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How to make whipped bath soaps

30 minutes

Easy to customize and super fun to make, whipped bath soaps are an ultra-luxurious addition to any product line or personal collection.

This versatile recipe creates a super moisturizing wash-off soap; with a few modifications, it can also be used as a shaving soap, body meringue, sugar or salt scrub, and more.  The amount produced will vary depending on how fluffy you whip the base.

EO Notes: You can also use soap-safe essential oils for this project. When using essential oils, be sure to check your essential oil's recommended usage percentage and IFRA Certificate. How to Make Melt and Pour Soap with Essential Oils.


  • 0.6 oz (17 g) Argan Oil (or other nourishing carrier oil of choice)

Note: Equipment should not be re-used for food prep.

  • PP or PET jars
  • Hand mixer with beater attachments
  • Flat silicone spatula
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Piping bag and tools (if desired)

We recommend our impact-resistant, recyclable PP or PET jars, available in several sizes and colors. 


Step 1: Prepare and sanitize workspace

Wash your equipment and utensils in warm soapy water and dry thoroughly. Don’t forget your workspace! Avoid any cross-contamination by spraying the area with rubbing alcohol or a 5% bleach solution, then wipe dry with a clean paper towel.

Step 2: Whip the base

Remove the Foaming Bath Butter base from the tub. It will be soft and very easy to work with. Cut the base into rough cubes and place them in the mixing bowl. 

Place the beater all the way down into the base. Beat on a medium to medium-high speed for up to 10 minutes, or until the base looks like whipped cream.

Note: Whipping time can vary depending on the mixer used, and the temperature and humidity in your workspace. 

Step 3: Add fragrance oil and color

Weigh out 1 oz (28 g) of Fig Tree fragrance oil on the scale and add to the whipped base. Depending on your desired color shade, add 2-4 drops of Violet soap dye. We used 2 drops to achieve the pastel violet shade pictured.

If using, weigh out 0.6 oz (17 g) of argan oil (or other moisturizing oil of your choice) and add to the base.

Step 4: Whip until fluffy

Beat the base on high for 3-7 minutes until it is light, fluffy, and roughly double in volume.

Step 5: Package and ENJOY!

When the mixture reaches the consistency and color you’re after, it’s ready to package. Scoop your bath & shower soufflé into your jars, or use the piping bag and tools if you prefer. 

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