Cold Process Wine Soap Recipe

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This cold process wine soap recipe is a creative way to use up that leftover wine that's sat in the fridge too long.

This cold process wine soap recipe is a creative way to use up that leftover wine that’s sat in the fridge too long or simply wasn’t too your liking. Like making homemade beer soap, however, you’ll need to take a few extra precautions and make sure you’re starting with icy cold wine and mixing in a sink or other contained area.

This cold process wine soap recipe is a creative way to use up that leftover wine that's sat in the fridge too long.

Cold Process Wine Soap Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

12.6 oz. lard
7.2 oz. refined (76° melt point) coconut oil
5.4 oz. castor oil
5.4 oz. rice bran oil
5.4 oz. pomace olive oil

11. 8 fluid oz. cold wine
4.7 oz. lye/sodium hydroxide

2-2.25 oz. fragrance oil, optional

Soap Notes:

Water as % of oils = 33%
8% superfat
1 oz. fragrance oil per pound

Lard used as 35% of the oils in this recipe, coconut oil at 20% and castor, rice bran and olive oil at 15%.

This is a palm free cold process soap recipe but if you want a vegan soap you can substitute the lard with an equal amount of palm oil and adjust the lye to 4.8 oz. The olive and rice bran oils can easily be substituted in all or part with canola and/or grape seed oil.

(If you want to rebatch this soap after to add some extra goodies, omit the fragrance oil and add 1 oz. of fragrance when you rebatch. That recipe will follow this one.)

This cold process wine soap recipe yields 10-12 bars around 4 oz. each and fits inside my DIY wooden loaf soap mold.

Instructions:

Follow your basic cold process soapmaking instructions to make this cold process wine soap recipe. (If you’ve never made soap before there’s a great, inexpensive beginner cold process soap recipe here.)

Begin by measuring out the chilled wine of your choice in fluid ounces. I used a local white wine for my recipe. Put into a heat safe pitcher and place in the sink. Now using a digital scale weigh out the lye. Slowly pour the lye a little at a time into the wine. Stir well after each pour to dissolve. Don’t rush it. It will seem like there’s not a huge reaction however the wine will go from yellow to orange at which point mine boiled then turned a dark brownish-orange. Once you’ve added all the lye and it’s been dissolved in the wine set it aside to cool.

Continue by weighing out the soapmaking oils and combining in a stainless steel pot. Heat over medium heat until melted then remove from heat and set a side to cool.

When both the lye-water and oils have cooled to 90°-95°F you’re ready to mix them together. The wine in this recipe does seem to increase trace so if you’re using a fragrance oil you may want to mix it into the oils before adding the lye-water. If you’ll be rebatching later or want an unscented soap you don’t need to add the fragrance oil.

Slowly pour the lye-water into the soapmaking oils and mix with a stick blender until you reach trace the pour the soap into your prepared mold.

After 24 hours you can unmold your soap and cut it into bars. Allow to cure for 4-6 weeks.

A little something extra.

My dad and son love when I take my cold process soap recipes and rebatch them to add some extra love to them as they both have very dry skin in the winter. So that’s what I did for this recipe. If you want to rebatch your soap simply grate the soap with a cheese grater after unmolding the loaf and combine in a stainless steel pot or double boiler with the following.

Rebatch Wine Soap Recipe

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Ingredients:

loaf of cold process wine soap, grated (recipe above)
1 oz. fragrance oil, optional (if loaf is unscented & fragrance is desired)
1 oz. pure coconut water (not from concentrate)
1.5 oz. aloe vera gel
.25 oz. beeswax
1 oz. cocoa butter

Instructions:

Combine the grated wine soap into a large pot or double boiler on the stove. Weigh out the coconut water, aloe vera gel, beeswax and cocoa butter and combine with the soap over medium-low to low heat, stirring often to avoid scorching.

Once the soap and the added ingredients have melted, add the fragrance oil if desired or omitted from the previous cold process wine soap recipe. Mix well to combine then pour into your prepared mold. (In this case I used the same mold I had used for the cold process wine soap recipe. )

Allow the soap to harden two to three days then unmold and cut the soap into bars. Allow to cure 4-6 weeks.

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Men’s Homemade Tobacco Caramel & Whiskey Soap Recipe

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DIY Men's Homemade Tobacco Caramel and Whiskey Soap Recipe made using real whiskey!

