Thanks for the recipe! It definitely sounds like you’ve already started doing your homework by watching the Soap Queen TV episodes on cold process and I’d also suggest taking a look at this Free Beginner’s Guide To Soapmaking: Cold Process that Anne-Marie wrote last year. We do suggest using a conditioner after you use this recipe, as this recipe just does some great cleansing! Being publicly-funded gives us a greater chance to continue providing you with high quality content. I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe! I tried the ACV rinse but still require a conditioner. I have a question though, say I’m trying to get that thick trace for the technique, is there a risk to over mix and the batch go flat or oily or something? 8 oz Castor oil. No frizz, great shine, and amazing smell!! Also worth noting, this blend is also excellent for natural curl patterns, like my own! Make sure you oil/lye water mixture is blended and when your soap starts to trace add your colorants and fragrances. Palm Oil 5oz 27.78% 5 oz. . Thank you again for your feedback. Thanks! When you start adding other oils or butters to your cold process soap recipes, it changes the lathering, moisturizing and cleansing properties of your batch. P.S. The Tea Tree Essential Oil or Lime Essential won’t actually ‘burn off’ in cold process soap. Or, is there another way to turn a hard soap into a liquid soap without adding unnecessary chemicals? It also helps contribute to the hardness of your bar. i.e., add at trace? =), Sodium Lactate: https://www.brambleberry.com/Sodium-Lactate-P5127.aspx. I heard around 100. is that after you mix the lye/water with the oils? Add fragrance and stick blend to a thick trace. I didn’t feel any oiliness. Let me know if you have any other questions. Also everyone says that if citric acid is not added hair will look greasy and hard to brush. We have a pretty nifty tool that will help you resize any of your CP batches. Peppermint Tea Tree Shampoo Bar. This bar produces a creamy lather and contains a generous amount of pure tea tree oil. The ingredients will separate in the bottle and you will want to recombine the … Welcome to the Soaping World, we are so excited for you to start making CP soap! Castor Oil. I can t wait to use it on hair. I would love to help you: http://www.soapqueen.com/bath-and-body-tutorials/cold-process-soap/labcolor-usage-rates/, http://www.soapqueen.com/bramble-berry-news/red-velvet-test-batch-2/, http://www.soapqueen.com/bath-and-body-tutorials/tips-and-tricks/diluting-bramble-berry-labcolors/, http://www.soapqueen.com/bath-and-body-tutorials/tips-and-tricks/labcolors-and-gel-phase-are-friends/, http://www.soapqueen.com/bath-and-body-tutorials/tips-and-tricks/grey-to-green-to-purple-labcolor-tips-2/, http://www.soapqueen.com/bath-and-body-tutorials/tips-and-tricks/talk-it-out-tuesday-colorants/. Thank you very much!! moisturizing, lathering, etc). for a long time, but do not trust my Would I need to make much different changes to the measurements? Fantastic insight and suggestion. Awesone recipe!!! I hope this helps. : http://www.soapqueen.com/bath-and-body-tutorials/cold-process-soap/easy-cold-process-soap-rocks-palm-free/. Is this normal? It is full of great tips, explanations and a full step-out tutorial of how to make cold process soap. You can try a recipe that is 33.3% Coconut and 66.7% Rice Bran Oil or even add the Rice Bran Oil + 1% Beeswax and 5% Cocoa Butter. Or of any way I could find out if it does without trying it and possibly having it explode in my face or seize into a brick? Coconut Oil. If you change the recipe, just make sure to run it through the lye calculator again! However, I have think bangs and it works well on them. Tea Tree soap recipe, with Eucalyptus: 1/4 tsp of hydrated green oxide, mix in 1 cup of base first then add back to pot. It is a great shampoo. Here is a great video on how to make rebatch: How to Make Rebatch Soap:http://www.soapqueen.com/bath-and-body-tutorials/cold-process-soap/soap-queen-tv-presents-how-to-make-rebatch-soap-2/. If it is your first time ever using a shampoo bar, your hair is going to feel a little different than normal for a few washes, but I would definitely give it a few more days and see if it has made a difference for you. =). you always come up with amazingly clever things to do!! Add 2-3 Tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar. Palm Oil is often used in cold process soap recipes because it is a great alternative to Tallow or Lard and is more easily accessible for many soapers. To figure out the end result of everything you have, just add the oils + the water + the lye to figure out how much you’ll have at the end. will try the alternative. ACV also acts as a conditioner. Hi Becky! Some shampoo bars just don’t work on certain types of hair (from our experience). You’ll definitely have to keep us updated on your progress. Or, you could even adjust the recipe to leave out the Palm entirely or increase the amount of the Coconut, Castor and Olive Oil in the recipe while using Sodium Lactate to harden the recipe up. Do you have to use conditioner, or does the bar take care of cleaning and conditioning? But, if you let the rest of your batch cure, it will harden up just fine! I used 3.228 oz of lye and super fattied to 8%. It will increase the density and the moisture of the lather and make it more nourishing but will not help with the quick rinse factor so it’s a trade off. Can rice bran oil be used in the same amount as the palm oil for this recipe? =). Was wondering, how much rhassoul clay do you use ppo? . Just make sure you run your recipe through the lye calculator again! And yes, you would be able to use this soap like hand soap as well! Thanks for sharing! It looks like the first batch of soap I made and that turned out fine. -Becky with Bramble Berry. How do you know which amounts to use the colorants at? I never heard of it before. I added in the tea tree and put it in the mold. In theory, you could use any recipe though I have tried many normal CP recipes in my life on my hair and I