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Skill Level: Advanced
Time: 2 hours
Yield: About 5 Pounds of Soap

Project Description

When the temperature starts to drop, nothing beats a glass of eggnog. That comforting feeling inspired this cold process project.

When the temperature starts to drop, nothing beats a glass of eggnog. Well, nothing except a glass of eggnog with a little splash of rum. If you’re a fan of that combination, you’ll love our Rustic Woods and Rum Fragrance Oil. It has notes of cinnamon, sandalwood, and birchwood.

The base of this soap is made with fresh eggs, which add a creamy feeling to the bars. Then, shredded soap is added for texture – you can use any leftover scraps you have on hand. Finally, the base is topped with fluffy white soap and cute embeds. The final bars make perfect holiday gifts for your loved ones.

This project requires a good understanding of temperature. This soap is created at slightly lower temperatures (around 90° F) to prevent the egg yolks from cooking in the soap. To further prevent this, a portion of the oils are slowly introduced to the egg yolks prior to adding them to the soap at trace. This helps slowly raise the temperature of the eggs. 

The cooler temperatures also prevent the soap frosting from losing its shape and prevents extreme glycerin rivers. We did experience some minimal glycerin rivers in the soap frosting due to the amount of titanium dioxide. Learn more about glycerin rivers here. If you live in a very hot climate, you may want to place this soap in the fridge or freezer once it’s in the mold for 5-24 hours.

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Supplies

9 Ingredients
3 Tools
For All 12 Items
We do our best to include just what you need to make your project, however due to available product sizes, you may have left overs.
All 12 Items :
Organic Cocoa Butter Wafers - 1 lb
Organic Cocoa Butter Wafers - 1 lb Item#: IB002499
$12.99

$12.99
Coconut Oil - 1 lb
Coconut Oil - 1 lb Item#: IB002326
$4.79

$4.79
Titanium Dioxide Pigment - 1 oz
Titanium Dioxide Pigment - 1 oz Item#: IB002531
$3.00

$3.00
Yellow Oxide Pigment - 1 oz
Yellow Oxide Pigment - 1 oz Item#: IB002551
$3.00

$3.00
Olive Oil - Pure - 1 lb
Olive Oil - Pure - 1 lb Item#: IB002448
$6.49

$6.49
Sodium Hydroxide Lye
Sodium Hydroxide Lye Item#: IB002149
$11.99

$11.99
Brown Oxide Pigment - 1 oz
Brown Oxide Pigment - 1 oz Item#: IB002548
$3.99

$3.99
Rustic Woods and Rum Fragrance Oil - 4 oz
Rustic Woods and Rum Fragrance Oil - 4 oz Item#: IB001347
$13.02

$13.02
Palm Oil - 1 lb
Palm Oil - 1 lb Item#: IB002379
$3.69

$3.69
Silicone Liner for 5 lb Wood Mold - 1 mold
Silicone Liner for 5 lb Wood Mold - 1 mold Item#: IB002820
$19.99
Get 5 or More and Save 10%!

$19.99
5 lb Mold With Sliding Bottom
5 lb Mold With Sliding Bottom Item#: IB002134
$49.99

$49.99
Small 9 Ball Silicone Mold
Small 9 Ball Silicone Mold Item#: IB002739
$12.99
Get 5 or More and Save 10%!

$12.99

Instructions

Eggnog Soap Project

  • Skill Level: Advanced
  • Time: 2 hours
  • Yield: About 5 Pounds of Soap

When the temperature starts to drop, nothing beats a glass of eggnog. Well, nothing except a glass of eggnog with a little splash of rum. If you’re a fan of that combination, you’ll love our Rustic Woods and Rum Fragrance Oil. It has notes of cinnamon, sandalwood, and birchwood.

The base of this soap is made with fresh eggs, which add a creamy feeling to the bars. Then, shredded soap is added for texture – you can use any leftover scraps you have on hand. Finally, the base is topped with fluffy white soap and cute embeds. The final bars make perfect holiday gifts for your loved ones.

