Rice Bran, Buttermilk and Shea Cold Processed Soap
  • Difficulty Intermediate
  • Time 1 hour
  • Yields 10 - 14 bars


Cucumber, Shea and Buttermilk Hand Made Natural Soap

This soap is silky smooth, and lovely to use, it's an old favourite of ours!

We have left this batch uncoloured as this gorgeous silky smooth soap is fabulous absolutely naked, but do colour your soap if you prefer a coloured soap.

Though thius is not a complicated batch, we recommend you have a couple of batches under your belt before you begin recipes such as this.  If you have never made Cold Processed Soap from Scratch, please see our Basic Cold Process Soapmaking Instructions Page.  As you will be mixing the sodium hydroxide in less water than normal, don't forget for your own safety PLEASE WEAR GLOVES AND GOGGLES.

This recipe calls for a TOTAL of 470g of liquid, so I have divided this amount up as you can see sater for the Sodium Hydroxide (Lye), water for the Buttermilk and pureed cucumber. This recipe suits our Wooden Loaf Mould and our Regular Silicone Loaf Mould.  If you are using the Silicone Loaf Mould, have a couple of single cavity moulds handy as there will be a little soap over.



If you have never made Cold Processed Soap from Scratch, please see our Basic Cold Process Soapmaking Instructions Page

  • Mix the Sodium Hydroxide and 220g of distilled water and set aside to cool

  • Mix the Buttermilk powder with 150g HOT distilled water and set aside.  I give this a blast with my stick blender to make sure it is well dissolved

  • Puree the whole cucumber (including the seeds) and then weigh the slushy cucumber

  • When the lye water is at approximately 35°C carefully mix in the cucumber puree, stirring by hand

  • Now combine the lye water with melted oils and bring to trace as normal

  • At medium trace, add the buttermilk mixture and blend in

  • Then add fragrance (or essential oils if you choose to use these), and blend to combine

  • Pour into the mould

  • Cover and insulate as usual

If using "add to the trolley" you will also need to purchase Olive Oil, Sodium Hydroxide (Lye) and Distilled water from the supermarket.