Brine and Rose Clay Cold Process Soap (Soleseife Soap)
Serves: About one pound of soap
These Brine and Rose Clay Cold Process Soaps are made with salt water to create a super creamy lather and hard bar.
  • Clam Shell Mold
  • 3.63 oz Distilled Water
  • 1.6 oz Sodium Hydroxide Lye
  • .5 oz Pink Himalayan Sea Salt (Extra Small) (14% of the water amount)
  • 8.3 oz Coconut Oil (75%)
  • 1.9 oz Olive Oil (17%)
  • 0.6 oz Avocado Oil (5%)
  • 0.3 oz Castor Oil (3%)
  • Rose Clay
  • 0.5oz Lemongrass Essential Oil
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.
FRAGRANCE PREP: Measure .5 ounces of the lemongrass essential oil in a glass, essential oil safe container. Set aside.
COLOR PREP: Disperse 1.5 teaspoons of the Rose Clay into 1.5 tablespoons of distilled water. Clays are best dispersed in water rather than oil, because of their ability to absorb moisture.
  1. Slowly and carefully add the lye to the water and gently stir until the lye has fully dissolved. While the lye water is still very hot, add the pink sea salt and stir until most of the salt is dissolved. A small amount may remain undissolved. Be very careful while stirring, and be sure to have on all your safety gear. Set lye aside.
  2. Melt and combine the coconut oil, olive oil, avocado oil and castor oil. Once the lye water and the oils have cooled to 120 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. The large amount of coconut oil and salt will cause this batter to thicken quickly, so be careful to not over blend.
  3. Once you’ve reached a thin trace, whisk in the lemongrass essential oil. Then, split off about ⅓ of the soap batter into a separate container. Add all of the dispersed rose clay to this container and use a whisk to fully mix in.
  4. Stir the uncolored batter to loosen the trace. Next, pour the pink batter into the uncolored batter in a circular pattern. Pour the batter from several inches above the other container, to make sure the pink soap breaks through down to the bottom of the container.
  5. Pour the combined batters into the mold cavities. Spritz the top of the soap with 99% isopropyl alcohol to help prevent soda ash. Allow the soaps to set for 24-48 hours before unmolding. Cure soaps for 4-6 weeks before using and enjoy!
Recipe by Soap Queen at