Susanne's Crafty Corner: Cosmetics

Natural coloring for soap: Yellow & Orange


Turmeric
turmeric in soap
Soaper:
TES (Tara)
Recipe:
No discoloring oils lye w/half the water coconut milk providing the rest added at trace
Method:
CP
Amount:
1 tsp in 1 oz castor oil for 8oz oils
When added:
After trace.
Comments:


turmeric in soap
Soaper:
TES (Tara)
Recipe:
No discoloring oils in 32oz oil batch lye w/water
Method:
CP
Amount:
About 2 tsp to 1/3 total amount of oils
When added:
Aftert trace.
Comments:
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.


Carrots
carrots in soap
Soaper:
TES (Tara)
Recipe:
No discoloring oils, 48 oz oils batch, all 18oz of liquid was pureed carrots to which the lye was added
Method:
CP
Amount:
18 oz
When added:
As my liquid mixed w/lye
Comments:
Also added 1 TBSP honey at trace but I don't believe that affect the color any

carrots in soap
Soaper: Sequoia
Recipe:
No discoloring oils,carrot juice for 100% of the liquid portion
Method:
Amount:
Complete liquid amount
When added:
As liquid mixed w/lye
Comments:
The red swirls are paprika


Red (unrefined) palm oil
red palm oil in soap
Soaper:
Susanne
Recipe:
This soap contains red palm oil at 26% of the oils, otherwise no discoliring ingredients.
Method:
HP
Amount:
26% of the oils
When added:
With the rest of the oils.
Comments:


red palm oil in soap
Soaper:
Sequoia
Recipe:
This soap was made for the single oil swap and contains red palm oil at 100% of the oils, otherwise no discoliring ingredients.
Method:

Amount:
100% of the oils
When added:
With the rest of the oils.
Comments:



Cucumber
cuke in soap
Soaper:
Miss Mori
Recipe:
Used pureed cucumber as my water.  Peeled & then pureed cucumcer in blender until liquid.  Pureed peel separately.  Strained juice from peel & added enough juice from cucumber to make up my liquid amount.  Only discoloring oil was olive, but based on other soaps I've made with the same oil, does not noticeably discolor.
Method:
CPOP/ITMHP
Amount:
Entire liquid amount
When added:
Lye phase, dissolved lye in cucumber juice.
Comments:
Did not scent or use any additional colors.  Smells lovely, like a fresh melon.


Annatto seeds
annatto in soap
Soaper: BathSheba
Recipe:
No discoloring oils except olive. My soap is normally a soft cream color. 17 oz batch.
Method:
CP
Amount:
Used about 1 1/2 Tbls infused oil in 17 oz oils. About 1 large tsp seeds steeped in approx 2-3 oz olive oil.
When added:
Lye phase, dissolved lye in cucumber juice.
Comments:
The soap on the right is colored with annatto. This soap is lighter in person, more of a dark butter color. You can see a couple of dark orange colored specks where small bits of annatto were in the oil.Scented with Cool Citrus Basil which doesn't discolor. Also added parsley flakes.

annatto in soap
Soaper:
Susanne
Recipe:
Olive oil infused with annatto seeds, otherwise no discoloring ingedients. 
Method:
CP
Amount:
30% of the oils
When added:
With the rest of the oils.
Comments:
Both soaps are from the same batch. Left went through gel, right did not.


Calendula
calendula in soap
Soaper: Corrine
Recipe:
No discoloring oils except olive.
Method:
CP
Amount:
The soap on the left was made using calendula infused olive oil, a strong calendula "tea" for the liquid.
When added:
Tea as liquid, infused oil with oils and some of the whole calendula petals (from the infused oil) at trace.
Comments:
I have done the same recipe in the past but have used finely ground calendula petals (softened in oil first) at trace - that gives a less of a bitty look

calendula in soap
Soaper:
Susanne
Recipe:
No discoloring ingedients besides calendula petals
Method:
CP
Amount:
4 tablespoons on 500 g of oils
When added:
With the rest of the oils, then pureed with the stickblender.
Comments:
This soap went through gel.


Tomato paste
tomato paste in soap
Soaper: Susanne
Recipe:
No discoloring oils except olive.
Method:
CPOP / ITMHP
Amount:
Two heaping teaspoons for approx. 1 pound of oils.
When added: At trace.
Comments:
This started out looking a very nice salmon pink but discolored in a few weeks time to a more orangy color.


Powdered sun-dried tomato
dried tomato in soap
Soaper:
Bathsheba and Flowerhead
Recipe:
Very white, 60% lard soap
Method:
CP
Amount:
3/4 tsp.of powdered sun-dried tomato per 3 oz. of traced soap
When added:
After trace
Comments:
Not gelled


Paprika powder
paprika  in soap
Soaper:
Bathsheba and Flowerhead
Recipe:
Very white, 60% lard soap
Method:
CP
Amount:
Scant 1/2 tsp. paprika powder per 3 oz. of traced soap
When added:
After trace
Comments:
Not gelled

paprika powder 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. Sweet Orange & Patchouli EOs may have contributed very slight color.
Method:
CP
Amount:
0.2 oz in 32 oz of oils (1 tsp. ppo)
When added:
To oils when oils were melted but still too hot to soap
Other:
Orange. I stirred the paprika into the oils after everything was melted but still quite hot. Just before adding lye solution, I stick blended the oil/paprika to try to reduce the size of any remaining paprika particles. Added lye solution and proceeded as normal. Insulated with towels for gel. Picture taken 10 days after soaping.


Rosehips and hawthorn
rosehips and hawthorn  in soap
Soaper:
Flowerhead
Recipe:
RBO 65%, other oils not discoloring.
Method:
CP
Amount:
2/3 C rosehips and 1/3 C hawthorn infused in 2 C RBO for a couple of days. The fruits were picked off of my shrubs and blended with the oil.
When added:
With the oils
Comments:
The transluscent looking soaps were allowed to gel, the more yellow one did not. I prefer the color of this one. The 'swirl' (my first pathetic attempt) is red iron oxide.


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