Sunday, April 20, 2008

Cut Salt Bars and Tutorial

Here are the long awaited pictures of the cut jasmine salt bars. The salts were dyed with FD&C red # 33, which turned the whole bar a pink color.

The recipe:
82.5% Coconut oil
12.5% Avocado oil
5% Castor oil
Medium Size Sea Salt equal to the weight of oils
15% Super Fat
20% water discount

1. Preheated the oven to 170*F.
2. Mix in the salt at soap trace and add any color or fragrance.
3. Either pour the soap into a wooden loaf mold or (better) into 4-5 oz sized individual molds.
4. Put into the oven and turned the oven off.
5. Soap that will need to be sliced should be removed from the oven after 1.5 hours and cut (otherwise they will be too hard to cut and will just crumble). If you make your soap in a divided or individual mold, then you can leave it in the oven overnight..


  1. Just posted them on my blog. They are so so pretty!!

    Hope that's ok.... ;)

  2. wooops. wrong addy. That one is yours...

  3. These look awesome! I've been wondering about making MP Salt bars....hummmm. lol

  4. Thanks so much! They were really fun to make. I am sure I will be making many more in the future. :)

  5. Joanna- I am curing mine for 3 weeks, but I did use one bar the day after I made the soap. I think that it is technically fine to use after you take it out of the oven and it is hard, since placing it in the oven speeds up the saponification process. I believe that all cold-process-oven process soaps can be used right away. However, I think that all soaps become better with some aging .

  6. Lovely-looking bars. Do you use them like regular soap with a washcloth, or rub them directly on the skin to get an exfoliating effect?

  7. How much lye did you use and what does the water discount mean? Lovely!

  8. Woww, i just love the color and the texture, very nice work.