How to Make Coconut Oil Soap


We all love coconut oil. This sweet smelling oil is the best product of homemade cosmetics. You can it in almost any recipe. And your choices are limitless. You can always improvise and make a new recipe with coconut oil. Today, I decided to make coconut oil soap or in other words coconut oil body lotion.

I was having a problem with my skin lately. As the weather changes, my skin feels a lot drier than ever. So, I needed extra moist for this time. And I decided to benefit from moisturising effect of coconut oil. Also, to increase this effect I decided to add Shea butter in my recipe. We all know that shea butter has amazing moisturising effect. When combined with coconut oil, this effect doubles and even triples.


In this natural coconut oil soap recipe, I wanted to keep things simple. When you use this amazing DIY product, you will have a skin like silk. And it is possible to use it almost every day.

You will start to feel the difference form the first day. Let’s check what we need to prepare this amazing homemade coconut oil soap.

Homemade Natural Soap Recipe

Coconut Oil Soap Ingredients

  • 1 cup of organic raw shea butter (solid)
  • 1/2 cup of natural coconut oil (solid)
  • 1/2 cup of sweet almond oil (liquid)

Coconut Oil Soap Preparation

Coconut Oil Soap
Coconut Oil Soap Preparation


Take a pot and fill the half of the pot with water.



Place the pot on the stove. If you have a doubler boiler, you can skip these steps. I am giving the recipe like this so if you don’t have double boiler, you will know what to do.


Add raw shea butter, and coconut oil into a bowl.


Place the bowl in the pot on the stove.


Melt all the ingredients.

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Remove the bowl from heat and wait for 30 minutes or until the mixture cools down.


Add sweet almond oil to mixture.


Whip the mixture until you obtain a creamy structure.


Take the mixture in a clean container.

Coconut Oil Soap
DIY: Coconut Oil Soap

After preparing this coconut oil soap recipe, you can use it as a part of your daily skin care routine. Also, when you are preparing coconut butter, you can make few changes in the recipe.

For example, sometimes I am adding essential oil in this recipe. You can use lavender essential oil or lemon essential oil or any other one you like.

I excluded the essential oil in this recipe since some of you may be allergic to essential oils. If you are allergic to any essential oils, you can easily follow the recipe above. If you decide to add essential oils, you can add it with sweet almond oil.

Also, there are some tricks in this coconut oil soap recipe. You should definitely cool down the mixture before whipping. Otherwise, this mixture will not have creamy look. It will just look like melted butter. For shelf life, you can keep the lotion for couple of months. But, it is always better to keep it in the fridge.

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