Nourish from Within – How to Make Himalayan Salt Soap

Welcome to our latest DIY and Demo blog post where we will be showing you how to make your very own luxurious Himalayan salt soap. Himalayan pink salt is known for its unique mineral content, which includes magnesium, calcium, and potassium, that can nourish and improve the overall health of the skin. WAtch the video for a step by step walk through the process of making your own soap using Himalayan salt, and learn how you can customize it with your favorite essential oils to create a truly unique and indulgent experience for your skin.

Benefits of Himalayan SAlt

Himalayan pink salt is said to have various benefits when used in soap. Some of these benefits include:

  1. Exfoliation: The salt crystals act as a natural exfoliant, helping to remove dead skin cells and leave the skin feeling smooth and refreshed.
  2. Detoxification: The salt is believed to draw toxins out of the skin, helping to purify and cleanse the skin.
  3. Mineral content: Himalayan pink salt is rich in minerals such as magnesium, calcium, and potassium, which can nourish the skin and improve its overall health.
  4. pH balance: The salt can help to balance the pH of the skin, which is important for maintaining healthy skin.
  5. Anti-inflammatory: Himalayan pink salt is known to have anti-inflammatory properties, which can help to reduce redness, puffiness, and other signs of inflammation in the skin.

It’s important to note that these benefits are not scientifically proven, and more research is needed to confirm the effects of Himalayan salt on skin.

You can find additional recipes to try at home in The New Soap Makers Cookbook series.

Himalayan sEa SAlt Soap REcipe

Sodium Hydroxide ~ 81 grams

Distilled Water ~ 243 grams

Baraka Virgin Coconut Oil ~ 472 grams

Baraka Shea Butter ~ 29 grams

Castor Oil ~ 88 grams

14 ounces of pink Himalayan sea salt

1 Ounce of Fragrance or Essential Oil of your choice

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And we are going to be making a sea salt escape spa bar and I just realized we don't even have a stinking mold to put it in. We got all our ingredients but we don't have actually what we need to pour the soap into. So what I'm going to do is invite all of you as you are coming in, give us some emojis, throw those hearts on the screen, you know, share, share it out with your friends, your family, your Facebook friends and or foes. Doesn't really matter. They need everybody needs soap.

Everybody needs soap. Sing it, Whitman. Sing it, Whitman. No, I'm just kidding. But welcome, welcome to the broadcast.

We already have euphoris site checking in, which is always good to see him because he comes in and he lets us know. Much love, much respect and right back to you. So if you have never been here with me before live, I am a handcrafted soap maker, teacher, author, all of that fun stuff. And what I'm doing is I'm going to my own page and actually doing what it is that I'm asking you to do, which is to share the broadcast. If you are on Periscope watching, share it out with your Perry Peaks or your Twitter tweets.

If you are on Facebook watching, host a watch party. But here is the thing, guys, when you are hosting a watch party, I'm not actually able to see the comments there. So just let your folks know she can't see it, she can't hear it. And so I'm going to my page now. I got my Perry cousin Tamiko over there saying what's up girl?

How are you doing? So I need to share it. What? It won't let me do it. How are you doing?

Can you guys see me okay? I need a mic check. 1212. Let's say no, it won't let me share my own broadcast. I don't understand.

Shannon Nelson is saying well, hello there to you, lady. How are you? Let's see. All right, so it won't let me share, so maybe I will be able to come back and share it later. Let's get your comments up here.

So you guys know, is she talking to herself? No. Kia is saying hello. You first site is given all the compliments at the start of the broadcast, which is always fantastic. Shannon checking in over there on the YouTube side.

Good to see you. Looking good and sounding good on Facebook. Thanks for the mic check. Cassandra is sending us blessings. BMD with the thumbs up.

We always like the emojis. We have cousin here. Hey, Kenny. How are you? You're fine over here.

Motor City Judy with that big booty is letting us know that she can see and hear us. And Shannon is saying that she is doing very well. Thanks for asking. So we're going to take you guys over to the soap can. But before we do that, if you have your very own copy of my book.

The New Soap Makers. Cookbook making cold, processed soap from scratch. We're actually doing a make along. We're using one of my recipes right out of here on Here live. So you can actually go to the Sea Salt Escape Spa Bar.

