Mistletoe CP Soap Recipe
Our next cold process soap recipe will show you how to create mistletoe inspired soap. We have made a Mistletoe CP Soap Recipe using Natures Garden Mistletoe and Ivy Fragrance Oil. I mean who doesn’t like getting caught under the mistletoe. With the holidays right around the corner, we thought it would be a fun addition to our free craft recipes. Before we get started, make sure you have reviewed our Cold Process Soap 101 class and our Soap Making Safety class if you have not made cp soap before.
Mistletoe CP Soap Recipe Ingredients from Natures Garden
GRAPESEED Oil- 16 oz.
APRICOT KERNEL Oil- 16 oz.
CASTOR Oil- 16 oz.
FRACTIONATED COCONUT Oil
FUN Soap Colorant Lime Green
FUN Soap Colorant Tomato Red
Mistletoe and Ivy Fragrance Oil
FUN Soap Colorant Kelly Green
Cutter for Mitre Box – Stainless Steel
Mitre Box – Stainless Steel
Safety Glasses for Soap Making
Safety GLOVES for Soap Making- 1 pair
Square Loaf Mold
Safety MASK for Soap Making- 2 count
Mistletoe CP Soap Recipe Other Ingredients and Things Needed
Mistletoe CP Soap Recipe Prepare Your Lye Solution
Weigh out 517 grams of distilled water. Slowly add 199 grams of lye. Stir until the lye is dissolved. Allow your lye to cool to room temperature. While you are waiting for your lye to cool, weigh out and melt your oils.
Mistletoe CP Soap Recipe Prepare Your Oils
You will need 136 grams apricot oil, 109 grams coconut oil 76, 299 grams grapeseed oil, 476 grams mango butter, 109 castor oil, and 231 grams fractionated coconut oil. Allow the oils to cool to room temperature. While you are waiting for the temperatures to come down prepare your colorants.
Mistletoe CP Soap Recipe Prepare Your FUN Soap Colorants
You will need three small bowls. To one bowl add 10 grams Lime Green FUN Soap Colorant. Add 12 grams Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorant. In the third bowl add 6 drops of the red Soap Colorant. Also, get your square loaf mold out and ready.
Mistletoe CP Soap Recipe Pouring the Soap
Once both your oils and lye solution get down to room temperature, add your oils to your lye water. Stick blend to emulsify. Then, add 84 grams of Mistletoe and Ivy Fragrance Oil. Again, stick blend your batter to incorporate the Mistletoe and Ivy Fragrance Oil.
Next, divide your soap batter. Pour 200 grams of your soap batter into each of the bowls containing green soap colorant. Use the stick blender to mix the color into the soap. For the red portion, you will only need about 15 grams of soap batter. You will also need to mix the color in by hand. Once colored, place the batter into a decorating bottle.
The uncolored portion of the soap batter can be poured into your mold at a light trace. Now, begin with the darker green soap batter. Pour a line of dark down the center of your mold. You want to pour it down the longer length of the mold. Then, pour the lighter green right on top of the darker green. Now pour another layer of each color using the same method.
Mistletoe CP Soap Recipe Swirling the Leaves and Adding Berries
The green portion of the soap is meant to resemble leaves. You will see the two green colors you poured will rest on the top of the loaf. You will use your wooden skewer to swirl the two colors. Place your skewer in one corner of the mold. Then, move the skewer in an “S” motion until you get to the other side of the mold.
Finally, we will be using the red soap batter to place dots resembling berries. Using the decorating bottle filled with the red batter add dots to the top of the soap. You will want to place them either on top of the green soap, or close to them. Also, keep in mind you will be slicing your loaf. You may want to pay attention to where you place them. This way you aren’t slicing right through the middle of a bundle of berries.
Once your soap has set up, after about 24 hours, remove the mistletoe soap from the mold. Lastly, once it is firm enough, slice it. Of course, you will want to let it cure before using it.