I’ve had a homemade whiskey soap recipe on my to do list for quite some time but it took me a while to decided how to execute it. In the end I settled on using real whiskey in a hand milled soap recipe rather than attempting mixing lye with a high percentage of alcohol for safety reasons. Combined with a tobacco caramel fragrance oil, this men’s whiskey soap recipe creates a very masculine scented homemade soap. The scent reminds me of a grandfather’s aftershave and definitely of bygone days. It’s also perfectly suited for any gentleman with dry or maturing skin.

This hand milled whiskey soap recipe is quite simple to create and is ready almost immediately making it a wonderful homemade gift idea for Christmas and Father’s Day. (Yes, I’m always thinking ahead.) In fact I’ll be gifting some of these to my own dad. Here’s the recipe.

DIY Whiskey and Tobacco Caramel Hand Milled Soap Recipe for Men

Hand Milled Caramel Tobacco & Whiskey Soap Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

24 oz. unscented cold process soap, grated
1 oz. shea butter
1 oz. cocoa butter
1 oz. walnut oil
2.25 oz. whiskey
.85 oz. Tobacco Caramel fragrance oil
.25 oz. pumpkin seed oil
1 Tablespoon marshmallow root powder
1 Tablespoon bronze mica powder, or less if starting with white soap (optional)

Instructions:

I used my own unscented goat milk soap for the cold process soap that is called for in this recipe. If you’d like to use the same soap as I did you can find that homemade goat milk soap recipe here. I also used the same basic round silicone soap mold that I’ve used for many of my other recipes. However you can use your own existing molds. The final recipe yields approximately six 5 oz. bars.

Begin by using a digital scale to weigh out the grated soap, shea butter, cocoa butter and whiskey. Combine in a large pot over low heat on the stove. Mix occasionally until all ingredients are melted together then allow to “simmer” a bit longer to burn off all of the alcohol from the whiskey.

Now weigh out the walnut and pumpkin seed oils and stir into the mixture.

Next, use measuring spoons to measure out the marshmallow root powder and bronze mica. Stir into the soap until completely incorporated.

Finally, weigh out the fragrance and stir into the melted soap. Remove from heat and quickly spoon the soap into all of the mold cavities and set aside to cool.

Once the soaps have hardened gently remove them from the mold and allow to air dry for a few days so they may harden a bit further, then wrap – I wrapped mine in plastic food service film – and label as desired.

Printable Mountain Range Soap Label

If you like this homemade men’s soap recipe, be sure to try my other homemade soap recipes designed just for men: Seriously Sexy Hand Milled Soap Recipe, Hand Milled Coffee & Bourbon Vanilla Soap RecipeGame on Soap Recipe for Men, Men’s Ferocious & Fantastic Soap Recipe with Printable Labels, Natural Mountain Man Detox Soap Recipe with Printable Labels, Deodorizing Cedarwood & Baking Soda Soap Recipe, Eucalyptus & Tea Tree Soap Recipe and Patchouli Granola Crunch Soap Recipe.

For even more homemade soap recipes and other diy skin care products for men that you can make yourself, be sure to follow my DIY Bath & Body and Father’s Day Gift Ideas Pinterest boards. To keep up with all of my new posts and recipes you can follow Soap Deli News via Blog Lovin’, Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Handmilled Coffee & Bourbon Vanilla Homemade Soap Recipe

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DIY Homemade Soap Recipe - Handmilled Bourbon Vanilla Soap Recipe with Coffee

This homemade soap recipe is made by rebatching or handmilling unscented cold process soap and then adding additional ingredients to give its skin conditioning properties a boost. In lieu of using water in this handmilled soap recipe, I chose instead to use a strong brewed espresso coffee and then combined it with a bourbon vanilla fragrance oil making it a wonderful unisex scent choice for both men and women. Plus, shea and cocoa butters give dry skin that extra bit of love.

This homemade soap recipe is simple to make and the resulting handmilled soaps serve as lovely homemade gifts or DIY wedding favors any time of year. Dad is sure to love these as homemade Father’s Day gifts too!

Homemade Soap Recipe for Making DIY Coffee and Bourbon Vanilla Handmilled Soap

Handmilled Coffee & Bourbon Vanilla Soap Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

24 oz. unscented cold process soap, grated (Make it!)
1 oz. shea butter
1 oz. cocoa butter
2.5 oz. strong brew espresso coffee
1 oz. fractionated coconut oil (or other carrier oil)
.85 oz. bourbon vanilla fragrance oil

Instructions:

How to Make Homemade Soap by Rebatching or Handmilling

Begin by weighing out the unscented soap using a digital scale – I used my own unscented goat milk soap – then grate into a large bowl.

