Monday, 7 February 2011

Aloe Vera Soap - New Green Attempt - Stevia


Another pure (no other liquid) Aloe Vera soap attempt, this time with a new green - Stevia powder!!


An interesting green - kind of a deep muddy army green?


Not quite the green I would like for an Aloe Vera soap as Aloe Vera has such a fresh crisp bright green...


but I may try again just softening it a little.

xoxo Jen

11 comments:

Amy Warden said...

You are such a trooper! I gave up on natural greens. I just decided to use chromium green oxide and call it good. Everything I've tried ends up brown - or eventually turning brown. If you find something that actually sticks, let me know!

Michael R. Hughes said...

Looks like you are onto something. Let me know how this soap evolves. Looks like it has potential. What made you decide to try this color?

Thanks Jen.

AromaBeauty Natural Soaps said...

I gave up on most of the natural greens as well, some of them look really nice to start with, but they just don't last:( I use green clay in mine, not a pretty or bright colour green, but I'm quite happy with the result. Am loving those stamps Jen:)

The Soap Sister said...

Jen,I would love to see if you get a good green from catmint.....does it grow over there? Mine faded a bit in time, but it was a pretty nice green. Your soap looks fab, even if it's not the green you wanted....I love your swirls! :)
Hugs to you! Becky

Jennifer Young said...

Hi Amy, Yes, my green experiments so far have been rather "brownish" as well... the nicest being with Nettle but it stinks and the smell lingers...

Michael, Stevia powder was sold at a supply store as a natural soap colourant! So I decided to try it... Not bad but not great...

Jan, I agree that green clay gives the best green so far. I am loving the stamp too! Thank you!

Becky, Catmint? I remember your awesome experiment... did the green stick? Or did it fade? Was it a nice green in person? I remember the photo looked great. Um... swirls... to me soap-makers love swirls. They look good. They turn a normal rectangular piece of soap into a piece of art... but the bars are difficult to package with the swirls and I find that the end-user doesn't love them when using them. Great to look at but not so fun when soaping? Many have mentioned that they prefer all smooth sides? What have you found? xo Jen

Cocobong Soaps said...

Jen, I absolutely agree on the all smooth sides soap issue. The ultra sculpted tops are great to look at, but so unpractical in performance. Your tops are fine, 'tho. They look nice and workable. Best lasting green ever is still from nettle tea. Never had the stink problem at all, even unscented bars have no nettle smell. Chlorophyll and wheatgrass have been used for green soap, but I have never tried either of them

Angelique Schoop said...

Hi Jennifer! thank you for adding me to your blog list. I 'll do the same. I love your blog, and will shall pass to visit more often. Greeting and see you soon! Success with your soaps!

Chela said...

Hi Jennifer! thank you for adding me to your blog list. I 'll do the same. I love your blog, and will shall pass to visit more often. Greeting and see you soon! Success with your soaps!

Lavandine said...

Wow what a nice soap! And the stamp is awsome, where did you have it made? I'm looking into one for myself eventually.

Lavandine said...

Just checked your older posts and found out where you had it made! I saw Anhoki's soap stamps, there so good.

Ambra said...

Finally I can comment. I've been having problems. I loooove your soaps and the new stamp is fantastic. I have completely sidestepped green, but I have promised myself that that is going to be my next colour. Love you pale goat milk soap too.