I finally have a recipe for cream soap (bath whip) that only requires four ingredients! Three days lots of lard, oil and shortening before I got this recipe and it’s vegan friendly. I wanted to make a cream soap recipe with ingredients that could be purchased at your local store. This recipe is for all you who wanted to make cream soap and not half to buy lye!!! Every youtube video I have watched requires you to use lye for whip soap! I am not a professional soap maker so no need for lye! No lye in whip soap is a reality and it all started with this cheap homemade body wash that I made. Once the weather cooled down this stuff decided to thicken up (which is what you want your cream soap to do).
I bought more soap and just boiled it down put it in cups and let it cool.This is the only warm step in the cream soap process, all your ingredients should be cold; you don’t want your shortening and oils to melt as your making your cream soap. Keep everything cold and make sure you soap is lukewarm or cold!.
You can use any soap you would like. I used the cheapest one I could find (while experimenting) which was 3 soaps for one dollar. I only used one bar of soap for the cream soap and didn’t get much of a lather when I used it in the shower( still working on getting a thick lather). It makes a great shaving cream. I’m looking forward to trying other things with cream soap. So make sure you Like and Follow me so you can stay update on all the interesting things you can do with the cream soap (bath whipped) your about to make.
Cream Soap Recipe:
- 1 bar soap
- 4-6 cups water
- 1 tsp. Glycerin
- 2 cups vegetable shortening
- 1 cup coconut oil
- 10-15 drops essential oils (optional)
Recipe Directions: Shred bar of soap and set aside. On low to medium heat place shredded soap into a pot with 4 cups of water adding more if needed. The soap will began to dissolve in the water(this process will take about 20-30 minutes). Some of the soap pieces may not dissolve.
Once done stir in glycerin and place into styrofoam cups and let the soap cool; once the soap is lukewarm it will start to thicken and set. If you let the soap set just take it out of the cups put in a microwave safe bowl for less than a minute until it becomes liquid again. No Hot Soap!!
While waiting on your soap to cool start working on your whip. In a large mixing bowl place vegetable shortening and coconut oil; began to whip your oils with an electric mixer until all the oils are thick.
Once done slowly add your liquid soap to the mixture, mixing and adding more soap. Keep doing this until all the liquid soap has been whipped into the cream.
Fold essential oils into cream soap and store an air tight container or glass jars.