Whipped soap is ultra-fluffy and smooth on your skin and is one of the best options for bathing, shaving, and much more. However, many don’t know how to make it, but no worries, I got you covered, here is an easy solution to make whipped soap with melt and pour.
With just a few steps, you can prepare whipped soap from a handful of ingredients. The recipe includes a pre-made base, and all you got to do is melt and mix it with healthy oils that help your skin glow. Additionally, you can add a few coloring agents. Whip until you get a smooth mixture. Voila!
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The entire procedure will take around 20-30 minutes and requires easy-to-find ingredients. Are you surprised at how seamless whipped soap-making is? Well, test it for yourself!
Here is the ultimate recipe for preparing a whipped soap with melt and pour. The article also includes the materials required, along with some alternatives that you can get your hands on! Read on to know how to make whipped soap with melt and pour in minutes!
How to Make Whipped Soap With Melt and Pour – Ingredients and Step-by-Step Recipe
Whether you want a healthier DIY soap or a play-clay for your kids, whipped soap is the perfect option. Just like most of us, you’ll only want to use the safest products, and the non-toxic result will undoubtedly prove to be healthy for daily use. That said, let us first get to the materials required for this recipe.
Ingredients Required to Make Whipped Soap With Melt and Pour
First of all, you would need a melt and pour that would act as your soap base. You can find a variety of them at your local or online stores. The best option would be to use a white melt and pour. It allows you to add color(s) and obtain the beautiful result you desire.
Why use a melt and pour base? It is a pre-formed solid consisting of water, glycerine, lye, and oil. The base goes through a chemical process called saponification, making the lye entirely safe for the skin. So you can rest assured that the base you buy is not at all harmful!
That being said, I would still advise you to take a look at the ingredients of your melt and pour base. However, most of them are perfectly safe for use, the more natural, the better! You must opt for a base that does not have any chemical materials and may include goat milk, shea butter, etc.
It is one of the essential ingredients as it is the ‘healthy part’ of your whipped soap. When it comes to oils, there are hard as well as soft ones. While both types are moisturizing, they have varying properties. You need to take a specified quantity, i.e., 80% of hard oils and 20% of the soft ones.
Hard Oils: These oils help add structure to your soap and moisturizing qualities and leather-like texture. You can choose one or more of shea butter, palm, coconut, or other similar hard oils. However, the important thing to remember is that you need to make sure they add up to 80% of the oil mixture.
Note: Use a measuring glass to determine the quantity.
Soft Oils: These are mild oils that are liquid at room temperature. Soft oils add cleansing qualities along with slippery texture to your soap. Some of the most commonly-used soft oils are olive, grapeseed, almond, and castor oil. And the same thing here, make sure they add up to 20% of the oils used.
Essential Oils: The primary function of these oils is to add a fragrance to your soap. You can choose one or a mixture of your favorite aromatic essence, such as vanilla, mint, blueberry, strawberry, etc.
You may add 40% (or less) essence of the natural oils. For example, if you take 10 grams of hard and soft oils, adding 3-4 grams of essential oils should be enough.
You need to add distilled water, which must be about five times the quantity of oils. It will help to dilute the whipped soap mixture. Alternatively, you can boil tap water and use it in the same proportion. Make sure you let it cool before adding it.
Once you add water to the soap solution, it has chances of decaying or bacteria growth. Moisture is the perfect breeding ground for such microorganisms, which is why you will require a preservative.
Note: The proportion of preservative used must be around 1-5% of your total whipped soap recipe.
Adding color to your whipped soap is an optional choice; however, you would obviously want to. One of the best coloring agents is mica. It is a mineral that is found in powdered form in various natural colors.
It is a widely-used ingredient in cosmetics and moisturizers.
Mica also helps add a touch of glitter and shine to various products. You can easily find this pigment at an online or local paint store.
Apart from that, you can use organic coloring agents such as beetroot color or other eco-friendly and ayurvedic options.
