What are soap noodles? Is it soap or is it noodle? Soap noodles are basically soap bases derived from Palm and Lauric oils, and are commonly used for soap manufacturing. Apart from making soap noodles into soap, they can be used as a thickening agent in liquid soap products such as laundry detergent, hand soap, dish washing liquid, as well as shampoo and body soap.
If you are looking into making soap without handling Lye (Sodium Hydroxide), or if you want to create soap without the stress of seizing fragrances and trace which you will encounter from CP (cold process) soap, then soap noodles are just for you. They can simply be used as a melt and pour soap, or re-batched into your very own version of soap.
You can place it in the double boiler to melt it or use the microwave method. Always remember that when using microwave, set on “HIGH” and on low burst of 30 secs to 60 secs. They can dry out or burn if it is set in microwave from high heat. Always do a check on the noodles and if they look mashed up.
Once they look mushy, add in water, Sweet Almond oil, Castile soap, and continue to crush and mush it. Stir and fold in your fragrance oil, then add in drops of colorants till you reach your desired shade and we are good to go on spooning the mixture right into the mold. Tap and shake the mold to release the air bubbles and pop your creation right into the freezer for 20 minutes. Open up the fridge, check that it has hardened then remove the soap from the mold.
What You Will Need:
- Soap Noodles 300g
- Castile Soap 30g
- Distilled Water 30g
- Sweet Almond Oil 30g
- 3ml or more Soap Colorant
- 10ml Fragrance Oil
- Mold of your choice