Whipped Soap Tutorial

Whipped Soap Tutorial

Materials and Ingredients

  1. Ingredients:
    • 1 cup of solid soap base (such as melt and pour soap base, or a pre-made soap base specifically for whipped soap)
    • 1/2 cup of distilled water
    • 1/4 cup of liquid castile soap
    • 2 tablespoons of vegetable glycerin
    • 1 tablespoon of carrier oil (e.g., almond oil, jojoba oil, or coconut oil)
    • Essential oils for fragrance (optional)
    • Colorants (optional)
    • Preservative (optional but recommended for longer shelf life)
  2. Equipment:
    • Double boiler or microwave-safe bowl
    • Mixing bowls
    • Hand mixer or stand mixer
    • Spatula
    • Measuring cups and spoons
    • Storage containers (jars or tubs)


Step 1: Melt the Soap Base

  1. Prepare the Double Boiler:
    • Fill the bottom pot of the double boiler with water and bring it to a gentle simmer.
    • Place the soap base in the top pot of the double boiler.
  2. Melt the Soap Base:
    • Slowly melt the soap base, stirring occasionally until it’s fully melted and smooth.
    • If using a microwave, place the soap base in a microwave-safe bowl and heat in 30-second intervals, stirring in between, until fully melted.

Step 2: Prepare the Liquid Mixture

  1. Combine Liquids:
    • In a separate bowl, mix the distilled water, liquid castile soap, vegetable glycerin, and carrier oil.
    • Stir until the mixture is well combined.

Step 3: Whip the Soap

  1. Combine Ingredients:
    • Pour the melted soap base into a large mixing bowl.
    • Slowly add the liquid mixture to the melted soap base, stirring continuously to combine.
  2. Whip the Soap:
    • Use a hand mixer or stand mixer to whip the soap mixture on medium to high speed.
    • Continue whipping until the mixture becomes thick, creamy, and fluffy. This may take several minutes.

Step 4: Add Fragrance and Color (Optional)

  1. Add Essential Oils:
    • If desired, add a few drops of your favorite essential oils for fragrance.
    • Mix well to incorporate the essential oils evenly.
  2. Add Colorants:
    • If you want to color your whipped soap, add a few drops of soap colorant or cosmetic-grade colorant.
    • Continue to whip the mixture until the color is evenly distributed.

Step 5: Add Preservative (Optional)

  1. Preservative Addition:
    • If you are making a large batch or want your whipped soap to have a longer shelf life, add a preservative according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
    • Mix well to ensure the preservative is evenly distributed.

Step 6: Store the Whipped Soap

  1. Transfer to Containers:
    • Use a spatula to transfer the whipped soap into clean, airtight containers such as jars or tubs.
    • Smooth the top of the soap in the container for a neat finish.
  2. Label and Store:
    • Label the containers with the name of the soap and the date it was made.
    • Store the whipped soap in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.

Tips and Tricks

  • Consistency: If the soap is too thick, add a small amount of distilled water and continue whipping until you reach the desired consistency.
  • Customization: You can customize the soap by adding exfoliants like sugar or jojoba beads for an added scrubbing effect.
  • Testing: Always perform a patch test with essential oils and colorants to ensure they do not irritate your skin.