Oh yeah been there, done that! And if you use too much, your face might even take on an orange tint like a particular presi... oh never mind! HahaThose swirls are gorgeous and the orange you mixed up is really vibrant! I have a love/hate relationship with red oxide because it's so easy to go one step too far and wind up with pink-tinted washcloths.
You must try especially when you find out that 1 pound of oxides cost about $20, which is a life time supply for me anyway. Consider that 1 level teaspoon is good for 4 or 5 pounds of soap...Your swirls and colors are so pretty! I have yet to play with oxides... I now have to add them to my list of things to try!
Yeah I know the feeling! My parents are very conservative and sensitive about such things. Mixing red iron oxide with titanium dioxide can actually make some nice pinks. My mom loves them... I lie and say they're colored with rose petals. Hahaha *kidding - almost*Wow! All of that sounds almost too good to be true, especially if you're a newbie like me! However, I can just imagine that my testers (aka family members) wouldn't be too pleased if I told them that the soap that they were trying contained rust... yeah I'll stick with calling them iron oxides :grin:
Yeah it fully gelled and actually got a bit on the hot side. When I use oxides, especially without TD like in this case, I don't see much difference in the color of iron oxide if any between gelled and ungelled.Very pretty! Just like flames!!!
Did you gel the soaps? Or iron oxide will muted itself after saponification?