Fragrance can do many different things to cold process soap. The fragrance oil can fade after the soap has been made or it can change the color of the soap base. It can even make the soap set up super fast with no time to pour into the mold.
It’s safe to say that none of the fragrances caused my basic soap recipe to seize up on me…no soap on a stick here.
I made the following soaps using a simple recipe with no additives. I even made a “control” soap so you can see what the natural color of the soap base is without any fragrance.
Wow! Check out the results
Some of the soaps stayed light whereas some soaped out to a yellow tint.
Soap#1 pretty much stayed the same as the control soap.
Soap #2, 3, 4 and 7 have a yellow tint.
Soap #5 has a nice yellow hue.
Soaps #6, 8 and 9 offer a beautiful tan/beige color to the soaps.
Check out the last soap! Fragrance #10 definitely darkens the soap base. I knew when I saw that the fragrance oil was amber in color that it will definitely darken the color of my soap base. A friend of the family that was visiting told me the scent reminder her of the air freshener they use in portable bathrooms!
Next up, I will make a batch of lotion using all 10 fragrances and determine what I would be willing to wear on my skin.
Brooklyn Bath will be making its first public appearance at the Natick Farmer’s Market in Natick, Massachusetts on Saturday, November 19th 2001. Market hours are from 9am to 1pm.
Here’s a snapshot of what bath and body care goodies you can find at the Market.
Check out this new fresh design of Lavender Breeze!
I wanted to try something different with our best-selling Lavender Breeze soap. Same size, same scent but a fresh look. I wanted to make sure that this would be a hit so as usual I made a 1 pound test batch. Why 1 pound? It is a controlled measured batch while still being able to incorporate the fresh white swirls on this soap.
I made the same basic recipe of olive oil, coconut oil, palm oil, mango butter and castor oils, fragrance lavender and skin-safe colorant. The only tweek to this recipe was the added pinch of titanium dioxide to do the white swirls and top white layer. When it was time to pour my soap I decided to pour it ounce by ounce and in different angles in my mold. That’s the beauty of the incredible art form of making soap – you can’t get it wrong!
Once I was finished pouring all the oils like a Mama Bear I covered, wrapped and placed my soap to nestle for 24 hours to cure and do it’s magic. When I unmolded I was excited to see how it looks in its entirety.
So imagine how excited I was when it was time to cut this block into bars….and….the FINAL REVEAL!
Only 4 bars were made and will be ready to sell in our Online Shop: www.brooklynbath.etsy.com
Mark your calendars! Ready Date: 9/29/11