This project requires a good understanding of temperature. This soap is created at slightly lower temperatures (around 90° F) to prevent the egg yolks from cooking in the soap. To further prevent this, a portion of the oils are slowly introduced to the egg yolks prior to adding them to the soap at trace. This helps slowly raise the temperature of the eggs. 

The cooler temperatures also prevent the soap frosting from losing its shape and prevents extreme glycerin rivers. We did experience some minimal glycerin rivers in the soap frosting due to the amount of titanium dioxide. Learn more about glycerin rivers here. If you live in a very hot climate, you may want to place this soap in the fridge or freezer once it’s in the mold for 5-24 hours.

You will need:

  • Embeds
  • 2 Small 9 Ball Silicone Molds
  • 1 oz. Cocoa Butter
  • 2.5 oz. Coconut Oil
  • 4 oz. Olive Oil
  • 2.5 oz. Palm Oil
  • 1.5 oz. Sodium Hydroxide Lye (2% superfat so they harden more quickly)
  • 3.3 oz. Distilled Water
  • 1/2 tsp. Brown Oxide
  • Base
  • 5 Pound Mold with Sliding Bottom
  • Silicone Liner for 5 Pound Wood Mold
  • 4 Egg Yolks
  • 5.4 oz. Cocoa Butter
  • 13.5 oz. Coconut Oil
  • 21.6 oz. Olive Oil
  • 13.5 oz. Palm Oil
  • 7.6 oz. Sodium Hydroxide Lye (5% superfat)
  • 17.8 oz. Distilled Water
  • 3.5 oz. Rustic Woods and Rum Fragrance Oil
  • Titanium Dioxide
  • Yellow Oxide
  • Disposable Frosting Bag
  • 4B Frosting Tip

Follow these steps:

MAKE THE EMBEDS

1

Slowly and carefully add 1.5 ounces of lye to 3.3 ounces of water and gently stir until the lye has fully dissolved and the liquid is clear. Set aside to cool. Optional: Add 1/2 teaspoon of sodium lactate to help the bars harden more quickly.

2

In a medium heat-safe container, combine and melt 2.5 ounces of coconut oil, 1 ounce of cocoa butter, 4 ounces of olive oil, and 2.5 ounces of palm oil (remember to fully melt then mix your entire container of palm oil before portioning). Add 1/2 teaspoon of brown oxide directly to the oils and stir to get rid of chunks. Once the lye water and the oils have cooled to 130° F or below(and are ideally within 10 degrees of each other), add the lye water to the oils and stick blend until a very thin trace. Because this recipe contains plenty of cocoa butter, this will take about 30-60 seconds of blending and stirring with the stick blender.

3

Carefully pour the soap into each cavity of both Small 9 Ball Silicone Molds. Pour the remainder into a separate mold. The exact shape of the mold is not important because this soap will be shredded once it’s firm. We poured our leftover batter into the 12 Cavity Rectangle Silicone Mold.

4

Allow the soap to stay in the mold for 1-2 days. Unmold.. Then, grate the soap poured into the extra mold. These shreds will be used in the base of the soap and the spheres will go on top. Set all the soap aside while you prep the ingredients for the base.

CREATE THE BASE

1

Slowly and carefully add 7.6 ounces of lye to 17.8 ounces of water and gently stir until the lye has fully dissolved and the liquid is clear. Set aside to cool. Optional: Add 3.5 teaspoons of sodium lactate to help the bars harden more quickly.

2

Melt and combine 13.5 ounces of coconut oil, 5.4 ounces of cocoa butter, 21.6 ounces of olive oil, and 13.5 ounces of palm oil (remember to fully melt then mix your entire container of palm oil before portioning) into a large heat-safe container. Allow the oils to cool to about 90° F. Then, add about 1 ounce of the oils to the egg yolks and quickly whisk. Keep adding small amounts of oil and whisking until the egg yolks reach a temperature of about 80° F and have a smooth, liquid texture. Set the eggs aside.

