Sunday, October 3, 2010
We agreed with Ambra and Jen to work on orange color. Check out their experiments, they're just great!
Here is my first experiment. I decided to try a new recipe that I plan to use for a shampoo bar. The soap traced fast, but it didn't seize so I had plenty of time to add the clays and betacarotene little by little to get the color right.
35% Castor oil
25% Mango butter
20% Avocado oil
15% Coconut oil
5% Jojoba wax (solid flakes)
1 tsp Pink Argiletz clay
1 tsp Red Argiletz clay
I diluted the clays in a small amount of avocado oil to ensure that it would disperse evenly into the soap batter.
At trace I added a couple of drops of betacarotene into the entire batch. Then I poured half of it into a mold. In the other half I wanted to see the difference of using Pink or Red Argiletz clay. So, I added the Pink Argiletz clay and poured most ot the soap into a mold. Into the remainings, I added the Red Argiletz clay.
In the picture the small yellow bar of soap is the one with only betacarotene. The upper part of the bigger bar is the one with pink clay and the bottom stripe is the one with the red clay added also.