Sunday, July 14, 2013

Whipped Soap

Another soap I’ve had on my list to try for a while is whipped soap, the soap that floats! I’ve admired Emily’s, and Marika’s, and Elizabeth’s @ Otion and many others too!

I love how fluffy and airy whipped soap looks. For my first attempt, I decided to go back to the tutorial I had first seen years ago, from Nizzy.

The main points are:
1. You need a higher ratio of hard oils to soft oils.
2. Your lye must be cool.
3. No stickblender! You need an electric mixer for this soap.
4. You need to make your colors darker than you want them to be, because they turn lighter/pastel.
5. Do not gel this soap.
6. Interestingly, whipped soap does not seem to get ash...bonus!

This was a really fun soap to make, I could definitely see myself making more of this. Here is a quick Vine video of the making of the soap (it’s amazing how much you can squeeze into 6 seconds of video!):

And here it is step by step!

Whip the solid oils together first. There is no need to melt the oils or butters, unless you are using a hard butter such as cocoa butter, which you would want to melt first and then add to your hard oils, popping them into the freezer until they start to solidify again and then whip:

Then whip in your liquid oils:

Slowly and carefully mix in your lye solution until it is all incorporated:



Final stir with the spatula:

Stir in color and fragrance, this pink layer is Strawberry:

The camera didn't pick up the color very well, but this layer is actually yellow and  fragranced with banana:

Then layer the colors (forgot to take pics of that part, but you can see it in the video) and finish the top:

It looked so fluffy, I just wanted to lick it! (but I didn’t) ;)

Strawberry Banana Cream Smoothie:

This soap smells soooo good, I just want to put it in a dish and eat it up! (but I won’t) ;)

And here is an interesting comparison of whipped soap beside regular soap, both recipes made with the same amount of oils, you can see how much extra volume whipping in the air adds:

Thanks for reading, and I hope you all have a great week!
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31 comments:

  1. Wow, they look like cake slices or ice cream! No wonder you wanted to eat them. Those kind of soaps would be great here in summery Finland, you could use them when you are swimming in the lake and they would not disappear.

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    1. Yes, they would be perfect for camping or swimming in the lake! :D

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  2. That soap is gorgeous - perfect colors for the scents! That is a great tutorial.

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  3. So pretty, Cee Gee, and I'll bet it smells amazing! The bars look like slices of ice cream cake. I've never tried making whipped soap before. I read another blog post somewhere about whipped soap a while back and thought it was cute that they called it "floap." Thanks for sharing your technique!

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    1. "Floap" is a cute name, it's perfect for it! I think it was Elizabeth on the Otion blog who called it that, I remember seeing it too! :D

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  4. I remember Nizzy's site,his was the first one I discovered,too. I just had to put it off for a while,my list is much longer than my resources! Thanks for reminding me! Your cake just made me crave for ice-cream,Cee! Believe it or not,my mouth's still watering! Looks soooo edible, I just want to grab it over the screen! Great tutorial,as well!

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    1. It looks like ice cream cake, doesn't it? In fact, while I was making it, it reminded me very much of the texture of the ice cream soap that I made previously. I hope you get to try the whipped soap; it's a little different than the usual, but it's very fun!

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  5. Cee Gee this looks amazing! Just got back into my soaping (been a very busy time here at the beach) and can't wait to try this. What mold did you use? Wonder if it will work in my slab mold with dividers from Brambleberry?

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  6. Opps! Just watched the video and you used the same mold I have! Thanks Cee.

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    1. Hi Gloria, I was wondering where you have been! Nice to see you, glad you are having fun at the beach :D

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  7. Those look amazing! I am going to have to try that technique. Your Vine videos are great!

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    1. Thanks so much Dana! I'm really having a lot of fun with the Vine videos, I'm glad you're enjoying them! =)

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  8. I want to eat that too! Your soap do look often like desserts, but that is only a good thing :D I have liked my floating soaps. I was a little worried that they would make my skin dry because they contained so much hard oils, but they are wonderful.

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    1. Sorry I missed your comment Marika, this was in my spam folder...for some reason lately, it's been randomly putting comments in there :(

      I'm so glad to hear they haven't been drying, do you use a normal superfat with yours (5-8%)?

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    2. I guessed that it was in the spam. My comment to Maja did that last time.

      I normally use 7-8% superfat and I think it is the best for my skin.

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  9. I am so glad I picked up some ice cream today because you're making me crave some now. :)

    It looks so much like a strawberry shortcake, I'd have a hard time differentiating between your soap and the real cake.

    Great job as always Cee!

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    1. Good thing you had that ice cream handy! ;) Mmmm, I hadn't thought of strawberry shortcake, but you're right...it does look like that too!

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  10. What a beautiful soap Cee! It looks good enough to EAT!!! I have been curious to try whipped soap but I don't think I am experienced enough in cold press yet to try. Maybe in a couple of months. In the mean time, keep making more so I can learn some more! :)

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    1. Thanks Roxana! I think it was actually easier than normal CP (no messing around melting the oils or taking temps), but it did make me a bit nervous using the mixer to mix in the lye, but thankfully it didn't splatter.

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  11. It looks like a cake! So creamy and so easy, when done by you :)
    I still have to try it once, I am really ashamed of myself :)
    Thanks for the tutorial, Cee, I will need it soon!

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    1. You're welcome Nat, I hope you get a chance to try it...it's very fun! :)

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  12. That looks delicious..I would like to eat it too! :) I really want to try this someday (making whipped soap). Great job!

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    1. Thanks Kalla, it really reminded me of cake batter and frosting a cake! I hope you'll get a chance to try it some day!

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  13. What beautiful pastel colors, perfect for this type of soap! I can also imagine the beautiful smell!

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    1. Thanks so much Gordana, it smells good enough to eat for sure! :D

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  14. It looks amazing Cee! You're projects are always such a wonderful inspiration!

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    1. Thanks Ksenija, I love trying new things and this is definitely something I will be making again! :)

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  15. I love it! The look of the whipped soap sounds so perfect for the scent and theme in colors you used! You got me wanting to make whipped soap now....but it's just too hot in this house for all that :( Come on cooler weather, I want to whip my soap like CeeGee :)

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    1. Lol, you crack me up! I actually made whipped soap again last night and noticed the oils weren't whipping up as well as last time (must have been hotter here last night!) I ended up putting the oils in the freezer for a bit to firm them up, which did work!

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