- Apr 19, 2019
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Here is one of my first attempts to make “mud” soap. It’s inspired by mud, not made with mud! This is not far from what you would see if you took a nice clean “core” sample of the bottom of your local bay, estuary or lake and then took an X-ray of it. Coastal geologists do this all the time because the layering patterns tell stories of how the mud got there and what happened once it was in place. Swirling and mixing of the mud is done by small sea or lake creatures, not soap makers! We call it “bioturbation”. I was actually trying to get some nice even layering in between some of the swirled sections, but that part didn’t work out so well! This is soap inspired by my work. It’s the first time I tried a very slow moving recipe which was so slow it was scary. I added AC and kaolin clay for the shades of grey and salt to the mid grey layer to get the mottling. I also added patchouli EO. I took it out a bit early due to being very impatient and it’s still a bit soft.