3

Check the temperature of the lye solution. It should be fairly cool - about 90° F or below. Slowly pour the lye into the large container of oils and begin pulsing with the stick blender. Use the blender to stir the oils in addition to pulsing the blender. Continue blending for about 30-60 seconds, or until the mixture looks like thin pudding.

4




Slowly begin pouring the egg mixture into the soap while using your other hand to pulse the stick blender.




5

Pour about 800 mL of the soap into a separate container. Add 1 tablespoon of dispersed titanium dioxide into this container and whisk it in. This will be the frosting for the top.

6

Add the remaining dispersed titanium dioxide to the other large container of soap and whisk it in. Then, add 1/4 teaspoon of dispersed yellow oxide and whisk it in.

7

Pour all the measured Rustic Woods and Rum Fragrance Oil into the large container of soap and mix. Don't add any fragrance to the 800 mL of soap, otherwise it will discolor the frosting. If the large container of soap is still a very thin texture, pulse the soap with the stick blender a few times to thicken it.

8

Add all of the shredded brown soap to the large container and use a whisk or spatula to fully mix in.

9

Pour all of the soap in the large container into the mold. Use a spoon or spatula to spread the soap evenly. Tap the mold on the counter to help get rid of bubbles.


10




Test the consistency of the white soap by adding a small amount of it to the prepped frosting bag and piping a dollop into the mold. If it holds its shape, you’re ready to pipe. If the soap falls flat and loses the details of the frosting tip, allow the soap to sit in the container for a few more minutes.




11

Begin by piping small dollops of soap down the middle of the mold. Then, pipe dollops on either side to create rows of 3 dollops.

12

Finally, pipe a larger dollop of soap in the center to create height. There is no right or wrong way to pipe soap frosting – just have fun with it. 

13

Place a soap sphere embed into the center of each dollop. Then, sprinkle the top with a light dusting of cinnamon powder. Save the leftover embeds for your next batch.
Note: Cinnamon can cause irritation, so if you have sensitive skin you can use a sprinkling of mica instead. Cappuccino Mica is a good option.

14

Spritz the top of the soap with 99% isopropyl alcohol to help prevent soda ash. This soap needs to be kept cool, so don’t insulate it. It can be left at room temperature of about 70° F or cooler. If you live in a hot climate you may want to place the soap in the fridge or freezer for 5-24 hours. Then, remove from the fridge or freezer and allow it to stay in the mold for about 2 days. Unmold and cut into bars. Allow the soap to cure for 4-6 weeks and enjoy!

Tutorial credits

Photographer: Amanda Kerzman

Eggnog Soap Project

  • Skill Level: Advanced
  • Time: 2 hours
  • Yield: About 5 Pounds of Soap

When the temperature starts to drop, nothing beats a glass of eggnog. Well, nothing except a glass of eggnog with a little splash of rum. If you’re a fan of that combination, you’ll love our Rustic Woods and Rum Fragrance Oil. It has notes of cinnamon, sandalwood, and birchwood.

The base of this soap is made with fresh eggs, which add a creamy feeling to the bars. Then, shredded soap is added for texture – you can use any leftover scraps you have on hand. Finally, the base is topped with fluffy white soap and cute embeds. The final bars make perfect holiday gifts for your loved ones.

This project requires a good understanding of temperature. This soap is created at slightly lower temperatures (around 90° F) to prevent the egg yolks from cooking in the soap. To further prevent this, a portion of the oils are slowly introduced to the egg yolks prior to adding them to the soap at trace. This helps slowly raise the temperature of the eggs. 

The cooler temperatures also prevent the soap frosting from losing its shape and prevents extreme glycerin rivers. We did experience some minimal glycerin rivers in the soap frosting due to the amount of titanium dioxide. Learn more about glycerin rivers here. If you live in a very hot climate, you may want to place this soap in the fridge or freezer once it’s in the mold for 5-24 hours.

