I’m currently converting most of my recipes to being palm free. One technique I love to use is piping cold process soap onto cupcakes.

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I make whipped soap also but this isn’t whipped soap. Its simply just waiting for the soap to get thick enough and then piping it. Super easy to do! So here is the recipe that I used:

Palm-Free Piping Soap Recipe

Base Oils

  • Coconut Oil (76 deg) – 90 grams (30%)
  • Cocoa Butter – 45 grams (15%)
  • Olive Oil – 120 grams (40%)
  • Avocado Oil – 30 grams (10%)
  • Castor Oil – 15 grams (5%)

Lye Solution (5% superfat)

  • Water – 84 grams
  • Sodium Hydroxide – 42 grams

This is not a full tutorial. It just briefly describes what I did. If you are new to soapmaking, please download our FREE soapmaking guide!

First, I created my lye solution and set it aside to cool!

Then, I melted the coconut oil and cocoa butter, then added the olive oil, avocado and rice bran.  Everything is ready to go.

I brought the mixture to a light trace and divided it out into three parts.

I added pearl mica for the white base and then colored two parts purple and blue. I poured the base into the cupcake liners.

Then I waited until the purple and blue set up enough to pipe. I waited about 10 or so minutes and stirred every now and then to check the consistency. Once it was thick enough I put it in a piping bag with a 1M tip. I like to set mine in a cup to hold things up straight while I fill the bag.

I didn’t have enough hands to take pics of the whole process but I start with a blob in the middle.

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Then starting on the outside…spiral to the inside.

And add glitter! I don’t know why…but I always have to top cupcake soaps with glitter.

Let these cure for 4 weeks.