How to Make Soap from Scratch with Possum Hollow Farm Soaps

| 9/25/2011 3:33:54 PM

Tags: Seven Springs 2011, Soapmaking, Do It Yourself, Erica Binns,

The directions and tips in this blog post come from Fair presenter Robin Bedford.

During the presentation, Robin made a batch of soap in only 20 minutes!

Oil Selection 

Any “fat” may be used, however we have a multitude of wonderful oils available today for the home soap-maker!

  • Castor Oil - promotes a product with “glide”
  • Coconut Oil - produces lather
  • Grape Seed Oil - natural skin-penetrating moisture
  • Olive Oil - cell regeneration properties
  • Palm kernel - lather booster and hardener
  • Palm Oil - lather booster and natural source of tocotrienol (vitamin E family)
  • Safflower Oil - moisturizing properties
  • Soybean Oil - holds skin’s moisture


  • Shea Butter - high vitamin & mineral content
  • Almond - high in essential fatty acids (natural waxes) and skin protecting
  • Avocado- highly moisturizing

5/27/2018 1:02:54 AM

I used the plans at WWW.EASYWOODWORK.ORG to make my own – I highly recommend you visit that website and check their plans out too. They are detailed and super easy to read and understand unlike several others I found online. The amount of plans there is mind-boggling… there’s like 16,000 plans or something like that for tons of different projects. Definitely enough to keep me busy with projects for many more years to come haha. Go to WWW.EASYWOODWORK.ORG if you want some additional plans :)

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