That one is in chapter 24. And we'll be using some pink Himalayan sea salt. You probably are saying, I don't have this book. How do I get it? You can go over to Bit Dot Lee Forward slash Soap Books, and that will take you to my Amazon author page.

My books are available in both paperback as well as ebook format. Hello, Naima. Very good to see you. I think I'm going to put your comments right up here. And let's see.

Let's go ahead and switch so you

can hear me. We like to talk to one another. I'm sorry I had muted the microphone. I didn't mean to do that. So let's talk about the ingredients that we have right here on the table.

So, of course, we have all of our oils and our butter. A special shout out to our sponsor, which is Baraka Shea Butter. Guys, if you want to get some of the most incredible shea butter, head over to When I tell you this is some of the most luxurious butter with no grains, no funky smell, it's really awesome. So if you are looking to do some of the same recipes that I'm doing, or you are looking to actually try some shea butter, that is actually handmade, guys, this shea butter is handmade in Ghana.

And the ladies that you see on here, their whole saying is, from our hands to your hands. And now they have it where it goes back again to their hands. So if you actually make a product with Baraka Shea Butter, you can send it back to them. And what they will do is they will send it over to the ladies in Ghana as a way of showing them this is what your products are doing. All right, let's see.

Hi from Catherine. Hey, Catherine, good to see you. From the baraka side. So this recipe is going to be in the Baraka blog, and of course, the video will be there too. So if you ever have questions on how to do it, if you may have made a mistake, no Bravo, no Bradleymo.

Because it's going to be there. And then, of course, you have this video. So, number one, if you are going to make any kind of handmade soap, do as I say, not as I do, guys. Do as I say. You should have on long sleeves.

I'm doing a pretty small batch here. You have me on your TV. Look, Mom, I'm famous. I'm on TV. Thanks for watching, Ollie.

If you are watching on YouTube, guys, you can actually watch on your television as well. So if you're looking at a little screen, you're like, no, I need to see her in full color. You can do that, too. So I'm going to go over all of the ingredients that we have right here on the table. But first things first, let's talk about what you need to do if you are going to make your soap.

Number one, make sure you are wearing gloves. You want to protect your hands. Number two, you want to get yourself some goggles, because if you have any splashes, you don't want this caustic stuff to go up in your eyes. It's not a good thing. Hello, Michael.

Good to see you. And now let's talk about the ingredients per se. So we're using some distilled water. We're using some sodium hydroxide. Remember, guys, oil and water do not mix by themselves, but we have a helper agent, which creates that saponification, which is the lye solution.

So in order to make that, we have the sodium hydroxide, and we also have the distilled water. Aside from that, we have our ingredients. So what are going to be those things that make the soap fantastical or incredible or what we needed to do? So that would be our oils that we choose for the recipe. So the main ingredient that we're using for this recipe is coconut oil.

Guide. Coconut oil is extremely cleansing and extremely conditioning, depending on how you do what it is that you're going to do. Then we are going to be using some baraka Sheaba. It's only a very small amount. Don't let that door slam.

Thank you very much. And it's a very small amount here that we're going to use. And then we're also going to use some castor oil. And then, of course, we have our Himalayan sea salt. I have some fine grained Himalayan sea salt.

And then on the bottom, it's a little more coarse, and I'll show you that when we go to pour it in. We also have our colors, guys, because I just like color. Everything is better in color. So we're doing a little bit of a pink and a little bit of a blue to give us that spy like experience. And then we have two synths.

I have not tested these. This is probably a bad idea to do it live, but we'll find out. One of them is called April Fresh downey type, and the other one is Abercrombie and Fitch. In the summer, I like girls that wear Abercrombie and Fitch. And Carla is checking in, saying, hey, good to see you, Carla.

Glad you were able to make it live. Josh, can you hand me those molds? There's, like, six of them, right? There are two right in front of the microwave. That's the one thing I forgot.

Now, here is what I need to tell you all about making soap with sea salt, there are some salts that you absolutely, positively cannot use. One of them is Epsom salt. Another one is Dead sea salt. I tried it. The odds were not in my favor.

What that did is it created a crying bar of soap. So you want to use a Himalayan sea salt is a great one. That's what we are using today. But you want to avoid that Epsom salt and dead sea salt. It's going to make your soap.

