Basic Soap from Scratch
20 mins (prep 20)
4 ingredients
15 servings
No better way to use up your leftover or expired cooking oil!! I use them for face, body, collar scrubbing, and dishes. (The oil I used in the pictures is olive oil which gives less suds but has the same cleaning power.)

Categories:  5-ingredients-or-less , food-gift , <-30-mins , easy , quick , number-of-servings , inexpensive , from-scratch , leftovers , time-to-make , for-large-groups ,
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  • 1000 ml cooking oil (heated to hand temperature in a glass, stainless steel or enamel pot)
  • 145 g lye (naoh granules)
  • 360 ml water (in glass, stainless steel or enamel pot)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons salt


Serving Size (93.62 g)
Servings 15
Amount per Serving
Calories 3.82 Calories from Fat 0.0
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.0g 0.0%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0.0%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 765.28mg 478.3%
Total Carbohydrate 0.99g 4.93%
Dietary Fiber 0.0 g 0.0%
Sugars 0.98 g %
Protein 0.0g 0.0%
Vitamin A 0.0IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 1.2mg% Iron 0.01mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
cooking oil


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