Himalayan Sea Salt Soap

Himalayan Sea Salt Soap
Batch Date January 20, 2018
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Primary Ingredients

Ingredient Quantity Percentage Saponification Value KOH Addition (Grams) NaOH Addition (Grams)
Sweet Almond Oil 0.96 ounces Calculating... 0.195
Castor Oil 1.92 ounces Calculating... 0.18
Coconut Oil (76 deg) 22.4 ounces Calculating... 0.257
Mango Seed Butter 0.96 ounces Calculating... 0.191
Olive Oil 5.76 ounces Calculating... 0.19

Ingredient Quantity
Rose hip and Chamomile Tea 12.16 ounces
Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH) 130 grams

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Special Ingredients

2 teaspoons sodium lactate, 2 teaspoons titanium dioxide pigment, 1 oz. rose hips, .5 oz. chamomile, 16 oz. Himalayan sea salt, and 1 oz lavender Nature's Truth brand essential oil.


This recipe was adapted from the recipe at wellnessmama.com. The amount of lavender was double and almond oil was used to replace a bit of the mango seed butter. The salt added accounted for 50% of the oils. Some white titanium dioxide pigment was added and a strong tea of rose hips and chamomile (brewed with 1 oz. rose hips and .5 oz. chamomile) was made in place of distilled water. I added the sodium lactate to the cooled lye water.

Batch Notes

I added the salt after reaching a medium trace, but in the future I might wait until a heavy trace since the salt went straight to the bottom and the batch was not thick enough to hold it in place. I also used the individual silicone molds but some got more salt than others because it was difficult to distribute the salt when it kept sinking to the bottom. The tea was partially frozen when the lye was added. The 15% superfatting is to counteract the drying of the coconut oil and the high amounts of coconut oil counteract the reduced lather caused by the salt addition.

Personally I didn’t have any problems with this soap being too drying, but I would make sure not to use it more than once or twice a week. My girlfriend found a single use to be far too drying for her tastes and did not like this recipe at all. So…take that information with a grain of salt… :wink: