Yellow Chamomile Cold Process Soap
Recipe type: Cold Process Soap
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Serves: About one pound of soap
Made with cheery yellow oxide and calming Chamomile Bergamot Fragrance Oil, this Yellow Chamomile Cold Process Soap features a unique vertical stripe.
  • 4″ Silicone Loaf Mold
  • 2.8 oz. Coconut Oil
  • 2.8 oz. Olive Oil
  • 2.8 oz. Palm Oil
  • 2.1 oz. Rice Bran Oil
  • 2.1 oz. Sweet Almond Oil
  • 1.4 oz. Cocoa Butter
  • 1.9 oz. Sodium Hydroxide Lye
  • 4.6 oz. Distilled Water
  • Yellow Oxide
  • Titanium Dioxide
  • 1 oz. Chamomile Bergamot Fragrance Oil
  • 1 Tbs. Chamomile Extract
  • Chamomile Herbs, Egyptian
SAFETY FIRST: Suit up for safe handling practices! That means goggles, gloves and long sleeves. Make sure kids, pets, and other distractions and tripping hazards are out of the house or don’t have access to your soaping space. Always soap in a well-ventilated area.
COLOR PREP: To ensure that the Titanium Dioxide blends smoothly into the soap batter, we recommend micronizing it before dispersing it in oil. Please note this is an optional tip but it does help with the titanium dioxide clumping in the soap =) To micronize colorant, simply use a coffee grinder to blend the colorant to break up any clumps of color and prevent streaks of white from showing in the final soap. We like to use a coffee grinder that has a removable, stainless steel mixing area for easy cleaning. Then, disperse 1 teaspoons of the colorant into 1 tablespoon of Sunflower or Sweet Almond Oil (or any other liquid oil). Finally, disperse 1 teaspoon Yellow Oxide into 1 tablespoon of light liquid oil. Use a mini mixer to get the clumps of color worked out smoothly.
  1. Slowly and carefully add the lye to the water and gently stir until the lye has fully dissolved and the liquid is clear. Set aside to cool.
  2. Combine the cocoa butter, coconut oil, olive oil, rice bran oil, sweet almond and palm oils (remember to fully melt then mix your entire container of Palm Oil before portioning). Once the lye water and the oils have cooled to 130 degrees or below (and are ideally within 10 degrees of each other), add the lye water to the oils and stick blend until thin trace. If you’d like a harder bar of soap that releases faster from the mold, you can add Sodium Lactate to the cooled lye water. Use 1 teaspoon of Sodium Lactate per pound of oils in the recipe. For this recipe, you’d add about 1 tsp. Sodium Lactate.
  3. Once you’ve reached a light trace, add 1 tablespoon of chamomile extract and stir in with a whisk.
  4. Split the batch in half, it’s okay to eye ball it! To one container, add 2 tsp. dispersed yellow oxide and stir in with a whisk.
  5. To the other container, add 1 tsp. dispersed titanium dioxide and whisk in.
  6. Add .5 oz of Chamomile Bergamot Fragrance Oil into each container, and use a whisk to thoroughly combine.
  7. At the same time, pour each color into opposite sides of the mold. At this point, your soap will be a medium trace. If it is still thin, give it a few short pulses with the stick blender to thicken. If the soap is poured while thin, the two colors may blend together too much, and the colors may become muddled.
  8. Insert a chopstick or dowel down to the bottom of the mold. Then, move the dowel back and forth horizontally through the soap, making about four or five motions.
  9. Then, insert the swirling tool down to the bottom of the mold, and move it back and forth vertically through the soap. Repeat this process twice. No need to be super precise during this process!
  10. Tap the mold firmly down on the counter to release any bubbles.
  11. Sprinkle chamomile herbs on top of the soap, and press them down gently to ensure they adhere.
  12. Spray soap with 99% rubbing alcohol and allow the soap to sit in the mold for 48-72 hours. When it’s time to cut, flip the soap on it’s side and cut. If you cut from the top down, the herbs may cause drag marks.
Recipe by Soap Queen at