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Five shea butter soap recipes

Updated on July 5, 2016

Shea butter soap

Shea butter is one of the main ingredients in any kind of luxury soap recipe. Shea butter creates a hard bar, with a lot of oils that don't react to the lye meaning its perfect for superfatting your soap. Shea butter is great for dry skin, sensitive skin, acne prone skin, and is good for scars and stretch marks. Shea butter is a wonderful ingredient in soaps you intent to sell or give for gifts. If you don't know how to make cold process soaps here's a tutorial with some simple recipes to get you started

Shea butter recipe 1

This recipe is made with oils that contribute to a bubbly hydrating lather. The coconut oil makes it lather while the shea butter makes it extremely hydrating.

5 oz palm kernel oil

4 oz coconut oil

6 oz olive oil

1 oz shea butter

2.37 oz lye

6 oz water

Shea butter recipe 2

This soap recipe is very gentle, using avocado oil which is used for superfatting and is gentle and good on dry and sensitive skin.

18.236 oz Avocado oil

9.594 oz Palm oil

8.148 oz Shea butter

8.148 oz Coconut oil

4.797 Jojoba oil

1.48 oz scent

6.172 oz Lye

18.236 oz water

Shea butter recipe 3

This recipe is a real simple soap recipe that you can mix up in no time. The shea butter is soothing to the skin, good for stretch marks, scars, and acne, and the coconut oil in this recipe makes a bubbly lather.

4.8 oz olive oil

4.8 oz coconut oil

3.2 oz shea butter

3.2 oz palm oil

.8 oz essential oils

2.2 oz lye

6 oz water

Shea butter recipe 4

This shea butter soap recipe has several other oils that are mixed with it which makes it perfect for dry skin, scars, stretch marks, acne, and sensitive skin. This soap is perfect for gift giving, and a wonderful recipe for people who specialize in luxury soaps.

2 oz avocado butter

1 oz sweet almond oil

1 oz shea butter

7 oz coconut oil

8 oz olive oil

12 oz palm oil

4.2 oz lye

10.2 oz water

Shea butter soap recipe 5

This recipe is special because its using coconut milk. Now when using milk in a cold process soap recipe you mix with your water that you use for your lye mixture. Milk makes wonderful creamy bars of soap, and since this is coconut milk it's vegan friendly!

4.8 oz shea butter

6.35 oz coconut oil

12.7 oz olive oil

3.175 oz castor oil

4.8 oz palm oil

3.42 oz coconut milk

7.05 oz water

4.34 oz lye


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    • TheNaturalRoze profile image

      TheNaturalRoze 13 months ago

      I'm sorry I forgot to link my cold process soap tutorial in this one

      If you have any questions still after reading let me know!

    • VirginiaLynne profile image

      Virginia Kearney 13 months ago from United States

      Could you explain how to use these recipes to make soap? I would love to learn to do this.