Making Hot Process Aloe Vera Soap in a Crock Pot

Homestead Bootcamp

We are showing you how to make your own aloe vera soap using a crock pot for all the hard work. This is a fast and easy soap that can be made in an afternoon and used the following day. It is great for your skin, too!


  • safety goggles
  • gloves
  • white vinegar
  • kitchen scale
  • metal bowls
  • mold (Pringles can)
  • stick blender
  • crock pot/slow cooker
  • spoon, knife, spatula


  • 8.4 oz olive oil
  • 7 oz coconut oil
  • 3.5 oz lard
  • 4.18 oz water
  • 3 oz aloe vera juice
  • 2.77 oz lye


  • Measure out oils/fats and add to crock pot on low heat.
  • Measure out water and aloe.
  • Measure out lye into separate container.
  • Add lye into water and stir until dissolved. Let cool.
  • When oils/fats are melted, add lye mixture and blend with stick blender until mixture is the consistency of pudding.
  • Place lid on crock pot and cook for 1 hour.
  • Spoon mixture into mold and let sit for 24 hours.
  • Remove from mold and cut into bars.
  • Use immediately or let harden on a wire rack.

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