Bug Repellent Soap

Bug Repellent Soap Bug Repellent Soap
Batch DateJune 17, 2016

Primary Ingredients

IngredientQuantityPercentageSaponification ValueKOH Addition (Grams)NaOH Addition (Grams)
Sweet Almond Oil1.6 ouncesCalculating...0.195
Avocado Oil2.56 ouncesCalculating...0.186
Castor Oil1.28 ouncesCalculating...0.18
Coconut Oil (76 deg)11.2 ouncesCalculating...0.257
Olive Oil12.8 ouncesCalculating...0.19
Sunflower Oil2.56 ouncesCalculating...0.189

Distilled Water12.16 ounces
Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH)130.8 grams

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Special Ingredients

2 teaspoons sodium lactate, 1 teaspoon Indian healing clay powder (calcium bentonite), 2 teaspoons coarse sodium bentonite clay, 2 teaspoons fizzy lemonade colorant, 1.25 oz. citronella essential oil, .5 oz. eucalyptus essential oil, .2 oz. tea tree essential oil (Crafty Bubbles brand).


Combine all oils. Add the sodium lactate to the cooled lye water mixture. Add the lye water to the oils and bring to a very light trace. Stir in clay powder, coarse bentonite, and collrant. Add and mix in essential oils. Pour the mixture into the soap mold.

Batch Notes

This smells like a bug repellent. I can’t imagine using the citronella in anything else. I hope it works! It should make a good camp soap.