Now that the list of ingredients required is complete, here is a summary.
- Melt and Pour Soap Base (35 g)
- Hard oils (8 g)
- Soft Oils (2 g)
- Essential Oils (3 g)
- Water (50 g)
- Coloring agent
Equipment Required to Make Whipped Soap With Melt and Pour
- Microwave safe bowl
- Whisker or electronic mixer
- Measuring glass/beaker
- Storage container/jar
- Piping bag (1-3)
Recipe of Whipped Soap With Melt and Pour
Step 1: Melt the base.
Take 35 grams or 1.2 ounces of melt and pour soap base in a microwave-safe bowl. Allow it to melt in the microwave. It should take around 20-30 seconds, depending upon your room temperature and base state.
Step 2: Measure the oils.
Take a separate measure glass or beaker for mixing oils. The measurements will help you get the exact amount of these liquids. Add 8 grams of hard oils (coconut, palm, shea butter) and 2 grams of soft oils (olive, castor, grapeseed). You may add one or more of each but maintain the proportion (80:20).
Now you may add 3 grams of your chosen essential oils (one or a mixture of several).
Note: Make sure you heat the hard oils before adding. They can be measured accurately in a liquid state and also mix-up well.
Step 3: Mix the two solutions.
Gently pour the mixed oil solution into the soap bowl. Simultaneously, whisk the mixture to maintain consistency. You will notice that the foam is thick and creamy. Add 50 grams of distilled or boiled water. Make sure that the water is at room temperature, neither too warm nor cold.
You may have to whip for 5 to 10 minutes to get the perfectly-creamy mixture. You can take breaks of a few seconds in the middle to rest your hand. Alternatively, put the bowl in the refrigerator for 4-5 minutes if your solution is too flowy.
Congratulations, you have your base cream ready!
Step 4: Add the colors.
This step has different variations. You may choose one of the following four or devise one of your own. Playing with colors is always a personal choice.
The first option is that you may leave your soap white or that of the base color.
Another way is adding one color to the entire mixture. If you choose this option, you will have all the jars of the same color. Though it is acceptable if you need it, however, it may be boring.
The third alternative is getting a multi-colored soap. For this, you will have to divide the entire cream mixture into three (or more) portions, leaving one white-colored while you add color to the others.
The fourth option is making multiple soaps of one color each. Similar to the previous method, you will need to divide the whipped soap mixture into several portions. Now you can add one color to each of these.
Step 5: Fill the piping bags.
If you want your base color soap, take one piping bag and scoop the whipped soap into it. Once you pipe out the whipped-mixture, you can refill the bag. The same method can be used for the second option, i.e., if you want all soaps of one color.
The third way would be scooping the three portions one by one in the same bag. That is if you want a multi-colored soap. You may fill one-third of the bag with one color, the second-third with another, and the rest of it with the third color.
Alternatively, if you want three (or more) different colored soaps, you can fill each soap portion into separate bags.
Note: Irrespective of the option chosen, make sure to push the creamed soap as far down as possible. Also, getting a star-tipped piping bag would be a great idea.
Step 6: Pipe the whipped soap
Pipe the creamy soap into jars. If you chose the first option, you would get three jars of white (or base-colored) whipped soap with a creamy texture. If you went ahead with the second option, you would get three jars of different colored whipped soaps.
The third way will give you three jars of beautiful, multi-colored whipped soap. You may use various-shaped jars/molds for storage.
Voila! Your whipped soap made with melt and pour base is ready! Irrespective of your chosen options, the result will be smooth and creamy, perfect for multiple uses (read following sections).
To make your whipped soap even more cute and attractive, you can add small DIY soaps of varying shapes and colors. Here’s how.
How to Make Your Whipped Soap with Melt and Pour Attractive
Equipment and Ingredients
- Molds of different shapes (star, moon, unicorn, animal, etc.)
