Cold Process Soap Recipes and Tutorials

Cold process soap making is a combination of art and science. Lye (sodium hydroxide) and water, in just the proper ratios, come together as fatty acids that form a chemical reaction called “saponifaction.” During saponification, the oils and lye mix and become soap – the process takes approximately six weeks to fully complete.

Lemongrass Mojito Soap Tutorial

August 23, 2017

What You’ll Need: Embeds: 10 oz. Clear LCP Melt & Pour Soap Kermit Green Mica Shamrock Green Mica Base: 10″ Silicone Loaf Mold Hanger Swirl Tool 1 oz. Castor Oil (3%) 7.3 oz. Coconut Oil (22%) 1.7 oz. Moringa Seed Oil (5%) 9.9 oz. Olive Oil (30%) 8.3 oz. Palm Oil (25%) 5 oz. Sweet Almond Oil (15%) 4.6 oz. Sodium Hydroxide Lye 10.9 oz. Distilled Water 1.4 oz. Lemongrass […]

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Black Tea Soap Tutorial

July 19, 2017

What You Need: 5 Pound Mold with Sliding Bottom Silicone Liner for 5 Pound Mold 2.7 oz. Cocoa Butter (5%) 13.5 oz. Coconut Oil (25%) 2.7 oz. Matcha Green Tea Butter (5%) 16.2 oz. Olive Oil (30%) 13.5 oz. Palm Oil (25%) 5.4 oz. Sweet Almond Oil (10%) 14.3 oz. Brewed Black Tea (20% water discount) 7.6 oz. Sodium Hydroxide Lye 2 oz. Bergamot Black Tea Fragrance Oil Titanium […]

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How to Make Coffee Soap

June 6, 2017

What You’ll Need: 5 Pound Mold with Sliding Bottom Silicone Liner for 5 lb Wood Mold Hanger Swirl Tool 54 oz. Swirl Recipe Quick Mix 7. 5 oz. Sodium Hydroxide Lye 17.8 oz. Plain Coffee 3 oz. Espresso Fragrance Oil Titanium Dioxide Pigment Brown Oxide Pigment Black Oxide Pigment 2 Tbsp. Used Coffee Grounds Whole Espresso […]

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Creamy Goat Milk Soap Recipe

April 26, 2017

What You’ll Need: 9 Bar Birchwood Mold Silicone Liner for 9 Bar Mold 5.3 Apricot Kernel Oil (15%) 8.8 oz. Coconut Oil (25%) 11.5 oz. Olive Oil Pomace (33%) 2.5 oz. Cocoa Butter Cubes  (7%) 7 oz. Palm Oil (20%) 4.9 oz. Sodium Hydroxide Lye 11.6 oz. Goat Milk 2 oz. Oatmeal Milk and Honey Fragrance […]

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Kokum Butter Cold Process Soap Tutorial

March 29, 2017

What You’ll Need: 10″ Silicone Loaf Mold 0.7 oz. Castor Oil (2%) 8.5 oz. Coconut Oil (25%) 1.7 oz. Kokum Butter (5%) 23.1 oz. Olive Oil (68%) 4.7 oz. Sodium Hydroxide Lye 10.3 oz. Distilled Water (8% water discount) 2 oz. Eucalyptus Essential Oil Titanium Dioxide 3 Tbsp. Ground Pumpkin Seeds If you’ve never made Cold Process soap before, stop here! […]

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Rose Clay and Charcoal Soap Tutorial

February 15, 2017

What You’ll Need: 10″ Silicone Loaf Mold 36 oz. Lots of Lather Quick Mix 11.8 oz. Distilled Water 5.2 oz. Sodium Hydroxide Lye 2 tsp. Rose Clay + 2 Tbs. Distilled Water 1/2 tsp. Fired Up Fuchsia Colorant Activated Charcoal 2 oz. Rosehip Jasmine Fragrance Oil Rose Petals Optional: Powder Duster If you’ve never made Cold […]

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Rose Quartz Cold Process Soap Tutorial

January 4, 2017

What You’ll Need: 5 Pound Mold with Sliding Bottom Silicone Liner for 5 lb. Wood Mold 13.5 oz. Coconut Oil (25%) 14.6 oz. Palm Oil (27%) 18.9 oz. Olive Oil (35%) 5.4 oz. Green Tea Seed Oil (10%) 1.6 oz. Castor Oil (3%) 7.6 oz. Sodium Hydroxide Lye 17.8 oz. Distilled Water 3.5 oz. Rose Quartz Fragrance Oil Titanium Dioxide Electric Bubble Gum Snowflake Sparkle Mica […]

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Pumpkin Souffle Cold Process Soap Tutorial

