This is day 11 of my 30 day blogging challenge. My goal this month is to post one recipe every day.

Ginger and Poppy Seed Cold Process Soap

These recipes feature natural colorants and additives and are scented using natural essential oil blends. They will all fit into a 10″ silicone loaf mold (affiliate link–P5199.aspx?bb=5) from Bramble Berry. So let’s get started!

ginger and poppy seed soap

Featured Ingredients:

Ginger Powder – Ginger powder is anti-inflammatory. Check out this cool post from The Nerdy Farm Wife for more ways to use ginger!

Poppy Seeds – Poppy seeds make for a great exfoliant! They also give the soap a speckled look, which adds some character.

Ginger and Poppy Seed Triple Butter Cold Process Soap Recipe

Olive oil – 12 oz.
Coconut oil – 11 oz.
Mango butter – 3 oz.
Shea butter – 3 oz.
Cocoa butter – 3 oz.

Lye – 4.6 oz.
Water – 9 oz.

Ginger root powder – 2 teaspoons
Poppy seeds – 1 teaspoon

Essential Oil Blend:

Grapefruit Essential Oil – 26 grams
Ginger Essential Oil – 6 grams
Litsea Essential Oil – 8 grams
Patchouli Essential Oil – 10 grams
Lime Essential Oil – 10 grams

Basic Soapmaking Process:

New to soapmaking? Visit our basic tutorial here.

Step 1 – Wearing safety gear, weigh out the lye and water into two separate containers.

Step 2 – Pour the lye into the water while stirring. Place in a safe place and let cool while you prepare the oils.

Step 3 – Weigh out the hard oils/butters and melt.

Step 4 – Weigh the liquid oils into the melted oils/butters. This helps cool the oils down.

Step 5 – Add essential oils and additives to the melted oils. Stick-blend to get rid of clumps if any occur.

Step 6 – Once both the lye solution and oils have cooled to under 100° F, add the lye solution to the oils and mix to trace. Be sure to wear goggles and gloves!

Step 7 – Pour the soap into your mold.

Step 8 – Unmold, cut and cure your soap for at least 8 weeks.


Happy Soaping!

Amanda Gail