To get started, gently heat two cups plus two tablespoons of coconut oil in a pot until it is melted. Stir in one cup plus two tablespoons of sea moss-infused oil. Stir and add in 3 tablespoons of sea moss gel
Go outdoors for this step: In a large bowl, carefully combine one cup of water and four ounces of sodium hydroxide granules. Stir this carefully, avoiding any contact with the skin. Try not to inhale the fumes this gives off.
When the water and sodium hydroxide mixture cools, carefully carry it to the oven where the pot of oils is sitting under low heat. Pour it into the oils a little at a time while stirring the mixture.
Stir this continually under low heat until the mixture reaches “trace.” Trace is a consistency characterized by the soap batter leaving a mark when it is drizzled across itself. When this happens, remove it from heat quickly. and washing at the sink.
This step is optional, but you may add twenty to thirty drops of essential oils. Some effective essential oils to use for this soap include Tea tree, lavender, thyme, rosemary, peppermint (this will give the soap a cooling sensation), or lime.
Stir in any essential oils you add and then promptly but carefully pour the batter into molds to cool. You can speed up this process by placing the molds in the refrigerator overnight.
The next day, take the molds out of the refrigerator and pop the bars of soap out. Let these sit in a room with good air ventilation to dry out for a month before using them. This will also allow time for the soap to cure.
This soap can be used for cleansing in the shower, in addition to hand washing at the sink.