Advanced Soap Recipes

These soap recipes involve a few more detailed steps than our basic recipes, but your efforts will be rewarded with the beautiful, and slightly more intricate finished products. Also included here are general guidelines for making Hot Process Soap. Recipes listed from newest (top) to oldest.

Pumpkin Spice Swirl Cold Process Tutorial

September 16, 2015

What You’ll Need: Tall Narrow Wood Loaf Mold 10.5 oz. Canola Oil .8 oz. Castor Oil 9 oz. Coconut Oil 9 oz. Palm Oil 7.8 oz. Olive Oil .8 oz. Pumpkin Seed Oil 1.2 oz. Shea Butter 5.4 oz. Sodium Hydroxide Lye 11 oz. Distilled Water (15% water discount) 2.5 oz. Pumpkin puree Titanium Dioxide Brown […]

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Psychedelic Spin Swirl Cold Process Tutorial

August 12, 2015

What You’ll Need: 9 Bar Birchwood Mold Silicone Liner for 9 Bar Mold 15.5 oz. Canola Oil .5 oz. Castor Oil 1.5 oz. Cocoa Butter 12.5 oz. Coconut Oil 2.5 oz. Hemp Seed Oil (Refined) 7.5 oz. Olive Oil 10 oz. Rice Bran Oil 6.8 oz. Sodium Hydroxide Lye 16.5 oz. Distilled Water Neon Blue […]

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Dragon’s Breath Cold Process Soap

July 8, 2015

What You’ll Need: Tall Narrow Wood Loaf Mold 10.7 Coconut Oil 15.1 oz. Olive Oil 10.7 oz. Palm Oil 4.3 oz. Rice Bran Oil 2.2 oz. Chia Seed Oil 6.1 oz. Sodium Hydroxide Lye 14.2 oz. Distilled Water 2 oz. Dragon’s Blood Fragrance Oil Activated Charcoal  Merlot  Sparkle Mica Electric Bubble Gum Colorant Fizzy Lemonade […]

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Electric Lemonade Column Pour Tutorial

June 3, 2015

What You’ll Need: 36 Bar Unfinished Birchwood Mold 131 oz. Swirl Quick Mix 18.1 oz. Sodium Hydroxide Lye 43.2 oz. Distilled Water 10 oz. Electric Lemonade Cocktail Fragrance Oil Neon Blue Raspberry Colorant Tangerine Wow! Colorant Ultramarine Violet Oxide Pigment Titanium Dioxide Black Oxide Optional: 2 Squeeze Bottles If you’ve never made Cold Process soap […]

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Tile Inlay Cold Process Tutorial

April 22, 2015

What You’ll Need: 3.8 oz. Castor Oil 22.8 oz. Coconut Oil 22.8 oz. Olive Oil 19 oz. Palm Oil 7.6 oz. Rice Bran Oil 10.8 oz. Sodium Hydroxide 25 oz. distilled water 5 oz. Neroli & Shea Fragrance Oil Lemon Peel Powder Titanium Dioxide LCP Clear Melt & Pour Base Liquid Red Liquid Blue Liquid Violet Liquid Orange Silicon Tray Mold 18 […]

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Over the Rainbow Cold Process

March 4, 2015

What You’ll Need: White Base 1.7 oz. Sweet Almond Oil 1.7 oz. Cocoa Butter 8.3 oz. Coconut Oil 13.2 oz. Olive Oil 8.3 oz. Palm Oil 4.6 oz. Sodium Hydroxide Lye 10.9 oz. Distilled Water 1 oz. Blackberry Sage Fragrance Oil Titanium Dioxide 5 Pound Mold with Sliding Bottom Silicone Liner for 5 lb. Wood Mold PVC Pipes Rainbow Embeds 1.3 oz. Sweet Almond […]

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Embedded Heart Soap Tutorial

June 4, 2013

Part 1 (Heart Embeds) 2.25 oz Castor Oil 9 oz Shea Butter 6.75 oz Coconut Oil 9 oz Olive Oil 9 oz Palm Oil 4.9 oz Sodium Hydroxide (Lye) 11.88 oz Distilled Water This really isn’t a hard soap to make, it just takes two days to do because of the little heart embeds.  I […]

