Shark Embed Salt Bars (Cold Process Soap + Sea Salt) with Video

Let’s make adorable Shark Embed Salt Bars!

If you are new to soap making be sure to learn the basics before attempting this advanced design tutorial. Check out our free cold process soap making guide. Be sure to follow all safety precautions when making soap. Wear goggles and gloves.

What is a salt bar?

A salt bar is typically a soap made with 50-100% of oil weight in salt. For example, if your salt bar recipe contains 32 oz. of coconut oil and 8 oz. of castor oil, then you would use 20 – 40 oz. of sea salt.

Why on earth would we want to make a salt bar?

  1. Sea salt is purifying, drawing and acts as an astringent.
  2. Salt bars last FOREVER in the shower. In my experience, they last longer than regular bar soap. (This is a great selling point.)
  3. Salt bars are hard! Salt soap cures out super hard. Salt bars are great for individual cavity molds that you can’t usually use with your regular recipe. The soap gets hard fast and will pop right out.
  4. They are inexpensive to make. Salt bars contain mostly coconut oil (a cheaper oil than say…olive oil or shea butter) and sea salt, thus creating a pretty inexpensive bar of soap.
  5. They are easily marketed as spa type or facial bars of soap. Customer love to hear about the benefits of sea salt and will pay more money for these special bars of soap.

Shark Embed Salt Bar Recipe

  • Coconut Oil – 405 grams (90%)
  • Cocoa Butter – 45 grams (10%)
  • Sodium Hydroxide – 64 grams (20% superfat)
  • Water – 128 grams
  • Fine Sea Salt – 225 grams
  • Peppermint Essential Oil – 15 grams
  • Yellow Clay
  • Black Walnut Hull Powder
  • Peacock Mica
  • White Mica

This soap is all about the shark squirters! Grab them on Amazon (affiliate link).

Check out the video below to see how to make it!

About the Author:

I am a soapmaker, author and blogger! I started blogging in 2008, sharing soap recipes, design tutorials and publishing articles on various topics of soapmaking.


  1. Whitney August 8, 2018 at 11:23 pm - Reply

    Wow! These salt bars are nothing short of stunning! I am thrilled to give it a try. Soap making has become one of my most favorite things! Thanks so much for sharing!!

  2. Terry phillips July 11, 2018 at 8:15 am - Reply

    Been wondering how to make salt bars, didn’t realise it was this easy, Many Thanks.

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