Spring has arrived! And each day the leaves seem greener, and more flowers are blooming. Such a beautiful time of year which always brings freshness and renewal to mind.
The colours I chose for this soap were reminiscent of spring. I wanted to go with a pale green background, so that the other colours would really stand out. Sadly I haven’t managed to get the green colour on the photos to look green …. but please trust me, it really is a pale shade of green!
I wanted very fine, wispy swirls on this soap, so poured at a thin trace. This gave me plenty of time to create some feather patterns on the top, because the soap was still so fluid.
Here is a photo of the bars shortly after cutting:
For the very first time using this technique, I ended up with a swirl resembling a bird more than a feather! So I’ve called the soap “Bird of Paradise”.
Here are some photos of some of the bars after a few days, when they’d been cleaned up a little:
The colourants I used were a small amount of French green clay (Argiltez) for the main / background colour, red Argiletz clay for the red, indigo for the blue, and finely ground calendula petals (dried) for the yellow. The soap is scented with a blend of floral essential oils – lavender, rose Maroc and just a touch of litsea to add that characteristic citrus scent.
Thanks for reading – and happy soaping!