Hot Process Bastille soap recipe for mature skin

The ingredients of a Bastille soap are perfect for mature skin because of the oils’ moisturizing and anti-wrinkle effects. This is a high superfat soap recipe that is balanced for 40-year-olds and up. The two-color design is made with skin-beneficial natural colors from Turmeric and Cocoa Powder. This even gives the soap anti-inflammatory abilities.

The soap is not meant to be very cleansing or bubbly. It is supposed to be conditioning and bring a healthy-looking glow to mature skin.

You can use the soap for face and body, but for hand wash you would probably like a more bubbly bar of soap.

This is a hot process soap. We have a guide for you here

Oils used in this recipe

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Recipe percentages, lye, and superfat

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  • 75% Olive Oil
  • 15% Coconut oil 76 degree
  • 10% Shea Butter
  • 38% Water percent of oil weight
  • 25.6% Lye Concentration
  • 8% Superfat
  • Oil Weight 28.22 oz 800 grams

Soap Quality

Soap QualityRangeThis Recipe
Hardness29 – 5429
Cleansing12 – 2210
Conditioning44 – 6968
Bubbly14 – 4610
Creamy16 – 4819
Iodine41 – 7071
INS136 – 165129

Recipe for Bastille Face Soap for Mature Skin

Bastille Soap for Mature Skin

Keyword: basic soap, body-soap, Face-soap, Lotion soap, nourishing soap


  • 2 plastic, glass, or steel bowls
  • Wooden or plastic spoon
  • Silicone molds
  • Stick blender
  • Safety gear
  • Thermometer
  • pH meter or test strips
  • Scale (kitchen)
  • Double Boiler or Slowcooker


  • 21.16 oz Olive Oil 600 grams
  • 4.23 oz Coconut Oil 120 grams
  • 2.82 oz Shea Butter 80 grams
  • 10.72 oz Water (destilled) 304 grams
  • 3.68 oz NaOH 104 grams
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp Cocoa Powder


  • Use the hot process for making this Bastille Soap

Soap Characteristics

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