Recipes 2018-07-22T06:50:33+00:00


There are some general apparatus you will need to start making your own goodies from home.

A white 5 litre bucket with lid (I recommend a white bucket so you can see if there are particles in the solution that might need to  be removed easily)

Electronic digital scale


Measuring spoons and cups

Heat resistant/ measuring jugs

Stainless steel pots

Electric blender

Soap Moulds

Low toxity thermometer


Lots and lots of mixing bowls

To add to the list of what you basic math skills.  To interpret a formulation or calculate your end products have cost you to make you will find the basic calculations on the Q & A page.




Natural Liquid Soap for:  Shampoos, liquid hand soaps, body wash, face wash.  This formulation is my absolute favourite because for an end product you can use it on children, your hair, body and everywhere.  It is mild and has lovely foaming abilities.

I make this in a clean 5 litre bucket and it goes a long way.

Start up formulation:

Lauryl glucoside 10%

Dehyton  16.7 %

Lamesoft 3% (optional) viscosity booster – You can increase the % of this for a thicker viscosity.

Hydrolysed wheat protein (optional) nice additional ingredient for shampoos

Balance – Deionised water

Fragrance or essential oil as per your favourite.

Mix ingredients together at room temperature in order.

Tip:  If you want your product thicker without adding more viscosity booster you can use less water.

Lauryl glucoside in cooler temperatures can become thicker so I usually heat it gently in a pot over the stove to incorporate it easier into the rest of the ingredients.

Water soluble Bath Oil – A great winter bath oil without the grease

80% Technical oil

20% laureth  4

Add both ingredients together . Shake well. Add fragrance or essential oil.


Cold Process Soap Recipes

Most of my cold process Soap recipes make approximately 1 kg Soap.

The method of making cold process soap is the same for all the recipes.  The only changes will be the oils, the amount of water or liquids and additives.

PRECAUTIONS:  Wear gloves, safety glasses, mask during the process. KEEP CHILDREN AND ANIMALS away from your ingredients at all times.  Should you come in contact with some caustic use white vinegar to neautralise the spill or splash on your skin.

Additives in cold process soap:  Titanium dioxide can be used to make your soap whiter.  I usually make a stock solution with water prior to adding it to the soap.  You can add dried botanicals, clays, oil pigment dyes, iron oxides, mica glitters or oil soluble dyes. Herbs, spices, teas.  I have occasionally used veggie based lipstick to colour cp soap with great success.  I dont give advice on additives as everything is related to what your oil carriers will do with the additiives.




Cold Process Soap Basic Method:  Add caustic soda pearls to water.  Stir gently to dissolve.  Do not splash.

Allow solution to cool down  to 43 degrees celcius.  Simultaneously in a pot, warm your oils, butters, beeswax, once the oils/butters/beeswax is also at 43 degrees celcius add this to your caustic soda solution (lye) …lye is caustic soda mixed with water.    So your lye solution will be at the same temperature as your oil solution.  Blend  with an electric blender  until your mixture looks like thick custard..some call it trace stage,  then add your essential oils and colourants.  For cold process soap I do recommend you use essential oils.  If you are going to add fragrances and synthetic colourants I think you will be defeating the objective of making a 100% natural soap.  Pour your soap into moulds and allow to set.  Once set remove the soap from the moulds and allow the soap to cure for 4 -6 weeks. I usually put my soap on  a tray between two layers of cloth. This  basic method will be your go to section at all times for all cold process recipes so I suggest you copy it and keep it close on hand at all times for making cold process soap.

Following I have provided you with several different recipes.  If you are a beginner I would suggest you start with the lower cost of recipes just to get the knack of it and then up your game making some soap with the more exotic butters and oils.  Remember you can add your own additives to add different textures.

Macadamia Cold Process soap

500g Macadamia oil

400g sweet almond oil

100g beeswax beads


350ml water (room temperature)

120g caustic soda pearls

Follow cold process basic soap making instructions as above.

Rooibos Rush Cold Process Soap

For this recipe we are going to use rooibos tea instead of plain water.  Make your tea as you usually would. So 1 to 2 teabags in 350ml hot water.  Allow your tea to brew in the water and let it cool to room temperature.  Remove the tea bags.  Just make sure you have 350ml liquid left to go with your caustic solution (lye)


250g avocado oil

200g canola oil

200g coconut oil

250g olive pomace oil

50g shea butter


350ml brewed tea

135g caustic soda

Follow basic cold process soap making instructions as above.