November 23, 2016

What You’ll Need: 8 Paper Disposable Cups (cut to hold 4 ounces)  8 oz. Coconut Oil (25%) 9.6 oz. Palm Oil (30%) 8 oz. Olive Oil (25%) 6.4 oz. Sweet Almond Oil (20%) 4.5 oz. Sodium Hydroxide Lye 10.5 oz. Distilled Water 1.7 oz. Pumpkin Souffle Fragrance Oil Titanium Dioxide Disposable Frosting Bag Used Coffee Grounds MOLD […]

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Crescent Moon Cold Process Soap Tutorial

October 12, 2016

What You’ll Need: Embed: Mini Moon Silicone Column Mold LCP White Melt and Pour Base Shimmer Sparkle Gold Color Block Shimmer Yellow Color Block Base: 10″ Silicone Loaf Mold 10.8 oz. Coconut Oil (30%) 10.8 oz. Palm Oil (30%) 10.8 oz. Olive Oil (30%) 2.5 oz. Mango Butter (7%) 1.1 oz. Castor Oil (3%) 5.2 […]

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Mechanic Cold Process Soap Tutorial

August 24, 2016

What You’ll Need: 12 Bar Round Silicone Mold 9.6 oz. Coconut Oil (30%) 9.6 oz. Olive Oil (30%) 9.6 oz. Palm Oil (30%) 1.6 oz. Castor Oil (5%) 1.6 oz. Cocoa Butter (5%) 9.4 oz. Distilled Water (12% water discount) 4.6 oz. Sodium Hydroxide Lye 1.7 oz. Orange 10X Essential Oil 5 Tbs. Pumice 8 Tbs. […]

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Red Hanger Swirl Cold Process Tutorial

July 11, 2016

What You’ll Need: 5 Pound Mold with Sliding Bottom Silicone Liner for 5 lb Wood Mold Hanger Swirl Tool 54 oz. Swirl Quick Mix 7.5 oz. Sodium Hydroxide Lye 17.8 oz. Distilled Water Magenta Mica Sunset Orange Mica Merlot Sparkle Mica Black Oxide Titanium Dioxide 2 oz. Apple Sage Fragrance Oil 1.5 oz. Yacht Club Fragrance Oil […]

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Watermelon Cold Process Soap Tutorial

June 1, 2016

. What You’ll Need: 5 Pound Wood Mold with Sliding Bottom Silicone Liner for 5 Pound Wood Mold 5.5 oz. Avocado Oil (10%) 1.7 oz. Castor Oil (3%) 13.8 oz. Coconut Oil (25%) 3.9 oz. Mango Butter (7%) 16.5 oz. Olive Oil Pomace (30%) 13.8 oz. Palm Oil (25%) 16 oz. Distilled Water (12% Water […]

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Sunflower Cold Process Soap Tutorial

May 11, 2016

What You’ll Need: Two Sunflower Molds 1.6 oz. Cocoa Butter (7.3%) 5.8 oz. Coconut Oil (26.4%) 4.4 oz. Olive Oil (20%) 5.8 oz. Palm Oil (26.4%) 4.4 oz. Sunflower Seed Oil (20%) 3.1 oz. Sodium Hydroxide Lye 7.2 oz. Distilled Water 1.7 oz. Sunflower Fragrance Oil Fizzy Lemonade Colorant Yellow Oxide Brown Oxide Pigment If […]

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Natural Colorant Rainbow Cold Process Soap

March 30, 2016

What You’ll Need: Tall Narrow Wood Loaf Mold 44 oz. Basic Quick Mix 6.3 oz. Sodium Hydroxide Lye 14.5 oz. Distilled Water 2 oz. Lemongrass Essential Oil 1 oz. Lime Essential Oil Natural Colorants Sampler Pack: Madder Root Powder Annatto Seeds Indigo Powder Spirulina Powder Alkanet Root Powder If you’ve never made Cold Process soap […]

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Avocado + Spearmint Cold Process Soap Tutorial

February 17, 2016

This recipe does contain a water discount to take into consideration the extra water that is added to the recipe. This recipe adds water in three different ways. First, 1.5 ounces of water is added to create the avocado puree. Then 2 Tbs. (about 1 ounce) of water is added to the clay to help […]

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Currant & Cranberry Cold Process Tutorial

January 6, 2016

What You’ll Need: Vertical Wood Mold 2.2 oz. Cocoa Butter 10.8 oz. Coconut Oil 15 oz. Olive Oil Pomace  8.6 oz. Palm Oil 6.5 oz. Rice Bran Oil 6 oz. Sodium Hydroxide Lye 14.2 oz. Distilled Water Titanium Dioxide Merlot Sparkle Mica Poppy Seeds 1.5 oz. Pomegranate and Black Currant Fragrance Oil 0.7 oz. Cranberry Fig Fragrance Oil If you’ve […]

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