It's going to constantly weak water. So you don't want that in your bars. So another thing is salt actually hardens the bars. I feel like a teacher. Those are my goggles.

Salt will harden your bars for you. And so you don't want to put this into a really long loaf mode if you're a soap maker, because you can. But you're going to need to cut that really soon because it's going to get hard in about 4 hours. So instead, what we are using are these individual cavity molds. Guys, let me bring this up so you can see it.

See it a little better. Hey, Kim. How are you? Good to see you. Kim is saying hello to everyone, guys.

Hi, Kim. So these are individual cavity modes, which will allow our soap to pop out a whole lot better, a whole lot easier. They come in all shapes and sizes. You can get them on Amazon. Any cooking stores typically will have them as well.

These have been used and abused guys, and so it will probably look like zakia. Is that clean? Yes, it's clean. It's just that, you know, sometimes I put it in a dishwasher and all that other stuff, so it warps a little bit. So hand wash your silicone.

Some of your silicone moves. So we'll be using two. We probably will only need one and a couple of extra ones for the bars. And so now let's go back to the Soap Cam, shall we? Yes, we sell.

Boom. Soap cam activated. All right. So the first thing we're going to do is make our lie solution, guys, pretty simple. One thing that we always talk about and always remind you is you always put your lie into your water, never your water into your lie, unless you want to have a really bad experience.

So I quickly pour it in. Sometimes you'll notice that you'll get some of that lie hanging out in there. This is where your spatulas always come into play so that you can get every drop of that sodium hydroxide out of the container, get it added ayah or as much as humanly possible ever. You're all bases ran number one. I need to give a shout out to the members of Soap Nation.

If you are a part of Soap Nation, go ahead and put in a hashtag Soap Nation. Or if you're here from the Baraka clan, put in hashtag Baraka clan. Now, let me show you guys. And I'm thinking Soap Nation because what they're doing is they're letting me know that everything is working appropriately everywhere that I think I am. So they're my eyes and my ears where I can't be because I'm actually live streaming.

So, as you can see, this goes to a really cloudy color. And what that does is it's combining that water with the sodium hydroxide, and we're just stirring it really well to make sure it's 100% incorporated. Now, you will get some fumes out of here, guys, so I wouldn't recommend that you sand over it and kind of like inhale exhale. You see how I'm kind of standing off to the side? The reason that we're doing that is so that we're not inhaling those fumes.

Another reason why we have our gloves on is because if we get a splash, we wanted to splash the glove, not our skin. So this is very caustic in this state. Raw soap batter is very caustic in this state. So you want to be very cautious when you're working with it. Don't do it all willy nilly.

Don't do it all willy nilly. Just make sure you have everything and you're taking care as you're doing it. Try and be in a well ventilated area as well. So we're going to continue to stir this, stir this, stir this. So you see how it's going from that very cloudy, and it's almost a transparent color.

That is all the blending that we need to do. We have Dre checking in from Soap Nation. Let's see. Got to love and leave. Okay, Jackie, so glad you were able to join us.

Ali says no huffing. No huffing. Just stir it and let it be. So we have that. I'm going to put that off to the side.

Then we're going to combine all of our ingredients. Now, normally what I would do is I would melt these down, but I was running a little late. We're transparent here, right? We're honest with each other. We're going to be honest with each other.

I was running late. So what we're going to do is we're going to allow the heat from this Lye solution to melt our oils and butters for us. If you would prefer, you can melt everything down, have everything in a liquid state before you can combine them, but you don't necessarily have to do that. And it sounds like my neighbor has decided to cut their grass.

Are you watching me? No. Thank you. We're going to try and talk a little bit louder. Krista, hello there.

Very good to see you. Thanks for the wave. Thanks for the wave. So we're going to go ahead and add in our castor oil here. And if you have your copy of the new Soap Makers Cookbook, this is the Sea Salt Escape Spy Bar, and I think that's chapter 24, and now you get to make it with me.

Pull your books out, guys. Pull your books. All right.

Or go get your books. Either way. Either way, doesn't matter. And as you can see, I am attempting to scrape to make sure we get every bit of that goodness out of there. Now we're going to go with our shea butter and we only needed a small amount of that.

I think the recipe called for 32 grams of the shea butter. So that's right in there. And now I'm just going to time to take my spatula and just incorporate it all together so we have all of our ingredients just hanging out. Oh I'm missing your comments. I'm sorry guys.

