Colorants

My first time coloring soap with micas

I have colored soap with natural colorants and oxides, but the colors with those tend to be muted. With micas you can achieve brighter colors. However, not all micas are stable in cold process soap – they can morph or fade. For this reason, in addition to their cost, I have been hesitant to try them.

However, curiosity got the best of me!  After some research, I came across Nurture Soap Supplies. In addition to micas, they also sell great wood molds with silicone liners that I’m going to have to try one day. (more…)

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Cocoa Powder – Not just for delicious cakes!

Today it’s all about cocoa powder!

Cocoa powder can be used as a natural brown colorant in soap making. It’s stable in soap, readily available at most grocery stores, and affordable. It has a subtle chocolate smell but it doesn’t last through the soap cure. (more…)