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Making Soap Using Kurma (Dates) and Raisin In Malaysia (Cold Process Soap)

Today’s recipe is for the Raisin & Kurma Milk Nutritious Soap Bar. This soap is made using the cold process method therefore you will be making this soap from scratch using oils. Click here to read more about it

To make this soap you will need to add lye flakes, distilled water, Farm Fresh kurma milk, and raisins to an oil mix. The oil mix contains palm, coconut, castor  and olive oil. Each oil provides a different benefit to the soap. For example, coconut oil is a great moisturizer. It also is antibacterial which helps reduce the inflammation of the skin. Kurma milk is extremely nutritious and helps to repair damaged skin. 

We also Added buttercream fragrance oil for a creamy and rich aroma. Cold process soaps helps maintain the natural benefits of the ingredients used to make the soap. This is because, there is no heating process involved which can affect the benefits provided by the ingredients. Therefore, this soap’s nutritious values are maintained to nourish your skin.


Preparation Time : 20 minutes
Total Time : 40 minutes

Ingredients: (makes 6 x 50g soap bars)

  1. 94.5g Coconut Oil 
  2. 94.5g Olive Oil 
  3. 31.5g Castor Oil 
  4. 94.5g Palm Oil 
  5. 46.5g SoapLab’s Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH) Pastilles 
  6. 46.5g Distilled Water  
  7. 31.5g Farm Fresh’s Kurma Milk 
  8. 22.5 Buttercream Fragrance Oil 
  9. 8g Raisin
  10. 10-20 sprays of Rubbing Alcohol 
  11. 6 cavity silicon mold 50g 

Equipments You Will Need:

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

Visual Guide  

  1. Combine lye flakes with distilled water carefully. Wear gloves & long sleeves to avoid backsplash getting in contact with exposed skin. 

  2. Slowly mix with a whisk until all the lye flakes have dissolved in the distilled water. Solution may become hot, do be cautious. 

  3. To bring lye solution to room temperature, place container in a water bath.

  4. Measure out the Kurma Milk carefully to avoid any spillage and then set aside. 

  5. Separately, pour your Oil Mix into a heat resistant mixing container. Combine room temperature Lye Water  with the oil mix.
  6. Next, use a whisk and mix until it reaches thin trace. Timing of this may vary as the faster you mix, the faster solution will saponify and reaches thin trace. 

  7. Next, add in Buttercream Fragrance Oil. For this, use a pipette for easy measuring & dispensing  

  8. Add in Kurma Milk into  the container and mix everything using a whisk until milk & oil are evenly dispersed throughout the soap mixture. 

  9. Add in raisins into the soap mixture and mix again. 

  10. Prepare your silicone mold. Spray with Rubbing Alcohol to sanitise mold. Next, pour in soap mixture into each cavity. Pour carefully, soap might still be warm. 

  11. Sprinkle on some more raisins on top of each soap. Then, leave soap for 24 to 48 hours to harden. 

  12. Once hardened, carefully pull mold away from soap. This will help preserve those desired sharp & crispy edges of the soap.  

  13. Whenever you feel ready, gently push soap out from the mold.  

  14. Soap will be needing 2 - 4 weeks to fully cure before it is used. Keep soap aside till then. 

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  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 utensils 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 unless specified in recipe. 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 or via WhatsApp at 0126643817
  7. If you would like to join our Skincare & Soap Making Class Click here
  8. If you would like to have these readymade (PRIVATE LABEL/OEM) for you, email sales@soaplabmalaysia.com For Free Quotation.

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