Creamy Olive Oil Soap Recipe

Creamy Olive Oil Soap

80% Olive Oil
20% Palm Kernel Oil

5% Sodium Hydroxide

1 Pound Recipe:

12.8 oz Olive Oil
3.2 Palm Kernel Oil

2.18 Sodium Hydroxide

To figure water, a safe range would be to multiply the lye amount by 2.2. I usually use a range somewhere between 1.7 and 2.0 for figuring my liquid requirements. For new recipes, I recommend 2.2.

Momma Muse recommends always running your recipe through a soap calculator to ensure you are using safe amounts of lye. See a list of online lye calculators.

For properties on other oils to use in your soap making recipes, see
Ingredient and Oil Properties for Soap, Lotion, Serums, Bath and Body

– Be sure to use a soap calculator specifically used to calculator amounts, particularly making sure you have the correct amount of sodium hydroxide.
– If you need to make substitutions within your recipe, be sure to recalculate, as the lye amount may change.
– Remember your safety and for those around your soap making area. Label items appropriately, wear appropriate safety gear.

Momma Muse, and Judi Cox, is in no way held liable for your soap making adventures or misadventures. Though we are happy to share your experiences, should you wish. :)


  1. I have coconut oil and olive oil. Can I substitute the Palm Kernel Oil with Coconut Oil for the 1 bl recipe? I have a 2 quart crock pot, will that be enough for 1 lb of soap?

  2. I think the post on making soap via crock-pot is GREAT !!!!! I have made the best soaps… all my friends just love my soap, family members say it has helped their skins rashes… THANKS for the idea

    • Thanks so much Sandy! I’m really glad you like the crock-post soap tutorial. In this day and age, so many people suffer rashes due to the detergents we all use – laundry soap, body soap, shampoos, face washes, etc. I still find people who are “afraid” to try handmade soap for fear they’ll get a rash, because they are so sensitive to soaps.. they find one that works for them and then they’re afraid to try something that would be more gentle.

      Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment. Always nice to hear a post on my site has been a help. :)

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