Whipped Soap has been all the rage for the past year or so, with its luscious textures and swirls of bold color giving you a totally unique soap experience. Not to be confused with liquid or bar soap, whipped soap has a gossamer texture that cleanses and nourishes the skin with a dreamy infusion of your favourite Bathhouse fragrance. Just dollop a bit onto a washcloth or soap pouf and enjoy a luxurious feel to your bathroom routine.
Whipped soaps are also great for creating unique variations in sugar and salt body scrubs and add something extra special to milk soaps – the light fluffy texture really brings out the natural scent of the milk and can be used as a soap bar, body wash or shaving cream. This type of soap base can take a lot more colorants, essential oils and fragrances than traditional soaps as well so it’s a fun way for beginners to play with different colors and swirls.
The whipped soap recipe uses Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate as the main surfactant and this can be used with or without the use of lye. The other ingredient we use is Vegetable Glycerin which acts as a softener and helps to keep the whipped soap from becoming too hard. We also add a very mild surfactant called Coco Betaine which is an excellent foaming agent.
To make this whipped soap, pour all of the ingredients into a double boiler and mix until they are melted. Once mixed, transfer the mixture to a large piece of clingfilm and mould it into a oval shape, squeezing out any air pockets to create a lovely, frosting look for your soap. Once the whipped soap has cooled, remove from the clingfilm and place into a piping bag. Best Whipped Soap