DIY Soap Making – How To Make Cold Process Soap Swirl Technique

DIY Soap Making – How To Make Cold Process Soap Swirl Technique

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This DIY Tutorial shows how to use mica as a colorant in cold processed soap. I also do a fairly simple swirl in this soap. If you are new to soapmaking be sure that you have an understanding of the soap making process and how to safely use lye. ***

Castor Oil 2 oz (7.14%)
Cocoa Butter 1 oz. (3.57%
Coconut Oil 7 oz. (25%)
She Butter 2 oz (7.14%)
Olive Oil 16 oz. (57.14%)
10 oz distilled water
3.86 oz sodium hydroxide (lye)
1 Tbs. Coconut Milk Powder (dry) –
1 1/2 tsp. Sodium Lactate
8th & Ocean Fragrance Oil (Nurture Soap) –
Mica – Cornflower Blue Flare, Winter White, Tidal Wave, Sea Green

Glitter – Solar Storm (Nurture Soap) –

If you are new to soapmaking make sure you know the basic knowledge of the soapmaking process and most importantly the safety procedures to use when handling lye. Do not attempt to make soap unless you have thoroughly researched the soapmaking process. Making soap requires the use of lye which is also called Sodium Hydroxide. Lye is a caustic substance that can cause severe burns if it’s inhaled or makes contact with skin. It is VERY important to do all of your soap making in a well-ventilated area and be sure to use rubber gloves, goggles and a surgical mask. Long sleeved shirts are also recommended to protect your arms.
Always double check lye amount in all recipes using a lye calculator.

Here are some links to useful websites and tutorials that were helpful to me in my soapmaking journey!
Soap Queen TV – tons of basic soapmaking tutorials!

Offbeat & Inspired Blog – Basic Soapmaking
Mountain Majestic Sage – Great Beginning Soapmaking Tutorials


Basic Soap Making Books –
The Soapmaker’s Companion –
Soap Crafting –

Where I buy stuff –
SOAP CUTTER! – I purchased the Adjustable Single Wire Soap Cutter For Any Length Loaf. Etsy –
OILS – some purchased from the grocery store,
SCALE – this is the one I use!


SOAP MOLD – Amazon
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