First make up a suitable soap body and afterwards add the medicament. For instance, carbolic soaps may be made as follows:

I

Cocoanut oil........ 20 pounds

Tallow............. 4 pounds

Soda lye (38° to 40° B.).............. 12 pounds

Phenol............. 1 pound

Prepare the body soap by stirring the liquefied fat into the lye at 113° F., and when combination has set in, incorporate the phenol and quickly pour into molds. Cover the latter well. Instead of the phenol 2 pounds of sulphur may be used, and a sulphur soap made.

Parts by weight

II

Cotton oil.............. 200

Alcohol, 91 per cent..... 300

Water.................. 325

Caustic soda............ 45

Potassium carbonate..... 10

Ether.................. 15

Carbolic acid........... 25

The oil is mixed in a large bottle with water, 100 parts; alcohol, 200 parts; and caustic soda, 45 parts, and after saponification the remaining alcohol and the potassium carbonate dissolved in the rest of the water, and finally the carbolic acid and the ether are added and the whole well shaken. The mixture is filled in tightly closed bottles and stored at medium temperature. The preparation may be scented as desired, and the carbolic acid replaced with other antiseptics.