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Natural coloring for soap: Red & Pink


Red clay
red clay in soap
Soaper:
TES (Tara)
Recipe:
No discoloring oils, water w/lye
Method:
CP
Amount:
Approx. 2 tsp to 1/3 of 32 oz oils batch
When added:
At trace.
Other:
Has faded slightly, the first colored layer is the tumeric layer...so it's the plain white base, tumeric colored, green clay then red clay.


Red clay / pink clay
red / pink clay in soap
Soaper:
Sequoia
Recipe:
No discoloring oils, water w/lye
Method: CP
Amount:
Pink clay top portion, red clay bottom portion; both at 1 Tbps per lb oils
When added:
Added the clays just before pouring into the mold. I mixed first with a small amount of soap, and then incorporated into the half that I wanted to color.
Other:



Rose clay
rose clay in soap
Soaper:
Darlene ("Flash")
Recipe:
I use pomace olive oil but it does not seem to discolor. The soap on the right in picture is the same recipe but without colorant or scent. Patchouli EO may have contributed very slight color.
Method:
CP
Amount:
0.5 oz of rose clay in 32 oz of oils (1 Tbs. ppo)
When added:
Mixed with some of the oils then added at thin trace
Other:
Pink. Mixed clay in a pyrex cup with some of the melted oils. Stirred as best I could to remove lumps but still had small lumps. Added clay mixture to batch at thin trace. Insulated with towels for gel. Picture taken 9 days after soaping.


Dried peppers & sandalwood powder
peppers and sandalwood powder in soap
Soaper:
Flowerhead
Recipe:
Four homegrown dried peppers added to RBO and infused for a couple of days. RBO 40% of recipe, Sandalwood powder infused in OO for a few days and strained. 20% of recipe. Total oils: 20 oz.
Method:
CP
Amount:
0.5 oz of rose clay in 32 oz of oils (1 Tbs. ppo)
When added:
With the oils
Other:
Can I just say I am pleased with how this turned out?!? This soap was bright orange at trace, darkened considerably during gel. A chunk I did not allow to gel was less intense in color. I think a good red paprika could be used if one didn't have home grown peppers on hand. Haven't checked for any 'burn' yet, am a little afraid to!!! The oil did have some warmth to it from the peppers....


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