Hey Caroline. Oh Josh put it no, I don't need anything from the grocery store sir. Great. I can comment on you. I know Dreya, it's the pain in the butt.

All right so we have all of that incorporated. Now what we're going to do is we're going to go ahead and add in our live solution. Now be very careful at home with the temperature is hot. You want to know how hot Johnny? I'll tell you.

Oh it shouldn't have did that. You know why it's doing that? My dag on, my dag on thermometer my heat gauge is broken. That's where our Amazon wishlist is coming. It's going up and down.

Up and down. Yeah I need a new one but it's at least 160 degrees. I'm new to your group, where do you buy the book? Kim Coleman number one. Welcome to the group.

Welcome to Soap Nation. We're happy to in doctor nature to in doctor nature but you can go to Amazon. All of my books are available on Amazon. If you go to bit Lee soapbooks. Let's see.

Hey there. Whirly Springs. How are you? Tanya is checking in, checking in soap nation. Make sure you welcome.

Kim Coleman. That is totally cool to get a visual look at what you're reading. Yeah instead of trying to put a thermometer in there and then burning the bejesus off of my fingers what else are you saying? Bring her home some flowers and chocolates in case you're still here josh that's what the doctor ordered and Krista is welcoming you guys. So if you are just now joining us, welcome.

I do understand that the way live stream is set up, you're not here from the beginning to the middle to the end. You come in and out at different points. I am Zakia ringled of live as well as And one amazing thing is that Baraka Sheabutter has become a sponsor of live soap school and so I have several books on soap making. It's the new soap makers cookbook series which is created for brand new soap makers to get through all of the fluffs, all of the unnecessary stuff and get right to soap making.

And tonight what we are doing is we are making a recipe from my second book. This one is the new soap makers cookbook making cold. I'm going to bring you guys up here so you can see this one here, this is the recipe that we're pulling this from. This is the new soap makers cookbook. Making cold processed soap from scratch.

And we're using our sea salt spa escape recipe out of there. This recipe will also be posted on the Baraka blog. So if you want to try this at home, you most certainly can. Baracka does carry coconut oil. They also carry shea butter.

So you'll be able to actually get two of the primary ingredients in this recipe right from their website. And so we are at the point now where we're about to start mixing and so I'll be able to bring you guys back. Hopefully I have caught you up the soap can. There it is. Let's see.

Let me make sure I haven't lost our sound. Sound is good. All right. So we're going to go ahead and pour in our live solution. And because the live solution is hotter than the melting point for our oils, it should melt these nicely, guys.

So I'm going to slowly use my spatula to encourage it to blend together just a little bit. Oh, the humidity is yucky. Yeah, it's been pretty bad here, too. The temperature has gone really, really high. So I'm just letting this incorporate a little slowly.

And it's starting to melt down. It takes a little while. I probably should have broke the shade butter up into smaller chunks, but that's okay. It's melting. I mean, it does melt upon contact onto the skin, so that's pretty good, too.

So did I miss any other comments? Are any of you new? Type in number one, if you are new, typing a number two, if you have been here before. Like no zakia. This is not my first time at the rodeo in any state.

And I know we have a little bit of a delay on the broadcast, so I'll hold off judgment that you guys are not commenting just yet. It is so hot and muggy today. Where are you guys watching from? Where are you guys watching from? So I'm letting this kind of do its thing and encouraging it by breaking it up with the stick blender.

But as you can see, that is melting down beautifully. Krista is from Idaho. Rebecca hone, welcome. Very first time. We normally have a silk nation welcome dance, but unfortunately I can't do it right now.

My hands are a little full. Mrs. Mimi has been here before. Kia has been here before. Thea nagel welcome.

First time. Don't make it your last. Come on. Keep coming back now, why don't you? Ali is in West Virginia.

Ms. PMJ. One is in Delaware. Ms. Caroline is in Wisconsin.

Rebecca is in Georgia. Now, the interesting thing about all of that, guys, is that all of you are in very hot places. I'm not sure about Wisconsin. Is it very hot there? Modesto, California.

Nice. Mimi. I'm just using this to break it up just a little bit more and then I'm going to go in with our stick blender and I should check that temperature. I don't really trust the reading of this because there's no way that went down to 98 degrees. I really don't trust the temperature.

