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Five Wonderfully Soothing Luxury Soap Recipes

Updated on September 7, 2017
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Kimberly is an 18-year-old jewelry artist, soap maker, and crocheter. She lives happily with her boyfriend in northern Minnesota.

What is Luxury Soap?

Luxury soap is soap made with normal oils but a wonderful extra flair added to it. A lot of butters will make a luxury soap along with a few of the more expensive oils. The ingredients are usually a little more expensive because of the extra added and wonderful benefits they provide to your skin. For example a cheaper luxury butter is shea butter, and it creates long lasting bars of soap with a nice creamy lather that hydrates your skin as it cleans it.

Cold Process Safety Measures

When making cold process soaps you will be using an ingredient called lye. Lye is a very dangerous and caustic chemical that can cause serious injuries if not handled correctly. Below is a basic list of rules you should follow when working with lye.

1. Wear protective gear, you do NOT want this on your skin (gloves that go decently high, an apron is also nice.)

2. Lye releases a gas that you do not want to breath in, so when making soap make sure to do so either outside or in a well ventilated area.

3. Do not do this process around children or pets, breathing in the chemical is very bad for them as well.

4. When mixing your lye and water solution you want to do so in a heat safe bowl, I personally use a big glass mixing bowl.

5. Work with lye on a heat proof surface, even if your bowl won't melt the solution does reach close to 200 degrees Fahrenheit so the bowl still gets very hot.

6. Wear glasses or protective eye wear.

7. ALWAYS add your lye to your water, if you do so the other way around it will explode and you will have lye water on everything.

8. Never use lye in aluminum the two thing chemically react and it's not pretty.

9. Make sure you allow your soap to cure for at least four weeks though I usually wait six just to be safe. If you use it to soon and the soap hasn't cured yet you can get lye burns by using it.

Cold process soap making is a dangerous process if you don't take the proper measures. However if you follow the rules above (there may be a few extra though most cold process tutorials go over them more in depth) cold process soap making is a lot of fun and very rewarding.

About the Recipes

All the recipes below are luxury soap recipes, the meaning of that is explained in a paragraph above. A few of the items making these luxury soaps are decently expensive, and a little bit harder to work with so these recipes are suggested for a more experienced soap maker. All recipes below have many added skin benefits from the ingredients that are used, and will be a great treat for yourself, a wonderful gift, or a more pricey item in your store!

Emu Oil Luxury Soap

This recipe is done with emu oil. Emu oil is packed extra full of different vitamins that your skin will absolutely love. Because of the emu oil this soap will be wonderful for hydrating dry and damaged skin. Another great benefit is emu oil does not clog pores, so even though its highly hydrating it won't make acne prone skin worse.

6 oz olive oil

5 oz palm kernel oil

4 oz coconut oil

1 oz emu oil

2.38 oz lye

6 oz water

Lanolin luxury soap recipe

The luxury ingredient in this soap is lanolin, which makes a wonderfully creamy bar of soap. The reason it is used in such a small quantity is because it's also a wonderful hardening agent, because of that this will also be a very long lasting bar of soap. It also makes a super cleansing bar, and leaves a thin protective film on your skin making it so you will no longer need lotion after your showers, this film also helps protect your skin from the sun.

6 oz soy bean oil

5 oz coconut oil

4 oz olive oil

1 oz lanolin

2.21 oz lye

6 oz water

Mango Butter Luxury Soap

This luxury soap is made with an ingredient called mango butter. Mango butter makes an amazing bar of soap that is super hydrating for your skin. It also helps dry skin, dermatitis and other uncomfortable skin conditions. This butter also helps protect your skin from weather and UV rays.

4.23 oz avocado oil

2.11 oz sunflower oil

10.58 oz coconut oil

4.23 oz mango butter

10.58 oz palm oil

2.11 oz castor oil

6.34 oz olive oil

2.11 oz rose hip oil

16.07 oz water

5.96 oz lye

Shea Butter and Avocado Oil Luxury Soap

Shea butter and avocado oil make this luxury soap a real treat for you and your skin. Shea butter always makes wonderful soaps but when mixed with avocado oil the benefits just keep growing. Shea butter on it's own makes super hydrating bars of soap, that also have anti-inflammatory properties. Avocado oil is wonderful for superfatting soaps making it extra hydrating for your skin. It is also rich in vitamins A, B, D, and E, making it so much more nourishing for your skin.

4 oz avocado oil

14 oz coconut oil

12 oz palm oil

2 oz shea butter

10 oz soybean oil

6 oz sunflower oil

6.75 oz lye

18 oz water

Luxury soap 5

This soap uses multiple luxury ingredients such as, beeswax, sweet almond oil, and camelina oil. This soap is perfect for acne prone skin, dry skin, people with skin conditions, and for helping in the process of healing stretch marks. Beeswax makes a nice hard long lasting bar of soap as well as offering sun protection. Sweet almond oil produces a rich conditioning lather, is wonderful for hydrating your skin, and helps with skin conditions. Camelina oil is wonderful for your skin and since this oil is used this soap can also be used as a shampoo bar since it's not only wonderful for your skin, but your hair as well.

1.5 oz beeswax

7 oz olive oil

4 oz sweet almond oil

3 oz sunflower oil

2.5 oz coconut oil

2.5 oz palm oil

1 oz camelina oil

2.5 oz lye

8 oz water

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