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Blue Cold Process Soap Test

When I made the soap with the Blue Oil Soluble Color, I ran into a couple of surprises. First when the color was added the soap turned a blue color. Then it turned a murky grey then a bright pink. I nearly dropped the immersion blender! I poured the soap into the mold while it was still bright pink. As the soap cured it became grey again. Then it became purple in color! Come with me to the kitchen to achieve this gorgeous and shocking color.

Collect Needed Items

Hydrogenated soy
Olive Oil
Blue Oil Soluble Color
Juicy Grape Fragrance Oil
Microwave Safe Container
Immersion Blender


Recipe in Ounces
6 oz Hydrogenated soy
5 oz Coconut
5 oz Olive Oil
6 oz Water
2.2 oz Lye
Q.S. Blue Oil Soluble Color
9 mL Juicy Grape Fragrance Oil
Recipe in Grams
170 grams Hydrogenated soy
141.75 grams Coconut
141.75 grams Olive Oil
170 grams Water
62.3 grams Lye
Q.S. Blue Oil Soluble Color
9 mL Juicy Grape Fragrance Oil
Recipe in Percentages
24% Hydrogenated soy
20% Coconut
20% Olive Oil
24% Water
9% Lye
Q.S. Blue Oil Soluble Color
9 mL Juicy Grape Fragrance Oil

Melt oils gently until liquid. Slowly stir the lye into the water. Pour the lye solution into to the oils. Mix to light trace. Add the oil soluble color and fragrance to the soap. Mix well, and pour into a mold.


Finished Soap. What a surprise!

Oil and Lye Solution

Adding Lye Solution to Oils

Mixing Soap

Adding Fragrance

Adding Color

Mixing in Color

Color turns grey

Soap turns pink

Pouring Soap into Mold

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