This cold process soap recipe attracts and captures all eyes
Certain elements of nature hypnotize us, they attract our gaze, and it is very difficult to take our eyes off them… It is these marvels that inspired us. This multi-colored Soap Recipe evokes the perpetual movement of the waves, a scene that has captivated more than one! We tried to evoke that in this cold process soap recipe.
This homemade soap hypnotizes us as much by its pattern as by its scents evoking citrus fruits and flowers. By washing with this one of the best goat milk products, you embark on a real journey of the senses… Usable on the body, gently cleanses, taking care of the skin and leaving a delicate scent.
What colors will you be seduced by? Or maybe you will create your Hypnosis by the Swell, with unique and mesmerizing new shades?!
How to make homemade soap?
You will notice that in the list of ingredients and in the steps to follow, we do not mention super fatting. It’s quite simply because we decided to make this recipe with an overfat produced by the reduction of NaOH. This is another technique for making cold process soap, which is also very interesting!
To make this homemade soup recipe, we decided to have a little fun and make not one soap, but three different soaps! There are therefore three colors, each with 3 colors, which we will all present to you. Above all, do not hesitate to give free rein to your imagination and color this homemade soup recipe according to your desires, but also according to the dyes you have available!
360g olive oil
210g coconut oil
25 g kokum butter
50g castor oil
100g grapeseed oil
30g neem oil
209 g of demineralized water
107 g sodium hydroxide
Blend of essential oils
10 g tangerine essential oil
12 g sweet orange essential oil
3g Palmarosa essential oil
1g activated charcoal
0.50 g dark red oxide
0.50 titanium dioxide
0.50 g of titanium dioxide
1 g zinc oxide
The Little Sailor
1.6 g hot sand mica
2.5 g ultramarine blue
2.5 g of titanium dioxide
2.5 g zinc oxide
0.50 g of titanium dioxide
0.55 g zinc oxide
5 g of red clay
0.50 g green oxide
0.60 g of titanium dioxide
A silicone mold, loaf size
A silicone spatula
An immersion blender
Three small silicone spatulas
A scale accurate to 0.1g and 0.01g
Four ramekins (one for essential oils, one for each color)
Individual protection equipment
A large Pyrex cup or HDPE pot for mixing soda (capacity over 500ml)
Three 900ml marbling cups
A large stainless-steel bowl
What to make a water bath
Good to know!
If you want one of your layers to be white, we advise you to replace the neem oil with clear oil, such as sweet almonds, sunflower, apricot kernels, and sesame… To know more, consult this article explaining how to make white cold soap.
Steps to follow
Prepare and sanitize the equipment as well as the workstation.
Take the essential safety measure when processing caustic soda.
Prepare the caustic soda solution (measure, pour the caustic soda into the water, mix) and let cool.
Weigh and mix the essential oils in a ramekin.
In the other three ramekins, weigh the dyes for colors 1, 2, and 3.
Weigh the coconut oil and kokum butter in a large stainless-steel container and melt everything in a bain-marie. Once melted, remove from the heat, add the olive oil, castor oil, grapeseed oil, and neem oil. Let cool.
In 3 measuring cups, disperse the colors 1,2, and 3 with a little oil obtained in step 5. Crush the dye granules well with a silicone spatula. This prevents the formation of lumps.
When the soda mixture and the vegetable oil mixture have both reached a temperature between 30ºC and 35ºC, integrate the soda into the oils by mixing with the immersion blender. Mix the soda and oils well.
At a slight trace, pour your essential oils into your soda/oil mixture. Mix well.
Divide the batter into the three measuring cups, the ones containing your dyes, in proportions: 500ml of batter in color 1 and 400ml in color 2, and 400ml in color 3.
Mix color 1 well using the immersion blender so that the additives are fully integrated into the soap. Rinse the mixer to do the same thing with color 2 then with color 3. Remember to rinse it well between each color so as not to mix them.
First pour the paste of color 1, when it reaches the middle trace.
Insert the separator into the mold at an angle, diagonally.
When the soap pastes of colors 2 and 3 have a medium trace, take the cup of color 2 and pour it all the way down the separator. Then, gently pour a thin layer of color 3. Continue like this, alternating colors 2 and 3, until the soap is used up. Tap the bottom of your mold two or three times on your work surface after each pour of soap. This allows the dough to slide well in the mold and thus create the desired pattern.
When finished, zigzag the stem of the thermometer across the surface of the goat milk soap to decorate the top.
Cover the soap for 24 to 48 hours.
Unmold while wearing gloves. Cut and leave in a cool, dry place for 4 to 6 weeks.