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French Green Clay Soap: DIY In Malaysia (Cold Process Soap Using Lye)

Hi guys..
If you have been following SoapLab Malaysia for a while you will realise that we just love our handmade cold process soap. For beginners; the melt and pour soap is the easiest. But if you are looking for a challenge; cold process soap using lye is the way to go.

Although melt and pour soaps are significantly easier to make, cold process soaps are better for you. This is because the soaps are able to retain the benefits of ingredients. Plus you can add way more than what you could add into a melt and pour soap.

Today’s recipe are for clay cold process soaps. 

To make them; simply add Soaplab’s Sodium Hydroxide pastille’s into distilled water as seen in the video. After that; add it into oil mixture and finish it off with lavender sage essential oil, french green clay, and sweet almond oil.

An oil mix is the combination of castor, coconut, olive and palm oil. The oil mix is very moisturising and keeps your skin hydrated. This is a recipe i found the best to make a 'all rounder' soap for a hot weather area like in Malaysia.

You may see a lot of 'moisturising' oil soap recipes in the internetd (mostly using olive oil; called as castile soap) but in Malaysia unfortunately its not really suitable. Due to the humidity of this country; the soap will sweat and remain soft at all times. Plus we sweat a lot here therefore we need a more 'cleansing' soap in this climate.

So anyways; back to this recipe:

Lavender sage essential oil is added as an anti inflammatory which reduces inflammation and redness of the skin. 

French green clay removes impurities of the skin and balances the production of oil on your skin . It also calms irritated skin and reduces redness. (if you want to read more about the benefit of clays click here)

Sweet almond oil, which is rich with Vitamin E, helps your skin retain moisture and also works as anti oxidant which keeps it healthy, radiant and smooth. 


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. 70g Distilled Water  
  7. 18g Lavender Sage Essential Oil 
  8. 18g French Green Clay 
  9. 18g Sweet Almond Oil 

Video How To Make:

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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 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.

All in all; Have fun making these soaps. If you have any questions; please don't hesitate to ask.


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