NOTE: This project and these instructions have been written for someone who has experience
making soap and knows the potential dangers due to working with sodium hydroxide. It will not
outline all safety methods of working with dangerous chemicals, it is simply a soap recipe for
- Put on your protective gear. This is very important since you will be working with an extremely
caustic base that can and will burn you if you touch it. Noxious fumes are also released from the
exothermic reaction that occurs when you mix the sodium hydroxide with water.
- Prepare the lye solution by weighing the water and lye in two separate containers. Pour the lye
into the water, carefully mix in a well-ventilated area and set aside to cool while you prepare
- Measure the oils and butters in the glass bowl and melt in the microwave. Set aside.
- In plastic beaker measure out fragrance oil. In a separate beaker measure your Matte White
Pigment Powder and add a small amount of the melted oil mixture. Mix well with mini mixer
and set aside.
- When both the lye mixture and the oils are 120°F or below, carefully pour the lye mixture
into the oils. Stick blend until you reach a light trace.
- Add your premixed white colorant to the batter and blend in. Add the fragrance and mix
with spatula by hand or with a few short bursts of the stick blender. (This fragrance turned
the soap batter yellow initially but did turn back to a creamy color after sitting in the mold.)
- Pour the soap batter into each cavity of the mold and tap the mold on the counter to release
any air bubbles. Arrange jasmine flowers on top of each soap and press lightly into the soap.
- Allow to set at least 24 hours or longer until soap is firm enough to unmold. Gently remove soaps from the mold.
- Let soap cure 4-6 weeks. Package and label accordingly.