I really need to go ahead and invest in a new heat gun. Well, it's not really a heat gun. Barbara is let's see. Oh, it's a lot of you. Hello from New York City.

Your cake crush. I love your username. Kim is number two from the couch. I am watching you from the couch. Sequia.

She's from the couch. Ms. Lady Boss. How are you doing? All the way from Maryland.

They have the best crabs in Maryland, in case you were wondering. Barbara, your very first time. Don't make it your last. But welcome from Ohio. And Ms.

Ladyball said, oh, and hey, girl. Hey. In the summer, it is hot. And Naima is definitely not a newcomer. And she's from Detroit.

Well, I'm zakia. I am from Philadelphia, and I absolutely, positively love everything about handcrafted artistry. It allows me to express my own creativity. It has allowed me to go to places that I probably wouldn't have gone to otherwise, and I have met a ton of amazing people that are just as interested in the craft as I am. So now I'm going to use our stick blender, and that's going to break up the remainder of that.

See we got a chance to commiserate with one another. Thanks. I enjoy having you, my dear. And we're going to use our stick blender, and you're going to watch alchemy right in the boob.

Here we go.

Yeah. Nice and creamy. Don't be dreaming. Nice and creamy. Debbie is from upstate New York.

Nice and cool weather here tonight. Well, it wasn't nice and cool when we were. It was nice and hot. Deb is the founder with a team of several people of the old Sage Apothecarian group, and they had a conference this past weekend, which is absolutely phenomenal. Absolutely incredible.

So we have this nice and blended, and I don't want to blend too much, guys. First of all, because the temperatures are so high, I do want to give myself a chance to work with it. And I also want to go ahead and add our salt in. And I'm not sure what's going to happen with these fragrances. So I'm going to be a little bit careful.

A little bit careful now. What? A little bit careful now. There's Deb right there, guys. She's from upstate New York, which is where we were near Syracuse.

All right. So let's go ahead and make sure that everything that I had along the side is actually within the bath. I'm going to steer it up, little darling. Up. You don't want to say hi to me?

Laura was on Facebook talking to Miss Soap Queen. Was she on the actual broadcast? Lorraine. But hello to my California twins, Laura and Lorraine. Unfortunately, the comment did not come up here.

Sometimes Facebook is a little bit testy. It's like a test tube babbit, where it just does what it wants. But hello, Laura and Lorraine. I have some candles that are waiting for you guys. All right, so as you can see, that is nice and mixed.

We're going to go ahead and add in our salt. At this point, I don't have an Etsy shop. All of my products are sold on my website, which is natural soap by Zakia. Great question, though. So this is going to be packed with a ton of this pink Himalayan sea salt, which is going to actually exfoliate our skin.

It's also going to condition, but all of those minerals from the Himalayan sea salt are going in there as well. So, as you can see, that is very fine in terms of the quiet. But now we're getting down to where I have some of the coarser sea salt, and that's how I like to do our soap, because I like it to be fine. But then I also want you to actually feel some of that exfoliation. And who else is saying something?

I'm loving this live stream. I am so glad to hear that. All the way from North Carolina. Come on and raise up. Take your shirt off.

Whip it around your head like a helicopter. I know I messed that song up. Cynthia is saying your YouTube videos are lit hot like fire. Hot like fire. I found you again.

Shiz that's three days in a row. It's something awesome about damn it, I'm late. Never late, always on time. It's going to get extra hard, too. Very hard.

So I got to shut up. Stop trying to be all interactive and engaging and get this thing done. That's the fellow soap maker. Like Zakia. We understand that you're broadcasting.

We understand that you want to interact with your folks, but you got stuff to do or you won't be able to do it. So, as you can see, the sea salt is getting thicker at this point, and that's because we have the course grade of the Himalayan sea salt as well. So I'm just slowly incorporating it. Guys, if you are following the recipe out of the book or on the blog, because again, this will be on the Baraka blog. Just slowly incorporate it so that it's evenly distributed, guy.

So I don't know if you can see that. Hopefully it'll focus. It won't focus, but I'm telling you, it's in there. In the last little bit. We are using a total of 14oz of the Himalayan sea salt.

