This is a fairly basic cold process soap using coconut oil, palm oil, olive oil, castor oil and cocoa butter. All water replaced with coconut milk, colorant is spirulina powder. I soaped at about 115 degrees. For the scent I used a blend of tart apple and anjou pear.
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.
This is a shea butter soap, something special for a friend who likes purple, I am using ‘Queen’s Purple Mica’ from Brambleberry. It’s a simple design but I really like it.