Goat Milk Cold Process Soap

This recipe is just fab.  I formulated it in approx 2006 and it’s still a hit with my clients.

If you have access to fresh goat milk.. get it to freeze slightly in your freezer.

If you have powdered goat milk.. mix it with water as directed on the tin.  Then let it freeze slightly.  It must have that icy look..shards of ice.  But not solid ice.

1000g pomace olive oil


350ml goat milk (slightly frozen)

120g caustic soda pearls

Follow basic cold process soap making instructions.

There is a particular reason why I prefer the milk to be slightly frozen..the fatty acids in the milk heat up really fast when the caustic is added to it.. so just to not let the goat milk be “burnt” I prefer it slightly frozen.   you will notice that it will turn an orange colour when you have mixed the caustic with it.. that is normal..

You cannot go wrong with this recipe.   I let this cure for 7 weeks.. but heck it is worth the wait.


Gentle baby Cold process soap

800g Shea butter

100g Jojoba Oil

100g castor oil


280ml water

115g caustic soda pearls

Follow basic cold process soap making instructions.

Moisturising Medley cold process soap

550g Shea butter

200g Sweet almond oil

250g Avocado oil


350ml water

122g caustic soda pearls

Add your own essential oils and natural dyes if needed.  Personally I leave it as it is.

Follow basic cold process soap making instructions.

Grapeseed Delight Cold process Soap

500g Grapeseed oil

50g stearic acid

50g wheatgerm oil

100g castor oil

200g sunflower oil


125g Caustic soda pearls

350ml Water

Follow basic cold process soap making instructions.




 Palm Oil Cold process soap beginners choice 


1000g Palm Oil


260ml water

160g caustic soda pearls

Follow basic cold process soap making instructions.

Coco- palm Cold process soap

800g Palm oil

200g Coconut oil


300ml water

140g caustic soda pearls

This soap is easy to identify as a shampoo bar

Follow basic cold process soap making instructions.

Pure Castille Soap

If you are calling your soap pure castille soap and its not made with this ..then you should not be selling your product as pure castille soap.  Unfortunately the product castille soap has been left for ease of exploitation.  Termed as natural, pure, well.. this recipe is really what it is.  Pure castille soap.  It is not supposed to be clear.  It must be cured for at least 8 weeks. before use.

1000g pure extra virgrin olive oil


280ml water

129g caustic soda pearls

Follow basic cold process soap making instructions. Please stick to your moral compass when producing. Dont improvise.  Be proud of your products.

Making Gels

To make gels you need 4 key ingredients, deionised water, carbomer 940, triethanolamine..  preservative.  These 4 ingredients make a thick gel which can hold several different active ingredients.. So if you need a good muscle rub then you add the oils to the gel to massage it into the muscles. The gel once made looks like a big bowl of jelly, without colour.  Because the bulk of the gel is made from water it needs a good preservative like kemaben.  If you dont want to preserve it.. thats your choice.  Just make small batches at a time then.  Fun with soap supplies Gel kits that can make 5 L of gel at a small price.  You just add your active ingredients and water and preservative of choice.

So here are some recipes that you can make from our already made neutral gels which we supply in 500ml jars  or you can purchase the gel kits to make your own big bucket full of gel to add your own active ingredients to.  You will notice that in the gel additives I am mainly using essential oils as they have medicinal properties.  So ensure you fully understand each essential oil that you use because they can have a negative effect on somebody might be allergic to them.  It is important that if you are selling an end product you must label the product fully.

After sun Cooling Gel

500ml basic gel

5ml tea tree essential oil

2ml peppermint essential oil

5ml Chamomile roman extract

Mix ingredients all well together.  Apply immediately after sunburn.     Should you wish to colour the gel, use the water soluble dyes we supply.

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Lip Balm Recipe

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Lip Gloss Recipe

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Perfume Formulation

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Fizz Ball Recipe

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Solid Bubble Bath Recipe

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Bath Salt Recipe

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Foaming Bath Crystals Recipe

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Body scrub Recipe

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Face Mask Recipes

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Toner Recipe

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Makes approx 2.0 Litres


90g Emulsifying wax

150g White petroleum jelly

100ml vitamin e oil


1.8 Litres Water hot deionised water


Melt all Phase A ingredients together in a stainless steel pot GENTLY over the stove .

Add to Hot water, and commencing blending.  Blend every 15 minutes for 2 minutes until cooled.

Optional – add preservative

Optional add fragrance / water soluble dye


Fun with Soap

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