Borax is an ore of boron consisting of hydrated sodium borate; used as a flux or cleansing agent. It’s used as an antiseptic, preservative, cleanser and as a water softener. This recipe produces a very white and extra mild soap, perfect for delicate skin.
Borax Soap Recipe
4 c. coconut oil
2 c. clean rendered tallow
2 c. cold soft water
1/2 c. lye flakes
1/3 c. borax
1/2 c. boiling water
Dissolve borax in boiling water. Set aside.
Melt coconut oil and tallow. Set aside to cool.
Stir lye flakes into cold water till completely dissolved. Set aside to cool.
When lye and fat are lukewarm, pour lye slowly into fat, stirring constantly. Continue to stir until the mixture becomes thick and creamy. Add the borax solution and continue to stir until the mixture is thick.
Pour into molds.
Yeild: 3 & 3/4 lbs. hard bar soap