Salt Bar Recipe
14 oz coconut oil
1 oz castor oil
1 oz avocado oil
5 oz water
2.26 oz lye
Make your soap as usual. (If you’re a beginner, please visit our basic cold process tutorial.) When you’ve reached light trace add your fragrance, color and salt. Stir until you get a thicker trace so that the salt isn’t settling to the bottom of your mixture. When your soap is thick enough, like pudding but still pourable, pour into your mold.
Here are some points to consider when making a salt bar.
#1 – Salt kills lather so use 50-100% coconut oil.
#2 – Since coconut oil can be drying you’ll want to superfat 10-20% for best results (I do a 20% superfat).
#3 – Salt bars made with high coconut oil set up fast…like 2-5 hours fast…so it’s easiest to use individual molds. If you use a log mold be sure to cut as soon as it’s hard enough…usually after 2-5 hours.
#4 – Don’t judge your salt bars the next day or even after week. Give it a nice long cure of 4-6 weeks and you’ll be suprised at how nice it is to use.
#5 – I prefer a salt bar with 50-60% salt but you can go as high as 100% (of weight of oils, ex. 16 oz oils then 16 oz salt).
#6 – Use regular table salt or sea salt. Do not use dead sea salt or you’ll end up with a gloopy mess.