Transparent Soap

This month’s Soap Challenge Club is all about clear soap! Woohoo!
I learned so much.


まずはエントリーしたもの First, the entries.

My son said, “It looks like a museum in Tokyo. What kind of image is that?


This month, aside from the entry, participating and learning was a great challenge and fun for me.
I’ve made transparent soap before, but as soon as I try something like pouring melted soap on top of chopped soap, or processing it at a low temperature, white balls come out.

憎いこいつ!しかも成長する。I hate this guy! And it grows.

The conditions are very conducive to the formation of white balls, because the entry soap has a lower temperature soap already made inside, and also because the clear soap is poured in at a temperature that will not melt that soap.

だから最初はこんなのができましたSo here’s what I came up with at first!

As I mentioned above, the main cause of white beads is when the temperature of the melted soap is low, and moving it just before it hardens.

The other thing to remember is that when making base soap, if the temperature is below 60℃, the base will be prone to white beads.

So, when making the base soap, make sure to keep the temperature around 70 degrees Celsius. It is also important to stir the ingredients thoroughly.

I learned a lot from the Soap Challenge Club Facebook group. It’s a great group with a lot of very useful input and everyone is helpful.

The finished base soap. As per the recipe shared in the Soap Challenge Club (without the additional cocobetaine).

I can’t share this recipe this time, so I am not filming for YouTube.

Too transparent and happy to take lots of pictures!

I use this base soap to melt and color it to make new works.

When processed in the same way as commercial MP soap, white balls appear, the liquid becomes silky, and the surface is covered with a film…

So I devised a way to process it like this.

The minimum temperature at which you can move the melted base soap is 55°C.
→If the temperature is higher than this, the embedded soap will melt immediately.
When melted, the part will turn into a white ball.

After pouring the liquid in, put it in the freezer as soon as possible and do not move it.
→To prevent the embedded soap from melting, I want to harden it as quickly as possible without moving it.

I think the temperature will vary with room temperature and raw materials, even with the same formula, so it may not be the right answer in general.

With this, I tried to make a type of gemstone soap with chopped soap in it, and it worked pretty well.

きれいでしょ!白い玉なし Isn’t it beautiful! No white balls.

The soap I entered was a more difficult challenge, a challenge to not melt the fine, distinctly shaped embeds.

But if you look closely, you can see that it has melted a little. Titanium dioxide came out.

The transparent soap was poured three times to make the embedding look three-dimensional.

I’m satisfied! I’m so happy that I was able to solve what had been bothering me.

Plus I got to know some great recipes by Aruna.
A big thank you to the Soap Challenge Club for giving me a great challenge every month!

Finally, here’s a picture that shows that this soap was made from scratch, not commercial MP soap!


The bonus entry is a geode crystal-like thing that I made without thinking about it at the very beginning.

It’s fun to make this, but I don’t really like it because it’s hard to use. I can’t even wrap it. But it’s interesting to think that this is soap.

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  1. Very impressive!! I’m so happy you were able to make your soap without the white spots and cloudiness you were experiencing before! Really incredible job making those embeds appear three dimensional in the soap! Thank you for sharing what finally worked for you. There are definitely some finicky parts of working with transparent soap!

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    1. I’ve been struggling with this problem for a long time, so I’m very happy that it was solved this month. Your lovely comment makes me happy! Thank you so much, Amy, for coming up with such a great theme, inviting the best instructor, and creating an awesome group of Soap Challenge Clubs!



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