This soap recipe was inspired by a trip to my local apple orchard on a beautiful fall day.
It features freshly pressed apple cider (unsweetened apple juice could work well too), along with the subtle warm spicy scent of essential oils.
While the scent of the apple cider won’t make it through to the final soap, try using essential oil option 2 (below) to regain a hint of fruitiness in the finished soap.
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Apple Cider Soap
Liquid & Lye Portion:
- 4.16 oz (118 g) lye (6% superfat) (I used THIS KIND)
- 9 oz (255 g) COLD apple cider (or half water/half apple cider)
- 15 oz (425 g) olive oil (50%)
- 8 oz (227 g) coconut oil (26%)
- 2 oz (57 g) castor oil (7%)
- 2 oz (57 g) mango (or shea or cocoa) butter (7%)
- 3 oz (85 g) sunflower, sweet almond, or avocado oil (10%)
Essential Oil Options:
- Option 1 (Simple Spice) – 5 g (1.5 tsp) cinnamon + 5 g (1.5 tsp) clove essential oils
- Option 2 (Fruity Spice) – 5 g cinnamon + 5 g clove + 3 to 5 g (1 to 1.5 tsp) folded orange + 4 g (1.5 tsp) patchouli essential oils
If you’ve never made soap before, be sure to thoroughly research the process and precautions before trying this recipe.
This recipe perfectly fills a Crafter’s Choice regular loaf mold. (See the Amazon widget below for the exact one I use.)
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