With this recipe, you will get all the benefits of the beeswax in your soap. It makes a nice hard bar of soap, and your skin will love it. Beeswax is a strong anti-inflammatory and helps heal wounded or irritated skin. Furthermore, beeswax is high in vitamin A, which has been found to support cell reconstruction and health.
There are different opinions on how much beeswax can be incorporated into soap recipes. Still, this one is good for unmolding and will work if you incorporate the beeswax into the oils. A normal rate for beeswax is 1-2%, so 8% is very high. Beeswax does not saponify more than about 50%. That is why superfat is set to 0% in the recipe. Beeswax prevents a good lather, so we added Castor and Sunflower Oils to get that bubbly lather we all want.
Oils used in this recipe
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Recipe percentages, lye, and superfat
This information is for advanced soapers. Go to recipe if you are new to soap making.
- 40% Olive Oil
- 30% Coconut Oil, 76 deg
- 12% Sunflower Oil
- 10% Castor Oil
- 8% Beeswax
- 38% Water percent of oil weight
- 27.416% Lye Concentration
- 20 0z Total oil weight 567g
- 0% Superfat (approx 4% counting the superfat in beeswax)
|Soap Quality||Range||This Recipe|
|Hardness||29 – 54||39|
|Cleansing||12 – 22||20|
|Conditioning||44 – 69||60|
|Bubbly||14 – 46||29|
|Creamy||16 – 48||25|
|Iodine||41 – 70||62|
|INS||136 – 165||143|
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Recipe for 8% Beeswax Soap Recipe
8% Anti-inflammatory Beeswax Soap Recipe
- 2 plastic, glass, or steel bowls
- Wooden or plastic spoon
- Stick blender
- Microwave oven
- Silicone molds
- Kitchen scale
- pH meter or test strips
- Safety gear
- 8 oz Olive Oil 227 grams
- 6 oz Coconut Oil, 76 deg 170 grams
- 2.4 oz Sunflower Oil 68 grams
- 2 oz Castor Oil 57 grams
- 1.6 oz Beeswax 45 grams
- 10.72 oz Water 304 grams
- 3.54 oz NaOH 100 grams
- Use the Cold Process method
Soap Fat Profile
Would you rather try a recipe for soy wax soap? Take a look at this link: Homemade soap with Soy Wax