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Saponista

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Here are the lovely soaps made by the participants of the EU natural colour swap.

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Ooh can't wait to get these!! They all look so good.

On another note how much has my FO discoloured?! Here's how it should have looked folks:

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Mine was a split batch. Well, in actual fact, I made two batches side by side :)

Top half is made with paprika and the bottom half with pumpkin seed oil. I used a cocoa pencil line between the two. The scent WAS eucalyptus and mandarin, but I think it faded a little bit.
 

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I thought the strength of smell was still good when I opened them eff. I think when they are curing in your home, you become desensitised to the smell. I gave some soap at Christmas and I was worried it had lost its smell, but one of my friends said 'you could get away with putting a bit less fragrance in'. Which I took to mean, 'the scent was way too strong!'.
 

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I'm not great at taking photos, but just wanted to share these gorgeous soaps with everyone. I'll be giving feedback soon. I'm not sure how many times a day I can shower and wash my hands!,

The scent is amazing and permeates the house.

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Ok, I'm only able to post one photo at a time, so here's the next batch.

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It's a really dull day today, so I had to improvise and take the soaps to the brightest room, which was a bedroom, hence using a pillowcase as background! Here's the final batch.

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I love the swirls... I rarely do pretty soaps now as i want people to use the soap rather than just have it sitting around the bathroom looking nice :roll::grin:

So i went for layers with indigo and charcoal. I used 20% water discount and 5% superfat. After doing some maths, I made one batch of oils and added 4/5 to a lye solution with indigo powder and 1/5 to a plain lye solution. Then i divided the indigo batch into 4 and added different amounts of charcoal (suspended in a little water) with the last batch having no charcoal to show the colour of just the indigo. So the bottom layer has the most charcoal, next has a bit less, next has a bit less, next has only indigo, and the top layer no colour added.

I quite like the subtle blue grey but i can't seem to avoid indigo streaks and it's still a bit soft despite the 20%wd and sitting in my airing cupboard for nearly two months! Feel free to leave it a while longer if you like.
 

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I really love the colours and the gradient you achieved and thank you so much for sharing your technique. Your soap looks amazing. I haven't tried it yet, but it doesn't feel soft now.
 

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Beautiful soaps, every one of them! All of them made with natural colorants?! This is really inspirational. Congratulations everyone!
 
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