Snowbound Soap

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recipe by Laura Wooley

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    Total Time
    12hrs 6mins
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based on 1 ratings

This wintery soap smells the way a crisp snowy day feels. With hints of mint, cedar, and pine, it's perfect for the holiday season. Titanium dioxide and blue oxide powder give the soap a bright, cool blue color while kaolin clay adds a skin-conditioning slip. An entry for the holiday recipe swap!

recipe updated Oct 8, 2019


  • Lye flakes icon
    Lye flakes
    139g (about ½ cup)
  • Water icon
    293ml (1¼ cups)
  • Cocoa butter icon
    Cocoa butter
    98g (about ½ cup)
  • Olive oil icon
    Olive oil
    482ml (2 cups)
  • Coconut oil icon
    Coconut oil
    371ml (1½ cups)
  • Avocado oil icon
    Avocado oil
    103ml (½ cup)
  • Peppermint oil icon
    Peppermint oil
    5g (about 1¼ tsp)
  • Fir needle essential oil icon
    Fir needle essential oil
    8ml (1½ tsp)
  • Spruce essential oil icon
    Spruce essential oil
    6ml (1¼ tsp)
  • Cajeput essential oil icon
    Cajeput essential oil
    6ml (1¼ tsp)
  • Cedarwood essential oil icon
    Cedarwood essential oil
    4ml (¾ tsp)
  • Titanium dioxide icon
    Titanium dioxide
    1 tsp (2g)
  • Kaolin clay icon
    Kaolin clay
    about ½ teaspoon (1g)
  • Blue oxide powder icon
    Blue oxide powder
    about ½ teaspoon (1g)


  • kCook icon Spatula
  • kCook icon Wooden spoon
  • kCook icon Stove
  • kCook icon Stick blender
  • kCook icon Loaf pan - 10"
  • kCook icon Large saucepan
  • kCook icon Medium glass bowl
  • kCook icon Small bowl
  • kCook icon Medium glass bowl

Step preview

  1. Add lye flakes to a clean medium glass bowl
  2. Add water to a clean medium glass bowl
  3. Pour content of medium glass bowl into water
  4. Stir until dissolved and let cool
  5. Add cocoa butter, olive oil, coconut oil and avocado oil to a clean large saucepan
  6. Melt and let cool
  7. Transfer water to oil mixture
  8. Mix with stick blender until trace is reached
  9. Add peppermint oil, fir needle essential oil, spruce essential oil, cajeput essential oil and cedarwood essential oil to a clean small bowl
  10. Mix
  11. Transfer oil mixture to oil mixture
  12. Add titanium dioxide, kaolin clay and blue oxide powder to the oil mixture
  13. Mix with stick blender until smooth
  14. Transfer oil mixture to loaf pan
  15. Bang onto work surface
  16. Smooth
  17. Wrap with kitchen towel
  18. Let rest until hard - approx 12 hr
  19. Slice into squares
  20. Let rest on surface until hard
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