like ones with a bit more Castor oil in them than a typical bar. I was thinking about making this and adding beer to the water like in the beer soap recipe. will you give me some tips regarding d-panthenol & its amount of usage & i would like to know its usage. I’d love to try this recipe want to make a palm oil free version. Tangle Free Soap Queen TV! I also was curious what colorants you used?? Could I get your recipe so that I could help you troubleshoot? If you get any pictures of your soap, be sure to share them with us on Bramble Berry’s Facebook page. If you are lacking protein in your hair, I would suggest adding something like a soybean protein additive to your soap. I’ve been making soap for about 7 years now and I’ve never found a soap bar that makes shampoo which doesn’t leave a film. Wish me luuuucccckkkkk! The amount of time it takes really depends on the size of the crock pot, and what you’re really looking for is texture: your soap should be the texture of thick mashed potatoes, and it shouldn’t look too dry or dehydrated. Would this help prevent this problem? It turned out great! I did some research on which EOs were best for my hair type. All you need to do is: 1. Let’s say I don’t have palm oil but I do have cocoa butter…can I sub the same amount and just rerun the lye calculator? I’ve been making CP soap for hmm about 6 months and so far am enjoying it immensely and I’d like to thank you guys and Anne Marie for giving me the confidence to branch out from the usual M&P. I made this bar and it finally cured and I’ve been using it for a couple of weeks. oz - Quick Search. please advise on how to make hair softer. I completely forgot to stick blend it. Does anyone know of a good source of learning how to do those fancy tops that AM always does? In the meantime, if you want to create a shampoo recipe, but don’t want to handle lye, you can always check our our liquid shampoo and conditioner recipe here: Tangle Free Soap Queen TV: http://www.soapqueen.com/bath-and-body-tutorials/tips-and-tricks/tangle-free-soap-queen-tv-2/. You can always add some vitamin rich oils like Avocado or Sweet Almond Oil to the original recipe if you tend to have dryer hair. You can use other oils in place of the Castor Oil, but it is going to change the the end result of the bar. Let us know how your soap turns out! Bookmark the permalink. Just gorgeous. It will create a luxurious, creamy lather that … I hope this helps! Shea Butter: https://www.brambleberry.com/Shea-Butter-P3220.aspx, Aloe Vera Liquid: https://www.brambleberry.com/Aloe-Vera-Liquid-P3704.aspx, Avocado Oil: https://www.brambleberry.com/Avocado-Oil-P3198.aspx. Another way you can give yourself more time to get those swirls is to work at lower temperatures and with oils that give you more time to soap with. Yes, yes, and yes! https://www.brambleberry.com/Avocado-Oil-P3198.aspx, P.S. I hope this helps. But, you always want to make sure you are staying within the usage rates for each. If you have never made soap from scratch before, please check out Anne-Marie’s four part series on cold process before trying this recipe. I am a new fan of shampoo bars for many reasons. I’d like to know how to make small test batches. I substituted 1/2 the tea tree for Pink Grapefruit FO and it smells heavenly. Let us know what you end up going with. And can I use this like regular hand soap? As far as trace goes, you want to stick blend until you achieve a thick trace. Note that after a 6 week cure, it might weigh up to 10% less as the water evaporates out. Below is the best shampoo bar recipe … I want to add apple cider vinegar to a shampoo bar recipe.. If you are wanting a Palm-free recipe, try a combination of Coconut and Rice Bran Oil, or even a blend of Coconut and Olive Oil. And on the oils, it isn’t a hard-and-fast rule for shampoo bars. =) I did have one question – can I add sodium lactate to this recipe to harden the bars? Thanks in advance, Maria. This bar should work well with hard water, but we do know that some people have suggested doing an apple cider vinegar rinse to help with any of the hard water effects. 3) Or, you can always add Sodium Lactate to your recipe which helps to harden it up as well. This batch would fit perfectly into Bramble Berry’s Silicone Loaf Mold or 9 Bar Birchwood Mold! If you do end up substituting an oil into this recipe, make sure you run the recipe through the lye calculator again to make sure you have the correct amounts. I have tried ITPS with a thick trace and have been unsuccessful in getting it to swirl. Hi! I’m a dog grooming and just wondering if there was any sensitivities ? Becky: Definetively I need to try!! I need to make a shampoo without castor oil. Seems like I want a lot. Any advice/thoughts would be greatly appreciated . If you are wanting to make your own customized liquid shampoo, you can try out the following recipe and use Bramble Berry’s Liquid Shampoo Base to make your very own DIY shampoo. of Shea Butter added to re-do your lye amount; either will work. What do you think would be a good oil to add? How do you use this exactly? Came out great…I was low on palm so I supplemented it with mango butter, no tea tree…I used peppermint and eucalyptus. Becky: ... Shampoo Bar CP Soap Recipe. I would love to make some but I have no desire to deal with lye! Thanks! Do you have some recipes to making soap such as Melt and pour soap base? This particular recipe is very close to an ITPS swirl, and you can see an example of this technique in the following blog posts (and how to get your color to swirl like the one above): In-the-Pot Swirling (Cold Process): http://www.soapqueen.com/bath-and-body-tutorials/cold-process-soap/in-the-pot-swirling/, 4 Color In~The~Pot Swirl Soap Tutorial: http://www.soapqueen.com/bath-and-body-tutorials/cold-process-soap/4-color-inthepot-swirl-soap-tutorial/, A Palm Free In-The-Pot Swirl: http://www.soapqueen.com/bath-and-body-tutorials/cold-process-soap/a-palm-free-in-the-pot-swirl/, I hope these tutorials give you an idea and can’t wait to hear about how your shampoo bar turns out!