I prefer my soap not having a ocean like smell, which kelp powder and some other thing I used did. Also, I'm not using micas. Looking for some different options that are available to get a nice green color. Thanks
I used dill and it did add a green tinge to the soap, especially in the center of the soap where it gelled, but the bits of dill turned a yellowish-brown color... if I did it again, I would infuse the dill in oil.
chlorella. no fishy smell that I've noticed. French green clay is also very good, but a different kind of green. another thing I did was use green juice as my liquids, and my soap came out a really nice, natural green.
Kikajess, it's funny you mention hemp oil. That is close to the same ratio I use. I'm around 8%. I'm not seeing much green, and I'm using organic, not refined etc. not sure if that matters. a bit off topic, but have you experimented with a higher % of hemp seed? If so, what's the highest you have gone, without noticing signs of premature rancid soap? Was trying to say rancisity, but I don't think that's a word...haha
7% is the only amount I've used. The 1-lb batch of hemp oil soap I made in January still looks good, no DOS so far. I used organic Nutiva brand oil. Here is a picture of my hemp oil soap next to a plain uncolored bar made of all the same oils, minus the hemp.
I think why my hemp oil soap might be so green is because I HPed it, superfatting it with just the hemp oil, mixing it in after the cook (which is why there are some light colored specks of soap in there). I love the soap, and I love its green-ness. I am saving a bar to watch for rancidity (is that the word? hehe) Thinking maybe I should add some vitamin E next time I make it.