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How I make my whipped cream soap

Posted by ZAJA Natural from United States • Published See ZAJA Natural's 3 projects »
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  • How to make soap. Whipped Cream Soap - Step 1
    Step 1

    The difference between cream soap and other handmade soaps is that in this process I use both NaOH and KOH for my lyes. KOH makes liquid soap. NaOH makes solid bars. Mix them both together in certain percentages and you get a cream soap!
    Another difference is that I add stearic acid to the recipe. Hard bars and liquid soap do contain stearic, because a lot of vegetable oils contain stearic naturally anyway. My cream soaps contain a high percentage, which makes it a wonderful shave cream too. I also add pure glycerin to the base oils and butters and cook it with the soap.
    What you did not see is that I have premixed my lyes with my water, and I also melted my stearic, oils and added my glycerin to my oils. In this picture I have added the lye mixture to my oils in my crock pot.
    The stearic acid in the recipe will make the batch think that it should separate. I will keep blending it until I get a smooth texture.

  • How to make soap. Whipped Cream Soap - Step 2
    Step 2

    Its starting to mix together now, but still needs more blending.

  • How to make soap. Whipped Cream Soap - Step 3
    Step 3

    This is what we call trace, a stage where I don’t have to worry about my mix separating again.

  • How to make soap. Whipped Cream Soap - Step 4
    Step 4

    Frm this honey texture it will turn into a hard taffy texture.

  • How to make soap. Whipped Cream Soap - Step 5
    Step 5

    At this point the soap has reached the taffy stage I wanted you to see. Now I can leave it alone and go do other things while this cooks for awhile.

  • How to make soap. Whipped Cream Soap - Step 6
    Step 6

    The soap has now been cooking for over 2 hours. It is starting to soften up and clear up.

  • How to make soap. Whipped Cream Soap - Step 7
    Step 7

    30 minutes later:

  • How to make soap. Whipped Cream Soap - Step 8
    Step 8

    The soap is now done.

  • How to make soap. Whipped Cream Soap - Step 9
    Step 9

    I test the soap at this point with a pH tester or I take a touch of it on my finger and touch it to my tongue. if it tastes sweet like glycerin, then its ready to go. If I get a zap that feels like touching a battery to my tongue, then I cook it for a bit longer.
    At this point I supercream the soap

  • How to make soap. Whipped Cream Soap - Step 10
    Step 10

    with a little stearic and a little glycerin. I cook it for 15 more minutes and turn off my crock pot and let it sit for a few days.
    2 days later my soap has turned from hard to soft and whippy.

  • How to make soap. Whipped Cream Soap - Step 11
    Step 11

    I can whip it with a simple spoon, but I put it in my 35 year old Kitchenaid mixer that I scored at a second hand store for $35! And I whip the soap in small amounts till the entire batch is whipped.

  • How to make soap. Whipped Cream Soap - Step 12
    Step 12

    The finished product feels so nice, and just a little bit creates such wonderful bubbles.
    Looks so creamy! This soap naturally glistens.

  • How to make soap. Whipped Cream Soap - Step 13
    Step 13

    Once everything is is whipped up I put the soap in my buckets

  • How to make soap. Whipped Cream Soap - Step 14
    Step 14

    for what is called “rotting.” Rotting is a period where the soap cures and gets better with age.
    Just as I cure my liquid soap by “sequestering” and my hard bars by putting them on the soap rack for 4-6 weeks, cream soap needs the same treatment.

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Joanne J.
Joanne J.

hi, i am new to this board, I can't find the recipe...is it posted somewhere else?

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noura m.
noura m.

i want to eat it. o.o

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Odette H.
Odette H.

Hi there
I think I am really stupid but I cannot find the quantites to make this whipped soap, only the ingredients. Please could someone help me.
Thanks
Odie

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Stephanie H.
Stephanie H. · Mobile, Alabama, United States · 2 projects

what base oils are used? can you use essential oils to add scent this?

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Stephanie H.
Stephanie H. · Mobile, Alabama, United States · 2 projects

what are the amounts that you use or at least the percentages of materials? I'm just curious because i wanted to make this and i'm a chemist

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avery g.
avery g.

Try wholesalesupples.com or brambleberry.com for ingredients.

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thecraftaholic
thecraftaholic · New York City, Brooklyn, United States · 5 projects

this is awesome! I can't wait to make this!

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ZAJA Natural
ZAJA Natural · Cleveland, OH, United States · 3 projects

I used to sell it just for bathing but due to my tenuous school schedule I had to cut down on how many different products I offer. I mainly use this soap for my Dead Sea Mud Scrub and my shaving cream. You can go to my website (same as my username with .com at the end) and view the different items that have cream soap.

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ZAJA Natural
ZAJA Natural · Cleveland, OH, United States · 3 projects

Hi,

Beeswax cannot be used instead of stearic acid. Stearic acid is essential to this process of soap making. It is what makes the soap "cream". Without it you would just be left with a squishy opaque soap that would not cream no matter how hard you whip it. Beeswax in soap in the quantities that you need with stearic acid would not make a very good soap. Typically beeswax is used to harden a bar of soap, in small amounts.

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The Trace
The Trace · , , United States · 2 projects

You should think about making some to sell :D I would totally buy some from you!

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