Leopard Cold Process Soap
If you like the appearance of leopard print, then you will love our Leopard Cold Process Soap! This cold process soap recipe has you using quality soap making ingredients to create a beautiful leopard spot soap. So, check out how to make soap that looks both cares for your skin and looks just like a leopard. This soap making tutorial will walk you through the process of making a fantastic batch of cp soap!
Leopard Cold Process Soap: Prepare and Sanitize
Before you start to make your own cold process soap recipe, you will to want to make a few simple preparations. First, you will gather and wash any equipment that you need for this bath and body recipe. Also, you will want to gather your soap making ingredients for this free craft recipe. Next, you are going to want to clean up a space for you to use as a work area. This will make the process easier and more fun!
Leopard Cold Process Soap Recipe: Prepare a Bottle of Vinegar
You will need to prepare a bottle of vinegar before creating this homemade soap recipe. This bottle of vinegar will be useful for keeping yourself safe during the cold process soap process, as the vinegar will be used to deactivate lye that may come into contact with your skin. Also, you can use this vinegar to clean up your work station after working on your lye soap. This will make sure that there isn’t any active lye left behind on your work station that you or someone else could come into contact with. So, you will want to fill a bottle with vinegar and set it somewhere close by until it is needed.
Leopard Cold Process Soap Recipe: Beginning Soap Making
If you have never made cp soap before, then you may want to look at some of our soap making classes on this soaping process. First, you will need to make sure that you are familiar with soap making safety. Of course, you can find out soap safety in our Soap Making Safety Class. Further, you can Click Here For Basic CP Soap Making Class. Also, you could check out an easier cp soap recipe to practice soap making prior to making this recipe with our Beginners Cold Process Soap Recipe. If you feel ready to make this bath and body recipe, then you will definitely want to continue reading this soap making blog!
Leopard Cold Process Soap: Ingredients Available From Natures Garden
Sweet Almond Oil
Apricot Kernel Oil
Coconut Oil 76
Brazilian Jackfruit Fragrance Oil
Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
24K Gold Mica Pigment
Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
Cutter for Mitre Box – Stainless Steel
Safety Glasses for Soap Making
Safety GLOVES for Soap Making
Natures Garden Apron
Safety MASK for Soap Making
Large Square Tray Mold
Leopard Cold Process Soap: Other Needed Ingredients
8 ounce Squeeze Bottles (3)
Leopard Cold Process Soap: Weights and Amounts for Recipe
323 grams Distilled Water
113 grams Lye- Sodium Hydroxide
8 grams Sodium Lactate (added to cooled lye solution)
42 grams Jojoba Oil
85 grams Meadowfoam Seed Oil
127 grams Palm Oil
85 grams Sweet Almond Oil
127 grams Mango Butter
85 grams Apricot Kernel Oil
127 grams Shea Butter
170 grams Coconut Oil 76
64 grams Brazilian Jackfruit Fragrance Oil
Leopard Cold Process Soap: Amounts for Brown Colorant
4 grams Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
3 drops Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
Leopard Cold Process Soap: Amounts for Black Colorant
5 grams Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
Leopard Cold Process Soap: Amounts for Yellow-Gold Colorant
1 gram 24K Gold Mica Pigment
(Mixed with a small amount of soaping oils)
1 gram Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
Leopard Cold Process Soap: Creating the Lye
The first step you will have for creating the cold process soap is preparing the lye solution. So, you will want to measure 323 grams of water in one container and 113 grams of Lye in another container. As always, you will want to prepare this solution in a well ventilated area with a face mask, googles, and protective clothing. You will want to slowly stir as you add the lye to your water. Once your lye solution cools you will add 8 grams Sodium Lactate. In the meantime, you can move on to the next step of the process.
Leopard Cold Process Soap: Preparing the Cosmetic Oils
Now, you are ready to prepare you cosmetic oils. So, add 42 grams Jojoba Oil, 85 grams Meadowfoam Seed Oil, 127 grams Palm Oil, 85 grams Sweet Almond Oil, 127 grams Mango Butter, 85 grams Apricot Kernel Oil, 127 grams Shea Butter, and 170 Coconut Oil 76 to a microwave safe bowl. You will need to melt your soaping oils. Then, you need to wait for oil mixture to cool to room temperature.
While you wait for the lye solution and soaping oils to cool, you can prepare your soap colorants. You are going to make a black, brown, and yellow-gold.
Leopard Cold Process Soap: Brown Colorant
In one small bowl, you will want to add 4 grams of the Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant and 3 drops of the Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant. Then, mix them together you can set this bowl aside for the moment.
