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.

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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Spiced Copper Cold Process Soap Tutorial

November 25, 2015

What You’ll Need: Tall Narrow Wood Loaf Mold 40 oz. Lots of Lather Quick Mix 5.7 oz. Sodium Hydroxide Lye 13.2 oz. Distilled Water Copper Sparkle Mica 2.5 oz. Spiced Amber Ale Fragrance Oil Optional: Powder Duster If you’ve never made Cold Process soap before, stop here! I highly recommend checking out our FREE four part series on Cold […]

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Exfoliating Green Tea Cold Process Bars

October 14, 2015

What You’ll Need: 12 Bar Round Silicone Mold 1.8 oz. Avocado Butter 2.5 oz. Canola Oil 1 oz. Castor Oil 8.8 oz. Coconut Oil 5.3 oz. Green Tea Seed Oil 7 oz. Olive Oil 8.8 oz. Palm Oil 5 oz. Sodium Hydroxide Lye 11.6 oz. Distilled Water Hydrated Chrome Green Oxide Titanium Dioxide Forest Green […]

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Espresso Shot Cold Process Tutorial

September 2, 2015

What You’ll Need: 5.5 oz. Cocoa Butter 13.7 oz. Coconut Oil 2.7 oz. Coffee Butter 2.7 oz. Hazelnut Oil 16.5 oz. Olive Oil 13.7 oz. Palm Oil 7.7 oz. Sodium Hydroxide 18.1 oz. distilled water Brown Oxide Titanium Dioxide 3.5 oz. Espresso Fragrance Oil Multi-Pour Sectioning Tool 5 lb. Wood Log Mold with Slide Bottom […]

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Lemon Poppy Seed Cold Process

July 29, 2015

What You’ll Need: 9.9 oz. Coconut Oil 9.9 oz. Olive Oil 9.9 oz. Palm Oil 3.3 oz. Rice Bran Oil 4.6 oz. Sodium Hydroxide 10.8 oz. distilled water Titanium Dioxide Fizzy Lemonade Colorant Luster Black Mica 1 tbs. Poppy Seeds .5 oz. Lemon Verbena Yankee Type Fragrance Oil 1 oz. Champagne Fragrance Oil 10″ Silicone Loaf Mold Optional: Sodium Lactate If you’ve […]

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Layered Lilac Loofah Cold Process

June 24, 2015

What You’ll Need: 10″ Silicone Loaf Mold 3.6 oz. Avocado Oil 1.8 oz. Castor Oil 7.2 oz. Cocoa Butter 9 oz. Coconut Oil 3.6 oz. Green Tea Seed Oil 1.8 oz. Mango Butter 7.2 oz. Olive Oil 1.8 oz. Shea Oil 5 oz. Sodium Hydroxide 11.9 Distilled Water Radiant Plum Colorant Titanium Dioxide Pigment Ultramarine […]

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Sea Clay Swirl Cold Process

May 20, 2015

What You’ll Need: 3.5 oz. Sweet Almond Oil 8.75 oz. Coconut Oil 1.75 oz. Meadowfoam Oil 8.75 oz. Olive Oil 10.5 oz. Palm Oil 1.75 oz. Shea Butter 4.9 oz. Sodium Hydroxide 11.6 oz. Distilled water 2 oz. Lavender and Cedar Fragrance Oil Kaolin Clay Sea Clay Hydrated Chrome Green Pigment  Pink Sea Salt, Medium  […]

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