Terracotta red ,Paprika infused

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I took about 1cup of Olive oil and 2 table spoons of Paprika and heated it and cooled it over 4 daysand got a good color in the oil and used it to make the folowing % of 650 gram batch. wich perfectly fills a 2lb mold 40%=260g olive oil infused with 2 table spoons of paprika, 30% beef tallow=195g coconut oil15%=97.5g and for the non oils, or fillers I used 5% grollig kaolin=32.5 grams 1% honey=6.5g ,2% Calamine powder=13g, and a milled Red granite from Wisconsin 7%=45.5g= well it traced slow and gelled nice as i covered it with clothand hardened in 17hrs and cut nice and gets good lather leaving the hands feeling smooth and silky

forgot to tell i used 75g lye sodium hydroxide and 174 g water
 

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I am curious. Which do you think added the more redness of color; the infused olive oil with the paprika or the milled red granite?
I noticed you added Calamine powder too, which is a predominately zinc oxide with a smidgen of iron oxide added. Mostly a pink coloration like the lotion.

Also, did you decant the olive oil off of the settled paprika after the four days or was the paprika part of the final olive oil addition? I am looking to do the same with some New Mexico Chile Powders I have on hand.

BTW, your soap looks really good! Excellent job on your part! Keep up the great work with your soaping endeavor.
 
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I think the Paptrika was dominant, and the granite and calamine just backing it up . I let the oil go clear and the paprika settle and poured off the clear oil. and sometimes i pour it thru a fine cloth. I want to try some Indigo on an up comming batch or Madder. and one thing the granite seems to do is clean the skin and lets the soap dry again after using it . you get alot of washing out of a small amount of soap
 
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You've inspired me your soap is so pretty. I've infused 4 tea of Paprika in 1/3 cup of MCT oil. I didn't heat the oil cause I don't want condensation in the oil so I hope it works?. I'll add some rose kaolin clay thinking it may help enhance the color.
Thank you for your inspiration.
 

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