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Tobacco & Bay Leaf Soap

I rebatched this soap the day after I originally made it. The color was a little flat so I rebatched. I boosted the color and added the mica line.

I achieved this by doing an in the pot swirl in the crock pot and using a mixer to blend. then I just spoon in layers of color and add a mica line at each layer. The white chunks from the rebatch are a nice bonus.

I did a 100% water replacement with coconut milk and superfatted with shea butter.

I really like the stone look you can achieve with hot process soap.

Aloe & White Lilac Soap

I have always used fresh aloe vera gel in the place of water for my aloe soap but this time I am testing out an aloe x 10 extract to see how it differs. Because I think aloe is a more soothing soap I designed it to be very conditioning and I upped the super fat to 8%. I usually stay in the 5-6% range unless I am using a lot of coconut oil.

I planned on trying out powdered coconut milk but I decided not to incase it medled with the white color I wanted to achieve.

I figured the combination of Aloe and White Lilac is a good spring soap selection. It should finish curing just before Easter.

I used an emerald green mica sampler. I have experience in the past that green colorants that I have used tend to react strangely with lye. My Hydrated Green turns grey and then back to green again the next day. This one ’emerald green’ turned more blue than green when mixed into the lye and never quite came back to the green it originally was.