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?
- Sea salt is purifying, drawing and acts as an astringent.
- Salt bars last FOREVER in the shower. In my experience, they last longer than regular bar soap. (This is a great selling point.)
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!
Thanks for being a part of the Lovin’ Soap community! We’re so glad you’re here!
Now through March 1st, we are having a presale on our newest eClass, Clear Transparent Soap from Scratch!
In this video eCourse, I will show you:
- How to formulate your own transparent soap recipe that is remelt-able and reusable…similar to MP soap base.
- We’ll go over base oils and solvents that are available to use and why you would select each type of ingredient.
- How to make quick hot process transparent soap from scratch. It only takes about 20 minutes once you get the process down!
- How to remelt and use your base for future projects.
About the soap:
- The ingredients we use include coconut oil, stearic acid, castor oil, sodium hydroxide, everclear (grain alcohol) and sugar.
- The soap is remeltable and you can work with it like melt and pour soap base.
- You can create bars of soap or embeds that you can add to regular cold process soap.
- You’ll get different varieties of clarity in your soap…we’ll talk about that.
The class will be delivered in a a series of videos and downloadable PDF’s. You’ll have forever access and be able to watch over and over again as you want.
Happy Soaping! -Amanda Aaron