Black Cold Process Soap Test

I always think that black soaps are stunning. They are bold and demand to be noticed. My biggest challenge was deciding on a fragrance that I wanted in a black soap. I finally decided on Eastern Amber. This fabulous scent seems even more musky and sensual in a black soap. Come with me to the kitchen to make this enticing soap! 

Note: This soap will color a wash cloth. I was able to rinse the color out at the sink but don’t use your favorite wash cloth with this soap.

Collect Needed Items

Hydrogenated soy
Olive Oil
Black Oil Soluble Color
Eastern Amber 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. Black Oil Soluble Color
9 mL Eastern Amber 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. Black Oil Soluble Color
9 mL Eastern Amber Fragrance Oil
Recipe in Percentages
24% Hydrogenated soy
20% Coconut
20% Olive Oil
24% Water
9% Lye
Q.S. Black Oil Soluble Color
9 mL Eastern Amber 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. Enjoy!

Finished Soap
Oil and Lye Solution
Adding Lye Solution to Oils
Mixing Soap
Adding Fragrance Oil
Adding Color
Mixing Soap

Pouring Soap into Mold
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5 thoughts on “Black Cold Process Soap Test”

  1. Oh Taylor! This would be a perfect hand soap for a Blacksmith!! Just add some poppy seeds or cornmeal and you’re good to go!!

    Does the soap color show up on your hands like it does on a washcloth?

    Only problem is – how would a blacksmith know if his/her hands were clean??!! LOL!

    Nice soap Taylor ;o)

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  2. I received a sample of this soap and I LOVE it! My favorite washcloths happen to be a very dark blue, so luckily, no staining problems here! 😉 I agree that the Eastern Amber fragrance is musky and sensual; wonderful in this mysterious and exotic soap. Thanks for all your experimenting, Taylor!

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  3. For quantity, you list “Q.S. Black Oil Soluble Color”. What does that mean?

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