All About Quick Mixes

bag of quick mix

When people look into how to make soap, they’re often intimidated by how many ingredients they need. Even if a recipe only has 3 oils, they also need lye, molds, containers, etc. That’s why we created Quick Mixes. They’re bags of premixed oils designed to make it easier for you. All you have to do is melt and measure them – no need to worry about buying individual oils or formulating a recipe. Shop Quick Mixes here.

We offer Lots of Lather Quick MixBasic Quick Mix, Gentle Quick Mix, and Swirl Recipe Quick Mix. Each one is formulated and made by Bramble Berry experts for specific recipes. For instance, Swirl Quick Mix is made with slow-moving oils that work best for intricate designs. 

Basic Quick Mix: Produces a fantastic basic bar of soap. Produces stable, medium sized bubbles and rinses away cleanly in the shower. This recipe does best at 10% superfat or below.
Botanical name: Cocos Nucifera Oil, Elaeis Guineensis Oil, Brassica Campestris Oil, Olea Europaea Fruit Oil, Tocepherol Oil

Basic Quick Mix Recipe
30% Coconut Oil
30% Palm Oil
20% Canola Oil
19.9% Olive Oil
.1% Vitamin E Oil

Swirl Recipe Quick MixProduces soap batter that reaches trace slowly, making it a great option for complicated swirl designs. This recipe makes a bar with a creamy and stable lather. This recipe does best at 7% superfat or below.
Botanical name: Cocos Nucifera Oil, Elaeis Guineensis Oil, Brassica Napus Oil, Olea Europaea Fruit Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil, Ricinus communis Seed Oil, Tocepherol Oil

Swirl Quick Mix Recipe
25% Coconut Oil
25% Palm Oil
25% Canola Oil
15% Olive Oil
6.9% Sweet Almond Oil
3% Castor Oil
0.1% Vitamin E Oil

Lots of Lather Quick MixProduces an extremely hard bar of soap with large, stable bubbles. The bar of soap rinses away cleanly in the shower.
Botanical name: Cocos Nucifera Oil, Elaeis guineensis Oil, Brassica Napus Oil, Olea Europaea Fruit Oil, Ricinus Communis Seed Oil, Tocopherol Oil

Lots of Lather Quick Mix Recipe
33% Coconut Oil
33% Palm Oil
16% Canola Oil
14.9% Olive Oil
3% Castor Oil
0.1 % Vitamin E Oil

Gentle Quick Mix: This palm-free formula feels gentle and moisturizing without being too soft. It's great for intricate designs like swirls or layers.
Botanical name: Cocos Nucifera Oil, Brassica Napus Oil, Olea Europaea Fruit Oil, Mangifera Indica Seed Butter, Ricinus Communis Seed Oil, Tocopherol Oil

Gentle Quick Mix Recipe
33% Coconut Oil
33% Canola Oil
27.2% Pure Olive Oil
3% Mango Butter
2.8% Castor Oil 
1% Vitamin E Oil

To use, place the bag of Quick Mix in the microwave with the lid on. Heat until the oils are completely clear and give the bag a good shake to mix. Weigh out what you need into a heat-resistant container. If you prefer, you can heat the bag of oils in a pot of hot water on the stove. Just make sure it doesn’t touch the bottom of the pot – the bag is heat resistant, but it can melt in extremely high temperatures.

The Quick Mixes aren’t just for beginners. We love using them to make things a little easier and faster. Find a few of our favorite projects using Quick Mixes below.

Evergreen Mountain Soap
Snowdrop Hot Process Soap
Turmeric Secret Swirl Soap
Raspberry Ale Soap
Peach Prosecco Soap
Swirled Orchid Soap