Come on Savvy Crafters, let’s see MORE soap making recipes like these!
Jemima kicked things off this week when she sent me photos of some lovely soaps she made, and I thought I would share them with you here… Then while writing this page a thought struck me, why not pop a form at the bottom of this page and see how many others would like to post their photos and soap making recipes.
If enough of us post it could be worth creating a contest and Ill see if we can snag a prize or two:-) Post yours below.
Blue Swirl Cold Process Soap Recipe
I went a bit crazy with the blue Mica and I ended up with a deep blue cold process soap. It’s my 8th batch of cold process soap.
I used the basic recipe of coconut oil, olive oil, distilled water, sodium lactate to harden the soap and unmold quickly. I did not add any fragrance oil. I let it go through the gel phase as with all my cold process soaps.
I use a 10″ Silicone cake mould for my soaps.
This makes a 2 pound batch of soap.
- 4.8oz (136g) Lye.
- 12 oz (340g) Distilled water (don’t use tap water as it’s full of chemicals).
- 1 lb 5 oz (600g) Olive oil or olive oil pomace.
- 10.5 oz (300g) Coconut oil.
- 2 tablespoons Castor Oil.
- 1 teaspoon of blue Mica powder dissolved in 1 teaspoon of sweet almond oil.
- 2 teaspoon sodium lactate for easy unmolding.
Peppermint Candy Stripe Glycerine Soap
This is one of my Christmas glycerine soaps that will be at the craft market soon. I never measure my melt and pour base. I do an eye assessment and know how much I need.
The soap is clear glycerine and opaque glycerine with soap shavings with peppermint essential oil added. Its a 6 layered soap. It’s starts out as a loaf and then sliced into pieces.
Rainbow Glycerine Soap
This is my 8 layered rainbow glycerine soap.
A combination of 8 colours and opaque glycerine soap. I wait 5 mins to place the next layer of soap on top while spraying with rubbing alcohol. The loaf was cut into three chunky slices and it sold almost immediately.
Orange Cold Process Soap Recipe
By Pamela from Philadelphia
This is my first time at making my own CP soap and I’m so pleased with the results.
At first glance it looked quite complicated so I opted for doing the small lard batch on the 3 Simple Homemade Lye Soap Recipes page as this would only cost me about a dollar to make (2 with the essential oil) actually I found it relatively simple; took around half an hour.
I used a silicon muffin tray for a mould, turmeric for the color, not sure how much but I’m guessing a couple of tablespoons, and a tablespoon orange blossom essential oil (it smells lovely)
So pleased I had a go at this, can’t wait to make more !!!
Peppermint Passion Soap Recipe
One of my early soaps was a peppermint soap – it was a one-off trial and it was not spectacular in my mind but I found one customer who loved it! He specifically asked me to make this for him – he wanted an entire loaf (1200g).
He tells me he will not use any other soap! [Read More]
My thanks to all of you for for the photos and recipes… Who’s next to post, add yours here?