Monday, 4 October 2010
Orange Experiment 3
This orange colour comes from adding a little Turmeric to the lye solution, and also at trace. I like it! Even more wonderful than this finished soap colour was the beautiful pumpkin orange soap mixture as it came to trace... now that colour was divine. I should have snapped a photo... If only it had have held in the soap. I also added poppyseeds for an Orange Poppyseed soap.
The truth is that I have really liked all three of the colours I have achieved with my orange experiments. I will use either experiment 2 (Annattto) or 3 (Turmeric) in my Seville Orange soap bar, or maybe a combination of both. I will decide once they have both cured and I have tried them. I want to make sure the colour holds nicely and that it doesn’t run in water.
When I first starting making soap (I have almost reached my 1-year soap-making anniversary!!!), I saw "soap-moulds" everywhere I went... then I settled into my favourite IKEA Molger log moulds and juice cartons just became juice cartons again. I don't know what got into me but the milk carton became a soap mould yesterday... you may notice the different soap shape of these soaps.
I think I am stopping for now with orange, at least until I get my 10-fold Orange Essential Oil order.
Will someone else try carrots?