Palm Free Fruity Cold Processed Soap Loaf
  • Difficulty Intermediate
  • Time 1 hour
  • Yields 10 - 14 bars


Silver Spruce Handmade Soap

This is a two layer cold processed soap log with a nice dark, sea green for the base layer and Seaform Green Mica dusted across the uncoloured top layer of the log.  To make this style of soap, you'll need to use a Flexible Mould - Loaf (Regular) or Wooden Loaf Mould with Silicone Liner to enable the two tone layering.

The trick to this style of soap is to weigh the two colours of soap (if you want an exact half and half colour combo) and to work carefully to achieve the thickness of trace to enable a nice textured top.  It is important to use a Fragrance or Essential Oil that doesn't accelerate trace too much or discolour the soap.  Some thickening can help you to work with a nice textured finish, though extra stick blending will allow you to do this with all fragrances and essential oil blends. (Just check the notes on each of our fragrances so you know what to expect).

We originally made this loaf with Silver Spruce (which has since been discontinued), and this colour scheme works well with Cucumber Melon or Blackberry Sage both of which do not accelerate.



For how to make soap from Scratch, please see our Cold Process Soapmaking Instructions Page

If you are a beginner, we recommend you make a few batches before attempting this soap as it can be a little overwhelming remembering everything when just starting out. If you are more advanced, you can follow the instructions below.

  • Prepare all ingredients and if using a wooden mould, line the mould as usual, and stand the moud onto a metal baking tray so it's moveable after pouring

  • Ensure the scales are ready as you'll need these during mixing and pouring. 

  • Set aside a spare washed, 1 Litre heatproof jug for the second part of the batch which you will weigh

  • Prepare your workspace and set out the colour and fragrance (in a glass beaker) ready to go

  • Bring soap to thin trace, and then pour half of the soap into the spare jug and set aside

  • Return to the main batch portion, and colour this with the Deep Seagreen Liquid Dispersion until you reach the depth of colour you are happy with, and have reached medium trace

  • Now add half the fragrance into the main pot and stir thoroughly, but don't increase the thickness of the trace too much

  • Pour carefully into the mould ensuring a nice flat, even surface

  • Now it's time to work with the uncoloured top portion.  Slowly blend in the rest of the fragrance, and this manually keep them mixture moving until the base colour is a little firmer.

  • Now pour the top layer over the back of a spoon over the base layer in the mould. The thicker the trace the more easily you can create that textured top

  • By slightly moving the soap pot as you pour you can alter the pattern a little if desired

  • If you are going to dust the mica across the soap, allow the soap to set up a little until quite firm, but not yet gelling, position the soap in draft or outside.  TAKE CARE!!!  With a tea strainer or similar, sprinkle a small amount of mica over the top of the soap, then gently blow the excess away. TAKE CARE NOT TO INHALE THE DUST.  An exhaust fan is useful if you can't move your soap outside, or even a draft through your work area.  If you want to avoid "blowing" the mica across the soap you can:

  • Wait until the soap is unmoulded and brush on the mica with a soft paintbrush and then spray with a little hairspray to help it adhere to the soap

  • Then unmould and slice as usual

Note: If you would like a textured top, you need to balance the thickness of trace with its ability to sit nicely on top in that textured look.