A popular alternative to soap bars and runny shower gels, whipped soap is a softer soap with a creamy texture that feels luxurious on the skin. It’s easy to make at home and can be customised with different additives, including exfoliants or moisturisers. It’s also a great option for shaving, as it creates a thick lather for a close, hydrated shave.
To make whipped soap, you need to start with a soap base that contains humectants and stable fatty acids. In this recipe, we’re using a shea butter soap base that’s high in vitamins and essential oils to keep the skin hydrated. We’ve also added some cocoa butter, which is rich in phytochemicals that boost skin blood flow and reduce signs of ageing. Finally, we’ve included some fractionated coconut oil for its light, silky texture and as a co-emulsifier to help the soap stay in a fluffy, whipped state.
Once the soap base is ready, it’s time to add some colour and fragrance. We’re using some Fig Tree fragrance and Violet soap dye for a pastel violet shade, but you can swap the colour and fragrances for whatever you’d like. To get the frosted look, we’re wrapping the soap in cling wrap before pouring it into a piping bag.
To use, simply apply to wet skin and massage until fully dissolved. It’s gentle on the skin and doesn’t strip away natural oils, so it’s a good choice for those with dry, sensitive skin. Best Whipped Soap