Shredded Cold Processed Soap Log
  • Difficulty Beginner
  • Time 1 hour
  • Yields 10 - 14 bars


 Kumquat Soap

This speckled looking soap loaf was made because I had been experimenting with piping some Cold Processed Soap and I just didn't create the look I was after.  So, I grated 4 x 100g bars (which made about 3 cups of shredded soap) on the ex-cheese now = soap grater, and stirred this into a small, fresh batch of neutral coloured but scented Cold Processed Soap.

This one is a combo of Red Tea & Lychee and Kumquat.

  • Prepare all ingredients and line the mould as usual, leave lye water to cool outside

  • Grate 3 or 4 bars of pre-made cold process soap in a contrasting colour

  • Bring the new soap batch  to medium trace and stir through the fragrance

  • Add the 3 - 4 cups of shredded/grated Soap and MANUALLY stir through the batch - either with the stick blender turned off, or a spatula

  • Immediately pour the whole contents of your soap pot into the mould

  • If you wish to adjust the texture on the surface, now is the time to finish this using a chopstick or spatula to drag the colour into the pattern you desire (a heavier trace, or leaving the batch 10 minutes can be helpful with this technique

  • Cover and insulate to gel stage

  • Unmould and slice as usual

 Shredded Soap Log