ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Five Wonderfully Soothing Luxury Soap Recipes

Updated on September 12, 2018
TheNaturalRoze profile image

Kimberly is a 19-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 on the spend side 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.

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 super creamy bar of soap. The reason it is used in such a small quantity is because it also works a hardening agent in the soap, meaning this luxury bar won't run out any time soon. It also makes a super cleansing bar, and leaves a thin layer on moisturizer on your skin making it so you will no longer need lotion after your showers, this 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 harmful UV rays. There is no scent in this one because the mango butter creates a subtle citrus smell that smells fantastic.

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 whole body. It is also rich in vitamins A, B, D, and E, making it so much more nourishing.

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


Sensitive Skin Luxury Soap

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 body, and helps with skin conditions. Camelina oil is wonderful for your skin and hair and since this oil is used this soap can also be used as a shampoo bar to really make your hair shine.

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

Luxury soap making

Have you worked with luxury oils in your soap before?

See results

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)