Leopard Cold Process Soap: Black Colorant
Then, add 5 grams of the Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant to a different small bowl. Again, set this bowl aside for the moment.
Leopard Cold Process Soap: Yellow-Gold Colorant
In your last bowl, you will add 1 gram of the 24K Gold Mica Pigment. You will need to mix the mica dust with a small amount of soaping oils. Also, add 1 gram of Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant to your bowl. You will want to set this bowl aside for the moment.
Once both the lye solution and the cosmetic oils are at room temperature, you are ready to combine them. So, add the lye solution to your bowl of melted oils. You will need to use a stick blender to emulsify these cosmetic ingredients.
Next, you are going to scent your soap batter. So, add 64 grams of the Brazilian Jackfruit Fragrance Oil to your soap batter and stick blend to mix. This scent has notes of tropical jackfruit, pineapple and delicious apple. These are combined with an alluring heart of jasmine, rose, and white floral notes. Further, these notes are complimented by the soft warmth of sandalwood and musk.
Next, you are going to need to separate your soap batter into three equal portions. After separating your soap, you are going to add one of your prepared colorants to each bowl. You will need to stick blend to incorporate the color. So, you will start with your gold color, then blend the brown, and finally the blend the bowl containing the black soap colorant.
Leopard Cold Process Soap: Filling the Squeeze Bottles
Now that you have created each of the colors for your leopard soap, you are ready to fill your squeeze bottles. You will want to pour each color into its own bottle. Then, you can add the lid to each of the bottles.
Next, you are going to use your brown soap to create the center of the leopard spots. So, you are going to need to get your square soap mold. Then, you will want to create dots that are similar in size to the dots in the picture. Also, make sure to place these dots where you want your leopard spots to be in your finished soap. In each square we had between 4 and 6 spots, but this all depends on size and spacing.
Leopard Cold Process Soap: Continuing the Leopard Spots
After you have your brown dots, you are going to outline them with small lines of your black soap. You will want to add about three to four black lines, depending on the size of your dot, around each of the brown dots. Continue this process for all of the dots in your soap mold.
Leopard Cold Process Soap: Filling in the Rest of the Layer
Now you are going to add the yellow-gold color to the mold. So, you will need to fill in all of the empty space in this first layer with this third color of soap. Once your first layer is complete, you are ready to move on to the next step in the process of making your leopard soap.
Leopard Cold Process Soap: Adding Another Layer
You will want to add a second layer to your soap mold. So, you will start with the brown soap and place another layer of dots on top of the previous layer. Next, you will add another layer of the black lines around each dot in relatively the same place. Finally, add another layer of the yellow-gold color around your spots.
Leopard Cold Process Soap: Filling in the Remainder of the Soap Mold
Now that you mold is about half way filled, you are going to do something different with the bottom half of the soap. So, you will want to alternate adding your three colors to the mold in a way similar to the picture to the left. You can refill your bottles as needed and continue until your mold is filled.
Leopard Cold Process Soap: Swirling the Soap
Once your soap mold is all the way filled, you are going to swirl top. So, grab a skewer and begin to lightly swirl this top layer. You need to make sure that the skewer doesn’t go too deep in the soap. Otherwise, you may ruin your leopard spots. Once your soap has been swirled, you are ready to move on to the last step.
Leopard Cold Process Soap: Finishing Your CP Soap
Finally, your cold process soap is done and nearly ready to use! You will need to wait at least 24 to 48 hours before you can remove the soap from the mold. After removing your soap, you will want to wait until your soap is set up enough to cut into bars. You will be able to cut nine individual bars. Now, you just need to wait for your cold process soap to finish the curing process. This will take four to six weeks. Afterwards, you will be able to use your finished soap!
Leopard Cold Process Soap: Baby Leopards
Leopard print is gorgeous and fun to imitate whether its for homemade soap, clothes, or anything else that you can think of! Not only is leopard print gorgeous and add to the elegance of wild leopards, but it looks super cute on little leopard cats, too. If you want to learn more about these adorable domestic cats, then check out an article called The Joys and Hazards of Living With a Pet Bengal Cat from Pet Helpful.
We hope that you have enjoyed making this homemade leopard soap recipe! If you have any more questions about how to make this animal print soap, then you can reach out to us to ask any of your questions. You can talk to us on our HUG Line, in the store, and online. An easy way that you can reach out to us online is through our social media sites. We are available on the Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, you can use @ngscents to find us on either Instagram and Twitter. Not only can you use these social media platforms to ask any questions that you may have, but you can share your own homemade cp soap creations, too! So, we hope that hear from you sometime soon!