How to Make Coconut Glycerin Soap

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Moisturize dry, flaky skin with the benefits of coconut oil by creating your own glycerin soap at home. Combine coconut oil with the power of shea butter for a rich experience enriched with vitamins A, E and F to help promote healthy, beautiful skin. Coconut oil can help manage psoriasis, dermatitis and eczema, as well as defend against premature aging. Relieve stress in a lathering shower with shea butter-infused soap and moisturize your cares away with the Caribbean scent of coconut.

Things You'll Need

  • Yucca root
  • Glycerin
  • Bowl
  • Soap
  • Pan
  • Coconut oil
  • Shea butter
  • Plastic bottle
  • Bring 1/4 cup of distilled water to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in 2 tbsp. of yucca root. Cover and allow to steep for 15 to 20 minutes.

  • Add 2 tbsp. of vegetable glycerin to the yucca root-infused water; pour into a bowl and set aside.

  • Pour in 1 1/4 cups of distilled water into a pan. Shave an entire bar of unscented castile soap into the pan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until the castile soap is dissolved.

  • Pour the liquid soap into the set aside bowl. Fold three ounces of shea butter and one ounce of coconut oil into the bowl. Stir until well mixed. Let cool; pour into a clean or unused plastic bottle. The coconut glycerin soap has a shelf life of one year.

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