In our soap class, one of the products you will learn to make is our Laundry Soap. Here is the recipe for our Laundry Soap so that you can reference it easily to make your own laundry soap at home.

Laundry Soap


33 oz coconut oil

5.9 oz lye

12 oz water


Heat coconut oil on stove until melted. Place in crock pot on low heat.

While coconut oil is melted, mix lye into water (outside is best) and stir to dissolve. When it turns clear, mix into the coconut oil. With an immersion blender, mix until it has a pudding consistency (4 to 10 minutes, usually). Place lid on crock pot and cook until the soap folds in on itself.


Problems that might occur:

Separation of fat and lye: Mix again with blender

Soap boils over: Take off lid and mix soap going up over the sides back into mixture.


Test to see if it is done: take a pea size amount out of crock pot to cool. Taste. If you taste soap, you are done. If you get a zizzing (made up word) sensation on your tongue, keep cooking.


Pour into a silicone loaf pan or a parchment lined loaf pan to cool. Cut in about 1 to 2 hours into bars.


Once soap is done, grate the bars of soap. Combine 8 oz of soap and 10 oz each of washing soda and borax in a food processor until finely ground.


For one load of laundry, use one tablespoon of laundry soap and 1/3 cup of either washing soda or borax.


Another request we often get is the recipe for Colette's Red Lentil Soup, which she serves at our soap classes. Below is the recipe.

Red Lentil Soup

3 Tbsp. olive oil 

1 large onion chopped 

2 cloves garlic 

1 Tbsp. tomato paste 

1 tsp. cumin 

1/4 tsp. kosher salt 

1/4 tsp. pepper 

Pinch of cayenne 

1 quart broth 

1 cup red lentils 

1 large carrot 

Juice of 1/2 lemon 

3 Tbsp. fresh cilantro 


Soak lentils beforehand for anywhere from thirty minutes to a few hours.

Sauté onions in oil until golden. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Add everything else and simmer until lentils are tender.