What is Whipped Soap?
A whipped soap is a type of soap that has a creamy consistency.
It is typically made with natural oils or butters and then whipped to produce a light, fluffy texture.
This consistency makes it easy to apply the soap to your skin and wash away dirt and grime.
There are so many products of this type on the market now with varied fragrances but most striking is the use of colour.
As the soap is so soft it can also be piped just like butter icing for cakes making them look amazing.
Benefits of Using a Whipped Soap
Some benefits of using a bath whip soap are:
- It leaves your skin feeling clean, moisturised, and soft
- It is much less likely to cause dryness than other types of soaps
- It can be used as an alternative for those who have sensitive skin or allergies
- It can be used in the bath or shower when you need an extra boost of moisture
Whipped Soap as s Gift
Due to the almost unlimited fragrance and colour options, bath whip soap makes a wonderful gift for friends and family.
One can only imagine the look on the recipients face when they open what they think to be some kind of cup cake only to find that they’ve been given some wonderfully colourful natural soap.
Other Products Made from Whipped Soap
Whipped soap is such a wonderful product that it can be used is various other products.
One of the most common uses is natural shaving soaps or shaving butters but people also use this style of soap for use as body scrubs or shampoo.
How to Make Whipped Soap at Home in 20 minutes or Less
Making whipped soap at home is one of the easiest DIY projects you can do.
It takes less than 20 minutes and all you need is a few ingredients and a hand mixer.
There are many benefits making this kind of homemade soap.
You get to choose the ingredients, which means you can be sure that it will not contain any harmful chemicals or preservatives. You also get to customize the scent and colour to suit your needs. Making your own soap means that you save money since it’s cheaper than buying it from a store!
Whipped Soap Recipe
This recipe is super simple and will make roughly 10 soaps.
Ingredients & Equipment:
- Whipped soap base
- Essential oils
- Moisturising oil
- Natural soap dye
- Kitchen stand mixer or hand mixer
- Mixing bowl (if using a hand mixer)
- Piping bag and attachments
- Glass jars for storage (mason jars are ideal)
STEP 1: Prepare Your Worktop & Equipment
Before you begin wash all equipment including utensils in warm soapy water.
Be sure to dry thoroughly with a clean dry cloth.
It’s important that, as well as your equipment, your worktop is also super clean.
Use a suitable natural anti-bacterial surface cleaner to clean your surface and dry with a reusable cloth of unpaper towel.
STEP 2: Get the Whipped Soap Base Ready
For the whipped soap base we recommend Stephenson Foaming Bath Butter.
This soap base is both Paraben-Free and Propylene Glycol Freer.
Simply remove the bath butter from the tub, separate into small pieces and place in the bowl.
Using the mixer or hand mixer beat the soap base until you get your desired consistency – ideally like whipped cream.
STEP 3: Get Creative
Now comes the creative part where you can add whichever colour and fragrance you want to.
It’s worth adding the fragrance first, we’ll see why in a moment.
You can of course choose to skip adding fragrance and leave the mixer in it’s natural form however if you’d prefer your whipped soap to have a lovely smell the go ahead and add some essential oil to the mixture.
The scent you choose is entirely your preference however it’s worth noting not to over complicate by adding many different types. As you make more whipped soap you’ll get more experienced in what works and what doesn’t.
Add a small amount of Grapeseed Moisturising Oil or similar to the mixture to increase the moisturising properties of your soap.
Once again beat the mixture for a couple of minutes or until the oils have disappeared.
In terms of colour choose a natural soap dye.
There is now a wealth of options to choose from on the market covering all the colours of the rainbow.
All products are different so please read the label and add as much dye as needed.
Depending on the desired result either use the mixer again to get a solid colour throughout or fold to get a more uneven effect.
STEP 4: It’s Ready to Enjoy
The last step in this simple process is to enjoy the whipped soap you’ve made in a long relaxing bath.
The mixture can be divided and stored in small jars for use later on and we find using a pipping bag can add a really nice effect.
So much so that we often give our whipped soap away as presents to friends and family.
Prefer to Buy Whipped Soap?
Even though it is extremely simply to make your own soap many people choose to purchase it from online retailers.
As well as reducing the time spend on producing the soap you’ll also find that many retailer also offer lovely packaging and gift wrapping which can also be a real benefit of buying rather than making.
Here are a few products for inspiration:
Velvet Peony & Oud Whipped Soap
Scent notes: Soft peonies, damask rose, smoky oud, agarwood, vanilla & amber laced with nut milk.
Peach Cobbler Whipped Soap
Scent notes: Soft stewed peach, demerara sugar, buttery sponge and a hint of vanilla sprinkled with a light covering of nutmeg and cinnamon.
Whipped soap is the latest trend however it’s not difficult to see why people are opting for this kind of soap.
With the right whipped soap base you can quite literally “whip” up your own batch in under 30 minutes.
I’d love to know your thoughts, have you tried a particular brand of whipped soap or have you made your own?
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