How to colour your soap using a colour wheel

How to make soap with soap shavings

As a person who enjoys creativity I have other creative passions, and one of them is interior design. What you might ask has interior design to do with soap, but they are bound by being creative arts. People are visual, they chose a soap with their eyes before they pick it up to feel the … Read more

Soap making ingredients and equipment

Ingredients There are 4 main ingredients you need to make soap – olive oil, coconut oil, water and Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH, also known as caustic soda or lye). What does each ingredient do? The olive oil and coconut oil will combine with the NaOH dissolved in water and after the reaction of the 4 ingredients … Read more

Using Korean yellow ochre clay to colour soap

I have been experimenting with a new ingredient, Korean yellow-ochre clay which I received as a present from a lovely, and generous, friend of mine. I have used different types of clay before (green, pink, orange) so I was very curious to see how the yellow clay will act in soap and I must say … Read more

How to make natural soap

We’ve all seen soaps disappear from the shops in the last 12 months, and that’s something we never thought we’d see. If you want to be prepared learn how to make natural soap with us!  Making natural soap is actually very easy, with a good formula and easy instructions. You can learn to make soap … Read more

Vegan milks soaps

I have been experimenting with vegan milks lately, and I can only say I am hooked! I am still in the middle of the experiment but I can tell you what I found out till now.

The soaps in the picture are made with: almond milk (upper left corner), soy milk (upper right corner) and coconut milk (lower position). For each of them I have used the same soap formula, a simple Bastille of 30% Coconut oil and 70% Olive oil. I didn’t want the formula to be too complicated because I didn’t want it to interfere with how the soap looks. And I have used the same formula for each soap so I can properly compare the differences. When making the soap I have also paid attention so the milks didn’t scorch and I have used light coloured olive oil, again, so I can see the true colour of the soaps.

I didn’t fragrance them for the same reason, I didn’t want the fragrance to colour the soap.

Visually, the almond milk soap is the whitest, the soy milk has a light yellow tinge while the coconut milk soap has a light orange tinge. One thing they all have in common, they are all very creamy!

Only the soap made with almond milk is cured, it’s been very trying waiting for it to cure so I can use it. But I have enjoyed using it very much and I am hooked! They are creamy like soap made with animal milk, but they don’t have the slight smell of ammonia. The natural smell of the soap is not chemical, but very pleasant and fits perfectly with the pure look. Impressions for now, only for the soap made with almond milk which was properly tested:

  • It’s very creamy
  • A lovely opaque white which looks like the soap had titanium dioxide added, it didn’t. This will make any colours you will add pop!
  • It feels very smooth to the touch, a real pleasure
  • Smells very nice on it’s own
  • Very decent bubbles, even though I have used a formula with such a high percentage of unsaturated fats so I didn’t expect too much lather.

Next I will make the same formula but with oat milk and cashew milk and add the pictures. Also as soon as the other soaps are cured I will test them and let you know what I found out.