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Hi All,
Our family is made up mostly of Green Bay Packer fans. I am looking for some green and gold colors so I can make a Packer soap to give the men in my family. I've looked through everything I can find on Brambleberry but I don't know what will make the right shades of green and gold. Can anyone give me some advice? I appreciate the help!
Beth
 

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Brambleberry's yellow oxide produces that golden-mustard-yellow for me. I don't know about that shade of green.
 

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Thanks Earlene, I ordered the yellow oxide, a lemonade yellow and a green that looks promising. I do have another question. I have a couple colors here, one is an Evergreen Mica, the other is Bright Blue Jean colorant, if I make one batch of soap, divide it in three's, leave one white, color each of the others with the blue jean and the mica, will that be okay? I don't have much experience with colors, I'm just starting to do it, and am wondering if you can use the mica with the blue jean in the same batch? Thanks!
 

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I've used oxides, ultramarines and indigo in the same batch when doing multiple colors, so I believe you are safe.

This soap I made on June 16 has the above. I didn't have any micas at the time or I would have included at least one of those as well.



Since then I have used oxides and micas in the same soap, no problems.
 

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wow, that is beautiful!!!! I love the tie dye look of that soap! I just finished my first attempt at a 3 color wave pour, yesterday I did a two color one just to practice. Today I used a mica and whatever that blue jean one was. And the 3rd color was white.
 

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Today I made my basic lard soap, colored 1/3 with evergreen mica, 1/3 with blue jean colorant (I'm not sure if it's an oxide?) and left 1/3 white. I attempted a wave pour. I insulate my soaps with a cardboard box and several blankets, typically when I put my hand under the blankets a few hours after pouring the soap into the mold it's pretty warm. This soap barely got lukewarm. I finally uncovered it and have it sitting out now, but it has a silky feeling to the top and although the soap is firm, this silky feeling on the top has me concerned. The edges are still a little sticky as well.
I only let it get to a thin trace before I poured it into 3 containers to color and pour it into the mold, so maybe it will take longer to be ready? It's been in the mold for 9 hours. Does anyone have any advice for me? Should I just let it be? Or should I try the oven to get it to gel? Thank you for your help!
Beth
 
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