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Red Apple Soap

March 26, 2013

Recipe: 33 oz Basic Quick Mix Oil 4.7 oz Sodium Hydroxide (Lye) 10.9 oz Distilled Water 2 oz Red Apple Fragrance Oil Green Chrome Oxide Burgundy Oxide 9 Bar Birchwood Mold 2 Condiment Bottles PS – This technique, of course, works for all cold process soap recipes – not just ones with the Quick Mix Oils […]

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Honey Beeswax Cold Process Soap

March 26, 2013

Recipe: 0.55 oz Cocoa Butter 3.3 oz Coconut Oil 2.75 oz Olive Oil (pure) 3.3 oz Palm Oil 1.1 oz Sunflower Seed Oil 1.6 oz Sodium Hydroxide (lye) 3.6 oz Distilled Water 1 teaspoon Sodium Lactate 0.8 oz Honey Beeswax fragrance Milk and Honey Mold   SAFETY: Make sure goggles, gloves, and long sleeves are […]

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Luck of the Green Beer Soap

February 19, 2013

Gather your ingredients: 5.5 oz. Cocoa Butter 16.5 oz. Coconut Oil 11 oz. Olive Oil 16.5 oz. Palm Oil 1.6 oz. Shea Butter 3.8 oz. Shea Oil 1 tsp Vitamin E Oil (optional superfat) 7.7 oz. Sodium Hydroxide (Lye) 5 oz. Honey Ale Fragrance Oil 2 Cups of Light Beer (we used Coors Light) 14 […]

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Pear Pumpkin Soap

December 18, 2012

Phase 1 Recipe: 6.0 oz. Palm Oil 20.0 oz. Pure Olive Oil 8.0 oz. Coconut Oil 1.2 oz. Castor Oil 4.8 oz. Rice Bran Oil 5.5 oz. Sodium Hydroxide (lye) 13.2 oz. Distilled Water 3 teaspoons Titanium Dioxide 3 tablespoons Sweet Almond Oil (or another liquid oil) 3 tablespoons Paprika 2.7 oz. Pumpkin Spice Fragrance Oil Heavy […]

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Hot Process: CPOP Swirls

December 18, 2012

CPOP = Cold Process Oven Process Basically, CPOP is forcing a hot, extended gel phase with the help of an oven. Gel phase is temperature phase. After soap is in the mold, the process of saponification can cause the soap to heat up. Gel phase is beneficial to soap because it can intensify colors in the […]

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Crock Pot Camouflage Hot Process Soap

December 18, 2012

RECIPE: 6.25 oz. Coconut Oil 1.25 oz. Meadowfoam Oil 8.25 oz. Olive Oil 6.25 oz. Palm Oil 1.75 oz. Sweet Almond Oil  1.25 oz. Shea Butter 3.5 oz. Sodium Hydroxide (Lye) 8.25 oz. Distilled Water 1.4 oz. Sleigh Ride Fragrance Oil 1/2 teaspoon Burgundy Oxide 1/2 teaspoon Yellow Oxide 1/2 teaspoon Hydrated Chrome Green 1.5 Tablespoons Sunflower oil (or any liquid oil)  2 […]

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Café Latte Soap

December 11, 2012

Café Latte Soap Recipe submitted by Erica of Bath Alchemy Ingredients: 17 oz. Coconut Oil 17 oz. Olive Oil 8 oz. Palm Oil 8 oz. Frozen Goat’s milk (by volume) 8 oz. Coffee with distilled water (by volume) 6.2 oz. Sodium Hydroxide (Lye) 2 oz. Vanilla Essential oil (by volume) 1/3 cup Coffee grounds (by volume) […]

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Caramel Apple Soaps

November 27, 2012

Ingredients 8 oz. White Melt and Pour 8 oz. Clear Melt and Pour Flexy Fast Trial Size Liquid Brown Colorant Liquid Yellow Colorant Sparkle Gold Mica Epsom Salt (optional for the sprinkles) .5 oz Chipotle Caramel Fragrance Oil Craft Sticks 1 Apple Yields: 1 Caramel Apple Soap Please note that the quantities below may change depending on […]

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Fresh Bamboo Soap

October 29, 2012

Tools and Ingredients: 13 oz. Olive Oil Melt and Pour 1/2 oz Fresh Bamboo Fragrance 3 mini scoops Olive Leaf Powder 5 mini scoops Sea Clay 4 Teaspoons Bamboo Extract Framed Bamboo Mold Mini Scoops Injector Tool ONE: Melt 13 ounces of Olive Oil Melt and Pour Soap Base in the microwave on 30 second intervals […]

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