- Jul 11, 2015
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I'm curious if it is usable or a waste of time. Also if there are any hiccups to the process that I should be aware of.
Awww will it? Well that's a total bummer. I was putting beets in something I was cooking and thought how pretty the color would be and decided to ask you folks (figured someone has probably tried it already LOL)Why would you use it? If its for the color, then its a waste of time. The pretty pink will turn brown.
LOLSo you're saying she should.......drop the beet?
I was watching a few YouTube videos that showed using pureed or juiced veggies to color soap, none of which turned brown on them, so it made me curious if beets could be used also. I'd love to make soap that was that amazing vibrant fuchsia colorThere are only two natural pink colorants I know of, madder root and rhubarb root.
Watermelon turns it pink?? HmmmmWatermelon juice turns soap pink and purée lawn grass turns a soap green. See videos on soap 101.
I am going to try watermelon next week when my Shea butter arrives.
I'd like to know how long these vegetable soaps last. Could you use them in Castile soap that has to cure for 12 months?
Does turning them into a powder mean the soap last longer than if you used a purée?
This is what happens to beet in soap.
Unfortunately the article doesn't give the ph of the beet. The more alkaline a substance the more likely it is to be stable in lye. The more acid the more likely it is to morph.
Well that is good news Another thing to research!Yep- it's all about the pH. You just need to find fruits and veggies that aren't phased by the higher pH of lye-based soap.
Oh no! What was your soap recipe? Did you use a FO or EO in your mix?As usual, I can share a story of what didn't work for me. My beautiful green soap made with spirulina infused oil eventually faded to a brownish green color after a few months.