You will need:

  • Embeds
  • 2 Small 9 Ball Silicone Molds
  • 1 oz. Cocoa Butter
  • 2.5 oz. Coconut Oil
  • 4 oz. Olive Oil
  • 2.5 oz. Palm Oil
  • 1.5 oz. Sodium Hydroxide Lye (2% superfat so they harden more quickly)
  • 3.3 oz. Distilled Water
  • 1/2 tsp. Brown Oxide
  • Base
  • 5 Pound Mold with Sliding Bottom
  • Silicone Liner for 5 Pound Wood Mold
  • 4 Egg Yolks
  • 5.4 oz. Cocoa Butter
  • 13.5 oz. Coconut Oil
  • 21.6 oz. Olive Oil
  • 13.5 oz. Palm Oil
  • 7.6 oz. Sodium Hydroxide Lye (5% superfat)
  • 17.8 oz. Distilled Water
  • 3.5 oz. Rustic Woods and Rum Fragrance Oil
  • Titanium Dioxide
  • Yellow Oxide
  • Disposable Frosting Bag
  • 4B Frosting Tip

Follow these steps:

MAKE THE EMBEDS

1

Slowly and carefully add 1.5 ounces of lye to 3.3 ounces of water and gently stir until the lye has fully dissolved and the liquid is clear. Set aside to cool. Optional: Add 1/2 teaspoon of sodium lactate to help the bars harden more quickly.

2

In a medium heat-safe container, combine and melt 2.5 ounces of coconut oil, 1 ounce of cocoa butter, 4 ounces of olive oil, and 2.5 ounces of palm oil (remember to fully melt then mix your entire container of palm oil before portioning). Add 1/2 teaspoon of brown oxide directly to the oils and stir to get rid of chunks. Once the lye water and the oils have cooled to 130° F or below(and are ideally within 10 degrees of each other), add the lye water to the oils and stick blend until a very thin trace. Because this recipe contains plenty of cocoa butter, this will take about 30-60 seconds of blending and stirring with the stick blender.

3

Carefully pour the soap into each cavity of both Small 9 Ball Silicone Molds. Pour the remainder into a separate mold. The exact shape of the mold is not important because this soap will be shredded once it’s firm. We poured our leftover batter into the 12 Cavity Rectangle Silicone Mold.

4

Allow the soap to stay in the mold for 1-2 days. Unmold.. Then, grate the soap poured into the extra mold. These shreds will be used in the base of the soap and the spheres will go on top. Set all the soap aside while you prep the ingredients for the base.

CREATE THE BASE

1

Slowly and carefully add 7.6 ounces of lye to 17.8 ounces of water and gently stir until the lye has fully dissolved and the liquid is clear. Set aside to cool. Optional: Add 3.5 teaspoons of sodium lactate to help the bars harden more quickly.

2

Melt and combine 13.5 ounces of coconut oil, 5.4 ounces of cocoa butter, 21.6 ounces of olive oil, and 13.5 ounces of palm oil (remember to fully melt then mix your entire container of palm oil before portioning) into a large heat-safe container. Allow the oils to cool to about 90° F. Then, add about 1 ounce of the oils to the egg yolks and quickly whisk. Keep adding small amounts of oil and whisking until the egg yolks reach a temperature of about 80° F and have a smooth, liquid texture. Set the eggs aside.

3

Check the temperature of the lye solution. It should be fairly cool - about 90° F or below. Slowly pour the lye into the large container of oils and begin pulsing with the stick blender. Use the blender to stir the oils in addition to pulsing the blender. Continue blending for about 30-60 seconds, or until the mixture looks like thin pudding.

4




Slowly begin pouring the egg mixture into the soap while using your other hand to pulse the stick blender.




5

Pour about 800 mL of the soap into a separate container. Add 1 tablespoon of dispersed titanium dioxide into this container and whisk it in. This will be the frosting for the top.

