soap recipe you’ll need to follow my basic cold process soapmaking instructions.

Begin by measuring out the water into a large Pyrex measuring cup or heat proof pitcher. Next, using a digital scale weigh out the lye then slowly pour the lye into the water. Mix until all the lye has dissolved then set the lye-water aside in a well ventilated area to cool.

Now weigh out the soapmaking oils, cocoa butter, and stearic acid and combine in a large stainless steel pot. Heat over medium heat on the stove until all the ingredients have melted then set aside to cool.

Once the soapmaking oils and lye-water have reached around 95°-100°F you’re ready to make soap!

Slowly pour the lye-water into the soapmaking oils and mix with a stick blender adding the sea salt and fragrance at a light trace. Then combine thoroughly using your stick blender until soap has traced fully.

Pour the soap into your prepared mold, cover and insulate. Twenty-four hours later you can unmold your soap loaf and cut it into bars. Allow the soap to cure 4-6 weeks before use for optimal results.

This homemade cold process soap recipe will fit into one of my easy DIY Wooden Loaf Soap Molds. The final loaf will yield anywhere from 10-12 bars of handmade soap depending on how thick you cut them. You can learn how to make a soap loaf cutter here for even bars.

Want to make this homemade cold process soap recipe palm free? If you are unable to source palm free stearic acid simply substitute the stearic acid with slightly less beeswax! Or as the salt makes a naturally hard bar you can simply omit the stearic acid all together.

For more homemade palm free cold process soap recipes go here. Or you can browse all of my homemade soap recipes by visiting Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen. Also be sure to follow my DIY Bath and Body Pinterest Board for more great homemade soap recipes and beauty DIY’s from both Soap Deli News and around the web.

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