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I do love this soap. It is really pretty and the scent/color combos are perfectly evocative of what you were going for.
 

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Pretty soap. Just wondering, if the parsley stayed green.
The bits near the surface have yellowed some but the bits deeper in are still green as is the surrounding soap. I love it, regardless! It smells amazing to me... made my three upstairs rooms smell just like fresh outside for the first week of curing. I don't make candles but I would love one scented like this.

Thank you all for your very nice words!
 

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There's a dirt FO?
Craziness.
Yes there is, I will put in a soap sample I just poured a couple of days ago using Big Sur and Dirt in your box. I did get this batch a little strong on the dirt but it does tone down. Mine in from Natures Garden
 

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Yes there is, I will put in a soap sample I just poured a couple of days ago using Big Sur and Dirt in your box. I did get this batch a little strong on the dirt but it does tone down. Mine in from Natures Garden

Awesome! In very curious. I want to buy so many FO but they're expensive and I would hate to be stuck with stinky soap.
 

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Parsley actually works pretty good. It's a great natural green in my opinion.
 

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That soap immediately brought the forest to mind when I saw it. Very pretty. And the parsley holds up as far as the green goes. I used it in my first swirl and, while it mellowed just a tad, it actually lifted to a softer lighter hue that looks very fresh and green. I'm very happy with it and plan to use it again :)
 

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oh man, I love the dirt FO, and these look really great! I didn't know you could get a green like that with parsley? I think most of the green botanicals fade ):
 

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oh man, I love the dirt FO, and these look really great! I didn't know you could get a green like that with parsley? I think most of the green botanicals fade ):
I saw so many techniques that when I used them I did a little of each, in the hopes that between them, the colors will last.
I added a little kaolin white clay to the batter before I split it out for coloring, then I added the colorants. One was an infused oil the other a ground powdered parsley. I had also infused oil with the parsley, so I used a pinch of that infused oil to mix the ground parsley in before adding to the batter. I figure based on what I read the clay helps anchor colors and scents, so why not try it? So far the colors are still bright and true at 4 weeks, but I'm watching them over time to be sure.
 
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