Soap Challenge Week 11 – Natural Soap

I am participating in the Soap Challenge on Great Cakes Soapworks blog (see previous post).

Soap Challenge Week 11 – Natural Soap

This is the final challenge on Amy’s soap blog.  We were to make all natural soap, which I do all the time, so we were supposed to try something new.  I decided that instead of micas or clays for colorants, I would make my Rosemary Lemongrass soap with an infusion of herbs and botanicals.

Well, it didn’t exactly work out.  I wanted a blue color.  Although my research suggested that cornflowers could be used as a dye (and I already know they are safe for the skin), I was unable to get a single drop of color out of them.  I used several cups of organic cornflowers in some sweet almond oil and cooked it at a low heat forever, and the oil never changed color.  Then I tried poppy seeds.  That also gave no color.  Since I was running out of time, I gave up and used a blue ultramarine, but I did use bladderwrack (a type of seaweed) for the green color.

Made with goat’s milk and shea butter plus essential oils…it smells awesome…kind of like the grasses by the seashore.

Soap Challenge Week 11 - Natural Soap

 

Soap Challenge Week 11 - Natural Soap
You can see the other challenge participants’ Natural Soaps by clicking here.

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