I created my soap recipe after experimenting with different oils and butters. It took a couple of years but I consistently use the same recipe time after time because it feels good, it, it cleans and it moisturizes.
These are the ingredients I use, why I use them and what it does to/for the soap:
Olive Oil - Great moisturizer because it attracts external moisture, holds the moisture close to your skin and forms a breathable film to prevent loss of internal moisture. It produces a stable lather and is conditioning.
Coconut Oil - Creates a hard bar, cleanses, produces a fluffy stable lather and is conditioning.
Palm Oil - Creates a hard bar and a nice stable lather.
Castor Oil - Attracts and retains moisture to your skin. Provides a stable lather and is conditioning.
Cocoa Butter - Lays a protective layer that holds moisture to your skin, making it a good skin softener. Produces a hard bar with stable lather and is conditioning.
Shea Butter - Very moisturizing and nourishing to your skin. Helps to provide a hard bar with a stable lather and is conditioning.
Coconut Milk - Rich in Vitamin E and is very moisturizing.
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