Except for a few bumps here and there, I felt that I was producing better results with every soap under my belt. However, with my last few batches, I feel that I have been going downhill.
I only had natural colorants to play with in the past, but since my orders arrived, I now have labcolors and oxides to add to my colour palette. Working with the new colours has been quite a challenge, to say the least.
1. Green Tea Soap (palm, coconut, olive, grape seed oils)
I added a tiny amount of titanium dioxide to the green.
2. Coconut Cream Soap (olive, coconut, rice bran, castor, stearic acid)
Whoa!!! What a shocking pink! I kept on adding more red labcolor because it looked so faint. Didn’t expect it to turn this pink after gelling. I think it would not have been that bad if the contrast was not nude (uncolored) soap.
3. Coconut Cream Soap, take 2 (olive, coconut, castor oils)
Used half the amount of red as the first one, but still not that pleased with this pink. The swirls are not really working out either, but the white part, colored with titanium dioxide, looks nice and creamy.
4. Coconut Cream Soap with Annatto: (coconut, olive, palm, grape seed oils)
Used annatto powder to make a yellow soap with white swirls, but I should have colored the supposed white part with titanium dioxide for better contrast. I should have also waited for a thicker trace before doing an in-the-pot swirl.