Homemade Soap Recipe - How to Make Handmilled Coffee and Bourbon Vanilla Soap

Weigh out the espresso coffee, shea butter, cocoa butter and fractionated coconut oil and combine with the grated soap in a stainless steel pot.

Handmilled Soap Recipe - How to Make Homemade Coffee and Bourbon Vanilla Soap

Place the pot on the stove over medium heat until the shea and cocoa butters have melted, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to low and continue to stir until the soap looks like it has melted. Stir in the fragrance oil until fully incorporated then remove from heat.

How to Rebatch Soap and a Homemade DIY Coffee and Bourbon Vanilla Handmilled Soap Recipe

Spoon the soap evenly into each of the six cavities of a Crafters Choice™ Basic Round Silicone Soap Mold.

Homemade Soap Recipe - DIY Handmilled Coffee and Bourbon Vanilla Soap Recipe for Homemade Gifts or DIY Wedding Favors

Once soaps have hardened completely, carefully push each soap bar out of the mold and then set aside to allow excess water to evaporate. This could take several days to a week or more depending on your humidity levels. Then wrap and label as desired.

You may also want to try out these other homemade soap recipes for making handmilled soaps: Men’s Seriously Sexy Homemade Soap Recipe, Natural Handmilled Rosehip Homemade Facial Soap Recipe, Natural Handmilled Lavender & Sea Salt Homemade Soap Recipe, Handmilled Heart Shaped Soap Recipe for Valentine’s Day, and my Homemade Shaving Soap in a Mug Recipe. Or use this same round mold to create your own DIY Melt and Pour Loofah Soaps!

For even more homemade soap recipes, including melt and pour soap recipes and cold process soap recipes visit my DIY Bath and Body board on Pinterest.

DIY Father’s Day Gift Idea – Homemade Handmilled Soap Recipe

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Homemade Father's Day Gift Idea - DIY Handmilled Seriously Sexy Soap Recipe

Need a homemade DIY Father’s Day gift idea for Dad? These scented homemade soap rounds are sure to help dad unwind in the shower! He might not tell you, but I’ve found that most men do care about their skin. However whether they’re willing to admit it or not can sometimes be an entirely different story. So treat him with these simple handmade handmilled soaps in his favorite fragrance! I scented these homemade soaps with a Very Sexy for Men fragrance oil dupe, but you can find dupes of almost every cologne – as well as bay rum – to meet your Dad’s individual taste.

Natural Homemade DIY Handmilled Soap for Men - Scented with a Designer Cologne Dupe!

Men’s Seriously Sexy Homemade Handmilled Soap Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

23 oz.unscented cold process soap, grated
1 oz. deodorized and refined cocoa butter
1 oz. babassu oil
1 oz. grape seed oil
2.5 oz. distilled water
.85 oz. Very Sexy for Men fragrance oil*

Instructions:

I used my own unscented goat milk soap for this recipe that I grated two days after unmolding it. Fresher soap is easier to grate, however, the age of the soap isn’t super important. Using cold process handmade soap, however, is of upmost importance as typical commercial soaps aren’t really soap but are rather made of harsh foaming agents. These don’t rebatch quite the same way. (You can find my recipe for making an easy cold process goat milk soap here. To re-size the batch superfat at 6-7% with a 35% water discount.)

You’ll need a digital scale to weigh out the ingredients and a soap mold. I used the Crafters Choice™ Basic Round Silicone Soap Mold for this soap project. The final recipe will yield six round 5 oz. soap bars.

Begin by grating the unscented soap bars or loaf. Weigh out 23 oz. of soap using a digital scale and combine in a large stainless steel pot on the stove. Weigh out the water and add to the grated soap. Do the same with both the babassu oil, grape seed oil and cocoa butter. Set the heat on medium and mix, stirring occasionally.

Once the babassu oil and cocoa butter have melted, reduce the heat to warm-low and allow the soap to “cook” for a short time until it looks like it’s melting. Turn off the heat and weigh out the fragrance oil. Stir the fragrance oil into the soap until thoroughly combined then spoon the soap into your mold.

Once the soap has hardened completely, unmold the bars. If you used fresh soap allow your soap to finish curing for 3-6 weeks. If your soap was already cured, you can start using your new homemade facial soap whenever you like, however you may want to allow them to air dry for several days to a week to allow the excess water to evaporate.