- Melt and Pour base
- Colored sprinkles
Step 1: Add 10-20 grams of melt and pour soap base in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat it in the microwave for 15-20 seconds.
Step 2: Add the color of your choice, along with some essential oils (optional).
Step 3: Pour the liquid soap into the molds and allow them to settle. Leave them to harden for 3-4 hours. It may take more or less time, depending upon your molds.
Step 4: Once the molds are ready, place them on top or in-between the whipped cream soap already poured into the jar.
Step 5: Add some candy sprinkles to enhance the look of the soap.
Your perfectly-cute, DIY whipped soap is ready! Whipped soaps have a plethora of benefits along with uses. Here are some of them.
Benefits of DIY Whipped Soap
You may be thinking about why you should prepare a whipped soap with a melt and pour base. After all, you can easily buy a ready-made one from the market. However, you can never be sure about the authenticity of manufactured soaps.
When making whipped soap with melt and pour by yourself, you can choose what to use. Additionally, you can add some original and healthy oils such as coconut, olive, etc. Thus your DIY whipped soap will be 100% organic as well as good for the skin.
Finally, the best part of making whipped soap at home is that you can customize it precisely according to your liking. From the color and shape to its fragrance, it is entirely up to you. You can add sweet-scented strawberry and vanilla essence or pepper and blueberry.
Uses of DIY Whipped Soap
Are you convinced as to why making whipped soap at home is a wise decision? Let us get to its versatile uses.
- Whipped soap is a perfect body wash. Apply it to your bathing loofa and add water to build lather. It will not only clean but also moisturize your body.
- You may also use it as a handwash.
- Due to the fluffy and creamy texture of whipped soap, it is perfect to be used as shaving cream. Now you can shave and still have soft, glowing skin without extra moisturizer.
- You can use your beautiful whipped soap as a décor piece in your washroom. It will also keep the room scented at all times.
- By now, you already know the steps to making a jar of cute whipped soap. Play with colors, shapes, and sprinkles to create pretty soaps that can be used as gifts.
- DIY whipped soaps are ideal for kids. You know that it doesn’t contain any chemicals, plus the colors and shapes make it extremely attractive for your little ones. Kids can also use it to play with as a replacement for playing-clay and slimes.
Variety of Whipped Soap Shapes
Do you want a few ideas to get creative with whipped soap making? Here are some.
- Bath Cookies
- Christmas soaps (red, white, and green)
- Bunny-shaped soaps for Easters
- Chocolate-flavored whipped soap
Frequently Asked Questions
How to store DIY whipped soap?
Once you have prepared your desired whipped soap, storing it in an air-tight container or jar is the best option. Make sure you keep the lid on at all times. Additionally, shake well before using.
Why has my whipped soap diluted?
Whipped soap is not like any regular soap. It is creamy and fluffy in nature. If kept for long (especially in high temperatures), the soap’s oils may soften. This leads to the soap getting deflated or liquified.
What should I do to preserve my self-prepared whipped soap?
When preparing, it is recommended to add 1% preservative, such as Germaben, Methylparaben, or Phenonip. It will prevent the formation of molds, fungi, bacteria, etc. Additionally, if it dilutes over time, you can whisk it for 2-3 minutes to bring back its fluffiness.
Is whipped soap useful for skin?
Whipped soap is created with a melt and pour base, along with natural oils and essence. While the base acts as a cleaning agent, the oils will moisturize your skin.
Now you can have a clean and moisturized body without needing any chemically-manufactured cosmetics. Making whipped soap yourself can get you all this, along with a long-lasting aroma of your choice!
Preparing whipped soap at home gives you the perfect solution to cleanse your body without losing its oils. Whipped soaps will clean as well as organically moisturize your skin. What’s more? Its color, shape, and fragrance add to the benefits!
So what’s the hold? Go and prepare a natural, sweet-scented soap-lotion, a.k.a whipped soap, to keep your skin glowing and healthy!