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.

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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Black, White and Gold All Over Cold Process

April 15, 2015

What You’ll Need: 4. 9 oz. Avocado Oil 8.2 oz. Canola Oil 9.9 oz. Coconut Oil 8.2 oz. Palm Oil 1.6 oz. Shea Butter 4.6 oz. Sodium Hydroxide 10.8 oz. distilled water Titanium Dioxide Black Oxide 2 oz. Fresh Zucchini Flower Fragrance Oil Bamboo Extract Gold Sparkle Mica Dropper 10″ Silicone Loaf Mold If you’ve never made Cold Process soap before, check out […]

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Juicy Orange and Sweet Rose Cold Process

March 18, 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 Paprika Titanium Dioxide Ribbon Cut Orange Peels Rose Petals 1 oz. 10x Orange Essential Oil 10″ Silicone Loaf Mold If you’ve never made Cold Process soap before, check out our FREE four part SoapQueen.tv series on […]

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Blue Rain Drop Swirl Cold Process

March 4, 2015

What You’ll Need: 39 oz. Swirl Recipe Quick Mix 5.4 oz. Sodium Hydroxide Lye 12.9 oz. Distilled Water Ocean Rain Fragrance Oil Titanium Dioxide Fizzy Lemonade Colorant  Neon Blue Raspberry Colorant  Ultramarine Blue Oxide Tall Narrow Wood Loaf Mold Optional: Easy Pour and Measuring Containers (4) If you’ve never made Cold Process soap before, check out our FREE four part SoapQueen.tv […]

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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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Vegetable Wash Soap

March 26, 2013

RECIPE: 13.2 oz Coconut Oil 6.6 oz Olive Oil 2.2 oz Palm Oil 3.37 oz Sodium Hydroxide (lye) 7.26 oz Distilled Water 1.5 teaspoons Sodium Lactate  2# Wood Loaf Mold 2 lb Silicone Liner SAFETY FIRST: Suit up for safe handling practices! Long sleeves, gloves, and eye protection are necessary when making cold process soap. Be […]

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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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Natural Clay Stripe Soap

January 8, 2013

Gather your ingredients: SUIT UP: Get on your goggles and gloves, and make sure you’re wearing long sleeves. Keep kids, pets and other tripping hazards and distractions away from your soaping space. Always soap in a well-ventilated area. COLOR PREP: Disperse those clays in some water using a mini-mixer. You’ll want to use a ratio […]

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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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