You can't help but notice the lovely array of swirled soaps on the internet these days. The following Taiwan swirl soap recipe will show you how to make one of them.
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This soap was made using canola oil, castor oil, coconut oil, olive oil, shea butter and coloured with oxides and micas.
I intentionally made sure that the amount of liquid oil was more than the solid oil. That gives us more time to work with the soap batter before it sets up.
I also decided to omit scent since my allergies are acting up again but feel free to use one yourself. Just be sure it is a slow moving one.
For this recipe you will need dividers. You can either purchase them or make them. I made mine from Coroplast which is a corrugated plastic and comes in sheets that you can purchase at your local hardware store.
The pictures below show the pieces I cut from the Coroplast and how they fit together. They are not perfect by any means and some soap did leak underneath but if you work fast and get soap into each slot, the leaking stops.
Coconut Oil - 180 gr. | 6.35 oz. | 20%
Shea Butter - 180 gr. | 6.35 oz. | 20%
Canola Oil - 180 gr. | 6.35 oz. | 20%
Olive Oil - 315 gr. | 11.11 oz. | 35%
Castor Oil - 45 gr. | 1.59 oz. | 5%
Distilled Water - 270 gr. | 9.52oz.
Lye - 119.3 gr. | 4.21 oz.
Water as % of Oils = 30%
Super Fat/Discount = 7%
Sodium Lactate - 1 tsp.
Olive Oil - 5 tsp.
White Mica - 1 tsp.
Turquoise soap colour - 1/4 - 1/2 tsp.
Yellow soap colour - 1/4 - 1/2 tsp.
Orange soap colour - 1/4 - 1/2 tsp.
I've put together a little video tutorial for this soap recipe. It's my first one ever so my apologies for the quality...I should get better at it as time goes on!
This Taiwan swirl soap recipe was made using the room temperature method of soap making but you could use the regular cold process method instead if you prefer.
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