Single Oil Soap – Sweet Almond Oil

Sweet Almond Oil. I consider Sweet Almond Oil to be one of my staple oils for making lip balms and lotions. I wanted to test this oil next to see what it would contribute to a bar of soap. I have never made a soap with Sweet Almond before and wondered if it might be a staple in a soap makers cabinet. Let’s go make a Sweet Almond Oil Soap!

 

I didn’t have any problems when mixing this soap. It went smoothly with no accelerated trace. This soap has stayed soft. When I went to wash with it, I was surprised how creamy it was before I turned on the faucet. I turned on the water and the soap reminded me a lot of the Cocoa Butter soap without being a solid bar. Very creamy, not so strong in the cleansing field, but there was an occasional bubble. So, the decision on Almond Oil is to limit it to 1 to 2 oz in each pound of fat.

Needed Materials

Ingredients
Sweet Almond Oil
Lye (Sodium Hydroxide)
Water
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Immersion Blender
Spoons
Mold

Recipe

Recipe in Grams
454 grams Sweet Almond Oil
57 grams Lye (Sodium Hydroxide)
177 mL Water
Recipe in Ounces
16 oz Sweet Almond Oil
2.02 oz Lye (Sodium Hydroxide)
6 oz Water
Recipe in Percentages
100% Sweet Almond Oil
Q.S. Lye (Sodium Hydroxide)
Q.S. Water

Weigh the Sweet Almond Oil into a microwave safe container. Heat until warm. This took about 2 1/2 minutes for me. Add the lye to the water to for a lye solution. Mix the oils and lye solution and blend until trace is achieved. Pour into a mold and allow to sit for 24 hours. Enjoy!

 

Taylor

Finished Soap
Heated Oil
Mixing Lye Solution
Adding Lye Solution
Mixing Lye Solution and Oil
Mixing Soap

Mixing Soap
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3 thoughts on “Single Oil Soap – Sweet Almond Oil”

  1. I concur with Ana B! It’s nice to see the process and pictures for each oil!
    Thanks Taylor! :)

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  2. This bar will improve greatly with age. Sweet Almond Oil, not to be confused with Bitter Almond EO that contains a cyanide type constituent, is very high in oleic acid. It can be subbed for olive oil in a castile soap, although the bar will be softer and require a long cure time (12 weeks) to peak. Adding a bit of coconut oil or PKO to boost lather, and cocoa butter to boost hardness, if you like, will produce a better all around cleansing bar. Sweet Almond Oil contains beneficial vitamins & minerals, including 10% vitamin E, that make it a good choice for problem skin, especially eczema. It is a light odorless oil with a make-up similar to baby’s sebum and is easily absorbed. It is said that Jackie O slathered herself in it, and put on socks and cotton gloves before bed every night. It’s often found in remedies for cracked nails and dry cuticles.

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