Tag Archives: Brick Red Oxide

Dragon’s Blood Soap

For this I used a half mold silicone container and a clothes hangar. The colorant is activated charcoal and brick red oxide. I split the batter 60% charcoal/40% brick red oxide. Pouring most of the charcoal batter into the mold at a thin trace I then dropped in the red from various heights. Then I took the hangar and I did an up and down pattern through the soap all the way down to touch the bottom and up and out of the soap. Do this across the entire loaf, very close but not over lapping. then turn the mold to the side and do the same thing again. I did not do a fancy top here, The batter was still pretty thin so I filled some rounds with the rest. I made this as a split batch of soap.  I like to make only 4-6 bars of any one kind of soap so the half loaf mold is perfect. I make enough for a full loaf and then create two different small batches of soap at once.

 

 

 

Ginger Patchouli and Hawaiian Jasmine Soaps

I made a divider for my soap mold and split the batch into two different soaps. On one side  I was expecting trouble with the Pikake or Hawaiian Jasmine scent I picked and while it didn’t thicken as fast as I expected it did rice and have to be blended out. I picked a pearly white mica and tossed in some of my rose gold mica which discolors in cold process but I wanted to see what I would end up with, I was hoping for a very soft pink or at least some gold sparkle but it seems to have completely disappeared.

 

On the other side of the divider I used a ginger and patchouli scent. The bottom layer is grey with activated charcoal and I added black tea. Then I blended cocoa powder for brown, Moroccan red clay blended with brick red oxide for red and drop swirled those into a plain batter and layered it over the grey layer. The top is a solid pearly white.

 

Brick Red Oxide and Mantra Swirl

Every soap is still a new experiment for me, this is my 5th batch of Cold Process and per the rules I made for myself I had triple checked my recipe and prepared everything, created a perfectly fitting divider for my soap and as I was concentrating on not messing up the divider (because I have never used one before) it occurred to me that I forgot to line my mold. So I essentially had to run a knife between the soap and the mold to dislodge it.I will not make that mistake next time!

I adapted this recipe from my usual by adding oat extract and shea butter and selected a cranberry scent.

Vanilla Bean Infused Lip Balm/ Brick Red Oxide Lip Tint

Vanilla Bean Infused Lip Balm

.75 oz Coconut Oil

.5 oz Candelilla Wax

.25 oz Mango Butter

.25 oz Vanilla bean infused Grapeseed Oil

6 drops Jojoba Oil

2 drops Vitamin E

 

IMG_4832

 

Brick Red Oxide Lip Tint

.75 oz Coconut Oil

.5 oz Candelilla Wax

.25 oz Mango Butter

10-15 drops lip safe essential oil

8 drops Jojoba Oil

2 drops Vitamin E

 

20150729_230625