Beer Cold Process Soap Recipe

Beer Cold Process Soap Recipe

Recipe makes approximately 4 pounds of soap.

Ingredients Found At Natures Garden:



Other Items Needed for this Recipe

Total Recipe Weights:
517 grams Beer
186 grams Lye

408 grams Olive Oil Pomace
408 grams Shea Butter
272 grams Coconut Oil 76
272 grams Palm Oil
84 grams STUD Fragrance Oil

Clean & Sanitize your work area and all of your packaging materials. It is suggested that you wear gloves, protective clothing, a face mask, safety glasses, and a hair net while preparing this recipe.

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Please Note:  Prior to making this recipe, you must place your beer in a bowl and allow it to sit for 3 days.  During this time, occasionally stir the beer to help release the carbonation.  On day 3, place the beer into a pot on the stove top and boil it for 30-40 minutes stirring periodically.  When this time has elapsed, weigh out 517 grams, and carefully pour this into ice cube freezer trays.  Freeze overnight.  When you are ready to soap, the frozen beer is used as the water portion of the water/lye solution. 

Now, when adding the lye to the frozen beer, add this in very small quantities.  Constantly stir this mixture in between adding the small amounts of lye.  You will notice a strong smell, so make sure you are wearing your mask and that you are in a well ventilated area.  Once all the lye has been added, proceed as normal.

Caution:  There is a chance that when mixing the frozen beer with the lye, a volcanic effect may take place.  This would be due to any carbonation that is left in the beer.  It is extremely important to take the proper steps to remove all of the carbonation.  It is also recommended that you mix the frozen beer and lye in a deep mixing bowl in the sink. 

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We hope that you enjoy our Beer Cold Process Soap Recipe!