Swirled Rose Soap Tutorial
Recipe type: Cold Process Soap
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Serves: 3 pounds of soap
This recipe is a fun blend of old and new.
  • 10" Silicone Loaf Mold
  • 33 oz. Lots of Lather Quick Mix
  • 4.7 oz. Sodium Hydroxide Lye
  • 10.9 oz. Distilled Water
  • 2 tsp. Sodium Lactate
  • 2 oz. Wild Rose Fragrance Oil
  • ½ tsp. Rose Pearl Mica
  • Pink Rose Petals
SAFETY FIRST: Suit up for safety to prep lye. Wear long sleeves, pants, and closed-toe shoes. Put on safety goggles and gloves.
PREP THE LYE: Set up a scale and make sure it is set to ounces. In a large glass measuring cup, weigh out 10.9 oz. room-temperature distilled water. In a separate large glass measuring cup, weigh out 4.7 oz. sodium hydroxide lye flakes. Slowly add the lye to the water and gently stir until the lye has fully dissolved. Place in a safe space to cool until about 110-130 ° F. Add 2 tsp. of sodium lactate to the lye water and gently stir in.
PREP OILS: Fully melt the entire bag of Lots of Lather Quick Mix in the microwave (leave cap on) until there are no chunks or cloudiness and give the bag a good shake. Weigh out 33 oz. into a large glass bowl. Set aside until it reaches 110-130 ° F.
PREP FRAGRANCE OIL: In a small glass cup, weigh 2 ounces of Wild Rose Fragrance Oil.
PREP COLORANT: Place ½ tsp. of Rose Pearl Mica into a small glass cup. Add ½ Tbsp. of the melted Lots of Lather Quick Mix oils and stir together until smooth. Dispersing the mica colorant in oil helps it mix into the soap batter more easily.
  1. Slowly add the lye solution to the bowl of Lots of Lather Quick Mix. Pulse the blender on and off to mix. Continue to pulse and stir for about 1 minute. The soap will become the texture of thin pudding.
  2. Pour about half of the soap into a separate container (it's okay to eyeball it). To one container of soap, add all of the dispersed Rose Pearl Mica. Use a whisk to mix in the color thoroughly.
  3. Add the Wild Rose Fragrance Oil proportionally into each container of soap (it’s okay to eyeball it) and use a whisk to thoroughly mix in the fragrance.
  4. Pour dollops of white soap into the pink soap in different areas and various heights. Use a spoon to stir the soap 2-3 times to create more swirls in the batter. Be careful to not overmix.
  5. Pour the batter into the mold and tap it firmly on the counter to release bubbles. Use a spoon to create texture on the top of the soap. If the soap is not holding its shape, allow it to sit in the mold for 2-3 minutes, then try again.
  6. Sprinkle pink rose petals on the top of the soap. Place the soap in a warm room-temperature area where it will not be disturbed. Let soap harden in the mold for 2-3 days.
  7. Pull two sides of the mold away from the soap. If it isn’t sticking, pull the other two sides away and gently press the soap out from the bottom. If the sides of the mold do not easily release, let it harden for another day.
  8. Carefully remove the soap and place on a cutting board. Using a sharp, non-serrated knife, cut the soap into bars. Lay the soap on its side for a cleaner cut.
  9. Allow the bars to cure on a well-ventilated shelf for 4-6 weeks to create a firm, long-lasting bar. Enjoy.
Recipe by Soap Queen at https://www.soapqueen.com/bath-and-body-tutorials/swirled-rose-soap-tutorial/