|Design Seeds Mineral Autumn Colour Palette|
Originally I was going to create a soap with these colours using micas and oxides, like the last colour challenge, and then choose the soap I liked best to enter for the challenge. But then I remembered that I had some herb infused olive oil I started several months ago - paprika and annatto.
|Paprika Infused Olive oil and Annatto Seed Infused Olive oil|
|Weighing out the olive oil for colourants|
- Orange - Paprika infused olive oil
- Red - Rose Clay
- Black - Activated Charcoal
- Yellow - Annatto infused olive oil
- Natural - White Kaolin Clay & Dead Sea Mud Powder
|Mixing the natural colourants|
The white kaolin clay was a little too light, so I added about 1/4 tsp dead sea mud powder.
Now for the fun! I did a tiger stripe pour, and when that was done I swirled the soap with a spoon, but only one rotation with the spoon before moving down the soap mold. Then I swirled the top a bit.
|I like it!|
|The cut bar|
|Mineral Autumn All Natural Handmade Soap scented with Spearmint & Anise essential oils|
I had never used Rose Clay before. Brambleberry generously provided a package of it at the HSCG Soap Conference so I was happy to have a chance to test it. I was surprised the colour came out as dark as it did. I was glad I added the Dead Sea Mud Powder; although it was only a tiny amount that was added, it was enough for the job. Somehow the yellow was completely lost.
Overall, I'm happy with this bar. Many Thanks to Amy again for the inspiration!