Now that your homemade soaps for Dad are ready all that’s left is to package them for gift giving! Wrap each bar in foodservice film first if desired. To create the bands around the sides of the soap you’ll need one full sized sheet of brown kraft sticker paper. Turn the sticker paper over so the white side is up and place a ruler lengthwise along the paper. Starting at the edge of the sticker paper, place the ruler on the paper and draw a line on the right side of the ruler. Place the ruler so the edge is at the new line and then draw another line on the other side. Repeat until you have six strips then cut out the strips with scissors.

Turn the strips of brown kraft stickers over so they are brown side up and then place a strip of your favorite washi tape lengthwise along the sticker strip. Repeat for all six stickers.

Now simply peel the backing off the sticker paper strips and place around the soap bars.

For more great homemade DIY Father’s Day gift ideas you can buy and DIY, follow my Father’s Day Gift Ideas board on Pinterest. Or discover more homemade soap recipes as well as other DIY beauty, bath and skin care projects on my DIY Bath and Body board on Pinterest. Or keep up with all of my new projects and recipes by following me on Blog Lovin, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Google + and Instagram!

*Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen and Soap Deli News are not affiliated or associated with Victoria Secret.

Natural Homemade Hand Milled Facial Soap Recipe

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Natural Handmilled Facial Soap Recipe and Beauty DIY

This all natural homemade facial soap recipe is wonderful for several reasons. One, it’s simple to make and is perfect for those who want to customize their own homemade soaps without delving into making cold process soaps with lye or using a melt and pour soap base. And two, it allows you to “beef” up your soap with ingredients your skin craves that are often too costly to use during the cold process soapmaking method. Adding them after the soap is made, allows you to not only use less of the ingredient, but also gain the benefits without fear the desired properties will be lost during the saponification process.

For this homemade facial soap recipe I added ingredients suited to dry and/or maturing skin. I do that a lot, I know, but next year is the big 4-0 and I’m trying to save face – literally – for as long as I can. It’s then ever so lightly scented with lavender and chamomile essential oils. If you have combination skin like I do that is prone to breakouts, you can add some tea tree oil to this recipe as well or even sub the rosehip seed oil with something like hazelnut oil which is a natural astringent. After all, customizing recipes to suit you is half the fun. The other half is finally getting to enjoy the end result!

How to Make Handmilled Soap - Easy Natural DIY Rosehip Facial Soap Recipe

Natural Hand Milled Rosehip Facial Soap Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

28 oz. unscented cold process soap, grated
2 oz. shea butter
.5 oz. cocoa butter
2.5 oz. distilled water (or milk or even rosewater)
2 Tablespoons pink kaolin (or white cosmetic) clay
.5 oz. rosehip seed oil
.25 oz. sea buckthorn oil
1 teaspoon rosehips powder
2 Tablespoons coconut milk powder
.1 oz. lavender essential oil
.15 oz. German chamomile essential oil (at 3% dilution)

Directions:

I used my own unscented goat milk soap for this recipe that I grated two days after unmolding it. Fresher soap is easier to grate, however, the age of the soap isn’t super important. Using cold process handmade soap, however, is of utmost importance as typical commercial soaps aren’t really soap but are rather made of harsh foaming agents. These don’t rebatch quite the same way. (You can find my recipe for making an easy cold process goat milk soap here. To re-size the batch superfat at 6-7% with a 33% water discount.)

You’ll need a digital scale to weigh out the ingredients and a soap mold. I used the Crafters Choice™ Basic Round Silicone Soap Mold for this soap project. The final recipe will yield approximately 7 bars.

Begin by grating the unscented soap bars or loaf. Weigh out 28 oz. of soap using a digital scale and combine in a large stainless steel pot on the stove. Weigh out the water and add to the grated soap. Do the same with both the shea and cocoa butters. Then, using measuring spoons, measure out and add the powdered coconut milk, kaolin clay and rosehips powder. Set the heat on medium and mix, stirring occasionally.

Once the shea and cocoa butters have melted, reduce the heat to low and allow the soap to “cook” for a short time until it looks like it’s melting, then weigh out the rosehip seed oil, sea buckthorn oil and essential oils and stir into the soap until thoroughly combined.

Homemade Rosehip and Sea Buckthorn Handmilled Facial Soap Recipe for Dry and Mature Skin

Spoon the soap into your mold and allow the soap to harden fully before removing from the mold. If you used fresh soap allow your soap to finish curing for 3-6 weeks. If your soap was already cured, you can start using your new homemade facial soap whenever you like.

For more of my natural homemade soap, bath and body recipes, be sure to follow my DIY Bath and Body board on Pinterest. Or keep up with all of my new bath, beauty and skin care recipe by following me on Blog Lovin‘, FacebookTwitterTumblrGoogle + and Instagram!