6

Add the remaining dispersed titanium dioxide to the other large container of soap and whisk it in. Then, add 1/4 teaspoon of dispersed yellow oxide and whisk it in.

7

Pour all the measured Rustic Woods and Rum Fragrance Oil into the large container of soap and mix. Don't add any fragrance to the 800 mL of soap, otherwise it will discolor the frosting. If the large container of soap is still a very thin texture, pulse the soap with the stick blender a few times to thicken it.

8

Add all of the shredded brown soap to the large container and use a whisk or spatula to fully mix in.

9

Pour all of the soap in the large container into the mold. Use a spoon or spatula to spread the soap evenly. Tap the mold on the counter to help get rid of bubbles.


10




Test the consistency of the white soap by adding a small amount of it to the prepped frosting bag and piping a dollop into the mold. If it holds its shape, you’re ready to pipe. If the soap falls flat and loses the details of the frosting tip, allow the soap to sit in the container for a few more minutes.




11

Begin by piping small dollops of soap down the middle of the mold. Then, pipe dollops on either side to create rows of 3 dollops.

12

Finally, pipe a larger dollop of soap in the center to create height. There is no right or wrong way to pipe soap frosting – just have fun with it. 

13

Place a soap sphere embed into the center of each dollop. Then, sprinkle the top with a light dusting of cinnamon powder. Save the leftover embeds for your next batch.
Note: Cinnamon can cause irritation, so if you have sensitive skin you can use a sprinkling of mica instead. Cappuccino Mica is a good option.

14

Spritz the top of the soap with 99% isopropyl alcohol to help prevent soda ash. This soap needs to be kept cool, so don’t insulate it. It can be left at room temperature of about 70° F or cooler. If you live in a hot climate you may want to place the soap in the fridge or freezer for 5-24 hours. Then, remove from the fridge or freezer and allow it to stay in the mold for about 2 days. Unmold and cut into bars. Allow the soap to cure for 4-6 weeks and enjoy!

Tutorial credits

Photographer: Amanda Kerzman

You will need:

  • Embeds
  • 2 Small 9 Ball Silicone Molds
  • 1 oz. Cocoa Butter
  • 2.5 oz. Coconut Oil
  • 4 oz. Olive Oil
  • 2.5 oz. Palm Oil
  • 1.5 oz. Sodium Hydroxide Lye (2% superfat so they harden more quickly)
  • 3.3 oz. Distilled Water
  • 1/2 tsp. Brown Oxide
  • Base
  • 5 Pound Mold with Sliding Bottom
  • Silicone Liner for 5 Pound Wood Mold
  • 4 Egg Yolks
  • 5.4 oz. Cocoa Butter
  • 13.5 oz. Coconut Oil
  • 21.6 oz. Olive Oil
  • 13.5 oz. Palm Oil
  • 7.6 oz. Sodium Hydroxide Lye (5% superfat)
  • 17.8 oz. Distilled Water
  • 3.5 oz. Rustic Woods and Rum Fragrance Oil
  • Titanium Dioxide
  • Yellow Oxide
  • Disposable Frosting Bag
  • 4B Frosting Tip

Follow these steps:

MAKE THE EMBEDS

1

Slowly and carefully add 1.5 ounces of lye to 3.3 ounces of water and gently stir until the lye has fully dissolved and the liquid is clear. Set aside to cool. Optional: Add 1/2 teaspoon of sodium lactate to help the bars harden more quickly.

2

In a medium heat-safe container, combine and melt 2.5 ounces of coconut oil, 1 ounce of cocoa butter, 4 ounces of olive oil, and 2.5 ounces of palm oil (remember to fully melt then mix your entire container of palm oil before portioning). Add 1/2 teaspoon of brown oxide directly to the oils and stir to get rid of chunks. Once the lye water and the oils have cooled to 130° F or below(and are ideally within 10 degrees of each other), add the lye water to the oils and stick blend until a very thin trace. Because this recipe contains plenty of cocoa butter, this will take about 30-60 seconds of blending and stirring with the stick blender.

