Couture Confetti Cold Process Soap
Recipe type: Cold Process Soap
Serves: About 3 pounds of soap
This layered soap features grated pieces of soap on the bottom layer to create the appearance of confetti. It's scented with Bramble Berry's Juicy Couture Type Fragrance Oil for a feminine scent.
  • 10" Silicone Loaf Mold
  • Approx. 10 oz. Shredded Cold Process Soap
  • 1.6 oz. Avocado Butter (5%)
  • 1.6 oz. Cocoa Butter (5%)
  • 8 oz. Coconut Oil (25%)
  • 8 oz. Palm Oil (25%)
  • 8 oz. Olive Oil (25%)
  • 3.2 oz. Rice Bran Oil (10%)
  • 1.6 oz. Shea Butter (5%)
  • 4.5 oz. Sodium Hydroxide Lye
  • 10.6 oz. Distilled Water
  • 2 oz. Bramble Berry's Juicy Couture Type Fragrance Oil
  • Titanium Dioxide
  • Fired Up Fuchsia Colorant
  • Coral Mica
  • Fine Iridescent Glitter
  • Optional: Powder Duster
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 teaspoon of the colorant into 1 tablespoon of sunflower or sweet almond oil (or any other liquid oil). Then in a separate container, disperse 2 teaspoons of the Fired Up Fuchsia into 2 tablespoons of lightweight liquid oil. Use a mini mixer to get rid of any clumps. Have the Coral Mica and the powder duster nearby to use for the mica line.
FRAGRANCE PREP: Measure 2 ounces of Bramble Berry’s Juicy Couture Type Fragrance Oil into a small glass container and set aside.
SHREDDED SOAP PREP: Shred a few leftover or scrap cold process bars with a cheese grater. You can experiment with different grates, but we found the larger holes on the grater worked best and were most visible in the finished soap. Anywhere from 10 – 15 oz. makes for a good batch, but ultimately how much you shred is up to you. For this project, we shredded yellow, pink and purple soap. Set the shredded soap aside until step 4.
  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 coconut oil, olive oil, rice bran oil, avocado butter, shea butter, palm oil and cocoa butter (remember to fully melt then mix your entire container of palm oil before portioning). Once the lye water and the oils have both 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 you reach a light 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 2.5 tsp. sodium lactate.
  3. Add the 2 ounces of the Bramble Berry's Juicy Couture Type Fragrance Oil and use a whisk to fully mix in.
  4. Split off about 2.5 cups of the batter into a separate container and add 1 Tablespoon of dispersed titanium dioxide. Use a whisk to fully mix in the colorant. If the soap is still at a thin trace, stick blend the batter for several seconds until you reach a thick trace.
  5. Add the shredded cold process soap until you’re happy with the amount. The more you add, the more pieces of confetti will be seen in your final bar.
  6. Pour this soap into the mold, and tap firmly on the counter to help get rid of bubbles.
  7. Add a small amount of the Coral Mica to the powder duster, and lightly cover the soap with a layer of Coral Mica. Close your eyes and blow gently on the color to help disperse it evenly on top of the layer. Watch out, this part can get a bit messy!
  8. To the remaining soap, add all of the dispersed Fired Up Fuchsia colorant. Depending on how thick the soap is, use a whisk or spatula to completely mix in the colorant. If the soap is not at thick trace, stick blend for several seconds until the soap is very thick.
  9. Transfer the pink soap into the mold and spread evenly with a spatula. Tap the mold firmly on the counter to help get rid of bubbles. Use a spoon to mound the soap towards the center, then create lots of texture using the spoon. Once you’re happy with the top, cover with fine iridescent glitter.
  10. Spritz the top of the soap with 99% isopropyl alcohol to prevent soda ash and leave the soap in the mold for 3-4 days. Once unmolded, cut into bars and allow them to cure for 4-6 weeks. Enjoy!
Recipe by Soap Queen at