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Coop Coco coconut soap paste


What is soap paste?

Black soap in liquid or paste form is well known for its many benefits as a skin care and household cleaning product. Today, we’re pleased to introduce you to the less well-known coconut soap paste.

Just as black soap is made by saponifying olive oil with potash, coconut oil can be saponified with potash.

This process creates a compact, milky-white, semi-transparent paste.

With greater cleaning power than black soap, coconut oil soap is well suited for household cleaning products such as dishwashing liquid and laundry detergent. For body use, it’s a good idea to mix it with black soap to combine the cleaning power of coconut oil with the softness of olive oil.

How to use soap paste?

Typical ratios are as follows:

Note: we updated the laundry detergent recipe, we divided the washing soda by 2 compared to the old version.

Steps to follow

  1. Prepare and sterilize your equipment and workspace.
  2. Heat the water.
  3. Dilute the coconut soap paste into the warm water according to ratios above. Just place the required amount of paste in the water and leave it overnight or until it has dissolved completely. If you’re in a hurry, you can speed up the process by blending steadily with a whip (not too quickly to avoid creating foam or bubbles).
  4. Store in a bottle.

Note: the paste can be scented with essential oils (roughly 3 to 5%), but avoid using cinnamon or clove, which will coagulate the soap.


  • Suzanne Soto-Davies

    what would the ratio be for making hair shampoo using this? and is it considered anionic? (so i can use an emulsifier like Varisoft or Olivem 1000 to thicken/soften?)

    • Coop Coco

      Hello Suzanne,
      Sorry but we never used this soap paste as a shampoo, so we can’t advise you about this. We use it in our recipes for household products.
      Have a nice day!

  • Igbudu Blessing

    you have great contents and amazing pictures. It was fun reading your contents thanks for sharing this wonderful information.

  • C Gilbert

    Coconut soap paste created with potash can be used in shampoo, but it is recommended that citric or oxalic acid be mixed into the paste/water mixture, as the hair follicles are otherwise damaged by the overly alkaline solution

    • Coop Coco

      Don’t use pure coconut soap paste on your scalp, it is way too strong. If you want to use it, you have to mix several oils with it so kind to the skin and hair.
      Have a nice day.

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