I love trying new homemade cosmetic recipes. As most of you know, I generally give easy to prepare recipes. But this time things will be different. Get ready for something more professional. If you are a DIY guru or a newbie, you will definitely enjoy this amazing homemade liquid hand soap coconut oil recipe. And while preparing this recipe, you will feel like a professional.
How Can You Choose Ideal Oil for Soap?
This is the trickiest part of all the process. Once you choose the best oil, your soap will be amazing.
First, you should decide if you want a liquid soap or a bar soap. This decision will also impact your oil selection. For example, if you want a bar soap, olive oil will be the best choice.
But olive oil is not so ideal for liquid soaps. Since it does not blend with water, it is often hard to make a liquid soap with olive oil.
If you want to prepare a liquid soap, you can always use the all time favourite DIY ingredient: coconut oil. You can add coconut oil in almost all recipes. And all these recipes will have amazing outcomes.
Coconut oil is the best homemade cosmetics ingredient you can get. It is cheap, it is common and it is super beneficial.
Why Did I Use Coconut Oil Instead of Castile Soap?
For liquid soaps, it is hard to work with castile soap. If you want to use castile soap, you need to find the liquid version of this one. Liquid castile soap is harder to find than solid castile soap.
So, in short if you want to make a solid soap, castile soap will be a better option.
Also, I really love using coconut oil in all my recipes. So, I decided to play with this amazing oil and turn it into a liquid hand soap.
Work Like A Professional
In this recipe, we will use scales and measurements. I know it sounds a bit hard. But once you see the results, you will understand why I choose all these measurements.
When you use strict measurement, results are always better than just randomly mixing all the ingredients.
Homemade Liquid Hand Soap Coconut Oil Ingredients
- 32 oz. coconut oil
- 9 oz. KOH – potassium hydroxide
- 18 oz. purified water
- 8 oz. glycerine
* This recipe is a bit more detailed than any other recipes. Since we are using KOH for this homemade soap recipe, we need to be careful about the ratios we use. Otherwise, you might not have the consistency you like.
It looks a bit tricky but there is an easy way. You can use a small scale to measure all these ingredients. Once you get used to all these ingredients and measurement, it will be super easy to prepare this soap recipe.
Homemade Liquid Hand Soap Coconut Oil Preparation
Take coconut oil in a pot and slowly melt the oil. You can also try microwaving. Just place a microwave safe cup into microwave. Heat coconut oil inside the cup. Mix it and repeat this process for couple of times.
While you are melting your coconut oil, you can mix glycerine and water in a separate cup.
For the next step, you need to add KOH into glycerine and water.
Mix all the ingredients until you obtain a clear mixture. At first, it will have a cloud like appearance. But once you start mixing, this mixture will become clear.
After that, pour this mixture inside melted coconut oil.
Mix all the ingredients. You should first mix manually then use a blender to combine all the ingredients.
While mixing with blender, the mixture will have a thick consistency.
As the mixture becomes thicker, you need to start mixing with a wooden spoon or stainless steel spatula.
All mixing process can take up to 3-4 hours. But don’t worry, you don’t have to blend for 3 hours straight. You need to mix the ingredients in every half an hour.
Once this mixture has completely clear look, your homemade liquid hand soap coconut oil will be ready.
You can transfer your DIY hand soap into a dispenser and enjoy your homemade coconut oil liquid hand soap.
Unlike other homemade soaps, you don’t need to shake everything together before using. Once your finish all the mixing and other things, this recipe will produce a ready to use homemade liquid hand soap coconut oil.
This is because the KOH content of the soap. KOH provides a consistency to the mixture. This way, you can use the soap without any problems.