I made a batch of fisherman's soap today. I decided it needed to be a blue or blue-green color, like water. I have a lovely omega blue mica, and I hadn't used any of it for a long time. I decided that would be perfect. It is a royal blue, but it usually is lighter in color when added to soap. Well, the bottle spilled, so I got more into the batter than I wanted. Oh well, I am going to add some salt to the batter and it will make the soap lighter in color. (My last batch of soap was much darker in orange and it is a perfect peach color.) I added sea salt and I have been saving some Hawaiian Lava Salt for a batch of soap. I added some of the black salt into this batch too. It is very attractive! I hope it looks as good after it cures. The rule of thumb I use for adding colors into soap is to keep it light enough that the suds are not colored, or at least the washrag isn't colored. I may have broken my rule. I have purchased navy blue soap in the past and many kid soaps are dark and bright in color. I am not going to worry if no one likes it. I do. LOL I love eating black licorice too. I wonder how long I can go without buying some black licorice.
|Gift from my brother who loves to garage sale.|
I wondering if you use lard or tallow in your soap making? What do you think about it? Should I go to just vegetable oils? I am not vegan, but I don't eat much meat. I could never become a strict vegan. I need, butter, milk, cream, sour cream, eggs, honey, etc. What about you? Dawnie