I want to try that soap. Absolutely. So we'll only probably have about six bars. I keep them with the new soap makers. Cookbook I don't give you guys 20 pound recipes because I want you to actually try them, see how you like them.

And so there are two pound recipes that we're doing, which typically will give you about six bars of soap. Looks pretty. Hello, Laura. Hello, Nina Rose. Very good to see you.

Thank you for joining. And so that guy is going to be a very exfoliating bar. Now, for all of my students that are in live soap school, we did do a heavy super fat with this because we had so much coconut oil. And I know a lot of people absolutely, positively love coconut oil for their skin, but too much of it can be drying, and that's not what we want. That is not what we want.

And so now here's the moment of truth, is this. I need you guys to send us some good vibes, only that this does not seize our soap.

It's behaving? Go ahead, Abercrombie. Go ahead now. Yes, Caroline. If you are a soap maker, you know that sometimes when you're using a brand new fragrance, it can morph.

It can cause your soap to get rock hard instantly. And so that was just a really good thing, because I hadn't oh, it smells amazing. But of course, I'm always going to do a custom blend. I don't just do one. We're going to mix that one with our April Fresh downey type.

What? And these came from the gathering that I was at. The supplier actually gave a ton of samples to us. I actually have a whole box of samples from them. Oh, this is amazing.

This is amazing. Where can you get the salt? Well, I get mine online. You can actually go to a grocery store. Grocery stores definitely sell pink Himalayan sea salt.

I will look at the sponsors and see if any of them offer the Himalayan sea salt. We did have a bag of Himalayan sea salt. Donna is a newbie just joining in. Well, Donna, welcome to the broadcast. JT is asking, well, how long is that going to last?

I want to give you my money, but I'm not really sure if I should give you my money. Well, the answer to that is it really depends on you and how often you bathe. Some people will bathe once a day. Some people will bathe three times a day. So it just depends.

So what we're going to do is we're going to separate this out so that we can add I don't even want to add color to that. That is a beautiful shade. So I'm going to add just some color to this side. I thought I was going to do two colors, but I love the net. It's not coming up here, but there's a beautiful shade of pink happening right there.

A beautiful shade of pink. So now let's go ahead, and we're going to grab our little colorant. We have our little mini whisk tool here. Make sure it's all incorporated and not hanging out down there at the bottom. Hey, Chica.

Sarah and checked in. How are you doing, newbie Donna again, welcome. I'm very happy that all of you are able to be here. Make sure that wherever you are hearing the sounds of. My voice that you have gone ahead and click that follow like or subscribe button.

So then that way you get notified the next time that we go live. Yeah, it was very naturally pretty, but I want to bring out the essence of that pink Himalayan sea salt, and we're going to help it out with a little bit of pink mica coloring just to bring it up just a little bit. And for people who are looking for 100% natural, you can avoid adding the fragrance, and then you can also avoid adding the colorant and allow it to do it naturally. You all know that I have infused a ton of herbs, and so we'll be doing some experimenting with natural coloring with that in a bit. So that's just a really light, pale pink.

Beautiful day. Can you put let's pull that up. Dry flowers in at the end? You most certainly can. I know a lot of people who will put I'm going to put a little more pink.

A lot of people will put rosebuds on the top as, like, decoration going right down the middle. But because of the mold that I'm going to be using, it's not going to work. If I were to put this in a loaf, which I don't recommend doing, because this is going to get pretty solid pretty quickly. Yeah. Now we got the shade we want.

So should we leave this it's natural color back here, or should we go ahead and add our original mine, which was this nice shade of blue right here? But that's a great question, Linda. The one thing that a lot of us soap makers love is the ability to experiment, guys. The ability to experiment with all kinds of ingredients, whether that be oils, whether that be butters, whether that be the herbs, any of those things. That happens because you are getting to choose all of the ingredients in your soup.

And that's not something that you get from a commercial bar. A commercial bar. You get what you get, and you don't get upset. So don't buy it. Head over and make your own.

I do have an online school where I teach you how to make soap, how to formulate your recipes, how to calculate it. You can check that out at live Try color. Yolanda coming up. Let's get one more color.

One more color for good measure. I think that's a great idea, actually. So I'm going to follow follow up. Follow. All right.

It's starting to get thicker, so I do need to shut it up. I need to shut it up and keep it moving. Shut up and keep on talking. Put color to it. Laura, too.

