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.

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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These Soaps Rock!

October 29, 2012

Ingredients 40 oz. Aloe Melt and Pour 4 oz. Shea Melt and Pour 1 oz. Kentish Rain Fragrance Oil 9 Bar Baltic Birch Mold, lined with plastic Flexy Fast Molding Putty Liquid Green Colorant Liquid Blue Colorant Liquid Black Colorant Droppers River Rocks Vinyl Gloves Mixing bowls and spoons Rubbing alcohol PREP: Line your 9 bar Baltic Birch […]

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Wash Your Mouth Out With Strawberry Pie

October 29, 2012

Gather your ingredients: Recipe by Erin Pikor, Naiad Soap Arts White Melt & Pour Soap Base Clear Melt & Pour Soap Base Non-Bleeding Red Color Merlot Mica Liquid Yellow Liquid Brown Strawberry Seeds Strawberry Fragrance Oil Almond Biscotti Fragrance Oil Tools Silicone Brownie Pan Crinkle Cutter Daisy Cookie Cutter ONE: To create the “strawberries” for […]

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Peach Pie Soap

October 23, 2012

Recipe submitted by Jennifer of Jennifer’s Handmade Soap This recipe is for a Peach Pie Soap, but you can adapt this same concept for any type of pie soap you want, Apple, Strawberry-Rhubarb, Blackberry, Cherry…you name it! Note: This is a more advanced tutorial. If you have never done an In-The-Pot Swirl be sure to check out […]

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Army Soap

August 17, 2012

Ingredients 14 oz. Clear Soap Base Liquid Green Colorant Liquid Black Colorant Liquid Brown Colorant Rectangle Mold Blue Man Fragrance Oil Syringe 5 small mugs and spoons 1 large microwave safe container ONE: Melt 14 ounces of clear soap base in a large microwave safe container. Once the soap is melted, stir in .25 ounces of […]

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Amethyst Gem Soap

April 19, 2012

Recipe and Instructions by Arlena Thane, Elm Valley Soapworks Create this unique gemlike soap with simply clear melt and pour base, colorants and fragrance. Note: When making a gem duplication, it is helpful if you have a real one to compare with for the coloring and design. I bought an amethyst at a trinket shop […]

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