Snowbound Soap

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recipe by Laura Wooley

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    Total Time
    12hrs 6mins
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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 Nov 27, 2017


  • Lye flakes icon
    Lye flakes
  • Water icon
  • Cocoa butter icon
    Cocoa butter
  • Olive oil icon
    Olive oil
  • Coconut oil icon
    Coconut oil
  • Avocado oil icon
    Avocado oil
  • Peppermint oil icon
    Peppermint oil
  • Fir needle essential oil icon
    Fir needle essential oil
  • Spruce essential oil icon
    Spruce essential oil
  • Cajeput essential oil icon
    Cajeput essential oil
  • Cedarwood essential oil icon
    Cedarwood essential oil
  • Titanium dioxide icon
    Titanium dioxide
  • Kaolin clay icon
    Kaolin clay
  • Blue oxide powder icon
    Blue oxide powder


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