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Teh Tarik Cold Process Soaps (CP) Learn How To Make At Home

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Cold process soaps come with many benefits. It retains of the qualities of the ingredients much better as there is no heat to break down the ingredients. These creates soaps with better feeling and scents, which is also beneficial to your skin. 

Today’s recipe will be for a Teh Tarik inspired cold process soap. 

We start by Adding almond oil and distilled water to an oil mix. The oil mix is a combination of coconut, castor, palm and olive oil and has many benefits. For example, coconut oil is a great moisturizer and has anti-inflammatory properties which reduces redness of the skin. Almond oil keeps your skin healthy and unclogs the pores. To read more about benefit of oils in cold process soap click here. 

For an aromatic scent, add Cafe Caramel and Dark Musk Fragrance Oil. 

Finally, to recreate the iconic teh tarik look, add yellow iron oxide mica with Soaplab’s coconut and transparent liquid soap base. Enjoy


Preparation Time : 20 minutes
Total Time : 60 minutes

Ingredients: (makes 350g soap)

  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. 7g Dark Musk Fragrance Oil 
  8. 10g Cafe Caramel Fragrance Oil 
  9. 5g Yellow Iron Oxide Mica
  10. 10g Almond Oil  
  11. 5g SoapLab’s Coconut Liquid Soap Base
  12. 5g SoapLab’s Transparent Soap Base 

How to Make 


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. Separately, pour your Oil Mix into a heat resistant mixing container. 

  5. Add in room temperature Lye Water. 

  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. Add in Dark Musk Fragrance Oil into the mixing container. 

  8. Next, add in Cafe Caramel Fragrance Oil. Mix to combine the 2 oils into the mixture. 

  9. Split soap into 2 equal parts.

  10. In one of the container, Add in Yellow Iron Oxide that has been diluted with 10g of Almond Oil and mix.

  11. Spray mold with rubbing alcohol. Pour 1/4th of the mixture into the mold. 

  12. At a height, pour 1/4th the soap mixture from the other container. Swirl & move as you go. Repeat steps 12 & 13, alternating between the 2 mixtures until mold is full.

  13. Set soap aside to allow it so harden slightly.

  14. For the froth, combine SoapLab’s Coconut Liquid Soap Base with SoapLab’s Transparent Soap Base that has been melted. 

  15. Stick blend the mixture until it is light & frothy. 
  16. Once there, transfer mixture into a disposable piping bag.

  17. Snip off the end of the piping bag with a pair of scissors and pipe the froth on top of the soap like so. Leave soap to harden for 24 hours.

  18. Once ready, remove soap from the mold carefully.

  19. Using a soap cutter or a kitchen knife, cut soap according to desired size. 

  20. Soap needs 4 weeks to cure completely. After 4 weeks, soap is ready to use :) 

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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 
  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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