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Soap made by Me

Posted on June 27, 2016 at 4:10 PM

Soap making have become a big part of my lifestyle these days.

Gathering coconuts, Avocado seeds and Tamanu seeds have me trialing many different recipes.

Adding Honey to some recipes have made a smooth darkish brown soap.


The Avocado and Coconut soap have become a very popular soap onboard the cruise ships. This soap is made using the seed of the avocado,  una (grated) coconut cooked slowly over a couple of days and the blended with boiling hot water and passed through a fine mesh. This seperated the milk from the pulp. The pulp goes to feed my sister inlaws chickens and the milk is boiled in a big pot for several Hours.

The coconut & Avocado milk boils down until it cracks and the oil seperated from the finer pulp. stirring often so that the pulp would not burn and taint the oil. The oil is poured of through fine cloth and collander and drained so as the oil is seperated.

The oil is bottled into flask for sale.


The soap is made using the oil, Roseapple ash water and small amounts of caustic soda.

Honey, coconut & Palm soap is made the same way

Tamanu & Coconut oil is made similar way and recipe for soap is the same.

White Ginger flowers are infused in the oils before it is gently boiled and strained. bottled oil in flask or made into soap with the same recipe.

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