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How To Make Coconut Milk Soap For Inflamed Skin (Natural Anti-bacteria)

Coconuts are extremely known for providing us with endless benefits to our health. Our recipe today is the Nourishing Coconut Milk Soap Bar. 

To make the soap combine an oil mix with lye flakes, distilled water and Milklab’s coconut milk (or any coconut milk you can get from the grocery store). The oil mix is a combination of coconut, castor, olive and palm oils. Each of the oils are amazing for the wellbeing of the skin. For instance, coconut oils is a great cleanser and has antibacterial properties. Its antibacterial properties help reduce the inflammation of the skin. 

Coconut milk helps treat dry skin and remove harmful bacteria. This helps to clear wounds and even the skin tone. Coconut milk is also nourishing for the skin, giving it a nice glow. 

For an eye catching soap, add red iron oxide mica with white soap shavings which resembles a coconut. 

Finally, add creamy coconut fragrance oil, for a heavenly smell, which will help transport you to a tropical island.

 Equipments You Will Need:

  1. Heat Resistant Containers
  2. Spatula/ Stirrer (Can Also be kitchen Spoon)
  3. Weighing Scale (Digital)
For more info on what other equipments you will need to start making handmade skincare; click here


Preparation Time : 20 minutes
Total Time : 40 minutes

Ingredients: (makes 6 x 50g soap bars)

  1. 94.5g Coconut Oil 
  2. 94.5g Olive Oil 
  3. 31.5g Castor Oil 
  4. 94.5g Palm Oil 
  5. 46.5g SoapLab’s Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH) Pastilles 
  6. 46.5g Distilled Water  
  7. 31.5g MilkLab’s Coconut Milk  
  8. 22.5 Creamy Coconut Fragrance Oil 
  9. 4g Red Iron Oxide Mica
  10. 8g Soap Shavings 
  11. 10-20 sprays of Rubbing Alcohol 
  12. 6 cavity silicon mold 50g 


Visual Guide  

  1. Combine lye flakes with distilled water carefully. Wear gloves & long sleeves to avoid backsplash getting in contact with exposed skin. 

  2. Slowly mix with a whisk until all the lye flakes have dissolved in the distilled water. Solution may become hot, do be cautious. 

  3. To bring lye solution to room temperature, place container in a water bath. 

  4.  Measure out coconut Milk carefully to avoid any spillage and then set aside. 

  5. Separately, pour your Oil Mix into a heat resistant mixing container. Combine room temperature Lye Water  with the oil mix.

  6. Next, use a whisk and mix until it reaches thin trace. Timing of this may vary as the faster you mix, the faster solution will saponify and reaches thin trace. 

  7. Next, add in Creamy Coconut Fragrance Oil. For this, use a pipette for easy measuring & dispensing  

  8. Add in Red Iron Oxide Mica into the soap mixture. This will give soap its coconut shell-like appearance. 

  9. Add in Coconut Milk into the container and mix everything using a whisk until milk, mica & oil are evenly dispersed throughout the soap mixture. 

  10. Prepare your silicone mold. Spray with Rubbing Alcohol to sanitise mold. Next, pour in soap mixture into each cavity. Pour carefully, soap might still be warm. 

  11. Sprinkle on some soap shavings to mimic the look of shaved coconut on top of each soap. Then, leave soap for 24 to 48 hours to harden. 

  12. Once hardened, carefully pull mold away from soap. This will help preserve those desired sharp & crispy edges of the soap.  

  13. Whenever you feel ready, gently push soap out from the mold.  

  14. Soap will be needing 2 - 4 weeks to fully cure before it is used. Keep soap aside till then. 

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  1. Always test the product on your skin for allergic test first. Click here to find out how to do so
  2. If you are selling this product, advice your consumers to do allergic test first
  3. Make sure all your utensils and work surface is clean and sterilise as dirty area and utensils can reduce shelf life of scrub
  4. Do not add in any Fresh ingredients that can spoil easily as this will reduce the shelf life of product unless specified in recipe. Click here to find out more
  5. If applying on face, avoid citrus based or sandalwood essential oil as Malaysian weather will cause your skin to be easily sun burnt. Wear sun protection if add these Essential oils.
  6. If you have any questions; please don't hesitate to contact us here via FB messenger or via WhatsApp at 0126643817
  7. If you would like to join our Skincare & Soap Making Class Click here
  8. If you would like to have these readymade (PRIVATE LABEL/OEM) for you, email sales@soaplabmalaysia.com For Free Quotation.

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