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DIY Yogurt Soap Malaysia: Lime & Citrus Flavoured Soap

Cold process soaps are extremely popular because it is able to maintain the benefits of the ingredients added to make the soap. This in turn, is hugely beneficial to our skin. For example, the benefits of the oil mix used to make the soap, will be able to hugely improve the health of our skin. 
The oil mix is antibacterial, which reduces infection on the skin and helps to heal wounds. They also are great moisturizers, which hydrate and nourish the skin. 
Today’s recipe is for the Lime & Yogurt citrus soap. Add lye flakes, distilled water and yogurt to an oil mix. The oil mix contains palm, coconut, castor and olive oil. 
Yogurt has a huge array of benefits from fading blemishes to treating skin infections. Add, mandarin lime fragrance oil for a citrusy smell. 
For your soap to have an exciting color, add green and red liquid color pigments.


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  Lime with Citrus Greek Yogurt  
  8. 22.5 Mandarin Lime Fragrance Oil   
  9. 5g Green Liquid Colour Pigment
  10. 6 drops of Orange Liquid Colour Pigment 
  11. 10-20 sprays of Rubbing Alcohol 
  12. 6 cavity silicon mold 50g 

How To Make

  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 your Lime Greek Yogurt 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 Mandarin Lime Fragrance Oil. For this, use a pipette for easy measuring & dispensing  

  8. Add in Green Liquid Colour Pigment into the container.  

  9. Add in Lime Greek Yogurt into the container and mix everything using a whisk until yogurt & oil are evenly dispersed throughout the soap mixture. 

  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. Place a drop of Orange Liquid Colour Pigment  on top of each soap. 

  12. Use the tip of a wooden skewer to create a pattern. Then, leave soap for 24 to 48 hours to harden. 

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

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

  15. 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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