Laura came in like, we don't do no pain, Jane. But I do like a tricut. Look at that teal. Do you guys see that teal? Blue.

Linda, listen. Linda, listen. And then at least you'll be able to see it'll probably go more of a green, but you'll be able to see what the natural color is and what we get when we add in those additional colors. So I like the tricolor effect, and then we're going to pour this right in our mold. Nina's laughing lien is like Lol blue.

The natural pink will lighten it. Yeah. So I'm getting more of a Tiffany blue here, and then you can actually see some of the Himalayan salt right in there. Get in there. Yeah, get in there.

A big girl, won't you back it up? Won't you back it up? Say what? Hey, big girl, won't you back it up? Okay, if you guys don't know the Wobble song, you haven't been to a barbecue block party or just a regular party ever.

I'm always not so big girl running out to the floor when that song comes on, you're like, Zakia, sit show down somewhere. Like, I could do it. I could do it if I want to. All right, so we're going to start with our natch. Let's pour this up so you guys can oh, the numbers dropped.

Like, oh, gosh, she's dancing. I got to get out of here. All right, so we're going to go ahead and pour that in. And do you guys see that consistency? And it's getting thicker already.

Probably didn't need that much.

I'm just going to do a smaller amount at the bottom, and we're definitely going to have to tap this baby, tap her down.

And then we're going to allow this to sit for 24 hours, although you can probably take this out in about 8 hours. It's freezing. No, sorry, guys. If you're freezing, try to go out and come back in. Good.

Now. Okay, great. I want a little less than that top one.

I just want them to be uniform, so I'm going to do the same thing here.

I was listening to Mary J. Blodge. Earlier. You couldn't tell me that my life wasn't fine. Fine.

Yes, indeed it was. There's that one and that one and one more for good measure. One more for good measure. And of course, we do have to get it all out. Guys, these oils are expensive, and it does us no good having it stay in the bowl.

We want it in the bar. Get it out of the bowl, into the bar as much as humanly possible. So that's what we're going to do.

That one's looking a little janky. Are you guys okay? Because I see the dogs are crying. Darn it. Laura.

I'm so sorry. In case you guys are new. Laura's dogs don't like me singing so much. They typically go howling to the other side of the house when I go live and I actually start singing. So I'm now just taking our blue and putting it right along the side of this.

And this part, guys, is completely up to you. There is no right or wrong way to do this. I could have even attempted to do an end the pot swirl, but I think that would have been kind of trying to do too much with this salt in there. I kind of want all of the colors to remain independent from one another. Hey, soap nation.

Thanks for checking in. Damiana, are those half circle modes? Yes, they are. These are half circle.

See, I probably will find out in a minute if I have enough soap to fill up slowly. Should have probably filled one first because we're running out of blue. We're running out of blue.

Oh, yeah. Look at that. See what I said about it getting hard? Look at that. That was your sister.

Now, for one moment before I looked up at the screen, I had recaptured that moment of in that got me into soap making. When it's really quiet and you just are kind of in creation mode, it's a really awesome experience, and you kind of get into a state of mindfulness, which is amazing. And then the other nice part about that is you get to get in the shower with something that you made and use it every single day. Every day.

I haven't gone into a store to buy soap in four years.

I'm just going to fill this with the paint,

and you guys can't see it, but I can actually see the salt right in there.

Yeah, I probably should have did just one of these and filled it.

Now I'm probably going to have a little bit of air pockets, because this definitely should have been tapped down once it's sliced by now.

Looks like a tattoo.

Now, if you want it, you could top her off with a little more sea salt. However, what I'm doing right here is the bottom of the soap. The top of the soap is the round part.

Man, this really smells like downy dishwasher sheets. That's what I'm smelling.

Slam those molds. Do you use twice as much cocoa or shea? Do you have to spray the mold? Anything so it doesn't stick? No, this recipe does not require any extra hold on.

I'll tell you guys in a second because this is going to get really hard. All right, let's get that one slammed down. A beer up. Yeah. Those things not moving.

It's not moving, guys. It looks like a watermelon. Watermelon, you say? All right, that's going to be like a half bar right here. You know what?

How about we put that into one? That's what we're going to do. I can't do a half bar. That's an in the mold swirl. Okay, guys, in case you are wondering, we swirled it in the mold.

