This is a lard soap, I added some coconut, olive, sunflower and castor oil to get the particular hardness, cleansing and bubbling qualities I like in my soap. I added colloidal oatmeal and honey at 1 teaspoon per lb. Substituted part of the distilled water with coconut milk.
Colloidal oatmeal is oats ground into a non-abrasive micro-fine powder. It’s easy to find on craft supply websites.
I added colloidal oatmeal at one tablespoon per pound of oil in one of my basic soap recipes. I will now let them sit for a few days or weeks before I trim them up and remove the soda ash.
In terms of design conception and execution to plan the appearance of this soap was a bit off. I was going for pale pink in my plan with just Rose clay as colorant with gold highlighting. Somewhere along the way I made an attempt to highlight it with subtle bit of Brick Red Oxide and I over did it. I got the gold highlighting right. The soap recipe is using cocoa butter and is fantastic.
This was made with the other half of my rendered lard and it will be a very creamy bar of soap. I did a plain base color of light brown, then a gold mica line, then a three color in the pot swirl with white, brown and a dark green. The Scent is Tobacco & Bay Leaf.
One more custom ordered Shea Butter soap. This one is scented with Sandalwood, Patchouli and Frankincense.