Gardenia CP Soap Recipe

Gardenia CP Soap Recipe

Recipe makes approximately 3 pounds of soap.

Ingredients Found At Natures Garden:


Other Ingredients & Equipment You'll Need:
Distilled Water
Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoons
Rubber Spatula
Stick Blender
3lb Loaf Mold
Butterfly Mold (

Total Recipe Weights:
348 grams Distilled Water
127 grams Lye 
229 grams Olive Oil Pomace
229 grams Coconut Oil 76
183 grams Sunflower Oil
137 grams Shea Butter
137 grams Sweet Almond Oil
70 grams White Gardenia
Pink MP Soap Butterflies:
25 grams Shea Butter MP Soap Base
1 drop Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant
Colorant for Pink Soap:
5 drops Neon Pink FUN Soap Colorant
Colorants For Purple Soap:
15 drops Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant
Colorants For White Soap:
9 grams Titanium Dioxide
Mixed with a small amount of soaping oils
Purple MP Soap Butterflies:
25 grams Shea Butter MP Soap Base
2 drops Ultramarine Violet FUN Soap Colorant
Clean & Sanitize your work area and all of your packaging materials. It is suggested that you wear gloves, protective clothing, a face mask, and safety glasses. 

Click Here For Basic CP Soap Making Class. Also, before attempting to make any cold process soap, please become familiar with Soap Making Safety Class.
Step 1:  Prepare your lye solution.  Allow the lye solution to cool to room temperature.  

Step 2:  While you are waiting for your lye solution to cool, prepare your soaping oils.  Once your oils are melted, allow them cool to room temperature.
Step 3:  While you are waiting for your oils and lye solution to cool, prepare the colorants.  

Step 4:  In addition, prepare the pink melt and pour soap embeds.  Weight out 25 grams of the shea butter soap.  Melt it.  Once melted, add the pink colorant.  Pour it into the mold and allow them to setup before removing them from the mold.  Prepare the purple butterflies in the same manner.
Step 5:  When both the soaping oils and the lye solution are at room temperature, combine them.  Then, stick blend the soap batter to emulsify.  Next, add the White Gardenia Fragrance Oil.  Once again, stick blend your soap batter to incorporate the scent.  
Step 6:  Now, separate your soap batter.  At this time, you will need three mixing bowls.  Separate the soap batter.  To two small bowls, add 300 grams of soap batter.  To the larger portion of batter, add the titanium dioxide mixture.  Stick blend to incorporate the colorant.  Then, to a small bowl, add 300 grams of the white soap batter.  Set the remaining larger portion of white soap batter aside, we will come back to it.
Step 7:  Next, add the pink colorant to one of the remaining smaller bowls and the purple to the second.  Stick blend the contents of each bowl.
Step 8:  To an empty bowl, pour small amount of pink, purple and white soap batter in various spots throughout the bowl.  Then, repeat this process until you have use all of your soap batter.

Step 9:  Next, you will need a rubber spatula.  Place your rubber spatula in the bowl.  Then, move it in a circular motion around the bowl until you are happy with your swirls.
Step 10:  Pour the soap batter into the mold.  Tap the mold on your countertop to release any air bubbles.
Step 11:  For this step, you will need the remaining white soap batter.  It needs to be at a thick consistency.  Place the white soap batter on top of each loaf.  Create peaks in the white topping.
Step 12:  Add your pink and purple butterflies to the top of the loaf.
Step 13:  After 48 hours, remove the soap from the mold.  When ready, cut the soap into slices.  Allow them to cure before using. 

We hope that you enjoy our Gardenia Cold Process Soap Recipe!
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