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DIY: Papaya Inspired Soap (Cold Process Method) in Malaysia

Hi Guys! Today we will be teaching you how to make a Perfect Papaya Lathering Bar. This is using the traditional method of making soap called the -cold process soap method. This method makes soap using natural oils and its considered 100% natural. 

Firstly you will need an oil mix which consists of castor oil, olive oil, coconut oil, and palm oil. 

Then combine it with lye to make the soap. 

The different oils in the skin provides the skin with benefits such as moisturising and has antioxidant properties which gives your skin a more youthful look. 

Next add mango papaya fragrance oil which gives the soap and amazing uplifting tropical smell. You will think you are on an island! 

Add saffron mica and titanium dioxide mica which will give you a nice color. 

Finally add soap shavings and curls, making the soap look truly yummy.

Ingredients: (makes 1kg Soap)

  1. Coconut Oil 
  2. Olive Oil 
  3. Palm Oil 
  4. Castor Oil 
(In the tutorial video, 1-4 are the oil mix)

  1. SoapLab’s Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH) Pastilles 
  2. Distilled Water  
  3. Mango Papaya Fragrance Oil
  4. Titanium Dioxide Colour Pigment
  5. Saffron Colour Pigment

Equipments You Will Need:

  1. Heat Resistant Containers
  2. Spatula/ Stirer (Can Also be kitchen Spoon)
  3. Weighing Scale (Digital)
For more info on what other equipments you will need to start making handmade skincare; click here

Watch Video How To Make:

Download PDF Recipe

When You Purchase The Recipe (Formulation)

This recipe includes measurement and steps on how to make. 
(P/S: these are proper measurement that are tested. Its all by weight and using scales. 
We strongly disagree to using cups and spoons as measurement because every ingredients has different density and it can produce different results. Always use weight as measurement so that you produce a good quality and safe product. Skincare making is not like baking! it requires proper knowledge of ingredients you use!)


  1. Always test the product on your skin for allergic test first. Click here to find out how to do so
  2. If you are selling this product, advice your consumers to do allergic test first
  3. Make sure all your utensils and work surface is clean and sterilise as dirty area and utencils can reduce shelf life of scrub
  4. Do not add in any Fresh ingredients that can spoil easily as this will reduce the shelf life of product. Click here to find out more
  5. If applying on face, avoid citrus based or sandalwood essential oil as Malaysian weather will cause your skin to be easily sun burnt. Wear sun protection if add these Essential oils.
  6. If you have any questions; please don't hesitate to contact us here via FB messenger.
  7. If you are interested to start a business in skincare but not sure how; join our FB SoapLab Malaysia Club here. (Monthly charges applies)
  8. If you would like to join our Skincare & Soap Making Class Click here

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