28 May 2014

Fisherman Soap Recipe Perfect for Father's Day - No Lye!

Waaaaaay back in the day, I sold bath and body products.  I made soap, lip balm, lotion, and bath salts on eBay and locally.  This was back before Etsy and just after Etsy opened, so eBay and my own website were my only options.  My husband was a mechanic at a marine dealership.  I heard about this fisherman soap, and who better to test it than a bunch of fishermen at the shop?

I made a few bars and gave out some samples.  Within a few weeks, I had several orders.  I filled those and made more for the shelf.  This stuff sold better than any other product that I had!

This soap naturally masks the human smell from your hands.  Use it before touching bait to attract more fish.  Many men also use it before hunting so the animals can't smell them in the woods.

This recipe doesn't use lye because it uses a soap base.  If you've never made soap, you can find complete directions here.

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Fisherman Soap Recipe

What You Need


  1. Chunk the soap in to 1" pieces and place in double boiler.  Add beeswax pellets.  Melt on medium low heat until completely melted.  
  2. Stir well and add jojoba oil food coloring if desired.
  3. Let cool until a skin starts to form on top of the soap.
  4. Add anise essential oil and stir.
  5. Pour in to molds and let cool.
  6. When cool, remove from molds and wrap in plastic wrap.
Do not use anise essential oil if you are pregnant.  

You can use any soap base.  I like the one that I linked because it has a little boost of moisturizer.  You could skip the beeswax, but it makes a harder bar.  Since most men store the soap with their tackle, it helps protect it while it gets tossed around.

That's it!  If your father or other man in your life is a hunter or fisherman, he will love these soaps!  

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