This soap design is perfect for the holiday season! Be sure to check out the design video here.
(Some links below are affiliate links. The income from affiliates helps to pay for supplies and materials for soapmaking tutorials on this blog. Thank you!)
Holly Berry Tiger Stripe Holiday Soap Swirl
Coconut Oil – 10 oz.
Shea Butter – 2 oz.
Olive Oil – 14 oz.
Avocado Oil – 2 oz.
Rice Bran Oil – 4 oz.
Sodium Hydroxide – 4.5 oz.
Distilled Water – 9 oz.
Arctic White Mica (Rustic Escentuals) – 1 teaspoon
Pistachio Mica (Rustic Escentuals) – 1 teaspoon
Frosty Rose Petal Mica (Rustic Escentuals) – 1 teaspoon
Slow-moving Fragrance or Essential Oil – 1.5-2 oz.
Safety Warning: This recipe is for soapmakers who have a basic knowledge of the soapmaking process and know the correct safety procedures to use when handling lye. If you are new to soapmaking, visit our beginner instructions. Be sure to wear safety goggles and gloves while soaping.
Step 1 – Make your lye solution and set aside to cool down.
Step 2 – Weigh the coconut oil and shea butter into a microwave container. Melt, just until melted.
Step 3 – Add the liquid oils to the melted oils. This helps to cool the temperature down.
Step 4 – Add the fragrance or essential oil.
Step 5 – Once the oils and lye are cooled to under 100 degrees F, pour the lye into the oils and emulsify.
Step 6 – Divide the soap base into three containers.
Step 7 – Add 1 tsp of each colorant to each container and mix to blend.
Step 8 – Bring each color to medium trace.
Step 9 – Pour a single stripe of soap down the center of the mold. Repeat for each color, filling the mold as shown in the video below.
Step 10 – Let sit overnight to saponify.
Step 11 – The next day, unmold and cut your soap.
Step 12 – Cure for a minimum of 4 weeks.