3

Carefully pour the soap into each cavity of both Small 9 Ball Silicone Molds. Pour the remainder into a separate mold. The exact shape of the mold is not important because this soap will be shredded once it’s firm. We poured our leftover batter into the 12 Cavity Rectangle Silicone Mold.

4

Allow the soap to stay in the mold for 1-2 days. Unmold.. Then, grate the soap poured into the extra mold. These shreds will be used in the base of the soap and the spheres will go on top. Set all the soap aside while you prep the ingredients for the base.

CREATE THE BASE

1

Slowly and carefully add 7.6 ounces of lye to 17.8 ounces of water and gently stir until the lye has fully dissolved and the liquid is clear. Set aside to cool. Optional: Add 3.5 teaspoons of sodium lactate to help the bars harden more quickly.

2

Melt and combine 13.5 ounces of coconut oil, 5.4 ounces of cocoa butter, 21.6 ounces of olive oil, and 13.5 ounces of palm oil (remember to fully melt then mix your entire container of palm oil before portioning) into a large heat-safe container. Allow the oils to cool to about 90° F. Then, add about 1 ounce of the oils to the egg yolks and quickly whisk. Keep adding small amounts of oil and whisking until the egg yolks reach a temperature of about 80° F and have a smooth, liquid texture. Set the eggs aside.

3

Check the temperature of the lye solution. It should be fairly cool - about 90° F or below. Slowly pour the lye into the large container of oils and begin pulsing with the stick blender. Use the blender to stir the oils in addition to pulsing the blender. Continue blending for about 30-60 seconds, or until the mixture looks like thin pudding.

4




Slowly begin pouring the egg mixture into the soap while using your other hand to pulse the stick blender.




5

Pour about 800 mL of the soap into a separate container. Add 1 tablespoon of dispersed titanium dioxide into this container and whisk it in. This will be the frosting for the top.

6

Add the remaining dispersed titanium dioxide to the other large container of soap and whisk it in. Then, add 1/4 teaspoon of dispersed yellow oxide and whisk it in.

7

Pour all the measured Rustic Woods and Rum Fragrance Oil into the large container of soap and mix. Don't add any fragrance to the 800 mL of soap, otherwise it will discolor the frosting. If the large container of soap is still a very thin texture, pulse the soap with the stick blender a few times to thicken it.

8

Add all of the shredded brown soap to the large container and use a whisk or spatula to fully mix in.

9

Pour all of the soap in the large container into the mold. Use a spoon or spatula to spread the soap evenly. Tap the mold on the counter to help get rid of bubbles.


10




Test the consistency of the white soap by adding a small amount of it to the prepped frosting bag and piping a dollop into the mold. If it holds its shape, you’re ready to pipe. If the soap falls flat and loses the details of the frosting tip, allow the soap to sit in the container for a few more minutes.




11

Begin by piping small dollops of soap down the middle of the mold. Then, pipe dollops on either side to create rows of 3 dollops.

12

Finally, pipe a larger dollop of soap in the center to create height. There is no right or wrong way to pipe soap frosting – just have fun with it. 

13

Place a soap sphere embed into the center of each dollop. Then, sprinkle the top with a light dusting of cinnamon powder. Save the leftover embeds for your next batch.
Note: Cinnamon can cause irritation, so if you have sensitive skin you can use a sprinkling of mica instead. Cappuccino Mica is a good option.

14

Spritz the top of the soap with 99% isopropyl alcohol to help prevent soda ash. This soap needs to be kept cool, so don’t insulate it. It can be left at room temperature of about 70° F or cooler. If you live in a hot climate you may want to place the soap in the fridge or freezer for 5-24 hours. Then, remove from the fridge or freezer and allow it to stay in the mold for about 2 days. Unmold and cut into bars. Allow the soap to cure for 4-6 weeks and enjoy!

Tutorial credits

Photographer: Amanda Kerzman

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