Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Making Cold Process Soap

I have, for the first time, been making soap.  Cold process soap – the resources available on line are immense, recipes, sourcing ingredients, videos.  I spent a good deal of time researching.  I only plan to give the soap as gifts or for us to use at home.  I am pleased with my first efforts – I made some mistakes – like forgetting to add the fragrance.

I used three different moulds – a pringles can, a wooden loaf mould – made by SonnyHen & DaddyHen from bits of wood we had laying around and a wooden rectangle mould again homemade.  The pringles can and the loaf moulds were the best, although the rectangle mould may have worked better if I had not added so much batter. 

Brown circle is Seaweed – the colour started as a brightish olive green but after it was cut and started to dry out the colour changed to this dull brown


Purple and Cream – is Lavender and Calendula


Blue and Yellow – umm was supposed to be Lime & Coconut but I forgot to add the fragrance


Green and White – Lime and Tea Tree (hope the white will be more white during the cure)


Pink and White – Rose Geranium and Tea Tree


Now I need to be patient for the next six weeks whilst the soap cures


Anyone else make CP soap - if so do share your tips. 

Two sleeps until holiday - yippee


MummyHen X


  1. I make my handmade soap from Frugalmummy's recipe which has a blogged a couple of times. All ingredients you can get in the supermarket. It doesn't look quite the same as yours but it is good.

    What recipe did you use?

    Arwedd xx

  2. Wow! These look great! I'd love to make soap but have no idea where to start. Home grown soaps always seem more decadent than the shop stuff.