This is a super simple tutorial where I make cranberry soap spheres!
I used Bramble Berry’s silicone sphere molds for this project, but they don’t sell them anymore! Look for silicone ice sphere molds at your local kitchen supply.
Check out these adorable felted Christmas sweater ball soaps by Holly Port. Wouldn’t these make adorable gifts for the holidays!?
For more holiday soap designs, check out my eBook 10 Holiday Inspired Cold Process Soap Design Projects eBook.
Cranberry Fig Soap Recipe
This recipe fits two of the sphere molds from BB.
Apricot kernel oil – 65 grams (10%)
Avocado oil – 78 grams (12%)
Coconut oil – 208 grams (32%)
Olive oil – 260 grams (40%)
Shea butter – 39 grams (6%)
Lye – 92 grams (5% discount)
Water – 184 grams
Cranberry Fig FO – 40 grams
Fuchsia LabColor (diluted) – 15 drops
(Are you looking for the perfect Santa-Red color for cold process soap? Check out this blog post!)
Safety Warning: This recipe is for soapmakers who have a basic knowledge of the soapmaking process and know the correct safety procedures to use when handling lye. If you are new to soapmaking, be sure to download our free guide, How to Make Cold Process Soap! Gear up in your gloves and your safety glasses.
Step 1 – Create your lye solution and set aside to cool.
Step 2 – Weigh and melt the coconut oil and shea butter.
Step 3 – Add the liquid oils to the melted oils. This helps to cool the temperature of your base oils down.
Step 4 – Add your fragrance or essential oils to the base oils. Add the fuchsia lab color.
Step 5 – Once your lye solution and oil mixture are down to 90° F, bring your soap to trace.
Step 6 – Pour into your molds.
Step 7 – Let them sit overnight. I wanted mine to gel so I put them onto a heating pad and covered with a towel until they gelled.
Step 8 – After 24 hours, remove them from the molds.
Step 9 – They can require a bit of cleanup. Simply take a knife and cut off the nub. You can then smooth it down with your finger.
Aren’t they adorable! You could twist these soaps in tissue paper like an old fashioned candy to give as gifts.