Man Soap (18th Century Gentleman's Club, Rev. 2)

Man Soap (18th Century Gentleman's Club, Rev. 2)
Batch DateOctober 18, 2016

Primary Ingredients

IngredientQuantityPercentageSaponification ValueKOH Addition (Grams)NaOH Addition (Grams)
Avocado Oil3.2 ouncesCalculating...0.186
Castor Oil3.2 ouncesCalculating...0.18
Coconut Oil (76 deg)19.2 ouncesCalculating...0.257
Olive Oil35.2 ouncesCalculating...0.19
Shea Butter3.2 ouncesCalculating...0.179

Chilled Aloe Vera Juice24.32 ounces
Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH)256.6 grams

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Special Ingredients

24.32 oz. aloe vera juice, 4 teaspoons sodium lactate, 60 grams lightly ground oatmeal, 4 teaspoons Indian healing clay powder (calcium bentonite), 2 teaspoon Moroccan red clay powder, 1 teaspoon coarse sodium bentonite clay, 2 teaspoon hardwood activated charcoal powder, 1 oz. beau brummel cybilla fragrance oil.


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. Add the fragrance oils and blend well. Pour a fifth of the batch into a separate bowl and add the charcoal powder. Add the clays and ground oatmeal to what is remaining. Drizzle the charcoal mixture into the main bowl and add a few swirls by hand. Pour the entire mixture into the soap mold.

Batch Notes

My batch of Man Soap (18th Century Gentleman’s Club) has been one of my favorite soaps to use and give away so far, but many people I know don’t like the idea of animal fats in soap even though I think it makes wonderful soap. This revision was an attempt to reproduce the recipe without using animal fats. This time I also decided to double down on the moisturizing properties since the 18th Century Gentleman’s Club fragrance was so inspired by the dandy Beau Brummel.