I'm going to make these smooth here.

Hello, daughter. Hello. Almost done. We're at the end.

Okay, guys, so this recipe will be posted on the Baraka Web blog, and then you'll also be able to get more recipes right in. The new soap makers cookbook ingredients for cold processed soap making. If you have any questions at all, I will be looking up in just a second to see what you guys have typed in on those comments. And of course, feel free to send us a message. Shoot us some other stuff.

All right, let's get that. I just messed that back up, but hopefully it'll come across good.

It's like icing a cake, but you don't eat this one. You don't eat this cake. You bathe with this cake.

All right, and there you have it, folks. We got ourselves some soap. Thank you, Zakia. Linda, listen. Linda, listen, you guys.

Let's see. I got some more than I could possibly scrape on out of here. So what I'm going to do with this is I'm going to scrape it all into one, and then this will become my test bar for here at home. So if you guys have just joined, some amazing person has shared this broadcast, and you're like, what in the world? I want to eat it.

First of all, you can't eat it. First of all, you cannot eat this. We are making handmade soap from my cookbook. It is the new soap makers cookbook making cold processed soap from scratch. So if you have my book, you can go to chapter 24.

And this is the recipe that is in there. If you're watching this because you've got the blog entry with it, which also has the recipe, and you want to get your own copy of the book, which has a total of 15 recipes in there, head over to Bit Lee soapbooks. That's my Amazon author page, which lists all of my books that are available in paperback and ebook format. So if you want to have it on your Kindle, I personally like to have paperback so that I can take notes on what I like, what I didn't like, what was awesome, what was terrible. But either way, in that way, you'll have a list of all the supplies, all the ingredients, the steps to make your own soap from scratch, all of that in one nice book.

So let me see what comments you got and then I'm going to let you guys get on up out of here. Those call us. All right. What you guys saying? Lenza lesson.

Okay. Oh, boy. There's a lot of questions. Hold on. That was your sister.

Ali is saying, will the texture be a soft hair? I can actually come this way. So Ali is asking, will the texture be a soft exfoliating? A soft exfoliate? Yes, that's exactly I could take my gorgeous off.

Boyboy, gorgeous. It will be a nice exfoliating bar. It's going to be a hard bar of soap that's going to last. Put the pink on the outside. Darn it.

Laura, I missed your creative guidance. Do you use twice as much coconut oil to shea butter? I don't think I did that. I think there was about four times as much coconut oil in the recipe than any of the other ingredients. Slam those molds.

We kind of did. Maybe we didn't. We'll find out when we take it out tomorrow. Tamika is saying thank you. Thank you, Tamika McCurry, for bringing me here.

Linda, we always are happy to have new members of Soap Nation. If I was a kid, still, I would be eating. If I talk back those colors. Yes. Caroline, let me show you those colors one more time.

And I wish you guys could smell the house. Actually, the Mistake bar or the last bar is actually my favorite. I probably should have did a little bit more in terms of the swirling and keeping the colors, but I didn't plan that so well. I didn't plan it so well. The awesome thing is you are able to do whatever it is that you want with your creations.

The only thing is you have to follow the rules of soap science. So some oils are going to give you some properties. Some oils are going to give you other properties. How you formulate your recipe is definitely something that you have to take into consideration. You have to make sure that you're being safe with what it is that you're making, because you don't want to burn your butt and you don't want to burn your skin or anybody else in your family who end up being willing guinea pigs.

Thank you. Yes. Also, let's see, if I was a kid, I would still be eating. So what I'm going to do is I'm going to tell all of you good night. Thank you all for tuning in, all of you on the Baraka clan.

I know you're watching in the Philippines, in Australia, and Canada and Ghana. Thank you for being here. All of you that are watching on the YouTube side, we just got up to about 500 subscribers over there. If you're watching on YouTube, make sure that you click that subscribe button and all the Periscope peeps. This all started on Periscope, and it has been fantastic.

So I'm Zakia ringle where I am telling all of you that it is so much more than soap. Good night. Everybody ready?

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  2. CA

    Lol! you’re are a joy to watch

  3. MrDaniloko23

    Why you don’t wear a mask to protect from the lye fumes?

    • Zakia Ringgold

      Great question if I’m mixing larger batches I would wear a mask but this was such a small amount that it doesn’t bother me.