Zesty Green Cold Process Soap Tutorial
Recipe type: Cold Process Soap
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Serves: About 2-3 pounds of soap
This Zesty Green Soap is made with Fresh Salsa Fragrance Oil, which is wonderfully spicy!
  • 10″ Silicone Loaf Mold
  • Multi-Pour Tool for 10″ Silicone Loaf
  • 33 oz. Swirl Quick Mix
  • 4.6 oz. Sodium Hydroxide Lye
  • 10.9 oz. Distilled Water
  • 1 oz. Ginger Lime Fragrance Oil
  • 1 oz. Green Salsa Fragrance Oil
  • Green Chrome Oxide Pigment
  • Titanium Dioxide
  • 1 Tbs. Green Forest Jojoba Beads
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. Disperse 2 teaspoons of the colorant into 2 tablespoons of sunflower or sweet almond oil (or any other liquid oil). Then, disperse 1 teaspoon Green Chrome Oxide Pigment into 1 tablespoon lightweight liquid oil. Use a mini mixer to help get rid of any clumps. Have the jojoba beads nearby and ready.
FRAGRANCE OIL PREP: In a glass, fragrance oil safe container, measure 1 ounce Green Salsa Fragrance Oil and 1 ounce Ginger Lime Fragrance Oil. Set aside.
  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. Fully melt the Swirl Quick Mix until completely clear. Give the bag a good shake to fully mix the oils together. Pour 33 ounces of the mix into your soaping bowl. 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 2 teaspoons sodium lactate.
  3. Once you’ve reached a thin trace, split the containers into two separate containers. To one container add all the dispersed titanium dioxide, and add all the dispersed Green Chrome Green into the other container. Whisk in the colorants to fully combine. To the white soap, add 1 tablespoon of the Forest Green Jojoba Beads, and whisk to combine.
  4. Add the fragrance blend evenly into both containers and whisk to fully mix in.
  5. Pour half of the white soap into one half of the mold, and half of the green soap into the other side. Gently tap the mold on the counter to help level the soap and get rid of bubbles.
  6. After a few minutes, give the mold a little shake. If the soap in the mold seems sturdy enough to support the layer on top, carefully pour the green soap onto the white, and the white soap onto the green. For this step, it can be helpful to carefully place the soap on top with a spoon until covered, then gently pour the remaining soap over. Or, pour over a small spatula or back of the spoon to flood the soap and help it pour more gently and evenly. This will help prevent the top layer from breaking through, and keeps the layers separate and straight.
  7. Once all the soap is in the mold, slowly and carefully remove the center divider by pulling up and out. Then, remove each of the divider pieces at the end up and out. Tap the mold on the counter to help settle the soap and get rid of any bubbles. Use a chopstick or dowel to insert into the very, very top of the soap and lightly swirl down the center.
  8. Spray the top with 99% isopropyl alcohol to help prevent soda ash. Leave uncovered at room temperature so the soap doesn't get too hot and melt the jojoba beads. You can also place the soap in the fridge for 5-24 hours to keep it cool.
  9. Allow the soap to stay in the mold for 2-3 days. Remove from the mold, and cut into bars. Allow to cure for 4-6 weeks. Enjoy!
Recipe by Soap Queen at https://www.soapqueen.com/bath-and-body-tutorials/zesty-green-cold-process-soap-tutorial/