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DIY Cold Process French Vanilla Homemade Soap Recipe

Cold Process French Vanilla Homemade Soap Recipe

October 6, 2014

DIY Cold Process French Vanilla Homemade Soap Recipe

This classic french vanilla homemade soap recipe combines creamy vanilla fragrance with hints of sugar and musk. Plus the addition of lanolin to this homemade cold process soap recipe makes this handmade soap not only feel extra luxurious in the bath, but it also makes it a great shaving soap by giving your razor that extra slip for a smooth shave.

You can “dress up” this vanilla homemade soap recipe with a touch of peppermint and a cream colored layer in the middle by setting aside about a fourth to one third of the soap after you’ve mixed the lye-water into the oils and it’s reached a light trace but BEFORE you add the fragrance oil.

After setting aside a portion of unscented soap, add the french vanilla fragrance oil to the soap in the pot and mix with your stick blender until you reach a medium trace. Pour half of this soap into your prepared mold.

Now add peppermint essential oil or fragrance oil to the soap you’ve set aside. If you reserved 1/3 of the soap add .35 oz. of peppermint essential oil or .9 oz. of peppermint fragrance oil. If you reserved 1/4 of the soap use .26 oz. of peppermint essential oil or .66 oz. of peppermint fragrance oil. Mix well with your stick blender to full trace then pour on top of the first layer of french vanilla soap you poured.

Now pour the remaining french vanilla soap into your soap mold on top of the previous two layers. Dust with pearl, silver, or white sparkle mica powder if desired then cover and set aside for 24 hours before unmolding and cutting your soaps.

To get this french vanilla homemade soap recipe check out the Wholesale Supplies Plus. October 2014 issue of Handmade Magazine here. You can find my homemade soap recipe on page 9.

Looking for more homemade cold process soap recipes?

For more of my homemade soap recipes visit Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen and also be sure to follow my DIY Bath and Body Board on Pinterest! Or check out my past submissions to Handmade Magazine: Bewitching Halloween Pigment Pots Recipe (September 2014), Natural Lavender Milk Soap Recipe (August 2014), Honey, Oatmeal & Banana Soap Recipe (July 2014), Stars Forever Homemade Soap Recipe (June 2014), DIY Sunburn Relief Rescue Soap Recipe (May 2014), Honeysuckle & Rose Homemade Soap Recipe for Mother’s Day (April 2014), Spring Inspired Bamboo Scented Homemade Soap Recipe (March 2014), Deodorizing Cedarwood & Baking Soda Homemade Soap Recipe for Men (February 2014), Silk & Rose Clay Heart Shaped Soap Recipe (January 2014), Handmade Eucalyptus & Tea Tree Soap Recipe for Men (December 2013), and my Frosted Cranberry Scented Coconut Milk Soap Recipe (November 2013.)

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  • Roberta

    April 4, 2015 at 7:18 am

    could you please tell how you pour the layers to get such a nice effect; you know not to “straight” but rather wavy?

    thank you

    1. Rebecca D. Dillon

      April 4, 2015 at 9:42 am

      You just pour it unevenly while your soap is at a medium to thick trace and adjust with a spatula to desired effect.

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