All About Quick Mixes

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When people look into how to make soap, they’re often intimidated by how many ingredients they need. Even if a recipe only has three 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. 

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Quick Mix options

Each one is formulated by Bramble Berry experts for specific purposes.

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

30% Coconut Oil
30% Palm Oil
20% Canola Oil
19.9% Olive Oil
0.1% Vitamin E Oil

Swirl Recipe Quick Mix: We made this one specifically for complicated designs like swirls and embeds. It has slow-moving oils that trace slowly, and it does best 7% superfat or below. The final bars have a creamy and stable lather.
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

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 Mix: This mix produces an extremely hard bar of soap with large, stable bubbles. It also 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

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

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

African Black Soap Quick Mix: We made this recipe with raw shea butter and 10% African black soap. It feels amazing on the skin. There will be small speckles in your finished bars, so keep that in mind when planning a design.
Botanical name: Cocos Nucifera Oil, Elaeis Guineensis Oil, Olea Europaea Fruit Oil, Brassica Napus Oil, African Black Soap (Butyrospermum Parkii Fruit Butter, Cocos Nucifera Oil, Prunus Armeniaca Kernel Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil, Brassica Oleracea Acephala), Butyrospermum Parkii Fruit Butter, Ricinus Communis Seed Oil, Mixed Tocopherols

34.2% Coconut Oil
21.2% Palm Oil
16.8% Pure Olive Oil
15.8% Canola Oil
5% African Black Soap Crumbles
3.7% Raw Shea Butter
3.2% Castor Oil
0.1% Vitamin E Oil

Raw Shea Quick Mix: This one is palm free and packed with luxurious raw shea butter. That does mean it moves more quickly than the others, so it's best for simple designs. 
Botanical name: Cocos Nucifera Oil, Brassica Napus Oil, Olea Europaea Fruit Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii Fruit Butter, Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil, Ricinus Communis Seed Oil, Mixed Tocopherols

35.2% Coconut Oil
16% Canola Oil
15.3% Pomace Olive Oil
14.4% Sweet Almond Oil
8% Raw Shea Butter
8% Babassu Oil
3% Castor Oil
0.1% Vitamin E Oil

How to use Quick Mixes

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.

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The Quick Mixes aren’t just for beginners - we love using them to make things a little easier and faster. Find projects made with Quick mixes here!