Soap Making Pour Pull Through Technique – Soap Challenge Club

Soap Making Pour Pull Through Technique – Soap Challenge Club

For my soap making attempt at the pour/pull through soap challenge, I used a small woven screen that I cut from a storage basket. I colored the soap with indigo root powder, activated charcoal, & pink kaolin clay. For fragrance, I used a blend of lavender, rosemary, & peppermint essential oils. Thank you so much for watching, liking, & subscribing! 🙂

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For more info on the Soap Challenge Club:

My blog post about this soap:

Remember to always wear safety glasses and gloves when making soap. If you’ve never made cold process soap before, check out these helpful videos:
Soap Queen TV – LYE SAFETY:
Amanda Aaron of Lovin’ Soap – BEGINNER SERIES:

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**** Video Timeline ****
00:31 – how I made my pull through screen
01:00 – making the soap
01:48 – adding the colorants
02:25 – pouring
03:50 – lifting the screen through the soap
04:25 – unmolding & cutting
05:33 – final photos

**** RECIPE ****
Recipe given in percentages so you can use it for any size mold
For help on converting percentages:

Olive Oil – 38%
Coconut Oil – 25%
Shea Butter – 15%
Sunflower Oil (high oleic) – 6%
Castor Oil – 6%
Avocado Oil – 5%
Cocoa Butter – 5%

Superfat – 5%

Sodium Hydroxide – use a soap calculator like the one at Majestic Mountain Sage ( to calculate the amount of sodium hydroxide required for your specific recipe.

Water = 2 x Sodium Hydroxide (33% lye solution)

Essential Oil Blend:
Lavender – 3 parts
Rosemary – 2 parts
Peppermint – 1 part

Activated Charcoal (
Mix 1 teaspoon with 1 tablespoon sunflower oil
Usage rate in video: 2 teaspoons charcoal oil per cup of soap

Indigo Root Powder (
Mix 1/4 teaspoon with 1 tablespoon sunflower oil
Usage rate in video: 0.5 teaspoons indigo oil per cup of soap

Pink Kaolin Clay (
Mix 2 teaspoons with distilled water (enough to make fluid)
Usage rate in video: 1.5 teaspoons hydrated clay per cup of soap

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Gloves (my favorite…I wear Small) –
Eye protection –
Infrared Thermometer –
Basket I used from Walmart –
Waring 7” Quik Stik Immersion Blender –
Scale –
AC Adapter for KD8000 scale –
White Mixing Bowl –
Spatula Spoon –
Small silicone spoons (8.5”) –
Stainless measuring spoons –
Funnel Measuring Cups –
Round Mold from Essential Depot –
Freezer Paper – grocery store
Vegetable peeler for trimming soap –
Soap cutter – Buds Woodshop (Bud Haffner) on Etsy –

Canon 7d Mk II –
Canon 7d –
Canon Lens for Video –
Wireless Remote for Canon Cameras –
Lighting Kit –
Better Lighting (more accurate color):
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