More lavender soap – with lime this time!

One of my soaping objectives for 2014 is to continue experimenting with colours and swirling techniques – so I made this batch of soap to achieve 2 things:  to see whether I could mix French pink clay with indigo to get a purple colour; and  to try to get very fine swirls of colour using an in the pot (ITP) … Continue reading

Lavender & amyris – mantra swirl

This soap represents a double experiment – as it was a test batch for a new natural colourant, and it would be the first time I’d attempted a mantra swirl. I’ve spent a lot of time  in the last couple of years researching natural colourants that will hold up in cold process (CP) soap, and ideally add to the beneficial properties of … Continue reading