Beautiful soap!Here’s another soap made with Matcha tea infused OO (July 2019), with one of the original photos and one taken today. The green has gone olive, but I think it’s perfectly acceptable for a soap made with a natural colorant. I double underlined “infusion” in my notes, so I don’t think this one had any tea powder. Maybe I was suspicious after having made the hemp oil and matcha powder soap a few days earlier. An interesting thing is that the top “sky” layer has a lot of TD in it. It wasn’t enough to mask the green at the beginning, but that layer is very white now.
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These are beautiful! I love the after pictures as much as the fresh cut ones!I'm cleaning up my soap room today and came across another soap from last summer that has matcha, spirulina, annatto, madder, paprika and indigo colorants. The greens have faded, but I still like them. The indigo was very pale from the beginning. The soap was made in July 2019, so 10 months ago, and has been stored in a box in the dark.
July 2019 - the colors are very bright.
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May 2020 - The indigo sky has a pink hue to it, but less so than it appears in the photo. The cloud has clay and possibly some TD (my notes are unclear). The color in the lower green layers is from matcha and spirulina infusions, mixed except for the palest layer, above the red, which is just matcha infusion. The upper blue-green layer had spirulina powder added. The red layer was colored with madder tea, madder powder, some paprika powder and some annatto oil infusion.
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I am amazed at the patience you all have to keep soaps around for a year to see what they do! Since I have just started making soap and am doing small batches I either use it or give it away as soon as it is usable! I have "hidden" one bar from each batch so that I can test them in a year, but to keep whole batches that long isn't happening yet!