soap recipes

Goat milk soap recipe – and why it is hard to keep it white

Who wouldn’t know the benefits of goats milk – so why destroying it by adding it to soap? The question can be asked also from the other point of view: why not to enhance soap by adding some goat milk? A lot of people love goat milk soap, claiming that it is the best for problematic and sensitive Read more...

Odors neutralizing emollient coffee soap in juice box

Soap type: bar soap Method: CPOP Another soap I made some time ago. It was also my first time I tried to use juice soap box for mold, as well as coffee grounds. I wanted to make odors neutralizing soap – especially good to be used in kitchen or after cleaning or gardening. I was inspired by a Read more...

Oatmeal whey and honey soap

. Monica asked me in a comment to my Yogurt lemon soap for fresh morning: What about using whey left after making cheese as a substitute for yoghurt? And done through hot process method. I immediately thought about two things: I already did a whey soap, I loved it – and should definitely share the Read more...
Rosehip soap

Rose hip soap

Type of soap: bar soap Mold: wooden log I got an extra positive review on this rose hip soap! It foams very well, but needs to be cured for some time to gain the hardness. In this post, you will also learn How a gel phase looks like What is the difference in pH between gelled and un-gelled soap 24 Read more...
Balsam amber design soap

Balsam amber design soap

Last Sunday I had a soapmaking day! 🙂 I wanted to make some design soap, so I thought of : – the scent – colours – what design should I make!   I was thinking of the Balsam Amber Fragrance oil (from, right now, as I just found out, they have it at 70% discount! – they did not pay Read more...

Lemon yogurt soap for fresh morning – 100% olive oil variant

A year ago I made Lemon yogurt soap for fresh morning! … I love to make it often as this soap is just perfect and it seems a lot of people like it, so I decided to make it for Christmas 🙂 As you know, I am having a period of 100% olive oil soapmaking, so I did this soap only with olive oil and it Read more...

Lavender milk 100% olive oil soap

Lately, I have been out of many soapmaking oils, except for olive oil :). So I got to play around with 100% olive oil soaps and started to really like it! 100% olive oil soap can be tricky, as I already discussed in one of my previous posts – it is soooo lazy to trace, to gel, to cure and to foam, Read more...

Herbal soap with bamboo impression

  Method: Cold process Mold: Old drawer lined up with plastic sheet and silicone sheet with bamboo pattern It’s been a while since I did not soap and so last Sunday I spent my afternoon soaping! I realized that I have never made a herbal soap and at the same time I was dying to try my new Read more...

My wedding soap favors

Last weekend I got married….! 🙂 And what was my wedding favor? That is correct, the wedding soap! I am not much of a soap designer, but here tried to do my best… Recipe I prepared the red spirals at the very beginning. I made them from a soap with red clay with ylang-ylang I have made some time Read more...

100% olive oil soap with cocoa and golden mica decoration

I hope you enjoy the summer and that now you have even more time to soap 🙂 I did not forget you, but as usual… no time to write. However, I do still make experiments and today I share with you the very latest one, where I tried golden mica pattern on my 100% cocoa soap 🙂 Not long time ago I got Read more...

Red argile clay rose facial soap

This is a soap that has a lot of success between my friends and colleagues. It is supposed to be good for face cleansing, because it contains red clay (argile), which is a recommended for cleansing of sensitive skin. I am not saying that facial soap should contain red argile. Honestly, I am not Read more...

Olive oil soap with grapefruit or how to make soap roses

Few weeks ago, when I posted my thoughts about the 100% olive oil soap, suddenly I got an urge to make one 🙂 I added salt to make it harder (in other words – less slimy when used) and 10% of castor oil for bubbles (ok, this makes it 90% olive oil soap…) And for the first time, I tried to make soap Read more...

Saponified 35% whipping cream

This is first of my crazy soapy experiments I started a few weeks ago… I decided to see, what happens, if I simply saponify the whipping cream – nothing else!   I guess I had this idea somewhere between trying to find a recipe for normal people that just want to start soapmaking without having to Read more...
Lavender soap

Lavender soap with hanger swirl

There are hundreds of lavender soap recipes around. I know…   Well, here is mine, palm-free recipe and I am quite proud of it 🙂   I tried here a hanger swirl – watch the video to see the technique.   I have made only three layers – blue – white – blue and used a spoon, much like in the video Read more...
Coconut soap snowball recipe

Coconut soap snowballs – like Raffaello! :)

Last weekend I was having fun. Winter is here and I had this idea of making all coconut soap – I designed the recipe to contain: coconut oil coconut milk coconut scent And poured it in hemispheric shaped silicone molds (looks like half-snowball – my molds look exactly like World Cuisine Non-Stick Read more...
Lemon yogurt soap recipe

Lemon yogurt soap for fresh morning!

Do you want to know what happens with yogurt in soap? And does yogurt soap need to be refrigerated? How does this affect the soap color? Read my experience below!   In one of my favorite books about soapmaking: “Milk Soapmaking” by Anne L. Watson, one recipe drew my attention: Yoghurt Parfait Read more...

Massage soap bar

You can make massage soap by simple adding mungo beans as a bottom layer of your soap. Soap type: bar soap Method: CPOP – cold process oven process I was inspired by my favorite book Soapmaker’s Companion by Susan Miller Cavitch and as usually, I adjusted the ingredients according to what I had at Read more...
Avocado soap gentle peeling recipe

Avocado soap with cream – gentle peeling

In this recipe I wanted to try to add a fruit to my soap. Avocado contains 10-30% oils[1] and belongs together with olives to fruits with the highest content of fat [2,3]. That is why it is a perfect fruit to try in soap: there is not too much water to possibly break the emulsion if added in Read more...
Wheat germ oil soap

Soap with wheat germ oil

I wanted a very good soap with precious oils – wheat germ oil, jojoba oil, Shea butter and castor oil. I added a jasmine fragrance for cold process soap. Type: bar soap Method: cold process Mold: plastic transparent   I have tried also my new transparent soap mold and rather like the result, Read more...

Cream soap with shea butter

Did you know that soap is an emulsifier? That is the way it works and cleans our skin. Some people use it to make creams, but such creams are usually on the alkaline side (because soap is alkaline and if you lower its pH to acidic, it decomposes and is not soap anymore). Also, not everyone enjoys Read more...
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