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Easy Cold Process Soap Recipe without Palm Oil

Easy Cold Process Soap Recipe without Palm Oil

Easy Cold Process Soap Recipe without Palm Oil

Some soap makers prefer to go palm-oil free due to concerns that large-scale conversion of tropical forests to oil palm plantations are having a devastating impact on already endangered species like the Orangutan, pygmy elephant and Sumatran rhino.

More and more palm oil in the market is now sustainable palm oil (RSPO) that’s produced from certified sustainable palm plantations.

The issue of palm oil use is a constant hot debate among soap makers. This is a topic that we will not talk about today. We encourage all soap makers to research both sides of the debate and develop your own conclusion.

Today, we will be learning about an easy cold process soap recipe without palm oil used. These handmade soap bars are also vegan soap that’s gentle on the skin and eco-friendly.


Note: If you are allergic to coconut oil, you can substitute it with babassu oil. Do note that you will need to recalculate the lye usage.


  1. Wear your protective gear (gloves, eyewear, long sleeves).
  2. Measure out the distilled water into a stainless steel container.
  3. Measure out the sodium hydroxide in a separate stainless steel container.
  4. Add sodium hydroxide slowly to your distilled water.
  5. Stir the sodium hydroxide into your water till clear.
  6. Set the lye solution aside to cool (around 38 degrees to 42 degrees).
  7. Measure out your fixed oil into a stainless steel container.
  8. Add lye solution into your oil container.
  9. Use either a hand stirrer or an electric immersion blender to mix.
  10. Continue mixing/blending until it reaches trace.
  11. At trace, pour your soap batter into a mold.
  12. Keep the soap in a mold for at least 24 to 48 hours.
  13. Within this period, you will notice the soap batter hardening.
  14. Once it has hardened, remove the soap from the mold.
  15. Cut the soap loaf into bars.
  16. Place the soap bars onto a curing rack or area.
  17. Allow your soap bars to cure for at least 6 to 8 weeks before use.
  18. Once it has completed the curing process, it’s ready for use!

How to Use

This cold process handmade soap bar without palm oil contains high amount of olive oil making it a mild and gentle soap bar that’s great for people with sensitive skin. Once your soap bars has completed its curing process, you can use it as usual.

  1. First give your body a good rinse to loosen up the dirt and excess oils on your skin.
  2. Lather your soap bar between your hands, set aside the bar, and apply that to your skin.
  3. You can also use a loofah, washcloth, or soap bag to hold the lather.
  4. Rinse off with water and you are done.

Want to learn cold process soap making?

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Singapore Soap conducts soap making workshops in Singapore for people who are interested to become soap makers. Join our natural handmade cold process soap-making classes today and learn to make your very own cold process soap.

Register for our basic or advanced cold process soap making classes today and give your family a boost of health with your very own handcrafted, chemical free, wholly natural handcrafted soap.

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Singapore Soap is a wholesale supplier for soap making supplies, candle making supplies and manufacturer of natural castile soap, melt and pour soap bases, liquid soap bases and hand sanitizer in Singapore. We carefully source and select quality and cost effective ingredients to ensure our customers receives only the best quality products at the most economical wholesale price. You can also learn to make your own DIY soap with our soap making lessons in Singapore. We conduct soap making classes for soap makers to learn how to make soap. Join our easy-to-learn classes and learn the benefits of why handmade soap are better and healthier for you.

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