Having recently acquired some new fragrances from Nature’s Garden, I was anxious this weekend to make them into soap. I had purchased them to make bath bombs with, but had a change of heart. I was inspired by the Awapuhi Seaberry fragrance, which was just begging to be turned into something colorful.
I decided to use tussah silk, hemp oil and shea butter in this recipe. Since I have never worked with this fragrance before, I made a small batch and used a recipe that I knew wouldn’t seize up. I am happy to say that the fragrance behaved perfectly. I did get a coating of soda ash on the soap top, but it washed right off.
I blended a custom color of aqua using Caribbean Blue Mica, Yellow Mica and Super Pearly White Mica. I used Yellow Mica for the yellow, and Fired Up Fuchsia for the pink.
Then poured it into the mold and designed the soap top. It’s a little hard to see in the picture, but there is a subtle watercolor “peacock” effect.
So here they are, fresh out of the mold (and a little mottled looking because they are still quite wet).
Overall, I am happy with how these turned out. I think once they dry out a little bit they will be quite pretty, and they smell great too!