The precise-but-contradictory answer is both yes and no. YES, you can make soap without ever handling lye yourself. NO, chemically-speaking, soap itself cannot be made without lye. Soap is made by blending oils (like olive oil or coconut oil), a liquid (water, goat’s milk, etc.), and an alkali (lye). via
Can I make soap with just coconut oil?
In terms of cold process soap, I use it in just about every recipe. While coconut oil is extremely hydrating when applied directly to skin, when combined with sodium hydroxide, it adds cleansing properties to cold process soap. You can make soap out of 100% coconut oil if you have an unusually high superfat. via
How do you make homemade soap without lye?
Chop the soap base into large pieces. Put it in your Pyrex and melt it in the microwave or in a double boiler over low heat. Once melted, add your herbs and oils (about 30 drops essential oil and 1/2 teaspoon herbs per pound of soap base). Mix thoroughly and pour into your mold. via
How do you make natural soap without chemicals?
What happens if you dont use lye in soap?
What happens if you leave the lye out of a recipe? Without lye, the oils in your recipe would stay oils. Nothing would happen to them. A chemical change involving lye must happen in order to create soap. via
What oil makes the best soap?
The Best Oils for Soap Making
Which soap contains coconut oil?
Palmer's Coconut Oil Formula Soap is made with Natural Coconut Oil. This soap deeply moisturizes and softens the skin. It is 100% vegetable based with coconut shell powder and pulp, to deliver luxuriously rich moisture for decadently pampered skin. It hydrates and pampers as well as soothes and comforts skin. via
What can I substitute for lye?
A common home alternative to lye when making pretzels or bagels is to use a baking soda solution. via
What can replace lye in soap?
The main way that you can make soap without handling lye is by using melt-and-pour soap. It's already been through saponification (oils reacting with lye) and is safe to use and handle straight out of the package. All you do with it is melt it, add your scent, color, and other additives, then pour it into molds. via
What is a natural soap base?
Shea butter, olive oil, goat milk, or honey are all prime examples of natural ingredients that enhance the basics and create a unique melt and pour soap base. One of the many benefits of the variety of melt and pour soap bases is the ability to choose a soap base with ingredients that benefit your skin type. via
How do you make natural soap ingredients?
Is lye a natural product?
Lye isn't organic, but it is one of the allowable non-organic ingredients included in USDA organic standards since their inception. On the groovy point, we disagree. The truth about lye in soap-making is simple: there is no true soap, as defined by the FDA, without lye. via
How do you make soap ingredients?
Does Dove soap contain lye?
Yes, Dove is made with lye! These alternative words are not always used to deceive consumers! via
Is lye in soap bad for skin?
Lye is a caustic substance that can certainly damage your skin if you're exposed to it. It can cause a number of problems, such as burns, blindness, and even death when consumed. But, and this is a big but, soap that is created with lye (which is all real soap) will do absolutely no harm to your skin. via
What does lye do to dead bodies?
A body is submerged in a solution of heated water and lye. After a matter of hours, everything but the bones dissolve into a liquid made up of water, salt and other components safe enough to go down the drain. The remaining bone fragments can be crushed into ash for scattering, burial or memorialization. via