I think I am finally making a little progress in the looks department of my soap. I didn’t intend for this to look like waves against a cloudy sky, but I’m happy it came out that way.
I mixed 1/3 of the soap batter with 1/4 tsp ultramarine blue oxide, another 1/3 with 1 tsp titanium dioxide, and the last 1/3 with 1/8 tsp ultramarine blue mixed with 1/8 tsp green chrome oxide.
I soaped at around 90˚F using olive oil, coconut oil, cocoa butter and castor oil. Even with the fragrance oils, this took a long time to trace. I think this batch did not gel. I took a peek before going to bed and it had not yet gelled. Most of my soaps start to gel within the first couple of hours.
For the scent, I mixed lily of the valley, energy, and green tea & white pear, resulting in a spa-like fragrance. I think I will name this Ocean Mist.